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JGLS hires 64 more law faculty, 13 from NLUs, 2 assistant profs • Total 206 hires in 2020

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Profs Aakanksha Kumar (l), Gowthaman Ranganathan join JGLS as assistant profs

JGLS Sonepat has announced the joining of another 64 faculty members to its law school in January 2021.

This is in addition to its previous round of 103 new law school hires in September 2020, and the 104 new teachers it had hired in February 2020.

In an internal announcement sent to students and faculty, founding JGU vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Raj Kumar announced the 64 hires in addition to 48 other faculty members hired for its non-law schools: “With the addition of new faculty members, JGU has 832 faculty members including 131 Academic Tutors and TRIP Fellows across ten schools.”

“It is also a fascinating achievement for JGU that 60% of our faculty members have international qualifications from the leading universities of the world,” he added. A total of 69% of all the new faculty members were women.

The latest January 2021 hires include a total of 112 new members across the entire Jindal Global University, of whom 65 are with the law school.

Out of those 65, two are assistant professors while the rest are lecturers (7), assistant lecturers (18) and more than half (37) are academic tutors and fellows under its Teaching & Research for Intellectual Pursuit (TIRP) programme, which it had launched out in July 2020 to provide academic career opportunities to graduates in the earlier days of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two new assistant profs

The two assistant professors are Prof Aakanksha Kumar and Prof Gowthaman Ranganathan.

Kumar had most recently been an assistant professor at Nalsar Hyderabad. She is an 2012 HNLU Raipur LLB graduate with an LLM National University of Singapore, and has been a PhD candidate at NLU Jodhpur since 2016.

Ranganathan had been research assistant at the University of Texas immediately before joining JGLS and holds a 2010 LLB from NLSIU Bangalore and LLMs from Azim Premji University and The University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar.

Even larger September 2020 recruitment

JGLS’ previous law school faculty recruitment of 103 from September 2020, which had been press released and widely covered at the time, also included two more senior hires: one full professor and dean of career services, Prof (Dr) Pankaj Gupta, and one associate professor Prof Courtenay Erin Morris.

The other September 2020 hires were spread across the assistant professor (11), lecturer (22), assistant lecturer (25) and academic tutor ranks (42.

See the full break-down of hires below for more details.

Across those two hiring intakes, 37 of the new faculty hires held LLB degrees from National Law Universities (NLUs) (which has always seemed a particularly interesting statistic to LI readers). Out of these 37, 10 were at lecturer seniority or above.

In addition to those numbers, 27 NLU graduates had been hired in February 2020.

By LLB college: 37 hires from NLUs, most from JGLS, Amity, CNLU

January 2021: 14 NLU LLBs, Amity on top

In the most recent January round of 64, the greatest number of recruits came from Amity University (a total of 9, or potentially up to 12 if including its parent, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi).

Delhi University provided another six recruits, while JGLS itself was the undergraduate alma mater for four.

National Law Universities (NLUs) contributed 13 hires, of whom the most senior ranks included two assistant professors and two lecturers, led numerically by:

  • HNLU Raipur (total of 3: includes one assistant professor, Prof Aakanksha Kumar, and one lecturer),
  • NUSRL Ranchi (2) and RMLNLU Lucknow (2),
  • one each from DSNLU Visakhapatnam, NLIU Bhopal (lecturer), NLSIU Bangalore (assitant prof Prof Gowthaman Ranganathan), NLU Delhi, RGNUL Punjab and TNNLU Tiruchirapalli.

September 2020 hires: 25 NLU LLBs, JGLS largest number

In the September 2020 batch of 102 faculty recruits, JGLS itself was top of the list of LLB alma mater, providing 9 hires, followed by CNLU Patna (5), DSNLU Vishakhapatnam (4), and three each from Aligarh Muslim University, Delhi University, GGSIPU, NLIU Bhopal, NLU Jodhpur, Pune University, Delhi University and NUJS Kolkata.

A total of 24 had completed their LLB degrees at various NLUs, notably:

  • 5 from CNLU,
  • 4 from DSNLU,
  • 3 from NLIU Bhopal, NLU Jodhpur and NUJS,
  • 2 from RGNUL Patiala, and
  • one each from GNLU Gandhinagar, HNLU, Nalsar Hyderabad, NLUJA Assam and RMLNLU Lucknow.

NLU Jodhpur provided two assistant professors (Prof Tariang Bdap Dkhar and Prof Julie Roy), while one assistant professor had completed an LLB from NLIU (Prof Chetna Shrivastava).

The lecturer ranks included one each from NLU Jodhpur, GNLU, NUJS, CNLU and NLIU.

Hires by position

As in September, the greatest number of hires are at the more junior end, which makes sense as the university has been expanding its online postgraduate programmes considerably and trying to keep up its faculty student ratio of around 8:1.

We have reached out for comment what the new BCI announcement that purports to scrap the one year LLM could mean, and will be publishing a fuller analysis and speculation shortly.

For reference about the below seniorities, JGLS’ “cost to university (CTU)” of a professor was around Rs 40 lakh per annum, while assistant professors were at around Rs 20 lakhs per annum, we had reported in February.

64 from January 2021

The faculty hires announced in January 2021 include:

  • 2 Assistant Professors (AP),
  • 7 Lecturers (L)
  • 18 Assistant Lecturers (AL)
  • 37 Academic Tutors (AT) & TRIPS fellows

103 from September 2020

The 103 new faculty members include:

  • 1 Professor,
  • 1 Associate Professor (Assoc Prof),
  • 11 Assistant Professors,
  • 22 Lecturers,
  • 25 Assistant Lecturers and
  • 42 Academic Tutors.

Full list of September 2020, January 2021 hires

Abbreviations:

  • Assoc Professor (Assoc Prof);
  • Assistant Professor (AL);
  • Lecturer (L),
  • Assistant Lecturer (AL),
  • Academic Tutor (AT) + TRIP Fellow

January 2021 hires

NamePositionLLBOther degrees
Prof Aakanksha KumarAP (assistant prof)HNLU RaipurLLM (National University of Singapore); PhD candidate (NLU, Jodhpur)
Prof Gowthaman RanganathanAP (assistant prof)NLSIU Bangalore LLM (Azim Premji University); LLM (The University of Texas, Austin)
Aveek ChakravartyLNLIU BhopalLLM (University of Turin and the International Training Centre of the ILO, Italy); PhD candidate (University of Turin, Italy)
Sherin Sarah PhilipLIndore Institute of Law IndoreLLM (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Nawal M I HendLBirzeit University PalestineLLM (Penn State Law)
Sana JavedLPune UniversityLLM (Queen Mary University of London)
R SaxenaLUniversity of DelhiLLM (University of Pennsylvania)
Shantanu KanadeLHNLU RaipurMA (OP Jindal Global University); LLM (Leiden University)
Shaurya UpadhyayLUniversity of DelhiLLM (London School of Economics, London)
Pallavi RajpalALOP Jindal Global UniversityLLM (Queen Mary University of London)
Shradha PrasadALKIIT University BhubaneswarLLM (Queen Mary University of London)
Monika MulchandaniALGH Raisoni Law College NagpurLLM (Queen Mary University of London)
Subhrajit ChandaALAmity UniversityLLM (UPES, Dehradun); LLM (Nottingham Trent University); PhD candidate (GD Goenka University)
Nikunj KulshreshthaALUniversity of DelhiBBA (M S University, Tamil Nadu); LLM (Queen Mary University of London)
Apoorvi JhaALOP Jindal Global UniversityLLM; Master in Global Sports Management (Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, Spain)
Pratik PurswaniALSymbiosis PuneBSc (Singhania University); MA (NALSAR, Hyderabad); LLM (Leiden University)
Arshia SanaALRMLNLU LucknowLLM (HNLU, Raipur); LLM (University of Westminster)
Bhavya TandonALKIIT University BhubaneshwarLLM (University of Edinburgh)
Ritesh BajajALGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University DelhiLLM (Maastricht University)
Ashiv ChoudharyALUniversity of JammuLLM (Queen Mary University of London)
**Sanya Darakhshan Kishwar ALCentral University of South BiharLLM (Penn State Law); LLM (University of Leeds)
Smera KumarALAmity UniversityBA (University of Delhi); LLM (University of Kent)
Isha DasALGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University DelhiLLM (University College London)
Saksham ShuklaALAmity UniversityLLM (University of Bristol)
Aj AgrawalALRMLNLU LucknowLLM (SOAS University of London)
Katyayani SinhaALOP Jindal Global UniversityLLM (SOAS University of London)
Aayushi SinghALSymbiosis PuneLLM (National University of Singapore); LLM (IHEID, Geneva)
Poornima Hemant NarvekarAT + TRIPShahaji Law College KolhapurLLM (TISS, Mumbai)
SP EzhiloviyaAT + TRIPTNNLU TiruchirapalliLLM (TISS, Mumbai)
Priyanka BiswasAT + TRIPAmity UniversityLLM (TISS, Mumbai)
Akshata A AhireAT + TRIPUniversity of MumbaiLLB (New Law College, University of Mumbai); LLM (TISS, Mumbai)
Ajay MaherchandaniAT + TRIPUniversity of MumbaiLLM (TISS, Mumbai)
Utkarsh MishraAT + TRIPDSNLU VisakhapatnamLLM (NLIU, Bhopal)
Bhanu TanwarAT + TRIPNLU DelhiLLM (NLU, Delhi)
Manisha Priyadarshni BhagatAT + TRIPNUSRL RanchiLLM (TISS Mumbai)
Vishakha SakharkarAT + TRIPHNLU RaipurLLM (NALSAR, Hyderabad)
Aditya AgrawalAT + TRIPKIIT University BhubaneswarLLM (NLU, Delhi)
Deepayan MalaviyaAT + TRIPFaculty of Law University of LucknowLLM (TISS, Mumbai)
Shruti SahniAT + TRIPUPES DehradunLLM (RGNUL, Punjab)
Shashank MaheshwariAT + TRIPAmity UniversityLLM (NLU, Delhi)
Vijay K TyagiAT + TRIPUniversity of DelhiBSc (University of Delhi); LLM (ILI, Delhi)
Hemendra SinghAT + TRIPRGNUL PunjabLLM (NLU, Jodhpur)
Shyamali KumarAT + TRIPNirma UniversityLLM (GNLU, Gandhinagar)
Upasana KhattriAT + TRIPBanasthali UniversityLLM (NLU, Delhi)
Priyanka NairAT + TRIPKerala UniversityBA (University of Delhi); LLM (NLU, Delhi)
Paridhi SharmaAT + TRIPKIIT University BhubaneswarLLM (NLIU, Bhopal)
Karan GoyalAT + TRIPBcom LLB Punjab UniversityLLM (TISS, Mumbai)
Priya KumariAT + TRIPNUSRL RanchiLLM (NLU, Jodhpur)
Kirt AgarwalAT + TRIPAmity UniversityLLM (NLU, Delhi)
Shivani KowadkarAT + TRIPBA (St Xavier’s College, Mumbai); MA (TISS, Mumbai)
Nandini SharmaAT + TRIPUniversity of RajasthanLLM (NLSIU, Bangalore)
Blessan MAT + TRIPIIT KharagpurBTech (Sathyabama University, Chennai); LLM (NLSIU, Bangalore)
Nishtha PantAT + TRIPPanjab UniversityLLM (GNLU, Gandhinagar)
Prachi TyagiAT + TRIPGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University DelhiLLM (GNLU, Gandhinagar)
Sanyukta SaxenaAT + TRIPAmity UniversityLLM (GNLU, Gandhinagar)
Sneha HoodaAT + TRIPUniversity of DelhiBSc (Amity University); LLM (NLU, Delhi)
Saheli ChakrabortyAT + TRIPCalcutta UniversityLLM (WBNUJS, Kolkata)
Sanskriti KadiyanAT + TRIPCCS University MeerutLLM (OP Jindal Global University)
**Nimmy Saira Zachariah AT + TRIPUniversity of KeralaLLM (NLU, Delhi)
Shalinee VishwakarmaAT + TRIPDr DY Patil College of Law University of MumbaiLLM (OP Jindal Global University)
Srutee BaduAT + TRIPOP Jindal Global UniversityLLM (NLU, Odisha)
Akriti KaushikAT + TRIPAmity UniversityLLM (Symbiosis Pune)
Tripti BhushanAT + TRIPAmity UniversityLLM (HNLU, Raipur)
DigvijayAT + TRIPUniversity of DelhiBE (Panjab University); LLM (SGT University); PhD candidate (OPJS University)

September 2020 hires

NamePositionLLBLLMOther Qualifications
Prof (Dr) Pankaj GuptaProf; dean career servicesCMA; Fellow of ICAI; MCom; PhD (University of Lucknow); GCPCL (Harvard University)
Prof Courtenay Erin MorrisAssoc. ProfBA (Cornell University); JD (University of Michigan)
Prof Raphael Lorenzo Aguiling PangalanganAP & Associate DeanUniversity of CambridgeBA; JD (University of the Philippines);MSt (University of Oxford)
Prof (Dr) Chisom UbabukohAPBTech (Federal University of Technology, Nigeria); MSc; PhD (University of Manchester)
Prof (Dr) Sagnik DuttaAPBA (University of Calcutta); MA (University of Delhi); MA (SOAS University of London); PhD (University of Cambridge)
Prof (Dr) Max SteuerAPComenius University SlovakiaUniversity of CambridgeBA (Comenius University, Slovakia); MA (Central European University); PhD (Comenius University, Slovakia)
Prof Christian Sopuruchi GodsfriendAPImo State UniversityNnamdi Azikiwe University and SOAS University of LondonBL (Nigerian Law School)
Prof Rajesh NVCAPMSc (IIT Kharagpur); MBA (IIM Calcutta); FPM candidate (IIM Indore)
[Correction: Prof Aakanksha Kumar joined only later][AP][HNLU Raipur][National University of Singapore][PhD candidate (NLU, Jodhpur)]
Prof Pragya Parijat SinghAPDelhi UniversityUniversity of CambridgeBA (University of Delhi)
Prof Chetna ShrivastavaAPNLIU BhopalUniversity of CambridgeBCL (University of Oxford)
Prof Tariang Bdap DkharAPNLU JodhpurSOAS University of London
Prof Nishtha KhuranaAPUniversity of DelhiUniversity of Cambridge
Prof Julie RoyAPNLU JodhpurBCL (University of Oxford)
Mr Abhishek RanaLGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University DelhiQueen Mary University of London
Ms Shachi Jain LGovernment Law College MumbaiNational University of SingaporeCS (ICSI)
Ms Nishtha SinghLArmy Institute of Law MohaliNALSAR, HyderabadPhD candidate (NALSAR, Hyderabad)
Ms Swasti Gupta LOP Jindal Global UniversityUniversity of Hamburg and Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Mr Mazyar Ahmad LUniversity of DelhiUniversity of SouthamptonBSc (Nautical Science) (IGNOU, Delhi); MPhil (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)
Ms Pauline L. ForjeLKingston UniversityQueen Mary University of London
Ms Ishita KumarLNLU JodhpurSOAS University of London
Mr Raunaq JaiswalLBharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University PuneOP Jindal Global University and Central European University
Ms Nandita KrishnaLChrist University BangaloreSOAS University of London
Ms Srimati GhosalLBA (Hons); MA (Presidency University, Kolkata); MPhil (University of Cambridge)
Ms Sanskriti SanghiLGNLU GandhinagarUniversity of Cambridge
Mr Lewis Njabulo SibandaLUniversity of South AfricaUniversity of Sussex
Ms Dhyuthi VelugulaLUniversity of KentLondon School of Economics, London
Mr Avantik TamtaLWBNUJS KolkataUniversity of Cambridge
Ms Aakriti TripathiLCNLU PatnaUniversity of Cambridge
Ms Raushan Tara JaswalLGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University DelhiUniversity of Cambridge
Ms Anjali SharmaLBCom (Patna Women’s College);PGDM (Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna); FPM candidate (IIM Indore)
Ms Oiswarjya BasuLUniversity of CalcuttaSOAS University of London
Ms Manika BoraLBA (University of Delhi); MA (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); MPhil (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi); PhD candidate (NIEPA, New Delhi)
Ms Surabhi SinghLNLIU BhopalUniversity of Toronto
Ms Avaantika ChawlaLOP Jindal Global UniversityLeiden University
Ms Sarni JainLBA; MA (University of Jammu); PhD (OP Jindal Global University)
Mr Shoaib Latif KhanALUniversity of KashmirQueen Mary University of London
Ms Shreya TewariALRGNUL PunjabLondon School of Economics, London
Ms Priya GargALWBNUJS KolkataBCL (University of Oxford)
Mr Animesh bordoloiALNLUJA AssamNational University of Singapore
Ms M. GopalALOP Jindal Global UniversityUniversity of Nottingham
Ms Pratibha Tandon ALPune UniversityGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, DelhiJSD candidate (Chicago-Kent College of Law)
Ms Mitakshara GoyalALOP Jindal Global UniversityUniversity of Cambridge

Ms Dhruvi Shah

ALPune UniversityQueen Mary University of London
Mr Harsh Mahaseth ALNALSAR HyderabadNational University of Singapore
Ms Trupti PanigrahiALGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University DelhiQueen Mary University of London
Ms Shubhangi SrivastavaALNMIMS MumbaiQueen Mary University of London
Mr Mohammad NasarALAligarh Muslim UniversityUniversity of Kent
Ms Jayanti SinghALUniversity of DelhiLondon School of Economics, LondonBA (Hons) (University of Delhi)
Mr Abhijit SasteALILS PuneUniversity of East Anglia
Ms Srishti TelangALDSNLU VishakhapatnamMaastricht University
Mr Shivanshu SharmaALSymbiosis PuneCardiff University
Ms Tusharika NarwalALSymbiosis PuneCardiff University
Ms Diksha SanyalALWBNUJS KolkataSOAS University of London
Ms Virangna DhillonALOP Jindal Global UniversityQueen Mary University of London
Ms Danai SpentzouALUniversity of AthensQueen Mary University of London
Mr Avineet Singh ChawlaALPunjabi University PatialaQueen Mary University of London
Mr Subhrajit ChandaALAmity UniversityUPES, Dehradun and Nottingham Trent UniversityPhD candidate (GD Goenka University)
Ms Shradha PrasadALKIIT University Bhubneshwar Queen Mary University of London
Ms Monika MulchandaniALGH Raisoni College NagpurQueen Mary University of London
Ms Pallavi RajpalALOP Jindal Global UniversityQueen Mary University of London
Ms Avantika TiwariATFaculty of Law Delhi UniversityIndian Law Institute, DelhiBSc (Hons) (University of Delhi)
Mr Pranjal KhareATRGNUL PunjabNLIU, Bhopal
Ms Vishakha SrivastavaATCNLU PatnaNALSAR, Hyderabad
Ms Ashima SharmaATArmy Institute of Law MohaliGNLU, GandhinagarPhD candidate (GNLU, Gandhinagar)
Ms Aparna VenkatachalamATNew Law College University of MumbaiTISS, MumbaiBA (University of Mumbai)
Ms Kshama PandeyATFaculty of Law Banaras Hindu UniversityNLIU, BhopalBCom (Barkatullah University, Bhopal)
Mr Satish KumarATCNLU PatnaNLIU, Bhopal
Ms Shrishti Khare ATDr Harisingh Gour University SagarNALSAR, HyderabadPhD candidate (NLIU, Bhopal)
Ms Akansha YadavATUniversity of AllahabadNLIU, Bhopal
Ms Tulika SinghATKIIT University BhubaneswarNLIU, Bhopal
Ms Pushpita DuttaATMody University SikarNLIU, Bhopal
Ms Priyanka KushwahATNirma UniversityNLIU, Bhopal
Mr Aqa RazaATAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarh Muslim University
Ms Meemansa SinghATJSS Law College MysoreTISS, Mumbai
Ms Sanjana SinghATDSNLU VishakhapatnamNLIU, Bhopal
Mr Ajmal K AyoobATAligarh Muslim UniversityTISS, Mumbai
Mr Piyush Kumar MishraATDSNLU VishakhapatnamNLIU, Bhopal
Ms Manudeep KaurATPunjab UniversityOP Jindal Global University
Ms Merilin JacobATMar Gregorious College of Law TrivandrumOP Jindal Global University
Mr Vikas BMATSchool of Law SASTRA UniversityOP Jindal Global University
Ms Stuti LalATCNLU PatnaOP Jindal Global University
Ms Ananya SinghATOP Jindal Global UniversityOP Jindal Global University
Ms Nishtha KohliATUPES DehradunOP Jindal Global University
Ms Paarth NaithaniATRMLNLU LucknowOP Jindal Global University
Ms Pranav NarangATOP Jindal Global UniversityOP Jindal Global UniversityBTech (ECE) (DAVIET, Jalandhar); PG Diploma in IPR and Patent Management (GIIP, Delhi)
Ms Sujata NewtonATKLE Society’s Law College BengaluruOP Jindal Global University
Ms Anuja RATSchool of Law SASTRA UniversityOP Jindal Global University
Ms Natalia Sunil PoojariATDr DY Patil College of LawOP Jindal Global University
Ms Kriti BhatnagarATNMIMS MumbaiOP Jindal Global University
Ms Himani SinghATUPES DehradunOP Jindal Global University
Ms Poorvi SrivastavaATUniversity of LucknowOP Jindal Global UniversityBCom (University of Lucknow)
Ms Shikha PatelATGovernment Law College MumbaiOP Jindal Global UniversityBCom (Mithibai College, University of Mumbai)
Mr Nishant SheokandATOP Jindal Global UniversityOP Jindal Global University
Ms Rupali BansalATThe NorthCap University GurugramOP Jindal Global University
Ms Deepa WaliaATPunjab UniversityOP Jindal Global UniversityBA (Hons) (Punjab University)
Mr Vishal Kumar RaiATLaw College DehradunOP Jindal Global University
Mr Rajat ShuklaATBharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University PuneOP Jindal Global University
Mr Deepam RangwaniATPune UniversityOP Jindal Global University
Ms Swati YadavATDelhi UniversityTISS, MumbaiBA (Hons) (University of Delhi)
Ms Kriti BhatnagarATNLIU BhopalGNLU, Gandhinagar
Ms Bhavya SinghATCNLU PatnaCNLU, Patna
Mr Anurag SharmaATDSNLU VishakhapatnamNLIU, Bhopal
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