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NLU Placements in India 2022: Check Average Salary, Previous Year's Placement Trends

Rajneesh Shukla
Rajneesh ShuklaUpdated On: September 02, 2022 01:52 pm IST | CLAT

Every law candidate must check out the recent NLU placements in India. Get to know more about the NLU placement process, NLU placement report, NLU Job Profiles and Recruiters, and more.

NLU Placements in India 2022

Every law student is aware of the National Law Universities (NLUs). In reality, schools like NLSIU Bangalore, NALSAR, and NLU Delhi have generated and developed some of the country's best legal minds, making them the leaders in legal education. Therefore, when application season rolls around, there is a huge rush to get into the NLUs. However, it might be difficult to get accepted into the NLUs, especially the older institutions — many of which are among the best law schools in the nation. To begin with, these universities have limited seats for which they receive a significant amount of applications, and on top of that, the NLU entrance exam is no easy task.

The National Law Universities (NLUs) are the most coveted law schools in India for what reason? Why do NLUs consistently rank among the best law schools? According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), graduation outcomes, including placements and median wage, are among the primary ranking indicators, in addition to teaching-learning resources and research.

NLUs are preferred by law students since they are among the best law schools in India. The top recruiters, average income, and other information are shown in the following summary of placements at NLUs in India.

NLU Placement Process 2022

The National Law Universities typically hold their placements in April or May of each year. On the basis of a candidate's academic background and legal acumen, recruiters who visit law school campuses shortlist them for various job opportunities. The entire campus placement procedure is overseen by a separate "Placement Bureau" or "Recruitment Committee" at each NLU. At NLUs, the hiring and placement process entails:

Pre-Placement Talks

Candidates who are interested to take admission in one of the NLUs of their choice participate in the program in order to know about the profile of recruiting company, career prospects, salary packages, etc.

Pre-Interview Screening Process

Below mentioned are the steps involved in the pre-interview screening process:

  • Candidates take participation in the pre-interview group discussions.
  • Recruiters look for the correct candidates as per their policy.
  • Selected candidates are then supposed to forward their curriculum vitae to the recruiters.

Placement Offers

  • All the selected candidates are called for an interview process
  • Candidates who qualify the interview round are provided with placement offers.
  • It is up to the candidate to accept or reject the placement offer made by recruiters.
  • If a candidate accepts the offer, HR from the chosen company will contact the candidate for all the joining and onboarding formalities.

Candidates should be aware that the most crucial need is to perform well on the semester exams in order to boost their chances of admission. NLU placements fall into two main categories:

1. Zero-day NLU Placements

The fourth year of the LLB degree is when the crucial zero-day internship takes place. This is because no jobs are available at any of the major corporations or other firms. This is also known as a pre-placement offer because candidates have not finished college.

2. NLU Placements from Earlier Years

Students who have not been appointed to a zero-day internship or for any other reasons are not participating may take part in the placement from the previous year.

NLU Placement Report

The placements offered by NLUs to their students during or before their final year are documented in the NLU placements report. The information on NLU placements for the year 2020 is as follows:

Name of NLUs

Average Annual CTC

Total No. of Students Placed

National Law School of India University, Bangalore

INR 15 LPA

56 

National Law University, Delhi

INR 15 LPA

41

NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

INR 16.50 LPA

120

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

INR 15 LPA

65

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

INR 14 LPA

117 

National Law University, Jodhpur

INR 14.50 LPA

42

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

INR 10 LPA

33 

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala

INR 6.5 LPA

51

Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur

NA

27 

Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

NA

46

Chanakya National Law University, Patna

NA

24

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi

NA 

NA

National Law University, Cuttack

NA

44

National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi

NA

NA

National Law University & Judicial Academy, Guwahati

NA

NA

Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla

NA

NA

The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirapalli

NA

NA

Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

NA

NA

Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur

NA

NA

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) Visakhapatnam

NA

NA

Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad

NA

NA

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

NA

NA

Dr. B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana

NA

NA

NLU Placements: Job Profiles and Recruiters

The various types of recruiters that visit the NLU Campus for the NLU campus recruitment drive are as follows:

  • In-house attorneys
  • Business organizations
  • Law firms and businesses from abroad
  • Law Firms
  • Public Sector Organizations

The placements are set up according to courses, so both undergraduate and graduate students can participate. The campus recruitment procedure at NLUs is attended by about 75-80% of the batch's overall student body. Some of the popular legal positions offered by the recruiters include:

  • Corporate Lawyer
  • Trial Lawyers/ Litigators
  • Legal Associates
  • Law Consultants

Additionally, recent NLU graduates choose alternative employment routes like teaching, litigation attorneys, legislators who make policy, founding their own corporate law firms, judicial clerks, etc. These students either choose not to engage in NLU campus placements or decline the placement offers.

NLU Placements: Top Law Firms

Leading legal firms, business giants, PSUs, and even educational institutions are on the range of different recruiters taking part in NLUs' campus placements. The following eminent law firms participate in the NLU placement process:

Trilegal

Dave & Girish

Talwar Thakore &  Associates

Juris Corp

Societe Generale

J Sagar and Associates

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas

Udwadia Udeshi & Co.

Seth Dua & Co.

Zeus Law Associates

S & R Associates

Wadia & Ghandy Associates

Lexindis

Universal Legal

L & L Partners

Skadden

Khaitan & Co

Linklaters LLP

ICICI Bank

P H Parekh & Co.

Economic Law Practices

Dua Associates

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Majmudar & Co

AZB & Partners

P & A Law Offices

Argus Partners

Fox Mandal & Associates

Also Read:How to Choose the Best NLU after CLAT 2023?

NLU Placements: Leading Firms, Government Agencies, and Public Sector Organizations

Along with law firms offering placements to recent legal graduates from NLUs, many public sector organizations, governmental entities, regulatory bodies, and corporate behemoths also do so. Check out the following list of organizations that hire NLU students for various job roles:

Corporate Firms

Government Agencies and PSUs

Wipro

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL)

Times of India

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCI)

Tata Sons Ltd.

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

Tata Croma

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Star India

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC Ltd.)

OYO

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

ICICI Bank

National Mineral Development Corporation (NDMC Ltd.)

Essar Oil & Gas

National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDCL)

Ernst & Young

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL)

Edelweiss Asset

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

Deutsche Bank

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

CL Educated

Minerals & Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC)

Birla Global Finance

Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC)

Bajaj Finance Limited

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

NLU Delhi Placements 2021: Key Highlights

The following list summarises the major NLU Delhi placements for 2021:

Particulars

Data (2021)

Total Students

158

No. of Students Placed

88

Median Package

INR 18 LPA

Note: The placement information, which covers both UG and PG programs, is taken from the NLU NIRF Report 2022.

NLU Delhi UG Placements 2021

The following highlights of the UG (5-year) program placements at the National Law University of Delhi in 2021 are provided:

Particulars

Data (2021)

Total Students

80

No. of Students Placed

42

Median Package

INR 18 LPA

NLU Delhi PG Placements 2021

Following are the main highlights of the NLU Delhi PG (1-year) placements in 2021:

Particulars

Data (2021)

Total Students

78

No. of Students Placed

46

Median Package

INR 9 LPA

NUJS Kolkata Placements 2021: Key Highlights

The NUJS Kolkata Placement 2021 for the most recent class of LLB graduates (2020) was a 100% success. The highest package offered for NUJS Kolkata 2021 placements was INR 22 LPA. The NUJS Kolkata Placement 2021 was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic issue.

Corporate organisations like ICICI, GAIL, ITC, Tata AIG, and others attended the NUJS Kolkata Placement 2021, as well as Amarchand Mangaldas, AZV, Trilegal Law Firm, Khaitan & Co., and Bharucha & Partners.

The major highlights of NUJS Kolkata placements for 2021 are as follows:

Particulars

Data

Year

2021

Total No. of Students

120

Percentage Success during Placements

100%

Highest CTC

INR 22 LPA

Also Read: CLAT 2023 Rank vs NLU: Detailed Analysis

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