Kolkata: Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has once again retained the No.1 position in India while its global ranking this year improved to 70th, a jump of six places from 2021, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject (Law) 2022 released recently.
There is no other Indian law school including none of the National Law Schools that have been able to find any place in the top 75 law schools in these prestigious global rankings.
The improvement in Jindal Global Law School’s global ranking marks a continuity in its ascent for the past several years. Before making it to the global top 70 in 2022, JGLS was ranked 76th in 2021, and in the 101-150 bracket in 2020. Its domestic ranking as the No.1 law school in India has, however, remained unchanged for the past three years.
Overall, the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject analysed over 14.7 million unique papers, producing close to 96 million citations. A total of 1,543 institutions were ranked across 51 subjects in five broad subject areas, creating over 17,700 ranked entries. For law, QS ranked a total of 340 law schools after evaluating 1,118 institutions in the world in 2022.
To produce the rankings by subject, QS primarily considers academic reputation, employer reputation, citations and h-index, an index that attempts to measure the stability of impact and quality of the work published by the institution’s scholars.
JGLS scored 77.9 in academic reputation, 79.3 in employer reputation, 60.3 in citations, and 45.4 in h-index, leading to a total score of 72.6 which helped the No.1 law school in India to secure the 70th position globally.
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, said, “One of the major factors that has propelled JGLS to the 70th position in the world in the prestigious QS World University Rankings is the quality of research produced by the faculty members. It is heartening to note that during 2020-21, JGLS faculty members produced over 300+ academic research publications, of which 280+ are indexed in Scopus, which is the largest database of peer-reviewed literature in the world.”
Dr. Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director, Middle East, Africa & South Asia, QS Quacquarelli Symonds said, “QS evaluated over 1118 institutions for law globally and ranked 340 of them, making it a very exclusive and elite list of top law schools of the world. My congratulations to all at JGU and a special mention to Prof C Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, for his stellar efforts for envisioning and working towards a building a world-class institution in India.”
JGLS today has nearly 5,000 students and 500 faculty members. It offers a range of undergraduate, post-graduate, masters’ and doctoral degrees in law, jurisprudence and legal studies.