Dr. Sanjeev Arora
Strong, Charismatic and Influential personality
A strong, charismatic and influential personality, but a modest and humble man Professor Nangia is. I am truly blessed to have Dr. Vinay K. Nangia, Ex-Head and Professor, Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee as my Supervisor. The joy of studying under his mentorship is unforgettable time of my life. I’m proud to be attached to a man who keeps an active learning and teaching schedule well into his late 60s. The arduous name in his field, he has severe performance standards and the fanatic discipline to adhere to them. I am indebted to him for giving me full freedom to work in my area of interest. He continually reinforced my faith in the potential of the project, and invested hundreds of hours in sharing his practical experiences, supporting me in developing industry contacts, criticizing my work, offering suggestions, and pushing me at every turn to make the work better. A tough supervisor he is, it isn’t easy to live up to his standards of discipline and consistency over time. But he is the one who always persuaded me to meet the targets of my work. He has a particular genius for inspiring people to embrace discomfort. Due to his wonderful traits and a responsible personality, his name resonates high in my heart. He is always a fatherly figure to me. The warmth and energy he exhibits in his behaviour have always inspired me bring more skill not only in my academic career but in my life as a whole. Even after receiving vast laurels and admirations in his academic and industrial fields, he is a down-to-earth man always ready to help his students. I particularly remember his inspiration and financial support to me for visiting an international conference. Not only can one learn from his areas of professional expertise but also from how he manages his life on various other fronts; of health and of joys of life. He’s very intense about everything he does-be it happiness or anger. His regimens to cure himself from a life threatening disease and to join back his duty were extraordinary incidents of his life. He maintained an intense professor schedule by day and a happy and disciplined approach to wrestle with the challenges of life. He is still on move; making his post retirement time more creative, more impactful, and filled with more learning and joy. I must salute Nangia Sir for his insight, perspective, and candour.