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‘It’s never late to change paths in life’

Aniket Bomble, Apeejay School, Kharghar alumnus recounts how he found law to be his passion while preparing for civil service exams



Aniket Bomble is a lawyer, working at the corporate law firm, Cummins India. He is an Apeejay School, Kharghar alumnus and was a part of the first batch of students that joined the school. In a brief interview, Bomble recounts his journey of switching from engineering to law as well as advises students to avoid following the herd mentality. Edited excerpts:

What does a lawyer have to do at the firm?

I go through all the legal documents, agreements and oversee the drafting of the clauses in it. I also look at the legal aspects of the business ventures of my company. I work nine hours a day from 9 AM to 6 PM. It’s usually a very busy day for me.

What made you change from engineering to law?

Civil Services was always my passion. I wanted to pursue it and aimed to become a bureaucrat. So right after my engineering was over, I began preparing for Civil Services. I managed to reach the interview round, but couldn’t make it to the list. It was during the preparations for the Civil Service exam that I studied a lot of law and really liked this field. So, for my plan B in life I chose law. 

Tell us your best memories from Apeejay School, Kharghar?

So many memories…Getting felicitated from Jason sir, the first Principal of Apeejay Kharghar. I was never very good at academics. But I was excellent in quizzing and project work. I got second prize for the Rotary Club in science exhibition in Navi Mumbai. In quizzing, I was one of the panelists in the Mumbai region in TCS IT wiz quiz. We emerged as one of the top 6 teams out of 700 teams. It was a great honour to represent Apeejay School, Kharghar, at such a high level competition.

One word of advice for the current students?

Even if you are not good in academics, you should not demoralise yourself. It’s because life does not end there. Eventually, you will understand what you want to do in life. I changed my career path from engineering to law. You will also find your purpose. Don’t follow the herd mentality. You can change paths whenever you feel like it.

Your future targets?

To become the senior council or a judge in a high court in the coming years. 

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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