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GNLU: The only NLU to hide full placement picture, shows off 19 ‘selected’ job offers for ~150 students

Sunlight: Apparently rare at GNLU
Sunlight: Apparently rare at GNLU

GNLU Gandhinagar has again declined to disclose complete placement statistics for their graduating batch this year, following the policy it started last year and in this year’s Day Zero of recruitments.

This time the law school “selective[ly]” divulged that at least 19 students have found roles with big six law firms, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan and in judicial clerkships.

Attributing the lack of transparency to the continuation of the placement process, GNLU staff placements coordinator Nisha Trivedi wrote in an email: “GNLU would always wish to share the recruitment records, however we prefer to share the recruitment records only after completion of the entire recruitment process for each graduating batch.”

Legally India has now published all other national law schools’ 2014 campus recruitment tallies, of which some had also declined to disclose figures last year.

Trivedi disclosed the following “selected statistics” for the 2014 batch, after more than a month of repeated inquiries by Legally India:



Amarchand Mangaldas

6 (1 PPO)

Khaitan & Co

3 (2 PPO)

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan






Supreme Court clerkship


High Court clerkship


GNLU vice chancellor Bimal Patel did not respond to several emails and phone calls seeking comment.

In the 2014 Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT), GNLU admitted 156 students, with more than 100 on the general list without reservations.

Update: This year’s GNLU batch had a strength of 140, with 100 participating with the Committee of Recruitment Affairs.

Other 2014 recruitments

  • CNLU Patna placed 17 in named jobs out of 63,
  • AIL Mohali placed 35 out of 80,
  • RGNUL placed 14 out of 70 in named jobs, excluding litigation
  • NLU Delhi bagged 45 jobs, including 16 Big Six law firm jobs
  • NLSIU Bangalore bagged 72 jobs, including 25 Big Six,
  • NUJS Kolkata 71 jobs, including 26 Big Six,
  • Nalsar Hyderabad got 71, including 26 Big Six,
  • HNLU Raipur 29 jobs for 81 graduates,
  • RMLNLU Lucknow 45 jobs for 150 graduates, and
  • Nuals Kochi placed 26 of 65 graduates.

    Full analysis of this year’s recruitment picture to follow…

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