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Project Ekalavya is a scholarship project that aims to aid deserving, but underprivileged, NLU students by providing them with an annual scholarship to facilitate their education.
The Confederation of Alumni for National Law Universities (CAN Foundation) has launched the second edition of its Project Ekalavya for the academic year 2020-21.
Project Ekalavya is a scholarship project that aims to lift and impact deserving, but underprivileged, students by providing them with an annual scholarship to facilitate their education at premier National Law Universities (NLUs).
To apply for the scholarship, students should satisfy the following criteria:
Student should be of an NLU undergrad with a minimum of 65% aggregate/average marks in the last three semesters.
The Annual Cumulative Family Income (of Father, Mother, unmarried brother or sister) should not exceed Rs. 8,00,000 per year including the current financial year.
Students are selected for availing the scholarship through a 2-tier process, wherein applications would undergo scrutiny by two Committees comprising of eminent legal professionals.
After scrutiny of their applications, students would be nominated by a Tier 1 Scrutiny Committee of Experts. Following this, the applications of the shortlisted candidates would be examined by a 3-member High Powered Panel.
The Tier-1 Scrutiny Committee comprises of eminent young faces of the legal fraternity having a minimum standing of 10 years at the Bar. This year, this Commttee would include Advocates on Record Pragati Neekhra, Amalpushp Shroti, Rishad Ahmed Chowdhury, Divyakant Lahoti, Mrigank Prabhakar and Suhasini Sen
The 3-membered High Powered Selection Committee, this year will be headed by Justice (retd.) Kurian Joseph (Former Judge, Supreme Court of India), along with Senior Advocates Dayan Krishnan, and Madhavi Goradia Divan.
The detailed Application Form can be accessed at the official website of the CAN Foundation: (www.canfoundation.in).
Apart from Project Ekalavya, the CAN Foundation also undertakes Project Dhananjay, which seeks to provide financial aid to NLU graduates to help them weave a career in the field of litigation.
Earlier this year, 4 financially handicapped NLU graduates were accorded a monthly scholarship stipend for the academic year 2020-21 under Project Dhananjay. These students were selected following a rigorous and thorough scrutiny process conducted by a High Powered Panel of Judges and Senior Advocates of the Supreme Court and High Courts.