Hyderabad: Students who received their degrees at the 16th annual convocation of Nalsar University of Law on Saturday had a special edge to their celebrations. Many of them have secured placements at competitive salaries. “I am already placed at a lawyer’s chambers in Delhi. All of my classmates are placed. The strength of the class is 80,” said BA LLB student Anand Amritam, 23.
He said that half his classmates were placed in corporate firms that pay in the range of Rs 10 to Rs 20 lakh per annum. Some were hired at legal firms and others at litigation firms, and they would be paid about Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh, he said. Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Trilegal, Khaitan & Co, and AZB & Partners are some of the national firms that come to the university for recruitment.
His colleague Raji Gururaj got a job in her fourth year at Trilegal and began working in July. However, MBA students face hard time. “Half of my classmates are placed, and the others are looking for jobs. We are the fourth batch and many companies do not know about the university is offering an MBA course,” said MBA graduate Satish Kumar. Many diploma students took courses for their career benefits. “I did post graduate in media law, and it is helping me with my job,” said student Ch Sucharitha.
“About 60 to 70 per cent of the BA LLB students get placed in their fourth year. All of them will be offered a job by the end of their five-year course,” registrar Prof. Bala Kista Reddy said. He said about 15 per cent go abroad for higher studies, 50-60 per cent land jobs in the corporate sector and 10 to 15 per cent in international firms. About 10 per cent do legal practice. About 410 students were awarded degrees and diplomas.
Addressing the convocation, Governor E.S.L. Narsimhan said, “Liberty and equality are important in any system of law and justice. These values exist in different proportions. There is a need for constant process of adjustment between the conflicting claims of these values in society.” Justice assumes a role of an adjuster or synthesizer and reconciles the claims of one person against the other.”