NEWS AND EVENTS
"On May 29, 2023, the IIMA Archives launched its second monograph from the IIMA Archives Monograph Series, in collaboration with Gujarat State Archives (GSA), Gandhinagar, 'Maritime Trade of Gujarat's Princely States: Nawanagar and Porbandar' and a digital exhibition of selected archival records from the Jamnagar and Porbandar offices of GSA, pertaining to the sea trade of these two states during the five decades preceding Indian independence."
We would like to thank our readers for their positive feedback on the March 2023 issue. We present below a message from Dr. KSB Nayar, who was the Programme Secretary of the first two University Teachers' Programmes (UTP), which we referred to in our story on the faculty development mandate of IIMA (see March 2023 issue).
I am glad you brought out a significant history on IIMA's First University Teachers Programmes which began in March-April 1965. I worked as Programme Secretary of the first two of these Programmes. It is also a privilege to have appeared in the photograph attached with the article. Incidentally, I hasten to add that both the programmes were fully sponsored by Ford Foundation. They met the entire cost of travel and stay of participants in holding the Programmes at Bangalore and Mount Abu, respectively. The first University Teachers Programme of IIMA on 'Managerial Economics' was held at West End Hotel, in March-April 1965, and the second on 'Financial Management' was held in March-April 1966 at Mount Abu, in association with USAID. Among the great advantages of living together in a distant location (as experienced by the participants) were the following: intensive, dedicated learning through participation focused on impersonal issues, closely monitored to make an overall positive impact; unbiased, fact-based approach to decision making; encouraging collective bargaining for achieving the overall good; developing an effective skill set approach for better overall performance; and building up good relationships among the participants and IIMA faculty.
Visitors and services
The IIMA Archives welcomes visitors on all working days from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Communication Department brings IIMA's executive education programme participants for a tour of the 'Brick by Brick' exhibition (338 visitors during the last three months). In addition, the Archives received 336 other visitors. IIMA Archives is dedicated to fulfilling requests for details related to IIMA or IIMA's archival records. In the previous quarter, we received 168 such requests.
IIMA Archives supports the Art@IIMA Project
On April 1, 2023, IIMA launched the Art@IIMA, a project supported by the PGP 1980 Batch, under which nine Artworks and a sculpture have been put up at the International Management Development Centre, New Campus, IIMA. IIMA Archives supported the project's steering committee in developing the digital version of the art exhibition; please visit https://archives.iima.ac.in/art-iima.html to know more about the project and Artworks.
A Note for the Future
IIMA Archives once again organized the campaign 'A Note for the Future, from 2023' to connect the IIMA community with its future self. On the day of the 2023 convocation, graduating students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders were asked to pen down notes to themselves, which will be preserved and released in 2048.
The IIMA Archives also serves as a comprehensive repository for a diverse range of objects, along with records, and documents that are intricately connected to the early history of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. We are delighted to announce one such important addition, to our collection, the 'Golden Jubilee Memento'. This memento carries the golden jubilee logo that was used for all golden jubilee events at IIMA.
The IIMA Archives, in collaboration with Arthshila, presented an exhibition titled "An Institution in the Making: IIMA through the Lens of Pranlal Patel" at Arthshila, Ahmedabad. The exhibition was on view for a month, from April 1 to April 30, 2023, and attracted over 300 visitors. This exhibition was helpful in providing a unique opportunity for viewers to witness Louis Kahn's iconic project captured over a period of time by an iconic photographer, Mr. Pranlal Patel.
On May 29, 2023, the IIMA Archives launched its second monograph from the IIMA Archives Monograph Series, in collaboration with Gujarat State Archives (GSA), Gandhinagar, 'Maritime Trade of Gujarat's Princely States: Nawanagar and Porbandar' and a digital exhibition of selected archival records from the Jamnagar and Porbandar offices of GSA, pertaining to the sea trade of these two states during the five decades preceding Indian independence. Please visit the exhibition https://archives.iima.ac.in/exhibitions/Maritime-Trade-Of-Gujarats-Princely_States.html. A soft copy of the monograph is available [here].
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