The Training & Materials Vertical of the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) Project has invited applications for its various projects.
The IDIA project was initiated by Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer to reach out to the marginalized and under-represented groups, sensitize them to law as a viable career option and help interested students acquire admission in law schools, which are otherwise increasingly elitist spaces. To know more about the project, visit the IDIA website here.
The Training and Materials Vertical (T&M Team) of IDIA is responsible for preparation of training-material for trainees to practise with. The team is inviting applications for the different projects it will be undertaking this year. The T&M Vertical is undergoing rapid expansion via its online platform and in furtherance of this endeavour, volunteers are required for the following projects:
IDIA aims to create more video tutorials in regional languages, so as make learning easier and more fun for the trainees. They will be using a very simple software for this (for instance, see this short explanatory video). Each video ideally explains one topic and gives some questions on it. Tutorials developed last year can be accessed here.
This project, once completed, shall enable IDIA to reach out to areas where it does not have a strong presence as yet. Prior knowledge of video-making, programming, graphic designing etc. is not a pre-requisite to be a part of this team. Candidates having a sound grasp of subject areas tested through law entrance examinations, and wishing to disseminate this knowledge country-wide are encouraged to apply.
The work would entail:
Last year, all IDIA trainees attempted these mock tests and greatly benefited from regular feedback on their performance. In addition to designing questions, candidates will have an opportunity to extensively engage with Moodle, code tests, and conduct data analysis using MS Excel. Once again, prior knowledge of these tools is not a pre-requisite.
IDIA has been successful in preparing a well-segregated, subject-wise question bank of all past-years' law entrance examinations. This task was undertaken with the aim of familiarizing trainees with the possible types of questions that can be expected in an entrance examination. The work for this project would entail:
This project entails preparation of weekly quizzes on current affairs. If you are interested in regular engagement with the happenings across the world, then this work shall interest you greatly.
The minimum qualifications for this post are the following:
The biggest incentive in working as part of IDIA is, of course, the satisfaction of having made great contribution towards a great cause. However, some material incentives which the candidates could consider are:
Queries can be addressed to Shilpa Prasad (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Siddhant Sachdeva (email@example.com).