The Assam Chapter of IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education) is delighted to announce a Workshop on Early Research Career in Academia, to be held on Sunday, 13th March 2022.

The Resource Person for the Workshop is Barasha Borthakur – Herchel Smith Doctoral Researcher on Intellectual Property and Climate Change Laws at the Queen Mary University of London.

Barasha Borthakur is a second-year PhD Researcher at the Queen Mary University of London, where she is researching Intellectual Property and Climate Change laws. Her research is supported by the University of Cambridge through the Herchel Smith Trust. She is a Research Associate and is a Teaching Associate for Global IP in QMUL. She has also mentored in the area of Climate Change Laws at the School of Climate Change, University of Oxford. She has also actively contributed to the development of the Net Zero Tracker as a data collector, with the Blavatnik School (Public Policy), University of Oxford.

About the Workshop

A career in academia is one of the most lucrative professions open to law students. Students who find themselves interested in exploring the in-depth details of a concerned subject and having a penchant for research often find this a suitable career path. To present forth a narrative of working in academia first-hand, IDIA Assam Chapter is hosting this workshop to help us put our thoughts and ideas into action.

The principal objective of the Workshop is for the students to better understand the nuances of a career in academia, and to make them informed about the various compartments in academia, besides UGC-NET and how they can land a profession of their interest, especially abroad.

The Workshop will include (not limited to) the following:

  • Early Research Career in Academia: An Overview

  • How to begin preparing and how to enter into Academics in a step-by-step manner (PhD centric)

  • How to apply for PhD in the UK

  • How to secure an Academic Funding

  • Question and Answer Session


Open to all with an interest in law and research. Students who are interested in participating must register by paying a minimum of INR 90 at the payment information shown below.

Kindly attach the screenshot of your payment receipt in the Registration Form, link:



International Payments/PayPal | @AbhishreeKashyap

Kindly note that all proceeds collected shall be applied towards funding the day-to-day operations of the IDIA Trust, including sponsoring the education of IDIA Trainees and Scholars. This Workshop is free for all IDIA Scholars and Trainees, mention the name of the Associated Chapter in the Registration Form.

Platform: Zoom (Limited Capacity)

Date: Sunday, 13th March 2022

Time: 2:30 PM IST | 9:00 AM GMT

Registration Link:

Important Information

– Workshop Meeting Link and Joining Information shall be emailed to all participants one day before the event.

– Participants will be added to a WhatsApp Group to ensure smooth communication.

– Certificates of Participation shall be issued subject to attendance throughout the Workshop.

In case of queries, feel free to reach out to:

Abhishree Kashyap (Team Leader, IDIA Assam): 99575 88335

Vridhi Kashyap (Deputy Team Leader – Fundraising, IDIA Assam): 63071 04550

Shrey Goyal (Information Officer, IDIA Assam): 88023 66975

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