Sanjana’s tryst with the law began when the IDIA West Bengal team visited her school, Loreto Sealdah, for a sensitization program. Her father is a retired clerk with a meagre annual income of INR 70,000. She was in the twelfth standard and never thought seriously about pursuing law as a career. Her favourite subjects in school were English and History and she intended to pursue English in college. But, after an IDIA sensitization programme at her school, she was inspired to consider law as a career option. She took the INAT, got shortlisted for training and started preparing for CLAT under the able guidance of IDIA student mentors at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS).
Sanjana cracked CLAT 2012 with a score of 129/200 and a rank of 685, securing admission in HNLU (Hidayatullah National Law University), Raipur. She says, “IDIA has been very supportive throughout and has given me a new direction in life”. When asked about her plans for the future, she says that international law fascinates her and she would like to specialise in it.
Sanjana graduated in 2017 and is an Assistant Manager (Legal) at Citi Bank.