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Nalsar’s ‘21 batch first to reveal pandemic recruitments after long year: 100% jobs for 73 members

Nalsar 2021: 100% placements but clearly things were more difficult than in non-Corona times
Nalsar 2021: 100% placements but clearly things were more difficult than in non-Corona times

Nalsar Hyderabad’s recruitment coordination committee (RCC) has announced the the final results for recruitments for its 73 members in an exceedingly difficult and unusual year (full stats below).

The Nalsar RCC, which only just dissolved last month (unusually late in the year), is the first of several national law universities we had contacted to share its 2021 recruitments with the world following a pandemic year that has been unpredictable so far as graduate jobs go.

A Nalsar RCC member said: “We understand that this information usually comes to you immediately following Day Zero, but given the pandemic situation, Day Zeroes across NLUs were delayed and recruitments went on for longer.”

The member added: “We send this update to fill the existing information gap regarding the placements of the batch of 2021 across NLUs, so incoming students and future aspirants might benefit from the same and be able to make better-informed decisions.”

The total batch strength was 120 to 125 students, of which 73 subscribed to the RCC. According to the RCC’s release:

The RCC Subscribers’ Pool consisted of 73 subscribers. 6 PPOs were accepted before the RCC was constituted and 67 jobs were secured through the RCC.

Apart from the above, two subscribers secured jobs through individual endeavours as Law Clerk at the Supreme Court, and at J. Sagar Associates.

Many non-subscribers secured jobs at tier-1 firms and advocates’ chambers through individual applications.

A number of 2021 graduates are also currently preparing for competitive exams like the UPSC CSE and PCS(J).

The mix of jobs is a typical one of large law firms, including even newcomers such as Anagram Partners, which hired two Nalsarites (see below).

However, Nalsar’s RCC did not itemise every single job accepted by name, including a grouping of “other law firms and chambers” and “other corporate entities”, which included 15 jobs in total, in order to “safeguard the exclusive relations NALSAR maintains and has established with certain entities and the interests of subsequent batches”.

The RCC also said that ruing its term from October 2019 to July 2021, the RCC saw two by-elections, with old members stepping down and new members joining. The following members were part of the RCC:

Aditi Ramakrishnan, Aditya Bhayal, Akash Kumar Prasad, Aryan Shastri, Avani Agarwal, Bhavish Kaki, Dwiti Goyal, Hemant Gupta, Kajal Kashyap, Kumarjeet Ray, Neeharika Nakka, Nishant Pande, Piyush Rathi, Prachi Tripathi, Pradham Kanduri, Prankul Boobana, Rohil Deshpande, Rohit Iyengar, Sachith Kapoor, Shreyashi Himja, Suneha Kasal, Sushrut Kaplay, Vaibhav Laddha, Yash Agarwal, and Yash Bhagwat.

Day Zero stats Nalsar

Firm

Number of offers made

Number of offers accepted

Trilegal

[...]

4

Khaitan & Co.

[...]

4

AZB & Partners

[...]

5

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

[...]

1

Total

17

14

Pre-placement Offers (PPOs) at Nalsar

Firm

Number of accepted PPOs

Linklaters, London

1 (Training Contract)

Khaitan & Co.

2

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

8

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

1

Trilegal

3

J. Sagar Associates

1

L&L Partners/ Saraf & Partners

4

S&R Associates

1

Talwar Thakore & Associates

2

Majmudar & Partners

2

Argus Partners

1

Veritas Legal

1

Wadia Ghandy & Co.

1

Total

28

Nalsar Post Day Zero

Entity

Accepted offers

ICICI Bank

2

Axis Bank

2

Khaitan & Co.

1

J. Sagar Associates

2

ITC Ltd.

1

IndusLaw

2

IC Universal Legal

1

Anagram Partners

2

Public Sector Undertakings

3

Other law firms and chambers

5

Other corporate entities

10

Total

31

Further Studies: 4 foreign LLMs, 1 IIM-MBA

Furthermore, according to the RCC, sharing information not itemised in the jobs tables:

  • One subscriber (and one non-subscriber) will be joining the BCL program at the University of Oxford;
  • One subscriber will be pursuing an LLM in International Business and Economic Law at the University of Southern California;
  • One subscriber will be pursuing an LLM in American Law at the Boston University School of Law; and
  • One subscriber will be pursuing the MBA program at IIM-Ahmedabad.
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