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Inside JGU 2020 - Issue 3 (March)

Jindal Global Law School ranked India’s number one law school and among world’s top 101-150

The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) broke into the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2020 in Law for the first time. JGLS has been ranked in the 101-150 band across all law schools that have been ranked in the world. Of the only two law schools from India that have entered law subject rankings, JGLS has secured the top number one position.

With this recognition, JGU as a university has made its presence felt in the QS Rankings at all four levels – BRICS, Asia, World University Rankings and the World University Rankings by subject. JGU has positioned its schools to be recognised in the subject rankings of international agencies having attained the status of the best law school in India consistently every year for the last several years in national rankings.


To produce the QS World University Rankings by subject area for this year, QS analysed over 22 million papers, producing close to 200 million citations. 1,368 institutions have been ranked across 48 subjects in 5 broad categories across 159 locations, which reflects the scale behind this internationally benchmarked undertaking to produce these subject rankings. Across all subjects, 165 institutions were considered from India, 441 from the United States, 502 from UK, Germany & France combined, and 360 from China, Japan and South Korea combined for this QS Rankings 2020 by subject area. 


JGU was scored in 7 subjects within two broad areas of social science & management and arts & humanities. These 7 subject areas included Economics, Law, Politics, Social Policy, Sociology, Art & Design and Performing Arts. Despite severe national and international competition, JGLS scored very high in the subject area of law. It is important to note that overall 894 law schools were considered to be eligible by QS in these rankings, out of which only 300 were ranked. JGU is in the top 150 of the world and number 1 in India. 


QS Subject Rankings in Law measures the global relevance of institutions specifically in the area of research in law along with combining reputation from the academic community and employers. The methodology is subject sensitive and looks specifically at universities or institutions which have a strong focus in law. Hence only the best 300 law schools globally make it to the list.


The number of law schools around the world considered in these rankings (894 in total) is substantially more than some other subject areas including Nursing (628), Anthropology (461), Anatomy (680), Politics (723), Philosophy (746), History (695), Development Studies (613) and Sports (581) which highlights the competition among law schools around the world.  


The ranking parameter that received the highest score is the ‘employer reputation’ of JGLS. Within ‘social science & management’ area of the rankings, employer reputation has a very high weightage of 30%. JGLS graduates are making their mark among various employers including law firms, corporations, academia, litigation, research institutions, civil society organisations, NGOs and many others. They are able to charter their own destinies empowered by the quality education and exposure that they received at JGU.