India (29 July 2021): CLAT 2021 results are out and IDIA students from diverse backgrounds have shown outstanding success despite many challenges posed by their circumstances. At least 10 of IDIA Charitable Trust (IDIA) Trainees are eligible for admission to top law colleges in the first list. Around 10 more Trainees are expected to gain admission in the subsequent lists.
These students come from underprivileged backgrounds and have overcome many odds to crack one of the most competitive entrance examinations in the country. The pandemic posed new challenges with an ensuing digital divide that made online preparation and training a tough barrier for many of them to overcome. They have come from different parts across India, and are driven to contribute towards their communities and society through law.
Swabhiman Jayant Patil who was trained by IDIA secured an AIR 42 in CLAT 2021 by scoring 106.75 marks out of 150. His father is a farmer and he hails from Kurdu, a small village in the Solapur district of Maharashtra. Understanding the importance of education, his family moved to Pune. Swabhiman came across IDIA through an awareness session conducted by IDIA volunteers in his college. He trained with IDIA by attempting mocks, attending lectures and revising continuously. His success is an inspiration.
Another IDIA Trainee, Mayank Kumar who got AIR 97, hails from Khagaria district of Bihar. His father is the sole bread earner and earns around Rs. 15-20,000 through a small dairy business and farming. Mayank says that law is a tool that helps society to prosper, and he would like to help his community through his legal training. The pandemic had forced his family to move to his village whereby it was very difficult for him to study due to lack of space and laptop, but his neighbours stepped in to support him. Now, he wants to give back to his community.
IDIA is a nationwide movement that selects and trains students from marginalized and underprivileged backgrounds to crack CLAT and other law entrance examinations. Once selected to top law colleges, IDIA gives them a holistic scholarship that includes financial assistance, trainings, mentorship etc. The aim is to create community leaders and change-makers who are CHAMPS (Creative, Holistic, Altruistic, Maverick/Moral, Problem Solvers). In the last ten years, 129 students from underprivileged backgrounds have been inducted as IDIA Scholars while more than 550 students have been trained by the organisation.
The success of these students is a result of the hard work of the student team members across law colleges in India who worked tirelessly to train them for the law entrance examinations. Their training partners also include some of the coaching institutes, trainers, and centers across India who help them in training some of these students.
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