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IDIA gets 8 out of 24 kids into NLUJ, GNLU, NLUO, +2 into Nirma

The Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) to legal education initiative placed eight scholars – four in NLU Orissa, three in NLU Jodhpur and one in GNLU Gandhinagar – out of the 24 scholars it had trained for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2014.

Among those placed there are three visually impaired scholars, the son of a stenographer in Amarchand Mangaldas, and a second-time CLAT taker (now placed in NLU Orissa) who took admission in Calcutta University’s department of law last year.

None of the national law universities (NLU) the IDIA scholars won admission to presently grant scholarships (only NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Delhi and NUJS Kolkata presently offer such scholarships), but donors pledged to fund four IDIA scholars’ entire five-year legal education in its recent annual conference held in Delhi. For the remaining four scholars, at Rs 3 lakh per year, IDIA still needs to raise Rs 60 lakh.

Two more scholars made the cut for Nirma Institute of Law, which uses CLAT scores and is considering scholarships.

Eight IDIA scholars made it past the first CLAT list last year too, but the scholar batch size was bigger at 39.

Successful scholar profiles

IDIA Harvest of 2014

 

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