The Institute

Handwritten Document, Paper - Signature of Indira Gandhi

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 - Signature of Indira Gandhi

(Visitors' Book: Signature of Indira Gandhi)

36 x 22.3 cm
IIMA Archives

Indira Gandhi was the first Prime Minister to be Chief Guest at an IIMA convocation (third convocation, April 13, 1968). Other Prime Ministers who have been Chief Guests are P. V. Narasimha Rao (1993) and Manmohan Singh (2011).