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Placements at NUJS: Class of 2017 Scores 100%

The Campus Recruitment Committee of the Class of 2017 is proud to confirm that NUJS has once again topped the placement tally among the premier national law schools, in terms of number of jobs, for the year 2016-17 with the graduating class having secured offers for all its 78 members who partook in the recruitment process. The largest number of students were hired by the domestic law firms on Day Zero with a tally totalling 57, inclusive of the 24 accepted pre-placement offers (PPOs). The 'Big 7' firms contributed to 53 of these jobs and ICICI Bank recruited 4. New recruiters including Indus Partners and Singh & Associates hired from campus this year, picking three students each. Three students bagged offers from international law firms: Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, and Allen & Overy respectively. The salaries remain the same as last year with the average foreign firm package ranging from INR 38 lakhs to 44 lakhs for traineeships and the average domestic firm packages ranging from INR 8 lakhs to 18 lakhs. The firm with the highest domestic package was AZB and Partners, Mumbai. Additionally, more than six students this year have decided to pursue higher education. Students have received admission offers in LLM from Harvard Law School, Cambridge Faculty of Law, NYU Faculty of Law, London School of Economics and Graduate Institute Geneva respectively. Charting new courses, while one student opting for a master's in management has been offered admission at the renowned London Business School, another joined as a policy officer at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore. Interestingly, even the topper of the class opted out of placements this year and set a new record by being the third in the line of scholars from NUJS to secure the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. Similarly, students have also decided to take up the meritorious one year Young India Fellowship program at Ashoka University. Since the results of the judicial clerkship examination are yet to be declared, the CRC is also looking forward to students being selected for the clerkship programme conducted by the hon'ble Supreme Court of India. With the current placement figures, NUJS beats all market trends to secure the highest number of job offers among premier law schools. The Class of 2017 also marginally trumps the record of the Class of 2016 in terms of of total number of ‘Big 7’ jobs, even with a large chunk of the batch opting out of campus recruitment and pursing litigation, higher education, civil and judicial services and roles in think tanks and other non-profit organisations- the results of which shall be released by us as and when they they come. The brilliance of the batch is only reiterated by the fact that students received pre-placement offers from Big 7 law firms right from their third year. This entire feat would not have been possible without the support of the respected Vice Chancellor, Prof. P. Ishwara Bhat, CRC faculty advisor Ms. Vaneeta Patnaik, and all the faculty members at NUJS. The CRC team comprised of the following members: Abhimanyu Hazari, Aman Bansal, Trisha Dasgupta (Coordinator), Aishwarya Mudgil, Satwik Singh and Apoorv Agarwal (Coordinator). The CRC ascribes this phenomenal result to the collective efforts and individual brilliance of the students, with a significant chunk of students bagging PPOs (pre-placement offers) by excelling at their respective internships. Coordinator Apoorv Agarwal added to the release: “Our batch has done exceptionally well for itself, securing a large number of PPOs, ensuring that our batch secures 100% placements. The CRC worked diligently under the guidance of the members of the last year’s CRC and is grateful to Prateek Gupta and Adithya Iyer for having been a constant support both pre and post Day Zero. The workshops and mocks conducted by students of the batch of 2016 not only helped the students prepare for their very first job interviews, but also kept the morale of the batch high. The core committee of Day Zero constituting of members of the Recruitment Placement Committee and students from the batch worked day and night to make it a huge success.” NUJS has built an exceedingly steady placement record for itself over the years.

The University also reported the highest number of partner promotions for the year 2015-16 among all Indian law schools, further strengthening its exceptional alumni base. (Source: Legally India) The figures have established the University as one of the finest places for legal education in India.

Table 1.1: Class of 2017 Recruitment TallyName of RecruiterNumber of Students Recruited

Name of Recruiter

Number of Students Recruited



Herbert Smith Freehills


Allen & Overy


Khaitan & Co

11 (4 PPOs)


7 (2 PPOs)

J Sagar Associates

5 (3 PPOs)

AZB & Partners, Mumbai

3 (1 PPOs)

AZB & Partners, NOIDA

3 (3 PPOs)

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

7 (3 PPOs)

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

8 (1 PPOs)

Luthra & Luthra

9 (7 PPOs)

Argus Partners


Lakshmikumaran & Sridharans


Singh & Associates, Delhi


Anand & Anand, NOIDA

1 (1 PPO)

Pathak & Associates

1 (1 PPO)

Indus Law


Link Legal




Macleodds, Mumbai


Khadim, India


McNally Bharat



1 (1 PPO)



[Note: The following release corresponds to the NUJS CRC's policy of disclosing the figures only after the entire recruitment process is over. Reports or publications at any other time are neither official nor endorsed by the University. The copy for the press release can be downloaded here. Press releases for the previous years can be found here and here. The graphical representations can be downloaded here.]


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