The Institute

Handwritten Document, Paper - Graduation Register

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.

Handwritten Document, Paper - Graduation Register

(Graduation Register: Names of the graduates of the first PGP)

42 x 30 cm
IIMA Archives

The first convocation saw 48 PGPs, including two women, graduating. The register is signed by Prakash L. Tandon, the second Chairperson of the IIMA Society. The names of graduating students were written out by hand up to the convocation of 1974.