Institute of Law, Nirma University
Dhananjay Dubey is a resident of Kolkata, West Bengal. He is the youngest member of the family and lives with his father, mother, and elder sister. His father runs a general store, and his mother is a homemaker. The income of his father was severely impacted during the pandemic.
Dhananjay secured 82% in the 10th standard board examinations and went ahead to complete his schooling at National High School, Kolkata securing 78% in the commerce stream in his 12th standard. He participated in numerous co-curricular and extracurricular activities throughout his school life and won many accolades and recognition for the same.
He participated in events like state level spelling and quiz competitions. He has a keen interest in debating and was a runner-up in a debate organised at the Jadavpur University. He won many medals in the Mathematics, Science, and General Knowledge Olympiads. As a testament to his qualities, he was entrusted with the responsibilities of being the School Captain. He was also adjudged as the Best Student of the Year by his school for his all-round performance in the 10th standard.
Dhananjay was also an active participant in many sports activities. He was a part of his school’s cricket team and played in many local, regional, and state level tournaments including playing at the much-coveted Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata. He was a regular participant at various athletic events and won a staggering 5 trophies in a single year. He received the Champion of Champions trophy on the sports day in his school as he won all the events in which he participated. He is also a yellow belt holder in Karate. Dhananjay is also interested in dancing and has regularly participated in dance competitions and won accolades in the same.
Dhananjay faced many issues when the school academic studies and training for the law entrance examination shifted online during the pandemic. He did not have a computer or laptop and carried on his preparation on a phone. Due to the financial constraints, he was unable to get the mocks printed even though he needed to practice for the offline mode of the exam. He lived in an extremely small house, and he had to take refuge in a small corner of the roof for most of his studies. Yet, he persisted and got admission into the prestigious law college, ILNU.