Ramesh Kumar Solanki
Ramesh Kumar Solanki’s father is a leather worker in Siwana village in Barmer, Rajasthan. Their combined family income is INR 4,000 per month. An affinity towards law seems to run in Ramesh’s genes, given that his elder brother too is already studying law at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) with the help of scholarships and bank loans.
Ramesh completed his schooling from JNV Pachapadra with a score of 78.8% in the C.B.S.E. exams. A young student with a keen desire for learning and razor-sharp intelligence, Ramesh’s will to pursue law rests on his ardent desire to make a difference in his community through grass root-level legal work. Ramesh is also one of the rare IDIA scholars to have tasted success more than once in the immensely competitive CLAT. In spite of securing admission to RGNUL, Patiala in 2012, Ramesh could not take admission due to lack of funds, and had to drop the idea of joining a national law school. Though disappointed at the loss of opportunity, he was not someone who could be discouraged to give up his fight. And fight he did! Ramesh worked hard day in and day out and attempted CLAT and AILET in 2013. He passed the AILET with flying colours, securing a rank of 32, and gaining admission at NLU, Delhi. He also got into WBNUJS through CLAT 2013. This twin success has not overwhelmed Ramesh, who thinks that these are merely stepping stones in his larger goal of representing all those who lack the clout and power to take their battles to the mainstream.