Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 7 (July)

JGU graduate awarded Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship to pursue LLM at Stanford

A graduate of Jindal Global Law School, Mr Gautam Sundaresh, is among the 15 people selected for the Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship from India this year, pursuant to an intensive written application and interview round. Due to the highly selective nature of the programme, he was one of only two candidates from the field of legal studies to be selected this year. The interview panel consisted of nominees from the US-India Educational Foundation, bureaucrats, policymakers, Fulbright alumni, as well as experts from various other fields.

While having received admission offers from several colleges, Gautam has elected to study at Stanford Law School, with the intention of returning to India to help effectuate reform in the financial regulatory space. He had worked in the finance practice at a premier Indian law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, for the last four years.

The Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship is designed for outstanding Indians to pursue a master’s degree programme at select US colleges and universities in several areas of study. Successful candidates for the Fellowship are highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree, have at least three years of professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. Fulbright scholars are considered to be the very best in their fields and have the special privilege of representing their home countries in the capacity of cultural and academic ambassadors while in the US

Mr Sundaresh said he is immensely grateful to his mentors from the JGU faculty across various schools at the university for having inculcated in him the intellectual discipline and hunger to have been selected for this prestigious Fellowship.