Call for Submissions: Surana and Surana International Essay Writing Competition

Call for Submissions: Surana and Surana International Essay Writing Competition

The Center of Advanced Studies in Criminal Law (CASCAL) at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, is organizing Surana and Surana International Essay Writing Competition in collaboration with Surana and Surana International Attorneys, Chennai, India.

Eligibility: The Competition is open to students who are pursuing their B.A.LLB./LL.M./Ph.D./M.Phil. or any other Undergraduate or Master courses (other than Law) in any university across the world.

Theme: Juveniles and the Criminal Justice System

Sub-themes (Illustrative, not exhaustive):



  • Juveniles and the Death Penalty

  • A critical appraisal of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

  • Sentencing and Punishment of Juveniles

  • Rehabilitation of Juvenile Offenders

  • Sealing Juvenile Court Records

  • Alternatives to Incarceration

  • Juvenile Probation


Prizes (Surana Awards):



  • First Prize: INR 25,000/-

  • Second Prize: INR 15,000/-

  • Third Prize: INR 10,000/-


Deadline for submission: January 5, 2018

Result declaration: February 15, 2018

Queries can be addressed to suranaessay2017@gmail.com or 0175-2391600.

For more details, refer to the Brochure, Registration Form and Declaration Form.