Jindal Global Law School is a part of O P Jindal Global University, Sonipat. It offers BALLB (H.), BBA LLB (H.), LLB, and LLM as courses. Founded in 2009, JGLS has managed to rank as the number 1 law university in India according to the QS rankings. It is located in Sonipat, near the Jagdishpur Village in Haryana.
It has an extensive website which gives a detailed insight into the working of the University (https://jgu.edu.in/, http://www.jgls.edu.in/five-year-ba-llb-hons/ ). The website provides a first-time visitor with the details of the faculty, clubs, academic plan, placements etc.
The University has a wide range of facilities available on campus. The campus is quite expansive. The Student Housing (SH) blocks are designed by a French architect and are adequately spacious and well-organised. Each block has a common room for students to sit, interact, and have meaningful conversations. There are microwaves on each floor to assist students with their food cravings. Each block also has an independent vending machine for snacks. The library is spread over 10000 square feet of area and plays an essential role in the information assimilation of students. It has books ranging on all topics and has a peaceful atmosphere. The University also provides several online subscriptions to its students which enhances their learning of the subjects.
The academic structure of JGLS is up to date and follows a coherent pattern. An academic structure is planned well in advance with relevant materials for students to study. This college has a mix of both international and national faculty members who are very well-specialised in their respective fields. The tuition fee for one year is 5.75 lakhs, and the residential fee per annum is 2.25. Thus, the total fee sums up to 8 lakhs per year. The dining services were manged by Sodexo till the summer of 2020; Good Host Spaces has been given the responsibility now. Along with the dining facilities, there is a food court on campus with brands such as Subway, Burger Point, 34 Chowringhee Lane, Street Foody Punjab Grill, Broncos, Moti Mahal, Domino’s Pizza, Breakfast Round the Clock & Keventers operating. There are several tuck-shops in the campus too, they include- Coffee Café Day, Nescafe, Fresh Fruit and Juice Shop, Juice N More.
Various student activities are conducted on campus on a regular. The college has multiple clubs like the moot court society, the debating club, the dance society, the legal aid clinic etc. Numerous day fests are also organised at Jindal Global University. One thing that sets apart JGLS from other universities in the Office of Career Services which helps students with internships and placements. It mentors students and gives them top-notch career counselling. It creates opportunities for students to intern at good and well-renowned places. They not only bring offers for students, but they also actively encourage students to intern as much as they can. I have experienced this personally; I was allowed to intern with Child Rights and You, one of the most-efficient NGOs in India. A large number of students does create a problem sometimes, but JGU is well-equipped with facilities to tackle this problem whenever need be. JGU has international collaborations with over 155 universities which helps students pursue their aim of doing masters in their respective fields. It has a memorandum of understanding(s) and academic partnerships with International and top Indian law firms, including White & Case, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, AZB & Partners, FoxMandal Little, Luthra & Luthra Law Offices, Nishith Desai Associates, Economic Laws Practice, Khaitan & Co., Vaish Associates and Trilegal which gives its students a unique platform.
Submitted By: Richa Bhargava