Kudos Kaazvin For Double Degrees!

‘PT Bright Spark’ is Parsi Times’ endeavour to promote and encourage our youth in their enterprises and efforts towards achieving greatness, by sharing inspirational achievements and journeys of their peers who are well on their way to becoming the Youth Icons of our community! In this issue, PT presents our dynamic Bright Spark – Kaazvin Kapadia

Ahmedabad’s Kaazvin Kapadia set an extraordinary precedent of academic achievement, after having completed her dual Bachelors’ Degrees simultaneously – in Social Work and Law, from Gujarat National Law University. The daughter of Firdose and Jennifer Kapadia, Kaazvin graduated with Honors for a being among the top 10% of her batch, comprising 180 students pursuing the 5-year Integrated Law Program.  She also bagged a Gold medal for securing the highest marks in the stream of Social Work.

Kaazvin currently works at the Mumbai-based full-service law firm – Trilegal, in their Litigation practice, specializing in insolvency laws and commercial dispute resolutions.

When Parsi Times asked Kaazvin what possessed her to go in for a double Bachelor’s Degree when most find even one so tough, she said, “Being a typical Bawi, I had a lot of exposure to lawyers in our community, so law was always a career option for me, especially since I am an extrovert. The dual Bachelors program, offered by the National Law Universities, seemed attractive, as I would receive a dual bachelors within five years, instead of six years of graduation, and then law school. I appeared for the National Common Law Admission Test after my Class 12 Boards, and thankfully, got into Gujarat National Law Universityranked 5th in the country!”

Kaazvin studied 60 subjects in 5 years and maxed 8 of them – a Herculean task indeed!“What kept me going were the numerous extracurricular activities that kept me active, and of course – my family and friends, my constant cheerleaders… not to mention hours of reading in the library, cups of coffee, and minimum sleep!” she quips.

Speaking about her journey, she shares, “Not many are willing to go beyond the traditional, tried and tested BA-LLB. Gujarat National Law University is the only one offering a dual bachelors in India. I was initially hesitant but my parents, who were aware of my love for Sociology and Psychology since my school days, pushed me to take up the road less travelled. Once I started the course, my faculty – Dr. ANRao inspired and encouraged me to rise above my capabilities, which eventually resulted in me graduating with 7 research paper publications in national and international journals, and a gold medal for topping my stream! My achievements would not have been possible without the support of Ahmedabad Parsi Panchayat, which partially funded my University fees, and Ahmedabad’s lawyers, who helped me with internships through the five years of college.”

And what are her thoughts for the future? “I hope to someday, get my name up alongside the legal luminaries of our community!”

God-speed, we say, and heartiest congratulations!

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