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LAW SCHOOL REVIEW: JINDAL GLOBAL LAW SCHOOL

· Introduction


O.P. Jindal Global University recognizes itself as a philanthropic initiative and tries its best to keep up to those standards. This is reflected by the simple fact that around 50% of students studying are on scholarships, giving chance to various souls who could not have made their way to the university otherwise. In only 10 years, it has taken strides like no other law university in India. It is a member of the Universal Grants Commission (UGC), and has the NAAC accreditation of Grade ‘A’. Its recent performance at the QS World Rankings defines its prowess and establishes it as the best law school in the whole of India and South Asia, and amongst the top 150 in the world.


· Location

O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat Narela Road, Sonipat-131001 (Delhi NCR), Haryana, India


· Official website

https://jgu.edu.in/


· Infrastructure


Campus

Jindal Global University has a fully residential campus of around 80 acres and developing. It has fully air-conditioned classrooms with high-speed wi-fi facilities across the campus. Sports facilities, gymnasium, and a fully equipped Health Centre spread across a lavish green environment adds to the beauty of the campus. The most beautiful part however, shall always be the high risen Indian Flag at the centre of the campus, making JGU exotic, yet patriotic!


Library

The Global Library spread across 10,000 feet has around 50,000 printed books, with additional reference collections. The self-check Kiosk makes the process of issuing and returning books way simpler and smoother.

Hostel

The University Hall of Residence is various blocks of buildings with fully furnished and air-conditioned rooms, open spaces, and a common room. Jindal also offers in-house laundry services to make student lives easier.


· Academics and Faculties


Jindal maintains an excellent faculty-student ratio of 1:9. Most of its faculties are alumnus of high-ranking global universities. Jindal has an extensive academic schedule for the scholastic and global development of its students.


· Administration and fee structure


Administration

1. Founding Chancellor: Mr. Naveen Jindal

2. Founding Vice-Chancellor: Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar

3. Registrar: Prof. (Dr.) Y.S.R Murthy

Fee Structure

Five year Integrated [(B.A L.L.B.), (B.B.A L.L.B.)] – 5.75L + 2.5L

Three year [L.L.B] – 6L + 2.5L

· Cafeteria

Dining halls are situated in the academic block, with food courts and tuck shops spread across the campus.


· Student culture and activities

Various Academic and Extra-Curricular activities are supported on the campus. The JGLS Moot Court Society, Legal Aid Clinic and other co-curricular societies are an example of it. The residential campus offers an active social life to the students, with many events and fests lined up throughout the year.


· Placement

The placements in the university are remarkably rising with the rise in the average salary bracket. The top 20% in 2019 received an average salary of 15.6 Lakhs, with recruitments from the biggest names in the Law Industry. In 2019, 83 students secured a job through campus placement, with 29 jobs from the Big 7 law firms


· Best thing

The Best thing about the university is the sheer amount of opportunities the university has to offer. The global approach of the university also provides an environment and exposure like no other Law School in the country. The scholarship programs also make it possible for many students to enter into the university, and get a chance at a world-class education.


· Worst thing

The worst thing would be the increasing number of students in the university. Although the university maintains a good faculty-student ratio, the number of students stands very high and is increasing continuously.


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Preetish Agrawal

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