The Institute

Printed Material, Paper - EEP Brochure Cover

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.

Printed Material, Paper - EEP Brochure Cover

(Cover of the brochure of the first executive education program)

27.5 x 21.7 cm
IIMA Archives

The first executive education initiative of IIMA was a 'three-tier' programme, in which the middle, senior and top management personnel of 40 companies participated. The faculty group comprised Professors Kamla Chowdhry and B.K.Hegde, and Neil Borden and Warren Haynes. Note the logo on the brochure, which seems to have been inspired by the Harvard shield.