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Prof. Manoranjan Parida , Deputy Director
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

Visionary Leadership

Prof V.K.Nangia was the first professor in the Department of Management Studies at IIT Roorkee (formerly University of Roorkee). As Head of the Department for three consecutive terms, he laid a strong foundation of the Department. Due to his visionary leadership, Department stands among top 10 B-schools of the country as per NIRF within 20 years of its establishment. He also brought one of the largest funded project for the department under multi-institutional collaboration. In this project Prof Nangia was PI, gave a wide visibility to the department at national and international level.  Prof. Nangia had a rich experience of working in corporate sector. Thus, he could help the department by establishing strong industry connect. Some of the best resources from industry used to be visiting faculty members in the department. He always used to emphasize on personal mentoring of students. Till date he is still popular in the campus among UG/PG students.