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NUJS alumni selected for LL.M and MBA respectively at Columbia University.

We are pleased to inform you that NUJS alumni, Mr. Anirudh Nath Lekhi (Class of 2017) has been selected for the prestigious LL.M programme at the Columbia Law School, while Ms. Ritika Patni (Class of 2012) has been selected for the prestigious MBA programme at Columbia Business School.

The Columbia Law School is one of the finest Law Schools in the world. It is a member of the prestigious Ivy League and has consistently been ranked in the top Five Law Schools in the United states by the U.S. News and World Report. The Columbia Business School on the other hand, is one of the “M7 business schools”, a term used to describe the seven most elite or “magnificent” business schools in the world which are considered among the hardest in the world to get into with an average acceptance rate of less than 15%.

At Columbia, Mr. Lekhi will be studying International Dispute Resolution with focus on International Commercial Arbitration and International Investment Law. He will be studying American Constitutional Law from the very distinguished scholar Prof. Akhil Amar. Ms. Patni, on the other hand will be pursuing the 16-month MBA programme comprising a comprehensive core curriculum for building a solid foundation in business together with access to electives offering insight into specialized areas of expertise such as Columbia’s legendary value investing program.

Prior to his selection at the Columbia Law School, Mr. Lekhi worked at the Dispute Resolution team of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, New Delhi, for a period of three and a half years, soon after he graduated from NUJS. Ms. Patni, after graduating from NUJS, joined the Energy and Infrastructure team at Linklaters, a Magic-Circle Firm, based in London. She then moved to a smaller boutique energy-focused company, Innoway Future Solutions as a director in the renewable energy practice and also started her entrepreneurial venture called Arth – Art of Health focused on natural preventive health solutions in Singapore.

Both Ms. Patni and Mr. Lekhi credit NUJS for its stimulating atmosphere and the excellent opportunities to learn and grow. Ms. Patni and Mr Lekhi emphasized NUJS’s flexible routine, which enabled them to pursue other extra-curricular and co-curricular work, thereby exposing them to new themes, subjects and opportunities.

We take immense pride in Mr. Anirudh Lekhi and Ms. Ritika Patni’s achievements and wish them the very best for their journey at Columbia.



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