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Allen & Overy to offer internships to IDIA Scholars as part of tie-up

Bar and Bench
23 December 2021
“Pursuant to the collaboration, Allen & Overy will offer a four-week long internship to an IDIA Scholar in the fourth or fifth year of their studies at its Singapore office for the next two years. Allen & Overy will sponsor and provide mentorship to the IDIA Scholar for the duration of the internship.”

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IDIA and Allen & Overy will collaborate on an internship programme to support IDIA Scholars

SCC Online
21 December 2021
“Internships are an important part of the journey of law students, and this is a valuable learning and development opportunity for IDIA Scholars who come from diverse backgrounds. Unfortunately, IDIA Scholars have often experienced many forms of marginalisation. An internship with a leading global law firm offers them a chance to gain international experience, develop career skills and gather know-how that may otherwise not be accessible to them.”

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CLAT 2021 | IDIA students to get admission to top law colleges

SCC Online
30 July 2021
“CLAT results are out and IDIA students from diverse backgrounds have shown outstanding success despite many challenges posed by their circumstances. IDIA Charitable Trust (IDIA) is ready to welcome its new batch of Scholars in 2021 with at least 10 of its Trainees being eligible for admission to top law colleges in the first list. Around 10 more Trainees are expected to gain admission in the subsequent lists.”

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IDIA Stories | IDIA Scholar Udai Pratap Maurya, on a journey to cultivate knowledge

SCC Online
26 February 2021
“Udai’s father is a farmer, and he is the youngest son in a family of four. His dedication towards becoming a supporting pillar for his family is unparalleled. To pursue his passion of being a changemaker in society, Udai secured admission to study BA. (Law & Politics) at Ambedkar University, Delhi. He was elected to the Student-Faculty Committee therein. His zeal and ardor towards understanding law more closely prompted him to begin preparing for law entrance examinations.”

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IDIA Stories | Making the right choices in life and moving ahead is the motto of Anand Kumar’s Journey

SCC Online
17 December 2020
“Anand Kumar came to know about IDIA through one of his seniors in school who is currently studying in CNLU, Patna. He qualified among many students who gave the IDIA National Aptitude Test, and was selected as an IDIA Trainee.

According to him, law is the best subject he can study. He believes that law is an important aspect of everyone’s life and it plays an integral role in a nation’s growth and development. He is determined to study law and contribute towards the development of his community.”

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IDIA-Enable India to Host Accessibility Training Program for Visually Impaired Law Students

4 December 2020
“There is a need for a different way of teaching to equip students with visual impairment with these software skills which are essential to multiple aspects of their lives and which would become increasingly important in the times to come. While universities comply with the law in many ways, we feel that lack of software training for law school coursework is a major lacuna to foster true accessibility and inclusivity in these universities. – Svetlana Correya, Director in charge, I-DAP”

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How Bengaluru law varsities are becoming more diverse

The Hindu
31 October 2020
“This academic year, as many as 21 IDIA scholars have already got into NLUs – which is their highest ever since inception, and around 30 students are expected to get admissions. IDIA funds their education and continues to mentor them once they get into these universities. Besides this year, as many as 74 of the IDIA trainees have got into NLUs. As for the long term plans of the organisation, Mr Rudrappa said, “Our founder Shamnad Basheer would say that there should be a time when IDIA ceases to exist and all law universities should become more inclusive.”

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Radhika does a star turn for Wayanad

The Hindu
27 October 2020
“Seventeen-year-old K.K. Radhika from Wayanad is in the limelight for cracking the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), said to be the first among a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) in the country.”

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Among CLAT top 50, three from Bihar who got a helping hand

Indian Express
8 October 2020
“My father does not get pension, and my elder sister (22) is also preparing for the BPSC. So funds were low. The IDIA helped with filling up the form, which costs Rs 4,000, and study materials,” Anand Kumar said.

Ever since June, online classes were held from late night till early morning, since most students were free only then.”

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