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GNLU bags 24 top tier BigLaw jobs after its Day Zero yesterday, as (Cyril) Amarchand hires 12 to overtake Khaitan as biggest Day Zero hirer

GNLU Gandhinagar has already placed a total of 24 students on its Day Zero held yesterday, out of a batch of 155, of whom 115 took part in the recruitment process.

A total of 80 students took part in the Day Zero, according to an official press release from GNLU, and 26 offers were made.

Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai region was the biggest recruiter, with 12 total GNLU 2016 grads hired. It is understood that six of those were pre-placement offers (PPOs) offered after internships.

Khaitan & Co only hired three, while Amarchand’s Delhi region picked up four.

The latest rounds of Day Zeros makes Amarchand Mumbai the largest 2016 recruiter so far with 26 hires, having overtaken Khaitan & Co on 22.

Trilegal picked up two, and Luthra & Luthra, J Sagar Associates (JSA) and Platinum Partners one.

This is the first 2016 campus Day Zero hire from Platinum.

GNLU director Bimal Patel said in a press release:

“The class of 2016 consists of high calibre students who are capable of taking on the challenges in the legal arena. The batch has made significant contribution through their various achievements in quality research based publications, prestigious national and international moot court competition, debates, and essay competitions. The batch is all geared-up to make an impact in the nation building process by their excellent work ethics and professionalism.”

Nidhi Buch, the faculty convenor of the Committee on Recruitment Affairs (CRA):

“The class of 2011-2016 have been very interactive and participative in engaging in fruitful classroom discussions. The batch comprises of students who are passionate about the study of law and have indeed been benefitted by the immense practical exposure which they have gained during their internships.”

Placement coordinator Nisha Trivedi commented in the statement:

“The students of the 2011-2016 batch have been ideal professionals during their internships and they were found to be diligent and industrious. To help them in career planning, we had invited our alumnus and professionals from the industry to advice and counsel the students.”

The CRA’s student member Varun Chauhan said:

“We started working with the 2011-2016 batch for their internships and placements a year ago by conducting lectures on how to get Pre-placement Offers (PPOs), CV writing, workshops on interpersonal skills and by conducting interactive sessions with the final year students who shared their past valuable internship experiences.”

Day Zero recruitments so far

GNLU G’r acceptances of which PPOs NLIU Bhopal accept’s (PPOs) NLSIU accept’s (PPOs) NLU Delhi accept’s (PPOs) Total
Khaitan & Co 3 tbc
6 3 7 4 6 1 22
Amarchand Mumbai 12 6 7 4 6 1 1
Trilegal 2
4 1 3 1 3
Luthra & Luthra 1 tbc

5 3 4 1 10
AZB & Partners

Amarchand Delhi 4 tbc

4 2 2 1 10


JSA 1 tbc

Deutsche Bank

1 1

S&R Associates

1 1 1 1 2

Platinum Partners 1

TOTAL 24 tbc

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