Beyond Borders: YIF Graduate’s Pursuit of Learning Takes Her to Cambridge
YIF alumna Arunita Mitash (YIF '18) will be pursuing LLM from Cambridge University in the coming months. She looks back on her journey as a Young India Fellow and the impact it has had on her personal and professional life
At the end of her undergraduate degree, when most people find themselves confused and at crossroads, Arunita knew the kind of experience she wanted—one that would open her to new thoughts, people, and parts of herself that she was not in touch with.
A backbencher in school, YIF had her reaching classes way ahead of time to get a seat in the front row. “The fellowship experience was true to its promise and gave me much more than I could ask for. It was here that I fell in love with academics. I learned to appreciate how an inclusive classroom allowed for a free exchange of ideas and healthy dialogue and how this can shape a person’s outlook on the world. I developed a hunger for knowledge, and I knew I wanted to study further and decided to pursue an LLB. This decision was a result of the affinity I developed towards the courses in Law we had at the YIF. (Fundamentals of Law, Law and Economics, Intellectual Property and Human Rights)” said Arunita as she looks back on her time at Ashoka University.
Arunita asserts that YIF helped her develop a critical lens that made law school an engaging experience and helped her interconnect various disciplines and ground legal statutes in real-world events. When asked about her future academic plans, Arunita said, “I wanted to widen and expand my knowledge further. With this aim in mind, I applied for a global master’s program. I wish to continue my journey in academia and help equip the next generation with tools to develop multi-disciplinary thinking.”