Jindal Global Law School and National Law School break into the QS World University rankings
- In a first, two
lawschools from India — Jindal Global Law School and National Law SchoolBangalore — have been featured in the top 200 of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for Law.
- Of the 12,000 law schools across the globe, these are the only two Indian law schools to make it to the global university rankings.
- Globally, Harvard University tops the ranking followed by Yale University and Stanford University.
“This is the result of continuous efforts of our government to promote the environment of research and innovation in our educational institutions,” said Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.
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Of the 12,000 law schools across the globe, these are the only two Indian law schools to make it to the global university rankings. OP Jindal Global University’s law school has been ranked in the 101-150 bracket in the list while National Law School has been ranked in top 150-200 universities.
Only 300 law institutions were ranked this year.
“It is an extraordinary and unprecedented ‘institutional moment’ for JGU to witness history as its first school is ranked number one in India and 101-150 in the world. All the schools of JGU are on this pathway to achieve global recognition and institutional eminence,” Raj Kumar, founding vice chancellor, JGU said.
QS Subject Ranking in Law measures the global relevance of institutions specifically in the area of research in law along with reputation from the academic sphere and employers. Globally, Harvard University tops the ranking followed by Yale University and Stanford University.
Other top institutions in India — Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), University of Delhi (DU) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) — also improved their ranking on the global scale. This is because of their research quality, academic reputation, accomplishments and graduate placements.
JNU moved up two spots to rank 162th among the top 500 universities while the Delhi University and AIIMS were ranked at 231st in the humanities and medicine fields, respectively.
In the engineering and technology domain, five Indian institutions ranked in the top 100 universities, compared to three last year. This includes Indian Institutes of Technology, Delhi, Bombay, Madras, Kharagpur and Kanpur.
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