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Rhodes scholarship India goes to NUJS’ Mihika Poddar, will focus on law, social justice

NUJS gets yet another Rhodesian
NUJS gets yet another Rhodesian

NUJS Kolkata 2019 graduate Mihika Poddar has been selected for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship to study in Oxford University.

Poddar commented: “Looking at the profiles of previous Rhodes scholars had made me believe in the scholarship’s potential to equip them with the tools to make tangible social change. I cannot wait to begin my journey and hopefully follow their footsteps.”

She added that she was looking at taking the BCL in Oxford, and would broadly want to work around issues of law and social justice.

NUJS student juridical association (SJA) said in a press release:

In her span of four years at NUJS, Mihika Poddar has served as the Associate Member of the NUJS Law Review. As one of the leading members of the NUJS Legal Aid Society, she has worked extensively on the Policy for Rights of Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons. She has also served as an active member of the NUJS Gender and Sexuality Forum (GSF). In her second year, she was also a semi-finalist at the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2015. Besides, she has authored several papers on law, society and public policy.

Also selected for the Rhodes is former Kings College London University law student Shruti Iyer, though it is understood she is not currently pursuing law.

Note: As far as we’re aware, no other Indian law students have been selected this year. Please update in the comments if you know someone else, however.

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