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Diptesh Karmakar

South Calcutta Law College, University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Diptesh Karmakar hails from a village called Gopalnagar Khal Dhar in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. He is the eldest child of his parents. His father is a farmer, while his mother is a homemaker. Their annual income was just around Rs. 84,000 when Diptesh joined IDIA as a Trainee.

He studied at the Singur Mahamaya High School in his district in which Bengali was the main medium of instruction. In 2019, he scored a commendable score of 95% in his 12th standard board examinations by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education while pursuing the commerce stream.

He came to know about the legal field and law as a career through a sensitisation session conducted in his school by IDIA volunteers. He faced lots of hardships during his preparation for the law entrance examinations and worked hard to bridge the language gap and improve his English skills. Currently, he is pursuing B.A. LL.B. degree from the South Calcutta Law College, which is affiliated with the University of Calcutta.

After graduating in law, Diptesh wants to become a civil services officer. Through this, he wants to bring change in the social sector by improving the living condition of the people in the community. Based on his experiences, he is particularly dedicated to working in the education sector, fighting the evil of child labour, and promoting education among vulnerable communities. He receives a sense of satisfaction when he is able to help other people and wants to choose career path that allows him to do the same over any other work.

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