RecTracker: 89 students of NUJS 2019 batch secure placements, law firms offer 15-18 lakh per year

Bar & Bench August 21 2019

The 2019 batch of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) has had a fruitful recruitment season, securing a whopping 89 jobs for its students.

Once again, NUJS has claimed that its 2019 batch has secured the highest number of placements across all National Law Universities (NLUs) in the country.

The batch received a total of 121 offers, out of which 89 were accepted. 60 of these were from law firms across the country. 7 students accepted Training Contracts and Vacation Schemes at international law firms.

Indian Law Firms
Law Firm No. of hires
AZB & Partners 12
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 11
Trilegal 8
L&L Partners 7
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas 4
Khaitan & Co 4
IndusLaw 4
Talwar Thakore & Associates 2
J Sagar Associates 1
Clarus Law Associates 1
Pathak and Associates 1
ChirAmrit LLP 1
S Jalan and Co. 1
PLA Advocates 1
Anand and Anand 1
Agarwal Law Associates 1
TOTAL 60
International Law Firms
Firm Vacation Schemes/Training Contracts
Linklaters LLP 1/1
Allen &  Overy 1/1
Herbert Smith Freehills 2/1
TOTAL 7

Among the Indian law firms, AZB & Partners was the biggest hirer, taking on board 12 NUJS students. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas was next with 11 hires, followed by Trilegal with 8 and L&L Partners with 7. Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co, and IndusLaw made 4 hires each.

The average salary package offered at Indian law firms was Rs. 15-18 lakh per annum. International law firms offered Rs. 42-46 lakh per year.

A total of 22 students accepted in-house jobs. SAIL and ICICI Bank were the biggest hirers, with 9 and 4 each. These students received packages ranging from Rs 12-14 lakh. 

Organisation No. of hires
Steel Authority of India Limited 9
ICICI Bank 4
Thomson Reuters LLP 3
GAIL 2
SVF Entertainment 1
Anand Rathi Wealth Management 1
McNally Bharat Engineering Company Ltd. 1
Ernst and Young 1
TOTAL 22

6 students opted for litigation at various chambers, while one student each secured judicial clerkships at the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.

Another 5 students opted to pursue higher studies at universities like University of Cambridge, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, and Boston University. One student secured a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.

13 students decided to prepare for judiciary exams, while another 7 are studying for civil services exams. ODRWays, a startup created at NUJS employed 2 students.

The Recruitment Committee for the Batch of 2019 comprised Aditi Somani, Ankita Agarwala, Aparimita Pratap, Guncha Dhiman, Isha Choudhary (Coordinator), Mishail Khan, Shubhankar Jain, and Tanmai Shukla (Coordinator).