First Adv. Vijayaraghavan Memorial National Essay Competition, 2019

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18 Dec 2018 5:27 PM GMT

  • First Adv. Vijayaraghavan Memorial National Essay Competition, 2019

    School of Legal Studies Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala is organising First Adv. Vijayaraghavan Memorial National Essay Competition, 2019.


    • Reintroduction of „Adultery‟ into the Indian Penal Code, 1860 – A Step in the Right Direction?

    • Constitutional Validity of Section 377 of IPC – A Debatable Issue

    • Section 376(2) of IPC: A Draconian Provision?

    Who can apply?

    • The Competition is open to all students pursuing under-graduate (three/five year) or post-graduate law degrees from any law school/university/college recognized by the Bar Council of India.

    • Only one submission per author shall be entertained.

    Submission Guidelines:

    • The participants have to submit an essay on ANY ONE of the listed themes

    • All submissions shall be in English language

    • All essays should be original work of authors and any submission that is found to be plagiarized shall be disqualified from the Competition.

    • Participant shall not include his/her name or affiliation in the submission ‟s text in any form. The same shall be provided in a cover letter accompanying the essay.

    • All essays should be accompanied with a cover letter with the following details:

      • Name of Participant:

      • Year and Course (UG/ PG):

      • University Name:

      • Institutional Address (For delivery of certificate):

      • Contact Number

      • Email id.

    • Any previously published entry would not be permitted. A declaration to that effect should be accompanied with the submission.

    • Co-authorship is not allowed.

    • The word limit for the essay is 4000 – 5000 words excluding footnotes accompanied with an Abstract of 250- 300 words.

    • Submission shall be made ONLY in PDF format.

    • A soft copy of the submission has to be mailed to

    • Subject of the e-mail should be “Submission: VMNEC, 2019 – Theme of the paper”.

    Important Deadlines:

    • Last Date of Submission of the Essay: January 15th, 2019 (11:59 pm)

    • Declaration of the results: February 20th, 2019 (World Day of Social Justice)


    • First Prize: Rs. 12,000/-

    • Second Prize: Rs. 7,000/-

    • Third Prize: Rs. 3,000/-

    • The top three submissions shall be published in Cochin University Law Review [CULR] and the top ten submissions shall be given merit certificates.

    For any queries contact:

    • Arathi Ashok, 9847982918

    • Aneesh V. Pillai, 8606558242

    For Brochure click here

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