1st National Article Writing Competition by Manipal University Jaipur: Register by April 25

About the Organisation

Human rights cell was established by the students of Manipal University during the academic year of 2019-2020. The cell aims to create awareness about human rights and help those who are in need. One of the most important priorities of the cell is to help an individual lead a decent and dignified life without infringing the rights of others.

About the Competition

Human Rights Cell is organising their 1st National Writing Competition wherein submission are invited from students, teachers, research scholars, legal professionals from all across the country on the theme: COVID-19.


  • COVID-19: Your Legal Rights in Quarantine? (Guidance note: focus on Human rights, Indian laws; comparative analysis with the laws of other jurisdictions)
  • COVID-19: Impact on Commercial Contracts (guidance note: focus on clauses pertaining to “force majeure” and “doctrine of frustration”)
  • In every century, world encounters recession or diseases. Mention its effects and solutions adopted by countries to overcome and solutions which should be adopted in present situation?
  • Legal Implications of COVID-19 in violation of China’s Obligation
  • Should nations continue with the globalisation model after Covid-19 crisis?
  • Role of media and communication during the period of pandemic.
  • Combating coronavirus- need of a separate act to contain virus/pandemic?


Law students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), management students, economics students and other undergraduate students from recognised school/college who are interested to write on this theme are eligible to participate. Teachers, research scholars, legal professional and other those who are interested.

Competition Rules

  1. Co-authorship is permitted. (Maximum of two authors)
  2. Writing should be the original work of the participants. Only 15% of plagiarism would be allowed. Any submission having more than 15% plagiarism shall be disqualified.
  3. The article should be in ENGLISH only.
  4. The word limit for the article is 2000-2500 words. The word limit is inclusive of the footnotes.
  5. 20th Edition Bluebook format of footnoting should be adhered to for the purpose of citations.
  6. The submission should be made only in “doc. or .docx.” format.
  7. Upon submission of the article, Human Rights Cell MUJ will have exclusive copyrights to the article and the author will not be able to submit the article to any other platform until the results of the competition are declared.
  8. The submission should include the name of the author, the course they are involved in and the institute they are affiliated to.
  9. Body: Font – Heading –Font – Time New Roman, Font size- 12,14, Line spacing- 1.5, Alignment-Justified
  10. Footnotes: Font – Time New Roman, Font size- 10, Line spacing- 1, Alignment-Justified
  11. The file has to be saved in the following manner ONLY – Full Name of author, EXAMPLE – Aditya Gupta.

Submission and Registration Details

All submissions must be sent to hrc.manipal.jaipur[at]gmail.com. The subject of the e-mail should be “Submission: Article Writing Competition”.

To register, click here.

Registration Fee

  • Rs. 100 for author.
  • Rs. 150 with a co-author.

Please note that if the participant is not registered his/ her submission will not be considered

All the revenue generated through this competition will be donated to the PM (CARES) FUND for the fight against the pandemic.

Payment Details

  • Paytm: 8005818103
  • Google Pay/PhonePe/Bhim UPI: 9828047017

E-mail ID: hrc.manipal.jaipur[at]gmail.com

Please mention your name when you make the payment and send a screenshot of the transaction to the email address given above.

Important Dates

  • Last date for Registration: 25th April 2020
  • Last date for Submission: 28th April 2020
  • Announcement of Results: 1st week of May April 2020


  • 1st Rank: Certificate of excellence + Publication of writing
  • 2nd Rank: Certificate of excellence + Publication of writing
  • 3rd Rank: Certificate of excellence + Publication of writing

Certificate of published will also be provided to top rankers and E- Certificates will be provided to all the participants.

Contact Details

  • Riddhi Bhatia: 9461798126
  • Soumya Swaroop: 9560112384
  • Rohit Jain: 9760974108
  • Nandini Srivastava (editorial head): 8840041219
  • Dr. Kuldeep Singh Panwar (faculty coordinator)

E-mail ID: hrc.manipal.jaipur[at]gmail.com

The website link is here.


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