I have great pleasure in welcoming you to the website of the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies (CGPLS). The setting up of the CGPLS is an example of a truly remarkable achievement that the University has witnessed in the last few years and will foster teaching and research to provide a thorough knowledge of law to meet the challenges of global economy. Our LLM courses are specifically designed to help you progress in your legal career. We began our LLM programmes in 2010 and what our students have achieved in a short span is truly extraordinary. I am also happy to share that we have started a new programme in Taxation which is primarily meant for professionals with working experience. We have also established a strategic collaboration with the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF), which will bring together the expertise and experience of corporate lawyers across several Indian law firms for the benefit of the LLM programme.
We also welcome the inaugural batch of LLM programme in Taxation Law. I am delighted to share that some of our current and former LLM students have excelled in academic research and practice as evidenced by their publications in reputed journals, participation in prestigious conferences and placements with renowned organizations. I hope as a prospective LLM student you will draw inspiration from these achievements and work hard to realize your career goals.
As a University that thrives on research excellence, I am happy to announce the launch of the PhD programme at the Jindal Global Law School Research and knowledge creation is critical for any university. The outstanding performance of the faculty members of JGU since its inception has led us to move towards the launch of the doctoral programme. I do believe that sound PhDs provide opportunities for the creation of new ideas. The heart of university life is about generating new ideas and critical perspectives that help address some of the challenges of world. We look forward to welcoming our PhD cohorts in 2014.
The vision of JGU is to promote global courses, global programmes, global curriculum, global research, global collaborations, and global interaction through a global faculty. JGU is a research intensive University, which has established several research centres in all its schools and all faculty appointments are made on the basis of appointment to a school as well as a research centre. JGU has established five schools: Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) and Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities. The University has forged a number of international collaborations and has played a leadership role in organizing seminars, lectures and conferences on major issues relating to law, business, international affairs and public policy.
You would be pleased to know that all students of our University across different schools have been placed as interns. We are confident that as they graduate from their respective degree programmes from JGU, they will be able to fulfill their career aspirations, including opportunities in higher education and various professions both in India and abroad.
I sincerely hope that you make the best use of this amazing opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Law at a Global University. I am confident that the outstanding faculty of JGLS will inspire and motivate you to work hard and to engage in rigorous academic work reflecting a sense of passionate commitment to achieving excellence.
I once again take this opportunity to welcome you to the University.
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar
LL.B. (Delhi), BCL (Oxford, Rhodes Scholar), LL.M. (Harvard, Gammon Fellow, S.J.D (Hong Kong)
Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University &
Dean, Jindal Global Law School