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Mihika Poddar, a final year student of National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata, has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for 2019.
Poddar, who graduates from NUJS in 2019, will pursue her higher studies at Oxford University next year. A statement on the NUJS Student Juridical Association (SJA) website quotes Poddar as saying,
“I cannot wait to begin my journey and hopefully use this opportunity to work around the issues I feel passionately about. I owe so much to my friends, seniors and teachers at NUJS whose unwavering support has made this possible.”
She has been part of the NUJS Legal Aid Society, where she has worked extensively on the Policy for Rights of Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons. She has also served as an active member of the NUJS Gender and Sexuality Forum (GSF) and has been a Senior Associate member of the NUJS Law Review. In her first year, she was also a semi-finalist at the Willem C Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2015.
Featured image courtesy: NUJS SJA website