Prof. Nomesh bolia, IIT Delhi
Areas of Interest:
Operations Research, Stochastic Modeling, Application of MDP to various control problems, Application of OR to logistics and Economics
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Aug 2005-Aug 2009
- B.Tech. , IIT Bombay
Winner of multiple awards in the areas of his interests and research; Nomesh has also been involved in the areas of policy making, especially initiated the movements of Vision India foundation, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan
It was refreshing to see a young, 35+ something young gentleman who rose to address the parents and youth who are stepping into class XI at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. Indeed, Nomesh, as he introduced himself humorously, he looked more like a fellow youth than a Professor at IIT D. But, I must tell you, he is awe inspiring, by his vision, outlook and thoughts towards life.
Nomesh started by saying that it is very important to go by your instincts and not to follow any one else. It may be a struggle initially, to understand self, to figure out, but go through it to
– Get your fundamentals of life clear
– have a colorful, enjoyable journey of life
– Appreciate the diversity within and without
Kindly look at your career and life as a pyramid, working from bottom to the top to have a meaningful and purposeful life.
– What ever you pick up, the following are must
- Be Focused and give everything
- Put in your hard yards of work
- Be analytical
- Think out of the box
Nomesh went on to share the stories of youth, who discovered their calling, irrespective of where they started. I have known a few of them. I tried finding their talks and works on youtube to add some flavour to Nomesh’s sharing. Here they are. Will add the rest as soon as I find them.
– Pranav misery – Sixth sense, working in the R&D of Samsung. An alum of an engineering college from Gujarat, goes on to work in cutting edge research and evolved sixth sense.
– khurshed Batliwala – art of living
– Lekh Bajaj – managing stress, IITM
– nikhil raj – artificial intelligence, rest of life need not work
– Nitin dhakad – jhabua – agriculture market
– k subham – policy professionals, govt programs
– Hamsa/Bhav – fighting elections
– Ankit/me – Vision India – policy decisions related
So tell yourselves
– I do what I want to do
– you choose your pace and place
Nomesh went on to take a few questions from the parents towards the end
Q. What does one go for, if one wants to get into policy making?
Almost all the policy makers emerge from humanities. They understand the contexts and humanity
Economics and subjects from humanities in Class XI will be an ideal choice
Q. How do I find the Aptitude of my child ?
What they like and don’t like
Kindly observe and be aware
Nomesh can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org