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This article, like many others, was first published exclusively for long-term supporters, 2 hours before everyone else got to read it.

NUJS continues Day Zero secrecy, despite possible record 84 job offers so far • AZB, CAM, Trilegal make whopping 14 - 19 offers each

Turns out a good protest does not hurt recruitments in the slightest...
Turns out a good protest does not hurt recruitments in the slightest...

NUJS Kolkata, which continues to maintain an omerta over its campus recruitment figures and declined to confirm, deny or otherwise speak about Day Zero recruitment figures citing long-standing “policy”, has so far received possibly up to 84 job offers from nine domestic law firms, including more than 20 PPOs.

There were also four offers from ICICI Bank, while three probably secured vacation schemes with foreign law firms.

This would mean that probably around 60 out of a batch of 115 or so LLB students graduating next year could already hold accepted job offers.

Admittedly, our numbers have been stitched together from an amalgamation of several sources and accounts and are not authoritative.

The NUJS recruitment committee declined to confirm, deny or correct our figures, saying: “As per our policy, we don’t disclose our figures till the 5th year ends.”

In any case, the numbers will be a relief to a small minority who may have feared that the student protests resulting in the ouster of vice chancellor (VC) Ishwara Bhat, which had reached a crescendo just before Day Zero, would have negatively affected recruitments.

One tipster (with due hat-tip to all who wrote in): “As for when the CRC lets you know about them officially, it’s their call. But personally, I think NUJS can use some good press for the right reasons.”

Nearly 20 offers from AZB

According to several disparate sources, including a large number of anonymous leaks by NUJS students of offers made, AZB & Partners has made a possibly unprecedented number of Day Zero offers ever made by any single recruiter to a national law school - 19.

Cyril Amarchand Mangldas and Trilegal too made a huge number of offers to Noojies, tied in second place with 14 offers each.

IndusLaw and ICICI Bank each made four offers, Luthra & Luthra and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas each made three offers and Khaitan & Co and Talwar Thakore & Associates (TTA) made one offer each on Day Zero.

J Sagar Associates (JSA) gave out one PPO.

Our information does not include reliable figures for acceptances - information that the RCC guards zealously and that individual students who leaked us information don’t necessarily have access to.

We are also not completely confident in the accuracy of offers made for each firm, and have not confirmed these with law firms this year, unlike in previous years.

The policy not to disclose Day Zero results has been fairly long-standing at NUJS, with the reasoning having in the past been that due to its large batch size, the NUJS RCC does not want to discourage other recruiters from coming to campus after a large number of students have already been recruited.

Estimates and amalgamation of NUJS Day Zero job offers

Firms Total Acceptances Day Zero + Day One offers Maximum range of Day Zero, Day One plus PPO offers No. of PPOs Accepted Vacation Schemes
AZB & Partners ? 19 20 ?
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas ? 14 18 ?
Khaitan and Co. ? 1 3 2
Luthra & Luthra Law Office ? 3 8 ?
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas ? 3 8 ?
Trilegal ? 14 16 ?
Takwar Thakore & Associates ? 1 2 ?
IndusLaw ? 4 4 ?
JSA ? 0 1 1
ICICI ? 4 4
Foreign Vacation Schemes 3 3
Total 55 - 60ish 64ish 84ish 20ish 3

A total of 63 offers were made on and after Day Zero, which is a lead over Nalsar’s 35 offers, NLSIU’s 25 offers, NLU Jodhpur’s and NLU Delhi’s 15 offers each.

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