A triple Masters Degree holder, a lawyer and a Company Secretary, Rupanjana De has it all in her bag!
Having won Merit and National Scholarships for 10th and 12th class exams, Ms. De went on to bag, not one, but two gold medals! One for being the University topper at Graduation level and the other for topping the LL.B. examination, both in Assam University. She broke the 43-year-long jinx (2003) to become the first person to secure a First Class in LL.B from her college and university, which still remains unbeaten.
She passed CS Final examination in 2001 with flying colours. And she did not stop there. Her urge to know more and learn more encouraged her to pursue a Triple Master Degree programme in Europe later. There she earned a Master Degree in Law (LL.M) from University of Hamburg, Germany, a Master Degree in Applied Economics (M.A. Eco) from Université Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III, France and a European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Her thesis involved a ‘Law and Economics’ approach to the position of Company Secretaries and their role in Corporate Governance. It was a true international exposure for her and, everything apart, the programme gave her a chance to interact with lawyers, economists and corporates from 45 countries.