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Friday, July 29, 2011

Join IDIA – Change your life as well as others!

Karthika Annamalai, Ria Shiuli, T. Andalu and Shivandu Pandey are just a few among the many names who are no less than student icons in themselves now!

Brush up your knowledge about the legal goings-on in case you don’t know who they are, these are all those real proud heroes of their lives, who have showcased extraordinary grit and courage to nip adversity at its bud and take life as it came to them! Meet the IDIA Scholars, who cracked the CLAT 2011, and are now in the premier National Law Universities in India. All of them hail from lesser than modest backgrounds, having been subjected to the harshest hardships in life. Armed with nerve-cracking guts in their blood, steering through life’s challenges, they now stand with their heads held high, among those multitudinous well-fed, well-to-do kids, who have made it to the NLUs.  

IDIA is what has brought in all the difference and spark to their lives. We started out as a pan-India student movement in making quality legal education accessible to the poorest of the poor in the country, and now in the second year of our existence, are very much alive and kicking! We have met with tremendous success in our very first year, and thanks to the coverage given by various news papers, be it The Hindu, Indian Express, or the Times of India, we have received widespread applause and publicity. Our good work continues to be appreciated by all the quarters in the legal fraternity till date.

We have had an excellent set of people working with us and the success rate speaks for itself, of their wide capabilities and competencies. 

The present Directors of State Chapters for the tenure 2011-12 are:

1. Aathira Menon – Karnataka Chapter -
2. Darshana Mitra – West Bengal Chapter -
3. Apoorv Shah – Gujarat Chapter -
4. Prateek Mohapatra – Uttar Pradesh Chapter -
5. Gowri Harikumar – Kerala Chapter
6. Rachit Ranjan – Bihar Chapter
7. Srishti Aishwarya – Jharkhand Chapter -
8.     Abhishek Kumar - Rajasthan Chapter -
9.     Jwala Thapa & Joseph Renthlei -North East Chapter -
10.   Amartya Bag, Sayobani Basu & Vivek Jain - Orrisa Chapter -

Not only the State Heads, we also have a wonderful team looking after the National Verticals. Here are their honorary mentions:

1. Research and Policy – Prajna Mohapatra (NUJS)
2. IDIA Disability – Anusha Reddy and Vaishnavi (NUJS)
3. IDIA Training – Sumitra Suresh (NALSAR) and Srishti Goyal (NUJS)
4. Core Advisory and Implementation – Raghul Sudheesh and Arnab Roy
5. Funding – Jhalak Kakkar (NUJS)
6. Admissions and Scholarship – Megha Kaladharan (NLSIU)

Call for Student Directors – State Chapters and All-India Verticals

At the behest of this second year of our existence, we are all set to spring in some fresh blood into our workforce! Now, when this is the lightening speed with which we are moving ahead, why not join us and be a part of history in the making? Why not spearhead the change you so-dearly want to see in the world? We ideally expect our IDIA Directors to possess the following qualities:

1. Should be proactive and willing to take initiative

2. Should be bold enough to take decisions under pressure of time and/or other factors
3. Should possess strong inter-personal skills and should be able to lead teams
4. Should be able to think out of the box and should be innovative
5. Most importantly, should be committed to the IDIA cause and should be able to spend a significant amount    of time on IDIA consistently throughout the year. 

If you think you have the above mentioned qualities, then IDIA is made for you!

We invite applications for the post of State Heads to kick-start new chapters and for following posts in the All-India Verticals:

1. Publicity and Media
2. Website
3. Sensitization
4. Mentorship

Send in your CV and expression of interest to
to be a part of our team. Those of you who are interested in being a part of Publicity and Media - All India Vertical; please mail your CV's to

We are also looking for people to join the specific teams which already have team leaders listed; so if you are interested in joining those specific teams please email the team leaders directly in their id's listed against their names.

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You are most welcome to give in your inputs as to how best you can serve our purpose and how best can IDIA be improvised. If you wish to be a part of our Google group, drop in your mails to Shambo Nandy at, and stay updated with our new programs and ideas. 

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1 comment:

Tarun Kumar said...

you are right... you can also find latest Higher Education alerts online.