NLU Placements - Avg Salary, Companies Visit & Recruitment Process of NLUs

NLU Placements - Avg Salary, Companies Visit & Recruitment Process of NLUs

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Anupama Mehra
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Placements at NLUs are conducted throughout the year as the campus recruitments are planned by the training and placement cell for final year students. Check here all about NLU placements including placement process, type of recruiters, average salary package, top law firms/ recruiters, job role and more.

NLU Placements Report

Placements at National Law Universities of India

NLU Placements 2023: Why are the National Law Universities (NLUs) most sought among the law colleges in India? What makes NLUs rank among the top law colleges every year? Well, according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) as released every year by MHRD, along with teaching-learning resources and research, graduation outcomes including placements and median salary are the key parameters for deciding the rankings of law colleges in India. As per the NLU placement reports recorded for the past five years, NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Delhi, NALSAR Hyderabad, WBNUJS Kolkata, and GNLU are leading the best placements for law students (among NLUs). Therefore, law aspirants prefer NLUs since they rank among the top law schools in India. Here is an overview of placements at NLUs in India highlighting top recruiters, average salary, and more.

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NLU Placement Process

Generally, the placements at the National Law Universities begin from April-May every year. The recruiters visit campuses of the law universities and shortlist candidates based on their academic profile and legal aptitude. Each NLU has its own ‘Placement Bureau’ or ‘Recruitment Committee’ that manages the entire campus placement process. The recruitment and placement process at NLUs comprises:

NLU Placement Reports 2022-2023 

The placement records for all the National Law Universities in India as shared in AQAC/NIRF reports for undergraduate courses are as under:

Name of NLUs Average Domestic CTC (per annum - in lakh) Total Students Placed
National Law School of India University, Bangalore INR 16 LPA 65
National Law University, Delhi INR 18 LPA 42
National Academy of Legal Study & Research (NALSAR) University of Law, Hyderabad INR 16 LPA 87
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata INR 15.50 LPA 80
National Law Institute University, Bhopal INR 16 LPA 60
National Law University, Jodhpur INR 14.50 LPA 60
Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur NA  NA
Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar INR 14 LPA 103
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow INR 5 LPA 104
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala INR 7 LPA 16
Chanakya National Law University Patna NA NA
National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi NA NA
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack INR 6 LPA 34
National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi NA NA
National Law University & Judicial Academy, Assam NA 1
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) Visakhapatnam 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
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad NA NA
Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla NA NA
Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur NA NA
Dr B R Ambedkar National Law University Sonipat, Haryana NA NA

The placement report 2020-2021 for NLUs in India for postgraduate courses is as under:

Name of NLUs Average Domestic CTC (per annum - in lakh) Total Students Placed
NLSIU Bangalore INR 8.25 LPA 28
NLU Delhi INR 9 LPA 46
NALSAR Hyderabad INR 7 LPA 44
WBNUJS Kolkata INR 7 LPA 15
NLU Bhopal INR 6 LPA 21
NLU Jodhpur NA NA
HNLU Raipur NA NA
GNLU Gandhinagar INR 3.60 LPA 30
RMNLU Lucknow INR 5 LPA 4
RGNUL Patiala INR 4.8 LPA 1
CNLU Patna NA NA
NUALS  Kochi NA NA
NLUO Cuttack INR 5 LPA 18
NURSL Ranchi NA NA
NLUJA Assam NA NA
DSNLU Visakhapatnam NA NA
TNNLS Tiruchirapalli NA NA
MNLU Mumbai NA NA
MNLU Nagpur NA NA
MNLU Aurangabad NA NA
HPNLU Shimla NA NA
DNLU Jabalpur NA NA
DRBNLU Haryana NA NA

NLU Placement Trends -2021, 2020, 2019 

The top five NLUs in India as per the NIRF Rankings of last three years, the placement trend is as under:

NLU Placement Trends

NLU Placement Report 2022 - 2023 for UG

As per the NIRF data, in NLUs the highest package recorded was INR 16.50 Lakh per annum, and the lowest package recorded was INR 6.5 Lakh per annum. placement report of the NLUs is given below:

Name of NLUs Average Domestic CTC (per annum - in lakh) Total Students Placed
NLSIU Bangalore INR 15 LPA 56
NLU Delhi INR 15 LPA 41
NALSAR Hyderabad INR 16.50 LPA 120
WBNUJS Kolkata INR 16 LPA 95
NLU Bhopal INR 14 LPA 47
NLU Jodhpur INR 14.50 LPA 56
HNLU Raipur NA 27
GNLU Gandhinagar INR 10 LPA 111
RMNLU Lucknow INR 4.5 LPA 18
RGNUL Patiala INR 6.57 LPA 16
CNLU Patna NA 24
NUALS  Kochi NA NA
NLUO Cuttack INR 8.4 LPA 48
NURSL Ranchi NA NA
NLUJA Assam NA NA
DSNLU Visakhapatnam NA NA
TNNLS Tiruchirapalli NA NA
MNLU Mumbai NA NA
MNLU Nagpur NA NA
MNLU Aurangabad NA NA
HPNLU Shimla NA NA
DNLU Jabalpur NA NA
DRBNLU Haryana NA NA

NLU Placement Report 2022 - 2023 for PG Course

The reports shared by all NLUs for placement of postgraduate students in the year 2020 was as under:

Name of NLUs Average Domestic CTC (per annum - in lakh) Total Students Placed
NLSIU Bangalore INR 6.75 LPA 16
NLU Delhi INR  LPA NA
NALSAR Hyderabad INR 8.50 LPA 45
WBNUJS Kolkata INR 7.20 LPA 11
NLU Bhopal INR 6 LPA 22
NLU Jodhpur NA NA
HNLU Raipur NA NA
GNLU Gandhinagar INR 3.60 LPA 40
RMNLU Lucknow INR 70 K 4
RGNUL Patiala INR 3.6 LPA 8
CNLU Patna NA NA
NUALS  Kochi NA NA
NLUO Cuttack INR 5 LPA 22
NURSL Ranchi NA NA
NLUJA Assam NA NA
DSNLU Visakhapatnam NA NA
TNNLS Tiruchirapalli NA NA
MNLU Mumbai NA NA
MNLU Nagpur NA NA
MNLU Aurangabad NA NA
HPNLU Shimla NA NA
DNLU Jabalpur NA NA
DRBNLU Haryana NA NA

NLU Recruiters and Job Profiles

Type of Recruiters visiting at NLU for Campus Placements are:

  • Law Firms
  • Public Sector Undertakings
  • In-house Counsels
  • Corporate Organisations
  • Foreign Law Firms & Companies

The placements are organised course-wise i.e. for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. Around 75% of students from the total strength of the batch participate in the campus recruitment process at NLUs. The job roles in law offered by the recruiters are:

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

Fresh graduates from NLUs also opt for alternate career paths such as Civil Services, Judicial Services, Teaching, Litigation Lawyers (after qualifying AIBE exam), Legislative Policy Makers, start their own Corporate Law Firms, and Judicial Clerks, etc. Such a group of students do not participate in NLU campus placements or do not accept the placement offers.

NLU Placements: Top Law Firms

The list of various recruiters participating in campus placements of NLUs includes top tier law firms, corporate houses, Public Sector Undertakings and even academic institutions. Here are some prominent law firms taking part in the NLU placement process:

List of Law Firms
AZB & Partners P & A Law Offices
Argus Partners Fox Mandal & Associates
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Majmudar & Co
Khaitan & Co Linklaters LLP
L & L Partners Skadden
S & R Associates Wadia & Ghandy Associates
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Udwadia Udeshi & Co.
Talwar Thakore &  Associates Juris Corp
Trilegal Dave & Girish
ICICI Bank P H Parekh & Co.
Societe Generale J Sagar and Associates
Seth Dua & Co. Zeus Law Associates
Lexindis Universal Legal
Economic Law Practices Dua Associates

NLU Placements: Top Companies, Government Organisations and Public Sector Undertakings

Besides law firms, many public sector undertakings, government organisations, regulatory authorities and corporate giants also offer placements to fresh law graduates from NLUs. Check the list of these organisations below:  

List of Corporate Organisations List of PSUs and Govt. Organisation
OYO Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
Essar Oil & Gas National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDCL)
Wipro Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL)
Bajaj Finance Limited Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
Deutsche Bank Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
Ernst & Young Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL)
Tata Croma Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
ICICI Bank National Mineral Development Corporation (NDMC Ltd.)
CL Educated Minerals & Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC)
Star India Indian Oil Corporation (IOC Ltd.)
Edelweiss Asset National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
Birla Global Finance Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC)
Times of India Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCI)
Tata Sons Ltd. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

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Important FAQs regarding BLU Placements

Q: Which NLU has best placement?

A: NLUs such as NLSIU Bangalore, NLU Delhi, WBNUJS Kolkata, NLU Jodhpur, HNLU Raipur and GNLU Gandhinagar have the best placements among all NLUs.

Q: What type of companies participate in NLU placements?

A: Various Law Firms, PSUs,  In-house Counsels,  Corporate Organisations and  Foreign Law Firms & Companies participate in the NLU placement drive. 

Q: What kind of job roles are offered at the time of NLU placements?

A: At the time of NLU placements, candidates are offered job roles that of Legal Associates,  Law Consultants,  Litigators,  Corporate Lawyer, etc.

Q: What is the average package offered to students during NLU placements?

A: On an average, students participating in NLU placements are offered annual salary packages ranging from INR 5-15 lakh, depending on the level of educational qualification and skills. 

Q: How much package is offered to NLSIU Bangalore students?

A: Usually, NLSIU Bangalore students are offered packages of INR 12-15 lakh per annum.

Q: Which are the top Law firms that recruit students?

A: Some of the top Law firms that participate in NLU placement process and recruit students include  AZB & Partners,  Khaitan & Co,  S & R Associates,  Seth Dua & Co.,  P & A Law Offices,  Fox Mandal & Associates,  Majmudar & Co and a lot more.

Q: Which PSUs hire Law graduates?

A: Some of the PSUs that hire Law graduates include  BHEL,  SAIL,  NDMC,  TRAI,  NMDCL,  IOC, NTPC and so on.

Q: What is the procedure of NLU placements?

A: In order to participate in NLU placement process, candidates first need to appear for a pre-interview screening process in which they need to appear for group discussion rounds. Thereafter, shortlisted candidates are called for interview by companies participating in NLU placement process. Candidates shortlisted in the interview round are made offers by the companies. The candidates can then accept or reject the offer made. 

Q: How many students are placed through NLU placement drive every year?

A: Approximately, 30-50 students from each NLU are placed every year in different companies across India.

Q: How many students of NLSIU Bangalore are placed every year?

A: About 40-50 students of NLSIU Bangalore are placed every year.

Q: How many students of NLU Delhi are placed every year?

A: About 40 students of NLU Delhi are placed every year.
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Asawary Tayade

3 years ago

What are the Placements offered by MNLU Mumbai after B.A.L.L.B

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