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JGLS hires 22 NLU LLB grads • 30% of fac hold NLU LLBs • Full list of 75 new hires

Although NLU grads may be a semi-arbitrary yardstick here are the figures (though JGLS seems to prize foreign-uni post-grads even more)

JGLS Sonepat has hired 75 new faculty for this academic year growing its total full-time faculty strength to 230 from 163, as at the same time last year, growing the proportion of LLB graduates from all national law schools in its faculty to 30%.

Only 8 of JGLS’ faculty had left over the last academic year, according to figures supplied by the university.

And, according to a full break-down of the 75 new hires provided to us on request (see list below), out of the national law schools, the greatest numbers of the new hires hold undergraduate law degrees from NUJS Kolkata and Nalsar Hyderabad:

  • NUJS Kolkata: 5
  • Nalsar Hyderabad: 4
  • NLIU Bhopal: 2
  • RGNUL Patiala: 2
  • NLSIU Bangalore: 1
  • NLU Jodhpur: 1
  • CNLU: 1
  • GNLU Gandhinagar: 1
  • Nuals Kochi: 1
  • RMLNLU Lucknow: 1
  • TNNLS Tiruchirappalli: 1
  • NUSRL Ranchi: 1
  • DSNLU Visakhapatnam: 1

Total NLU LLB representation at JGLS: 30%

This increases the number of various national law university (NLU) graduate faculty (who are nominally perceived, at least in some Legally India comments, as a possible yardstick of the quality of younger gen-professors) at JGLS to 76, according to a university press release.

Out of those 76 faculty members with an NLU background, the breakdown (including LLB, LLM or other NLU degrees) is as follows:

  • NUJS: 20 faculty (including 1 LLM, 1 MPhil)
  • Nalsar: 15 (including 2 LLMs)
  • NLSIU: 8 (including 3 LLMs)
  • GNLU: 7
  • Other NLUs: 6
  • NLU Jodhpur: 5
  • RGNUL: 5
  • NLIU: 5
  • NLU Delhi: 3
  • CNLU Patna: 2

In other words, 69 out of JGLS’ 230-strong faculty - 30% - have LLB degrees from NLUs.

Other non-NLU stats

While cracking the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) could be taken at the very least to be a yardstick of a minimum level of competence, an NLU LLB does not seem to be the be-all-and-end-all in getting a JGLS job: more than 85% of faculty members have some sort of international degree, according to the university.

Also, its latest hiring spree has lifted its faculty gender ratio to 50% women (after 60% of its 75 new hires are women). A total of 40% of its “leadership positions” at JGLS are apparently held by women, it said.

Its faculty student ratio currently stands at 1:12 (up from 1:15 when it was established in 2009, with a much smaller student cohort, which has now expanded to more than 2,700).

These 75 new hires include the hire of four senior professors - Prof Upendra Baxi, Prof BS Chimni, Prof Mahendra Pal Singh, and Prof BB Pande - that we had first reported last week.

The average age of JGLS full-time faculty member is 35 years.

Founding JGLS dean Professor C Raj Kumar said in a press release: “The only way to build a world class law school is to be able to hire a world class faculty. JGU offers its faculty members a competitive salary, research benefits comparable to the top international universities along with comprehensive health and accidental insurance coverage, accommodation near the University Campus, staff development allowance, research grants, research rewards for publications and other benefits.

“Most importantly, JGLS has created an academic ecosystem and an intellectually vibrant environment that fosters academic freedom, intellectual autonomy and research independence while providing adequate resources to fulfill the individual and institutional objectives. Our aim has been to provide the faculty members quality time to pursue research and the students to have greater interaction with the faculty members.

“Though, we have achieved a number of milestones in such a short time span, however, we need to set our own standards and work towards promoting gender and other forms of diversities among JGU faculty. This will always be our institutional commitment and we will continue to take sincere efforts in the years to come.”

Full list of new faculty hired for this year

Name Designation LLB LLM Other Qualifications
Prof. (Dr.) Mahendra Pal Singh Research Professor of Law, Distinguished Scholar in Public Law & Comparative Law, Director – Centre for Comparative Law and Chairman of the Law School Doctoral Committee University of Agra University of Lucknow; Columbia University LL.D. (University of Lucknow)
Prof. (Dr.) Upendra Baxi Research Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar in Public Law & Jurisprudence University of Bombay University of Bombay; University of California, Berkeley J.S. (University of California, Berkeley);Ph.D. (NLSIU, Bangalore);Ph.D. ( University of La Trobe, Melbourne)
Prof.(Dr.) B.S. Chimni Distinguish Professor of International Law Member, Law School of Doctoral Committee Panjab University University of Bombay Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Prof. B.B. Pande Research Professor of Law and Distinguished Scholar in Criminal Law & Criminal Justice University of Lucknow University of Lucknow B.Sc. (University of Lucknow)
Prof. (Dr.) Kenneth Holland Professor & Dean (Academics, Research & International Affairs) University of Virginia _ B.A. (Furman University); M.A. (University of Virginia); Ph.D. (University of Chicago)
Prof. (Dr.) Adithya Krishna Chintapanti Associate Professor NALSAR, Hyderabad University of Warwick Ph.D. (University of Warwick)
Prof. (Dr.) Rajeev Kadambi Associate Professor NALSAR, Hyderabad Boston University M.A. (Brown University); Ph.D. (Brown University)
Prof. Federico Jarast Associate Professor University of Buenos Aires Tufts University _
Prof. (Dr.) Tony George Associate Professor Kerala Law Academy Law College, Trivandrum University of Kerala; Dalhousie University, Canada M.Phil. (WBNUJS, Kolkata); LL.M. (Dalhousie University, Canada); Ph.D. (Dalhousie University, Canada)
Prof. Deborshi Barat Assistant Professor WBNUJS, Kolkata Harvard University Ph.D. candidate (Tufts University)
Prof. (Dr.) Gagan Kumar Assistant Professor _ _ B.A. (University of Delhi); M.A. (University of Delhi); M.Phil. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Prof. (Dr.) Sangseok Ha Assistant Professor Kyungpook National University Kyungpook National University; Indiana University Ph.D. (Kyungpook National University)
Prof. Suraj Girijashanker Assistant Professor London School of Economics, London SOAS University of London; Columbia University _
Prof. (Dr.) Kaushalya Bajpayee Assistant Professor _ _ B.A. (Hons.) (University of Calcutta); M.A. (University of Calcutta); M.Phil. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Prof. (Dr.) Aishwarya Subramanian Assistant Professor _ _ B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi); M.Phil. (University of Dublin, Ireland); Ph.D. (Newcastle University, U.K.)
Prof. Krishna Deo Singh Chauhan Assistant Professor NLIU, Bhopal National University of Singapore _
Prof. (Dr.) Mizanur Rahaman Assistant Professor University of Calcutta University of Warwick; University of Pune Ph.D. (University of Kent)
Prof. (Dr.) Moiz Tundawala Assistant Professor WBNUJS, Kolkata University of London Ph.D. (London School of Economics, London)
Prof. Debolina Dutta Assistant Professor Bharti Vidyapeeth University _ B.A. (University of Calcutta); M.Phil. (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences , Kolkata); Ph.D. candidate (University of Melbourne)
Prof. (Dr.) Joel Bonilla Blondet Assistant Professor _ Indiana University B.A. (Hons.) (University of Puerto Rico); MBA (University of Sungkyunkwan); J.D. (Indiana University); Ph.D. (Indiana University)
Ms. Devyani Tewari Senior Research Associate NALSAR, Hyderabad London School of Economics, London _
Mr. Rakesh Singh Senior Research Associate CNLU, Patna Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; Queen Mary University of London _
Ms. Maneka Nair Sastharam Senior Research Associate University of Kerala University of Cambridge _
Ms. Kaberi Basu Senior Research Associate Banaras Hindu University University of California, Berkeley B.Sc. (Hons.) (University of Delhi)
Ms. Aakriti Malhotra Senior Research Associate University of Delhi University of Oxford; Leiden University B.A. (University of Delhi); BCL (University of Oxford)
Ms. Ajita Sharma Senior Research Associate O.P. Jindal Global University University of Illinois _
Mr. Amalesh Prasad Senior Research Associate University of Delhi Cardiff University B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi)
Ms. Chhaya Bhardwaj Senior Research Associate CCS University, Meerut University of Vermont _
Ms. Debolina Basu Bhatt Senior Research Associate Law College, Dehradun University of Glasgow B.A. (Hons.) (University of Calcutta); M.A. (Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University)
Mr. Mayank Suri Senior Research Associate O.P. Jindal Global University Swansea University, U.K. _
Mr. Sachin Sathyarajan Senior Research Associate NUALS, Kochi Queensland University of Technology, Australia _
Ms. Varsha Gaikwad Senior Research Associate Government Law College, Mumbai Queen Mary University of London; Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai _
Ms. Haifa Peerzada Senior Research Associate University of Delhi _ B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi); M.A. (University of Birmingham, U.K.)
Mr. Ylli Dautaj Senior Research Associate National University of Ireland University of Pennsylvania; Uppsala University Ph.D. candidate (University of Edinburgh)
Mr. Nikolaos K. Voutyrakos Senior Research Associate National and Kapodistrian University of Athens University of Cambridge; National and Kapodistrian University of Athens _
Ms. Andrea Marilyn Pragashini Immanuel Senior Research Associate The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University Utrecht University _
Ms. Shraddha Chaudhary Senior Research Associate NLSIU, Bangalore University of Cambridge _
Ms. Ira Chadha - Sridhar Senior Research Associate WBNUJS, Kolkata University of Cambridge _
Ms. Maria Eleni Pouliasi Senior Research Associate National and Kapodistrian University of Athens University of Cambridge _
Ms. Radhika Goel Senior Research Associate O.P. Jindal Global University University of Pennsylvania _
Mr. Ashwin Mishra Senior Research Associate NLU, Jodhpur Pepperdine University, California _
Ms. Hamsini Marada Senior Research Associate ILS Law College, Pune University of Cambridge _
Ms. Ishana Tripathi Senior Research Associate NALSAR, Hyderabad University of Hamburg and Erasmus University, Rotterdam _
Ms. Prama Mukhopadhyay Senior Research Associate KIIT University, Bhubaneswar King’s College, London _
Ms. Kirthana Singh Khurana Senior Research Associate University of Delhi University of Cambridge B.Com. (Hons.) (University of Delhi)
Mr. Siddhanth Prasad Senior Research Associate University of Edinburgh University of Cambridge _
Mr. Mathews P. George Senior Research Associate WBNUJS, Kolkata University of Munich _
Ms. Prajakta Kale Senior Research Associate Dr. Baba Ambedkar Marathwada University Queen Mary University of London B.E. (Dr. Baba Ambedkar Marathwada University)
Ms. Radhika Saxena Senior Research Associate University of Delhi University of Pennsylvania B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi)
Ms. Pankhudi Khandelwal Senior Research Associate NLIU, Bhopal London School of Economics, London _
Ms. Isha Bansal Research Associate RMLNU, Lucknow Queen Mary University of London _
Ms. Ruby Panchal Research Associate RGNUL, Punjab Queen Mary University of London _
Ms. Soumya Singh Chauhan Research Associate Panjab University University of Washington _
Mr. Mukesh Arora Research Associate North Cap University, Gurgaon Queen Mary University of London _
Ms. Samudyata Sreenath Research Associate O.P. Jindal Global University University of Oxford _
Ms. Swati Bisen Research Associate Gujarat National Law University Tufts University _
Ms. Aditi Singh Research Associate University of Delhi London School of Economics, London B.Tech (YMCA)
Mr. Akash Gupta Research Associate TNNLS, Tiruchirappalli Stockholm University, Sweden _
Ms. Chetna Research Associate Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi Pennsylvania State University _
Ms. Sanjini Jain Research Associate Nirma University, Ahmedabad University of Washington _
Ms. Yashmita Bhalla Research Associate Panjab University Pepperdine University, California _
Ms. Ankita Gandhi Research Associate University of Delhi London School of Economics, London B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi)
Ms. Arushi Bajpai Research Associate NUSRL, Ranchi University of Kent _
Mr. Atharva Sontakke Research Associate GNLU, Gandhinagar London School of Economics, London _
Ms. Vinitika Vij Research Associate O.P. Jindal Global University University of Cambridge _
Ms. Oieshi Saha Research Associate WBNUJS, Kolkata University of Cambridge _
Ms. Aneela Fatima Research Associate Amity University Queen Mary University of London _
Ms. Navdeep Kaur Research Associate _ _ B.Sc. (Hons.) (Panjab University); MBA (Panjab University); Ph.D. candidate (Punjabi University)
Ms. Rubanya Nanda Research Associate DSNLU, Visakhapatnam Uppsala University, Sweden _
Ms. Aishwarya Pagedar Research Associate Savitribai Phule Pune University Northeastern University, Boston _
Ms. Chithra P. George Research Associate University of Pune National University of Singapore _
Ms. Kanika Jamwal Research Associate RGNUL, Punjab London School of Economics, London _
Ms. Lakshmi Srinivasan Research Associate NMIMS, Mumbai King’s College, London _
Ms. Nimisha Thomas Research Associate Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi Queen Mary University of London P.G. Diploma (Indian Society of International Law, Delhi)
Mr. Aashish Yadav Research Associate University of Delhi London School of Economics, London B.A. (Hons.) (University of Delhi)
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