Pritam Das is from Basanti, a small village in the Sunderbans, West Bengal. His father is an employee in the West Bengal Irrigation Department and his mother is a homemaker. Their family income of INR 10,000 per month supports six people, including Pritam’s younger brother and grandparents. In spite of financial constraints, Pritam was determined to get into law school after attending an IDIA sensitization that was conducted in his school.
After being chosen by IDIA for training, Pritam worked really hard to prepare for CLAT. Unfortunately, he was unable to appear for CLAT that year. He enrolled in the Department of Law, Hazra Campus, Calcutta University, and continued to prepare for next year’s CLAT. His dedication and hard work paid off, and he got a seat in NLU, Odisha in 2014.
In law school, Pritam has been an active volunteer in various events in college and he also plays cricket. He has interned at IDIA, and Socio Legal Aid Research and Training Center (SLARTC), apart from exploring litigation under Advocate Jishnu Choudhury, Calcutta High Court. He aims to appear for the UPSC exams after law school.
It is a testament to his sincerity and honesty that every IDIA trainer who has interacted with Pritam has had an insightful conversation with him, feeling that they have truly met someone special. We look forward to being a part of his journey as he scales greater heights!