On the occasion of ‘Guru Purnima’, alumni of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, dedicated Classroom L-11 to their teacher, Professor Vatsala Nagarajan, on Friday. Among them, Rahul Shukla, Prashant Jain and Ashish Parthasarthy, are top-ranking officials in the banking and financial services sector..
“This is the first time in the history of IIM-B that we have a classroom named after a faculty member,” said IIMB Director Prof G Raghuram, adding that he hoped this unique alumni-seeded initiative would inspire other alumni to take up similar causes. Professor Vatsala Nagarajan joined IIM Bangalore on February 1, 1974, in the finance area. She served as Dean from April 18, 1991 to September 30, 1992, before retiring from the services of the Institute on September 30, 1992.
“Epitomizing the best traditions of Indian academia, she combines a sharp intellect with modesty, humaneness, and last but not the least, a sense of humour,” said Prof. KRS Murthy, former Director, IIMB. Several speakers, ranging from her students to her family, shared their thoughts on how Prof. Vatsala Nagarajan influenced them and made them better persons.