The Institute

Typed Document, Paper - Kamla Chowdhry

Copy of Handwritten Letter - Vikram Sarabhai


(Letter seeking Kasturbhai Lalbhai's advice on Ford Foundation's championing of UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and further discussions with Harvard)

20.8 x 27.6 cm
Vikram Sarabhai
MIT, Massachusetts
May 9, 1961
IIMA Archives

John R. Coleman, Ford Foundation, New Delhi, had written a letter dated April 29, 1961 stating that partnering with UCLA was a 'final' decision, after he realized that Vikram Sarabhai had reached out to Harvard. Sarabhai argued for the Institute's right to determine who its partner should be. Ultimately, IIMA partnered with HBS.

Typed Document, Paper - Kamla Chowdhry

(Letter to Prof. Harry Hansen indicating applications for faculty positions as enclosures)

21 x 28 cm
Kamla Chowdhry
310, Camp Road, Shahibaug, Ahmedabad
June 30, 1964
Harvard Business School Baker Library Collection

Kamla Chowdhry had played a key role in facilitating the partnership with Harvard even before she was formally appointed as Professor. As Professor and Coordinator of Programmes, she and Vikram Sarabhai (Honorary Director), and Professors Harry Hansen (Director, Division of International Programmes) and Warren Haynes (Ahmedabad Project Director) comprised the administrative team in the early years.