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The Spring Of '66

The earliest IIM batchers recount what a management course meant in the 1960s

The Spring Of '66
Atul Loke
The Spring Of '66
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These are people who never saw starting salaries that now go into lakhs. They weren’t sought after by top-notch corporates. They probably never thought their institutions would be ranked among the world’s best B-schools. In fact, over their careers, they witnessed the transformation of their schools—from makeshift classrooms, borrowed hostels into recognised brands.

Outlook spoke to a few of the first batchers, now nearing the end of their careers, to find out what they feel about their experiences in IIMs and how it helped them. Says an emotional Sudas Roy, professor (marketing), IIM-c, who was among the first graduates from the same school, "The infrastructure was basic and the building infested with mosquitoes. We didn’t even have proven reading material. But given a choice, I would relive it all."

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