Full name of your college
Jindal Global Law School
Sonipat Narela Road, Near Jagdishpur Village, Sonipat, Haryana – 131001.
P.S.: Although a senior said to me that it’s in the middle of nowhere!
Good things about the University based on your personal experience
One thing I really like about Jindal is the academic database we are provided with.
Even though it is an expensive college it does give back in many ways, one of them being the wide database compared to that of other colleges.
We are given access to all popular sites such as manupatra, lexis nexus, scc, jstor and many more.
You find really ambitious and competitive peers which allows for growth.
Jindal takes in a very large no of students. Even though you might have heard that it’s a place for only rich kids and those who are going to join their family law practice after college. This is clearly not the case.
There are many students from non law background as well as students who are willing to work really hard to achieve something. Having healthy competition really makes you want to do your best.
International faculty who can guide you if you want to apply abroad for post-graduation.
It’s a safe place to be if you don’t get admission in top 10 NLU’s.
You can be guaranteed of a good education but you will have to work hard to succeed and prove yourself since you will have the rich person tag.
Apart from that the co-curricular activities and infrastructure would be better than that of lower NLU’s
Bad things about the University based on your personal experience
There are a lot of students. There are almost 720 kids in the 5 year law course – 300 each in B.A and BB.A LLB, 120 in B.Com LLB.
You will find almost 60 students in each class. There are a lot of students competing for the same opportunity.
The administration is less than willing to listen to the student council. The reputation is not as good as the NLU’s.
The internships provided by the office of career services are average, you can find better internships by yourself.
The 2.5 hours long lectures are a pain and quite unproductive since one cannot be expected to pay attention for that long at a stretch.
It is very expensive (college fees, hostel fees, semester exchange programmes, summer schools, food and lifestyle costs, miscellaneous cost).
Only come here if your parents can easily afford the fees, do not at all take a loan to come here because you will be disappointed.
The opportunities are good but they are also provided in any top 6-7 NLU’s but not advertised. They are not as special as are claimed by the admissions team and most of them are paid.
How’s the faculty?
One of the main selling points of Jindal is its stellar faculty.
Here I must be really clear Jindal does have faculty from prestigious universities with great credentials, they know their subject in and out but it’s not always true that they make the best teachers.
From all the professors who have taught me only a few of them were good at teaching and were able to retain the attention of the class.
Like all schools and colleges you will get professors who are good at teaching and some who are not. You’re gonna love some and hate some.
That said Jindal has many professors who are pioneers in their field.
Being in Jindal will give you an opportunity to interact with them in an educational setup, which I don’t believe any other college could provide you with.
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How’s the infrastructure? Mention some of the things that exist.
I have never been to the college myself and have only seen pictures and heard about it from the seniors. I will add a few pictures of the infrastructure in the end so that you can get a better idea.
The gym is well equipped, library has subscription to all the major journals and has good seating areas. There’s an Olympic size swimming pool and an entire building for sport complex.
There’s a conference room called Bing Bang Room. The moot court halls and auditoriums also look really nice. Since it is a top private college, you can definitely rely on the infrastructure to be quite good.
The infrastructure is good although there is still lots of construction going on around the college and Jindal has recently acquired more lands around the college so it doesn’t seem that the construction work is going to stop anytime soon.
The college also feels very crowded and now that they have admitted more people than last year as well as increased the number of courses, it sure is going to feel crowded
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How’s your hostel experience?
Since I have never been to the college myself I will try to answer the question the best I can with what I heard from my seniors and the pictures I saw of the college and hostel.
The hostels are the best you will find in the country. There are 3 students in a room with an attached bathroom. You will have ample of storage space (obviously not as much you get in your own room but enough).
There is a locker inside the cupboard and there’s also an attached balcony with every room. The mess food is pretty good and there is even a food court which has many fast food joints.
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How are your peers?
You will get all sorts of people in this college. Some are quite studious and ambitious, they participate in all that is happening in and out of the college and sometimes it will be difficult to keep up with them.
A few won’t be interested in studying and are there only to have fun. It is up to you to choose the right crowd for yourself.
Personally, I find many of my peers to be amazing and talented. They make me want to do my very best and that’s why it is important to have the right peer group.
The seniors are very helpful and friendly, there’s no ragging although there is a subtle hierarchy.
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How are the placements in your college?
I am not the best person to answer this question still I would try. The placement is obviously not as good as nlu’s which boast 90-100% placement.
In a batch of almost 720 kids what can one expect? But it is also true that only a small fraction of students apply for placements. Most of them go for higher studies or join their family practice.
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How are the co-curriculars in your college?
As far as I know, JGLS has very good co curriculars be it mooting, debating, ADR, as well as various other cultural and sporting activities. We have an annual fest called Biswamil which is held for 3 days.
The Moot Court Society is very active and the selections are opened from 2nd Semester onwards. ADR Society opens it inductions from 2nd Year onwards.
Until then the Debating Society is a very good place to be.
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The Main Building
The Moot Court Room
The Study Arena
What are some of the things you’d advise to a 1st year aspirant who enters your college?
Since the college is online right now try to join as many clubs and societies as you can. It will help you to meet more people and get more involved in your college life and activities.
Definitely contact your seniors in the first week of law school itself, it can be regarding academics, professors, assignments, anything as this will help you make connections and they will provide you necessary guidance, even in later years of law school.
Try to talk to almost everyone in your class, this will help you find your kind of people as well as make you stay connected so that you don’t miss out on any stuff that’s going on.
If you are thinking of trying out for CR, I just want you to know what my seniors told me –
“it’s a thankless job, it is not a great addition to your cv but it is a good way to connect with your professors and fellow ambitious peers.
It is although better to work on a research paper or internship instead as it would require almost the same amount of time and is more valuable to your CV”
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