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Nirma law school starts two scholarships for IDIA kids

Nirma University in Ahmedabad has made two scholarships available to Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) students qualifying for the college’s law school via the Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT), after two IDIA students made the requisite CLAT score for Nirma.

The scholarships include the full tuition fee of Rs 1.25 lakh, but exclude lodging and boarding, for which merit and merit-cum-means scholarships are available.

Nirma director and dean, Prof Purvi Pokhariyal, commented: “While considering to support IDIA scholar[s] we have three things to consider.

“Firstly we are also looking forward to promote diversity in law school classroom to make interaction rich. Our focus is justice education and diversity enables us to cater better.

“Secondly we feel that its our institutional social responsibility to support such noble cause.

“Thirdly we believe in hard work and appreciates and supports those who are ready to work hard to succeed in life against all odds.”

The IDIA scheme this year placed eight scholars in national law schools – NLU Jodhpur, NLU Orissa and GNLU Gandhinagar – though none of these provide scholarships to IDIA candidates, unlike NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Delhi and NUJS Kolkata, where no IDIA students were admitted this year via the CLAT.

When reported earlier, Nirma was considering two scholarships.

Correction: The earlier version of this story erroneously stated that Nirma had created three scholarships. We regret the error.

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