First Adv. Vijayaraghavan Memorial National Essay Competition, 2019

manav malhotra
18 Dec 2018 5:27 PM GMT
First Adv. Vijayaraghavan Memorial National Essay Competition, 2019
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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 [email protected]

  • 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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