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Wrote CLAT this year (fresher), got through to NLUO. My backup plan has always been JGLS, so I'm confused as to which one is better in terms of faculty, future prospects, industry rep and just generally.
JGLS would be ahead in all the parameters that you mentioned. The only question is that whether it is worth all that extra money. In my opinion, it is not. But if you can afford it without loans or putting pressure on your family, then you should go for It.
I mostly agree with the above. NLU-O has good prospects for anyone who works hard, with a respectable placement record and LLM offers, a good mooting culture and decent industry rep. The faculty is likely to be very average. It will also, IMO, have a slightly better crowd that Jindal, which has a MASSIVE intake. They will take anyone as long as they write the cheque.

You're more likely to find better faculty at Jindal. There are some excellent teachers and general perception is that an average teacher at Jindal would be better than an average teacher at a T2 NLU. In terms of placements, they do have very good placements, but when assessing the figures, take into account the much larger batch size and that many PPOs may actually have come from connections (after all, it is the land of the rich). They also have a very good mooting culture, offer some papers and opportunities that other places don't or are just starting to and attract have a great campus.

But, like the person before me said, the question is if it is worth it. Is Jindal better? Probably. But is it worth it? Only if you come from a very comfortable family and you can afford to pay the fee easily. For parents, our education is a priority, so if Jindal is what you decide, they may make it work, even if it strains them. Here's a quick test: if you have to take a loan or liquidate any assets, DON'T do it. NLU-O is a great place. But if you can pay the fee and still have plenty left in your education fund to go for a fancy LLM abroad, then Jindal is the place for you.
I would choose NLU and I will tell you why.

1. Better ROI - The biggest factor is ROI, 50 lakhs for a B.A LL.B. degree is not necessarily a wise decision.

2. Placements- What people forget is that NLUO has been doing really well. If we compare in percentages, then I would say NLUO is doing exceedingly well compared to Jindal. Jindal has an enormous batch size which is a deterrent at most times.

3. Crowd- Now this is very controversial, in what parameters do we define a better crowd? Here, better crowd means, which college has a smarter crowd and I would say NLUO because Jindal literally takes everybody in. They have no filtering, LSAT is a joke.

Apart from these two reasons Jindal is better in all parameters. Better faculty, better campus, better research facilities etc etc. Infact, if you know how to socialise, you will get a chance to meet very connected individuals that can be turned into your favour.
I faced a similar choice. Jindal, which seems flashier and is a three hour drive from home, or a T2 NLU.

We are not rich, but both my parents are working so we are doing okay financially. After ALL expenses, my parents save a total of 10-12L per annum. And my brother wouldn't start college until after I passed out. So I could have gone to Jindal without taking a loan or compromising on our lifestyle etc. We just wouldn't have had any savings those five years. I opted for the NLU instead and got a PPO. Same outcome for 1/10th the price.

I didn't have detailed knowledge of these figures when I made the decision, back then I decided only on the basis of overall perception. I found out the numbers later, which only reinforced the belief that I made the right decision.
Man, go for jindal!!

Lower nlus are not worth it!!

Mind my words or u will regret later!
OK dude, for your sake, that not might be a lower Nlu but it is not as good as jindal!!
I too graduated from nluo,,, and to the best of my knowledge,,, all I can say that nluo is not better than jindal,,,,

Jindal is far far away than nluo
Nluo is way better.Nluo kids are meritorious but Jindal kids are wealthy.Publish and don't censor.
go to jindal and ruin your life. I am one amongst the JGLS student and bet that only some can create a future there after paying a hefty fee.
The LSAT results aren’t out yet. Now the catch is that everyone is invited for admission in the JGLS B.A.LLB Programme - however only few end up receiving scholarships ranging from 50 percent and above (there are scholarships ranging from 10%-25% as well) . So if you are a scholarship holder , by all means go. Else , try out NLU-O and retake Clat .
Thank you for the numerous, albeit mixed responses. Just to follow up:

How would MNLU Mumbai, GLC and Symbiosis compare to the above institutions on similar parameters?
if you can afford it, JGLS handsdown. Far more prestigious, good faculty,
Clearly, someone from JGLS is sabotaging the like-dislike ratio. Why do they always behave in the most self-entitled way possible? (I don't want to generalize but in most of the cases it's them.)
It's pretty evident lmao, people who spoke against JGLS got upto 31 downvotes while who spoke in favour got 34 upvotes. There is not a single comment with a 1:1 upvotes to downvotes ratio on comments against JGLS.

Atleast the batch strength is of use somewhere 😭
Opted for JGLS over GNLU in 2018, but only because I was offered a full scholarship at JGLS. Never regretted my decision once. If you can afford it, go for JGLS. You will have the opportunity be taught by amazing faculty including the likes of Upendra Baxi, will have access to a robust office of career services, could go on a semester exchange abroad for no additional tuition fee, etc. The campus is a good place to be as well - the mess food is great, we have movie nights, the admin is investing in better infrastructure, and you'll be close to Delhi.

The only couple of drawbacks are how overpopulated campus is quickly becoming, and the gatepass system for the first three years, wherein you'll need parental permission to exit campus (be sure to give a sibling's or friend's phone number instead of your guardian's if you can). Other than that, JGLS any day!
Do u think full scholarships are still available in JGLS? I gave lsat this year and they mentioned that this scholarship is only offered to one person .

Also don’t go to JGLS without scholarship please - you will have no respect
75 percent scholarships are offered if you get a really good percentile in LSAT. I got one. Probably finished my entire 5-year law degree in around 15 Lakhs and got a 50k security deposit back at the end of it too. The percentile you need to secure for this is similar to getting an NLU rank from CLAT (even T2). I graduated in 2022. It was worth it, everyday of it was worth it according to me.