Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) secured 36 Zero-Day placements for the Batch of 2021. This is a record 50% increase in the Zero-Day placements compared to that of the batch that graduated last year. The 2021 intake includes 11 pre-placement offers (PPOs) with 8 leading law firms.
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas became the largest recruiter of JGLS students with an intake of 10, followed by AZB & Partners and Trilegal with 8 intakes each. L&L Partners and Indus Law hired 3 students each, whereas Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas hired 2. Khaitan & Co. and Argus Partners hired 1 student each.
Apart from Zero-Day placements, the students have secured placements across other leading organisations including Veritas Legal, Bharucha & Partners, Hemant Sahai Associates, Converse Law, Sarvaank Associates, Rajeshwari & Associates, Aquilaw, Obhan & Associates, Tata Power, Go Lorry, Chamber of Senior Advocate Arvind Nayar, and many others.
Last year, for the 2020 batch, JGLS was successful in placing 176 students which included 24 Zero-Day intakes and other intakes by law firms, corporates, law offices and NGOs. Over 50 students were placed in the Teaching and Research Immersion Programme (TRIP) and Graduate Research Immersion Programme (GRIP), which are teaching and research-based fellowship programmes at the O.P. Jindal Global University.
The key recruiters of the 2020 batch included Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Nishith Desai Associates, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Economic Laws Practice, Bharucha & Partners, J. Sagar Associates, P&A Law Chambers, Obhan & Associates, Platinum Partners, S&R Associates, Spice Route Legal, S.S. Rana & Co, and Wadia Ghandy. Additionally, corporate organisations such as Welspun Group, Bajaj Allianz, upGrad, Tech Mahindra, Darcl Logistics also recruited students from the JGLS batch of 2020 for their in-house positions.
"The students of JGLS have been able to pursue their ambitions last year and this year as well. I am humbled to share that through the commitment to our vision, and the continuous efforts of our Office of Career Services, we were able to create diverse career opportunities across multiple organizations including law firms, academia, NGOs and corporate firms." , said Professor. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University and the Founding Dean, Jindal Global Law School
"This remarkable achievement of JGLS became possible due to the persistent efforts of the members of the Office of Career Service, Vice Deans, Programme Directors, Assistant Deans, Faculty Coordinators and faculty members of JGLS. The students of JGLS also deserve a special mention, for their dedication, hard work and performance has resulted in JGLS accomplishing this feat.", said Professor (Dr.) S.G. Sreejith, Executive Dean, JGLS