New Delhi: The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has once again been ranked the number one law school in India in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (Law) 2021.
In overall world ranking , it is now ranked 76 out of all law schools in the QS World University Rankings.
Out of 976 that were considered globally by QS, 320 law schools were ranked. JGLS is the only law school to be ranked from India.
JGLS’s current global rank of 76 compared to previous rank in the 101-150 bracket is driven by a 45 per cent increase in research citation and a 25 per cent increase in the H-index of research output of JGLS.
JGLS is now ranked alongside highly reputable law schools including University of Bristol, University of Manchester, and George Washington University.
JGLS is ranked above some leading law schools including the University of Nottingham, University of Warwick, University of Leeds, Griffith University, York University, Cardiff University, and SOAS in the UK.
The number of law schools around the world that are considered in these prestigious rankings is substantially more than institutions considered in other subject areas, which highlights the intense competition among law schools in the world.
JGLS is ranked 33 and 58 in the world in the parameters of ‘Employer Reputation’ and ‘Academic Reputation’ respectively in the QS World University Ranking by subject 2021.JGLS, as the first and the only Indian law school to find a place in this year, puts India on the global map for legal education and higher education.
Jindal Global Law School’s significant improvement from last year is driven by a 45 per cent increase in research citation and a 25 per cent increase in the H-index of research output of JGLS.
To produce the rankings for this year, QS analysed close to 14 million unique scholarly papers, producing more than 80 million citations. 1453 institutions were ranked across 51 subjects in 5 broad subject areas (including social sciences which includes law), resulting in over 16,981 published entries.
Reacting to this remarkable achievement, O.P. Jindal Global University Founding Chancellor Naveen Jindal, said, ” JGLS has risen in the ranks to enter the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject this year. As the only law school in India to feature in these rankings, it gives me great pride to see Jindal Global Law School feature among the world’s finest law schools. JGLS has put India on the world map of providing high-quality legal education, research and training.”
Established in 2009, JGU is a private, non-profit university that is committed to promoting social sciences, arts and the humanities.