NLSIU has announced the institution of the ‘Hindustan Unilever Scholarship’ starting Academic Year 2022-23. The scholarship, instituted with the support of HUL, will provide financial support of Rs 85 lakhs to deserving scholars admitted to NLSIU’s 5-year integrated B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) programme.
HUL’s Legal Head and Whole-Time Director Dev Bajpai described the scholarship as “the first step in our commitment to working collaboratively to achieve greater equity, diversity, and inclusion in our teams and the wider legal profession.”
NLS alumna Sharwari Pandit, (BA.LLB Batch of 2017), who served as Legal Counsel, Center of Excellence at HUL, played a key role in setting up this scholarship. As a first-generation lawyer herself, she highlighted the potential of this scholarship to reduce barriers to access to legal education and to create a more inclusive legal fraternity.