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HNLU discloses final 2017 job stats: 49 jobs/LLMs for 73 RCC members, incl some SAM, AZB, Trilegal • Chhattisgarh biggest [UPDATE-1]

Raipur’s RCC provides full breakdown of 2017 RCC jobs, including several highly coveted placements
Raipur’s RCC provides full breakdown of 2017 RCC jobs, including several highly coveted placements

HNLU Raipur has released the 2016-17 placement statistics of its recruitment coordination committee (RCC), after a successful year of hunting jobs via PPOs and interviews made on campus and via video-conferencing.

A total of 49 job accepted offers were made to 73 students, according to the RCC’s release, with a total of 57 offers.

Correction: An earlier release we reported had 48 accepted job offers. This has increased to 49 now, with one additional offer from Chhattisgarh, one fewer foundation acceptance, and one additional job with

We reached out to HNLU and its RCC for comment on the total size of its batch, but are yet to hear back. We will update this story when and if we hear back.

Update: The total batch size of HNLU is 170, confirmed the RCC.

However, for those 49 accepted offers the RCC transparently provided a full list of jobs with names of students (see PDF uploaded below, for a redacted list), including offers and acceptances.

Non-legal practice jobs

The biggest single recruiter by far was the Chhattisgarh Ministry of Law and Legislative Affairs, which picked up 17 HNLU students.

Thomson Reuters was also one of the bigger recruiters, picking up three. Exam coaching and preparation service IMS India and DraftSpotting Technologies Pvt Ltd hired one each.

Law firms & practices

The biggest law firm recruiter was Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, which made four accepted offers.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, Trilegal and ICICI Bank each hired one HNLU student.

Link Legal India Law Services, Singh & Associates and Advaita Legal each hired two, while one each was hired by:

  • Vaish Associates Mumbai,
  • BMR Legal,
  • Tuli & Co,
  • TPM Solicitors
  • Arthe Law
  • Wadia Ghandy
  • SK Farhan & Associates
  • Nexus Legal, Lucknow
  • LexPlosion Solutions, Kolkata (LPO)
  • Chambers of Advocate Karan Joseph

LLM / fellowships

One student accepted a Teach for India Fellowship, while four opted for LLMs or MBAs at the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden; Institute for Law and Finance, Frankfurt; SOAS London; and IIT Kharagpur.

Story to be updated.

The RCC explained in its statement:

This year we tried reaching out to a lot of law firms for the interviews and to get more assessment internships from the law firms, and companies as to increase the numbers of placements. The strategy has paid off, with 58 offers being generated for the 73 students who sat for the placements. The below mentioned offers include LLM offers and fellowships as well. We still await results of few interviews which have already been conducted. Post results of the same, the overall number is expected to increase.

This year, there has been an increase in the number of fellowships offered to our students which include renowned fellowships, namely, Teach for India and Yes Foundation Social Change fellowship. Further, LLM offers have been made from ILF Germany, School of Oriental and African Studies and Stockholm School of Economics.

There has been a considerable number of students who have opted to take the UPSC and Judiciary exams as well. Some students have also opted to pursue litigation as a career.

We believe that HNLU is doing better with every passing batch and this year as well we have witnessed an increase in the number of recruitments. We would like to thank our University, Vice-Chancellor, Alumni and our students for all their efforts.

The RCC also added in its statement:

The RCC this year was formed under the aegis of the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sukhpal Singh and the Registrar Dr. Deepak Kr. Srivastava. Dr. Y. Papparao, and Mrs. Balwinder Kaur Sandhu were the faculty coordinators this year. The Student Co-ordinators of the RCC were Nipun Gautam, Astha Sinha, Om Kukreja, Prerana De, A.Rishi and Sharanya Mukherjee.

HNLU 2017 placements (PDF)

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