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NUJS 2015 Day Zero: 26 accepted jobs, 5 foreign firm opportunities

NUJS Kolkata
NUJS Kolkata

NUJS Kolkata’s 2015 graduating batch has accepted 27 job offers across seven firms with a mix of 16 so-called Day Zero offers made after interviews on campus on April 16 and 11 pre-placement offers (PPOs) made after internships to students.

Amarchand Mangaldas was the largest recruiter making 11 offers in total, followed by Luthra & Luthra with five acceptances and Khaitan & Co with four accepted offers.

Udwadia Udeshi and Argus, which was founded in Kolkata as Argus Partners out of Amarchand’s local office, also recruited one student via a PPO. Correction: This offer is subject to acceptance.

Students also secured two vacation placements each with Allen & Overy and Linklaters, and one vacation scheme with Herbert Smith Freehills.

A total of 62 students took part in the recruitment process of whom 32 received offers to date. The total 2015 batch strength is 113 students.

Recruitment committee student coordinator Samkit Sethia commented in a press release: “We have managed to secure jobs for a substantial number of students and are satisfied with the response in the Day Zero process. Apart from the PPOs and placements at Day Zero, a large number of students did not opt for the recruitment process because they have either chosen to pursue higher studies or alternate career options such as joining NGOs, litigation practice, civil services etc.”

Student coordinator Arjun Bhagi added: “The important thing about the Day Zero recruitments at NUJS which sets us apart from the other law schools is that the recruiters hired a diverse range of students and not necessarily on the basis of academic scores. Since we have had an excellent start to the recruitment year, we hope to host a large number of law firms, corporations, PSUs and lawyers to offer the best possible job options to all those sitting for recruitments.”

In figures

  • Amarchand: 8 accepted Day Zero offers + 3 pre placement offers (PPOs)
  • Khaitan: 3 Day Zero offers + 1 PPO
  • Luthra: 1 accepted Day Zero + 4 PPO
  • JSA: 1 PPO
  • Trilegal: 2 Day Zero offers
  • AZB & Partners: 2 Day Zero + 1 PPO
  • Udwadia Udeshi & Argus: 1 PPO subject to acceptance

2015 batch Day Zeros compared

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