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NUJS refuses to disclose placement stats for ’18 batch despite “stellar” Day Zero

Aditya AK

The Recruitment and Placement Committee of National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Kolkata has decided against disclosing the Day Zero figures for the 2018 batch.

A statement on the University’s Student Juridical Association website says,

“We are proud to announce that we had a stellar Day Zero this year. The firms have said that they are pleased with the quality of our candidates in comparison to other law schools. Firms have also expressed appreciation on the impressive depth prevalent in the NUJS Batch of 2018.

As a matter of policy, we are mandated to disclose recruitment figures only at the time of graduation. We would urge all readers to treat any report of such figures as unofficial and not endorsed by the university. Any other publication of figures paints an incomplete picture regarding recruitment at University.

Furthermore, recruitment carries on throughout the fifth year and at no point do we feel that Day Zero in itself constitutes the end of the recruitment process – rather it represents much more the beginning of it.”

As per stats received from five top law firms, seven students were hired on Day Zero. The students of the 2018 batch, did however bag as many as twenty-eight PPOs from these five firms.

But these figures, of course, paint an “incomplete picture”.

Over the past couple of weeks, NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Delhi and GNLU, Gandhinagar had released their Day Zero stats.

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