Ambedkar Memorial National Essay Competition 2017: Register by March 30

Educentric & Indian Journal of Constitutional Studies feel immense pleasure to announce first Ambedkar Memorial National Essay Competition in association with Naks & partners Law associates.

Themes and Issues

  1. The Judicial Bench. (Context: Judicial decisions in the light of jurisprudential leanings of the judges involved. The idea is to explore landmark decisions, a lot of which became iconic in shaping our constitutional history, in the light of the bench that was present and
    their ideologies.)
  2. Uniform Civil Code: In the light of judicial stand on personal laws.
  3. Ideation of a Living Constitution or a Dead constitution.
  4. Judicial Review of the pardoning power of the President and the Governors of India.
  5. The aid and advice of Council of Ministers: The position of the judiciary in making the President a mere rubber stamp.
  6. Judicial review of Economic legislations. (Context: The judicial approach to economic legislations has always been deferential, or has it? Explore this idea, where does economic legislation stand vis-à-vis other aspects of the constitution.)
  7. Contempt of Court. (Context: The judicial stand on contempt of court proceedings have never been strict, they change as per circumstances and people involved. Examine in the light of recent events.)
  8. Chasing its own tail around the maple. (Context: constituent power gives rise to the constitution, which gives rise to the constituting power{legislature, executive, judiciary} which proceeds to amend the constitution, in effect exercising amending/constituent power, explore the idea in light of article 370 or any other amendment/ proposed amendment or any dilemma and limit yourself to the constitutional discussion.)
  9. Evolution is better than revolution. ( Context: Explore the idea in the light of history of judicial review in India)
  10. Judicial review grant of mining lease granted by government.
  11. The Social Justice Bench. (Context: Supreme Court has a separate social justice bench. Examine the necessity of such bench, and any developments that have taken place.)

Important Dates

  • Registration : last date of Registration March 30, 2017
  • Submission Date : The essays must be submitted on or before April 20, 2017

Registration Process

Registration can be done through offline as well as online mode
• Fees can be deposited directly into bank account by various means or cash payment to our campus Representatives.
• Fees – Rs 50/- Single author and Rs 100/- for Co-author
• Account Details: Account No. 10167252681 IFSC code: SBIN0007237
• PAYTM – Make payment via transfer @9720669355 and mail us the screenshot
• Registrations can be done by filling form on given link:

Prizes: Cash prizes & Publication

• 1st Prize – INR 3000 & Publication of Paper
• 2nd Prize – INR 2000 & Publication of Paper
• 3rd Prize – INR 1000 & Publication of Paper

Top 5 authors shall get opportuniy to intern at Naks and partners.
A certificate of merit shall be emailed to all the participants

For more details and guidelines, please download this brochure.


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