ABOUT THE BOOK The book (thesis) Near-rings and Applications has been written for my Ph. D. degree , which is usual for those scholar which are involved for research in the field of Near-rings and its applications and also for post graduate students. The contents of the book is divided into five chapters.Chapter one,two,three and four contains introduction and different properties of Near-rings and concluding chapter five contains applications of Near-rings to Coding theory. Specially in this book author wants to express his ideas about, how the structure of planar near-rings is applicable to construct binary code and balanced incomplete block designs of high efficiency to develop error correcting codes. In this book each chapter is saturated with much needed text.Language of the text is lucid and easy to understand.