IDIA started out as a student run movement in 2010.
Our four-step process
IDIA runs on the backbone of its 600+ student volunteers, drawn from leading law universities across India. These student volunteers travel across the length and breadth of India (from the Sunderbans in West Bengal to Baramulla in Jammu & Kashmir) to identify and sensitise underprivileged students to the power of the law, and the diverse range of career options that await them.
Interested students are screened through a basic aptitude test (carefully designed to test logical reasoning and critical thinking abilities). They are then put through a rigorous training schedule for up to 2 years, including classroom coaching from India’s leading law entrance (Common Law Admission Test or CLAT) coaching centres and trainers.
Once an IDIA trainee is admitted into a law school, IDIA arranges for scholarships to support their education.
IDIA’s job does not end with merely facilitating law school admissions for underprivileged children. Rather, the ultimate goal is to produce leading lawyers and community advocates who are “creative, holistic, altruistic and maverick problem solvers” (CHAMPS). To this end, IDIA has conceptualised a rigorous training and mentorship programme to help each IDIA Scholar to blossom to their fullest potential.
IDIA Training And Materials
IDIA provides rigorous coaching over two years to equip our marginalised scholars for the highly competitive national level law entrance examinations, such as CLAT and AILET.
IDIA Scholar Development
IDIA’s overarching goal is to facilitate the evolution of truly unique lawyers that make a significant difference to the world around them. Special leadership training programs and techniques would be imparted to our scholars and volunteers from time to time.