SPAC is an inclusive collective which primarily works for the welfare of the Bahujan community on-campus. As a committee founded by some great minds and visionary Bahujan students of NLSIU, SPAC aspires to effectuate the methodologies of Babasaheb Ambedkar to Educate! Organise! Agitate! We sit as equals to educate each other and organise our brothers and sisters in a movement against injustice. The motto of SPAC, as taken from words of Babasaheb, was and has always been to Educate, Agitate and Organise and the committee is committed to these three things unconditionally.
It was the “institutional murder of Rohith Vemula” that acted as a catalyst for the formation of SPAC. That was the time when one of the founding members, Jaya (Batch of 2017) along with others pushed for a signature campaign at Law School and later resolved to form SPAC, a safe space on campus for the students belonging socially marginalized communities in law school.
SPAC has grown from being a relatively new and motivated committee to now being an indispensable part of the law school community. The past year specifically has been an instrumental one for SPAC, not just in terms of the events conducted, but also in the outreach to other associations such as the National Black Law Students Associations and the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People, among others. SPAC has collaborated with multiple organisations, NGOs and research centres and continues to build its outreach not just in India but also internationally.
Selection Criteria – The application process will consist of 3 parts totalling a 100 points. They are divided as follows:
Statement of Purpose: 30 Points
Relevant Past Experiences/ Participation in Subaltern Movements and/or Studies: 10 Points
Interview: 60 Points