The Institute

Typed Letter, Paper - Dr. Jivraj Mehta

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 Letter, Paper - Dr. Jivraj Mehta

(Invitation from Dr. Jivraj Mehta to S. L. Kirloskar, Prakash Tandon, Navnitlal Shodan and B. K. Birla to join IIMA Board and Society)

30 x 21 cm
Dr. Jivraj Mehta
March 1962
IIMA Archives

At the first Board meeting on February 28, 1962, which was attended by 11 members and four invited members (two from the Ford Foundation and two from the Government of Gujarat), it was decided to co-opt these four members as members of the Board and IIMA Society.