Testimonial by K v Kamath
I thank the Institute and the Professors for making me who I am today, because without that foundation I would be nowhere; all those people who helped, mentored and built us into where we are in our lives. You talked about the match-making capabilities of the Institute and maybe, that's a nice side business, but there is one thing that we did not highlight; that statistically, more people who are married to alumni have been recognized as distinguished alumni! What did I take away from this Institute? I took away the learning that all of us did, but two words stuck in my mind. I think the first was to be a change agent and I clearly remember that was something that Prof. Mote drilled into you. Second, again, what Prof. Mote drilled into you on Day 1 was whether you got an 'A' or a 'D' you should take a multi-dimensional approach; do not look at any problem with one dimension. I think later in life, it always stood me in good stead, because if you look at anything in a multi-dimensional context, you will find a solution. The other thing I kept in my mind for a long time was Prof. Sudhir Kakkar's contribution - psychosocial moratorium. I always carried that in my mind; you need to look at things beyond what you are doing; you need to look at the psychosocial moratorium from time to time. We took away several things, worked on a few things, concentrated on those and they helped us become what we are.
(Batch: 1969 )