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#RecTracker: HNLU 2018 batch records 56 placements, 6 LLMs
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#RecTracker: HNLU 2018 batch records 56 placements, 6 LLMs

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Amidst the chaos that reigned over Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) Raipur over the past couple of months, 56 students of the batch that graduated in 2018 have been placed.

In addition to this, 6 students were admitted for higher studies at various foreign universities like Queen Mary University, London, Vienna International School of Studies, University of Melbourne, and Cambridge University, among others.

As was the case for the previous batch, the biggest recruiter was the Chhattisgarh government’s Ministry of Law and Legislative Affairs, which offered jobs to as many as 15 students.

One student bagged a job at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, while 3 others were hired by Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan. 4 graduates were placed at Singh & Associates, while 3 others landed jobs at RRG Associates. The other law firms that hired from HNLU include Vaish Associates, Bharucha & Partners, PSA Legal, Themis LTC, TPM Solicitors and Consultants, Dave Girish & Co and Inttl AdvoCare.

HNLU graduates were also hired by companies like ICICI Bank, Tech Mahindra, Thomson Reuters, and Eastern Book Company. A few students opted to work for policy organizations like Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and Indian Political Action Committee. One student was hired by the office of Member of Parliament Rajeev Gowda, while another secured a LAMP Fellowship.

One graduate even secured a job as a staff writer at comedian Vir Das’ Weird Ass Comedy Club.

Here is a breakup of the placements secured by the 2018 batch:

Law Firm/Organization/OtherNo. of students placed
State Department of Law and Legislative Affairs15
Singh & Associates4
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan3
RRG Associates3
ICICI2
Tech Mahindra2
Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy2
Indian Political Action Committee2
Thomson Reuters2
Lex Process Outsourcing2
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas1
Vaish Associates1
Bharucha & Partners1
PSA Legal1
Themis LTC1
TPM Solicitors and Consultants1
Dave Girish & Co1
Inttl AdvoCare1
Eastern Book Company1
LAMP Fellowship1
Office of Rajeev Gowda, MP1
Chamber of Vidur Bhatia1
D&V Law Chambers1
Info Crunch1
Singularity Legal1
Apprentice Legal1
Chhattisgarh Environmental Conservation Board1
Finology1
Weird Ass Comedy Club1
TOTAL56

A statement released by the Recruitment Coordination Committee (RCC) reads,

“In the past two years, we have primarily focussed on getting assessment internships for students, a lot of which also turned into pre – placements offers. We also contacted as many firms, companies and other organizations as possible and brought some of them to campus for placement.

Some of the students have also opted for litigating and writing judiciary examinations. Numerous students have opted to take the UPSC and state PSC examinations.

We have been able to achieve the present result with the cooperation and constant support of our batch mates.  With administration in better hands, we believe that HNLU might be able to increase the placements to even better numbers next year.”

The RCC comprised Akshay Mankar, Anmol Bhalla, Ishan Agrawal, Manya Gupta, Merlin Tigga, Praharsh Gour and Pranjal Doshi.