4000+ Students Of Jindal Global Law School Secure Record Number Of Internships


14 Dec 2023 6:02 AM GMT

  • 4000+ Students Of Jindal Global Law School Secure Record Number Of Internships
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    4076 students of Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University, enrolled in B.A.LL.B. (Hons), B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons), B.Com LL.B. (Hons), LL.B., LL.M., B.A. (Legal Studies) and B.A. (Criminology and Criminal Justice), have secured internships in various institutions and offices in the public and private sector. These institutions include: law firms (1276 students), law offices (1091), NGOs (372), corporate houses (107), government organizations (63), research internships with leading academics and academic institutions (62) and other sectors (901).

    The internships mentioned above extend across many practice-areas, e.g., criminal law, corporate law, environmental law, and human rights.

    Out of the 1276 students who secured internships in law firms, around 500 of them are in the top 20 law firms in the country as the following table indicates.


    No. of Students

    Khaitan & Co.




    AZB & Partners


    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM)


    Dhir & Dhir Associates


    JSA Advocates & Solicitors


    Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM)


    Indus Law


    DSK Legal


    Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan


    Veritas Legal


    Dua Associates


    Fox and Mandal


    M. V. Kini Law Firm


    K&S Partners


    Karanjawala & Co.


    Luthra & Luthra Law Offices


    Saraf & Partners


    Argus Partners


    Economic Laws Practice


    This whopping number is a result of the emphasis on the “practical” in legal education. The curriculum and pedagogy—the “theoretical”—well-prepare the students to do the practicals as an extension of classroom instruction. It is the irresistible urge produced in the classrooms to “observe”, “apply”, and “test” what has been learned that has resulted in this outcome.

    Explaining the philosophy and approach of internships, Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University and Dean, Jindal Global Law School, states, “JGLS believes in the industry/community/professional “connect” with the law schools, as life at the law school leads to these domains of social functions, it is their destination. Law schools cannot be the dead-end of a journey. It is law schools which make the students ready for performing various social roles, and in that scheme of things, who else but law schools can make inroads on the industries concerned and make pathways to their students to the profession and society. Being conscious of this institutional and social role the Office of Career Services (OCS) of the university works throughout the year in setting the said connect by understanding the industry requirements and sharing the same with the law school. It is this mutuality which has led to the numbers and results which are before us”.

    Prof. (Dr.) Raj Kumar also congratulated the students and faculty of JGLS whose efforts are causal to this outcome. “I am grateful to the faculty members of JGLS and their extraordinary efforts in providing the highest quality legal education which are the reasons for these achievements. Indeed, the receptivity of students to what has been taught, their understanding of the need for applying what has been learned, and their own competencies played a huge role as well”.

    Prof. Padmanabha Ramanujam, Dean of Academic Governance. O.P. Jindal Global University explains the approach of the Office of Career Services, which he heads, towards securing internships and placements for students. “The Office of Career Services (OCS) focuses on setting proper channels of communication between industry, faculty, and students. One of the major exercises which OCS carries out is interest-mapping of students which helps us understand student expectations, and we do match them with industry expectations which we constantly obtain through professional conversations. This matching exercise that we do on a regular basis helps the right persons to be at the right places to yield right outcomes. The school also participates in this process by providing us with programme wise internship route maps which provide ideal internship progression”.

    JGLS remains unwavering in its commitment to achieve excellence in legal education, and this achievement is a significant milestone in the institution's journey toward producing highly skilled legal professionals.

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