The Confederation of Alumni for National Law Universities (CAN) Foundation has invited applications for the fourth edition of one of its flagship projects, Project Eklavya.
Project Eklavya seeks to ease the pursuit of education for deserving, but underprivileged, undergraduate law students by providing them with an annual scholarship.
In the academic session 2021-22, under the 3rd edition of the Project, 45 students were given scholarships, amounting to ₹40 Lakhs approximately. They aim to provide similar assistance this year as well.
The Selection Procedure for Project Eklavya is designed as a meticulous two-tier process that, as per the Foundation, seeks to ensure that the most deserving candidates are extended help. This 2-tier process, comprises eminent legal professionals being requested to undertake strict scrutiny of the application received. The students will be shortlisted by a carefully nominated Tier-1 Scrutiny Committee, post which the applications would be carefully verified and examined by a 3-Membered High-Powered Panel.
The High-Powered Selection Committee for Eklavya 2022 is headed by Justice AK Sikri (Former Judge, Supreme Court of India) as its Chairperson and consists of Justice Gita Mittal (Former Chief Justice, Jammu and Kashmir High Court) and Senior Advocate Rajshekhar Rao as its members.
The Tier-1 Scrutiny Committee shall comprise members of the legal fraternity having a minimum standing of ten years at the Bar.
It consists of Amalpushp Shroti (AOR, Supreme Court), Archana Pathak Dave (AOR, Supreme Court), Radhika Biswajit Dubey (Independent Counsel, Arbitrator), K Parmeshwar (Advocate, Supreme Court), Mrigank Prabhakar (AOR, Supreme Court) and Tariq Khan (Registrar, IAMC, Hyderabad).
For applying under Project Eklavya, the Student must:
1) Be in the 2nd year or above;
2) Be enrolled in any undergraduate degree of any NLU;
3) have secured a minimum of 65% aggregate/average marks in the last three semesters (for the last two semesters for students currently in their 2nd Year);
4) Have an Annual Cumulative Family Income (of father, mother, unmarried brother or sister) that does not exceed ₹8,00,000 per year, including the current financial year.
The detailed application form with the instructions for Project Eklavya 2022 is available and can be accessed at the official website of the CAN Foundation at here.
The deadline for sending the duly filled applications is 7 pm IST on September 10, 2022.