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84 out of NUJS 2018 batch of 113 get jobs, led by Big Six firms • Total 109 accounted for

NUJS celebrates record placements in 2018
NUJS celebrates record placements in 2018

NUJS Kolkata has placed 84 out of a batch of 113 students graduating in 2018, with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) picking up a massive 16 following its successful Day Zero that had yielded at least 40 law firm offers by April 2017 already.

Together with further public exams and higher studies, NUJS has accounted for 109 students out of its batch this year in the breakdown it has provided.

After CAM, Khaitan & Co was the second largest recruiter with 8 students, while AZB & Partners picked up 6 graduates.

Trilegal and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas both hired 5, while L&L Partners hired 3.

A total of 9 other domestic law firms also hired up to two students each (see full table below).

A total of 4 students also scored foreign law firm vacation contracts - 2 each with Allen & Overy and Linklaters, which pay Rs 42 - 46 lakhs, according to the recruitment committee.

Out of the corporate recruiters, the most (4) went to Thomson Reuters (presumably via the legal process outsourcing (LPO) unit Pangea3 it had bought). ICICI Bank, Hindustan Petroleum and Wipro hired 2 students each.

Last year, the NUJS recruitment committee had reported 78 students placed out of a batch of 128 (excluding civil services and judicial clerkships).

The top career choice after corporate jobs was the public sector: a grand total of 12 chose to prepare for Civil Services examinations, 5 would prepare for judicial services exams, and 1 has taken a judicial clerkship at the Supreme Court.

A total of 10 students opted for litigation, joining a total of nine law chambers or litigation firms, with the RCC having provided a full breakdown.

Only 5 students opted for LLMs abroad this year, with 3 joining Cambridge, and 1 each going to Oxford and the University of Purdue.

A total of 2 students opted to join non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The CRC team of 2017 and 2018 comprised of the following students: Aditya Sarmah, Arjun Agarwal, Farhan Shehab Umar, Keshav Pareek (Coordinator), Kshitij Maheshwari, Pranav Rajesh Sethi, Samarth Sharma, Sammanika Rawat, Sankalp Srivastava (Coordinator) and Venkatesh Renganathan.

The RCC said in a statement: “Such an achievement would not have been possible without the incredible efforts of all the CRC members, past and present, and the support of our current faculty advisor Prof (Dr) Anirban Mazumdar along with the previous faculty advisor, Ms. Vaneeta Pattnaik, and all the faculty members and the entire administrative staff at NUJS. We would also like to acknowledge our indebtedness to our alumni network whose fantastic support and guidance ensured these results.”

Full NUJS 2018 final recruitments table

S. No.

Recruiter/Career Avenue

No. of Students Recruited

Domestic Law Firms

1.

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

16

2.

Khaitan & Co.

8

3.

AZB & Partners

6

4.

Trilegal

5

5.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

5

6.

L & L Partners

3

7.

IndusLaw

2

8.

Argus Partners

2

9.

Phoenix Legal

1

10.

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan

1

11.

Singh & Associates

1

12.

BTG Legal

1

13.

P&A Law Offices

1

14.

HSA Advocates

1

15.

Pioneer Law Associates

1

Foreign Law Firms

16.

Allen & Overy LLP

2

17.

Linklaters LLP

2

Corporate/In-House/LPO

18.

ICICI Bank

2

19.

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

2

20.

Wipro Limited

2

21.

Star India Private Limited

1

22.

AM Sports Law and Management Consultancy

1

23.

International Justice Mission

1

24.

Thomson Reuters

4

25.

Partners for Law in Development

1

26.

Hash Cyber Security Solutions Private Limited

1

Law Chambers/Litigation firms

27.

Chambers of Adv. Mr. Aditya Wadhwa

1

28.

Keystone Partners

1

29.

Chambers of Adv. Mr. Madhav Khurana

1

30.

Chambers of Adv. Mr. Arjun Diwan

1

31.

Menon & Associates

1

32.

Manthan Law

1

33.

L.P. Asthana Excise Consultants

1

34.

Phadke Law

1

35.

Chambers of Adv. Mr. Kotla Harshavardhan

1

36.

Litigation in High Courts/Trial Courts

2

Higher Studies

37.

LLM, University of Cambridge

3

38.

BCL, University of Oxford

1

39.

JD, University of Purdue

1

Alternative Career Avenues

40.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

2

41.

Judicial Clerkship (Supreme Court)

1

42.

Judicial Examination preparation

5

43.

Civil Services preparation

12

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