The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) will commence its new academic session with classes to begin in all its programmes on September 1.
Over 1,500 new students have joined the six different academic degree programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the law school.
This year’s student enrolment at JGLS has been the most significant in a decade and since its founding in 2009 and has witnessed an incredible over 70 per cent increase from the last year.
JGLS has also recruited over 90 new full time faculty members, which will take the total strength of full-time faculty members at JGLS to over 400.
Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), the first school of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), offers a 5-year BA/BBALLB (Hons.) programme, a 3-year LLB programme, a one-year LLM Residential & Non Residential programme and the two new degree programmes launched this year i.e., LLM in Corporate and Financial Law (Blended Programme) and B.A. (Hons.) in Legal Studies programme.
When most of the law entrance exams are yet to be conducted in the country and admissions processes in law schools are showing no sign of starting, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in Sonipat will commence its classes for all six academic programmes on September 1 in an online mode in compliance with the notification of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and the Founding Dean of Jindal Global Law School, Professor (Dr.) C Raj Kumar observed: “The astounding success of the 2020 JGLS Admissions process could be attributed to the fact that JGLS has acquired a national and international reputation that provides world class legal education.
“The outstanding faculty, innovative and interdisciplinary teaching pedagogy, multidisciplinary research ecosystem, wide-ranging international collaborations, active research centres, dynamic mooting and advocacy opportunities, effective clinical legal education and experiential learning, and the impressive physical infrastructure and vibrant intellectual environment at JGLS is par excellence.”
“As a testament to our institution building efforts, in March 2020, JGLS was ranked as India’s Number 1 Law School by the coveted QS World University Rankings 2020 By Subject and was also ranked among the top 101-150 law schools in the world. Notably, O.P. Jindal Global University in which JGLS is one of the nine schools was ranked as India’s First Ranked Private University by the QS WUR 2020,” he added.
“JGLS had received 10 applications for each seat in its flagship 5-year law programme, where admission is given on the basis of merit and performance in the LSAT–India entrance exam. Quite remarkably, the 3-year LLB and the LLM programmes also witnessed a 40% to 100% of increase in applications respectively. Overall, JGLS witnessed an incredible 70% increase in the total enrolments in 2020,” he added.