Yamuna Menon, the first student in the history of the University who has won 18 gold medals in BA-LLB (Hons.). At the convocation ceremony of the National Law School of Indian University(NLSIU) on September 27, 2020. Also Read: Varanasi’s Shivangi Singh to be first Rafale woman fighter pilot
She was the only graduate student who received 18 medals among 576 students and this moment was mentioned in the history of that University. Ms. Menon belongs to Kochi, Kerala. Also Read: In a historic first, two women officers to operate helicopters from Indian Navy warships
Ms. Menon is the beneficiary of a scholarship from the university, in association with increasing diversity by increasing access (IDIA), is a nonprofit organization that focuses to empower the underprivileged children by giving them acquire to quality legal education.
The medal was awarded her for bagging the first rank:
· Meritorious student
· Outstanding graduating student
· Best outgoing undergraduate student
· Overall topper
· Best outgoing female student
· Business and Corporate Laws
· Torts Law
· Public Law
· Contracts Law
· Criminal Law
· Transfer of Property Laws
· Best outgoing student
· Most deserving female student
· Highest marks in Banking Law
· Best all-round graduating student
· Two medals in Constitutional Law
In 2014, she has given the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) but she did not qualify that exam then after one year, again she gave the CLAT exam where she scored 28th rank. Also Read: First female IPS officer appointed as IG of CRPF in the terrorist affected area of Srinagar
She said, “I think I was focused on my way towards academics. I would set personal goals for myself and then try to do the best of my abilities. I think paying attention in class helped me the most in academics.”
Now she is planned to take admission to the University of Cambridge.
She wrote a paper on the Sumagali system in the Tamil Nadu textile industry which was published in the Cambridge law appraisal.