GNLU’s Essay Competition on Indian Foreign Policy; Submit by Feb 25; Prizes Worth 15K

The Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies of Gandhinagar National Law University is organising the GNLU Essay Competition on Feb.25, 2014.

Theme: Indian Foreign Policy – An Emerging Global Power: Myth v. Reality 2014-2025 Vision Based on Critical Assessment

Sub-Themes of Essay:

India’s Neighbours
South-East Asia and the Pacific
East Asia
The Gulf and West Asia
Europe and European Union
The Americas
United Nations and International Organizations
Disarmament and International Security Affairs
Multilateral Economic Relations
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
Development Cooperation
Investment and Technology Promotion
Energy Security
Counter Terrorism and Policy Planning
Protocol, Consular, Passport and Visa Services
Finance, Administration and Establishment
Exploring and Exploiting E-Governance and Information Technology to promote Foreign Policy Effectiveness
Decision-Making, Execution and Coordination within the Indian Foreign Policy Establishment: Changing Roles and Responsibilities
Public Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Think-Tanks
Propagation of Hindi Abroad: What next or End-Game?
Human Security: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities
Oceans in the Framework of Indian Foreign Policy
Arctic and Antarctica
Non-Resident Indians: Too much or too little bilateral influence
Soft-power diplomacy
Cyber threats and Espionage
Humanitarian and Human Rights Issues of Refugees
Peaceful Settlement of Bilateral and Multilateral Disputes
Promotion of Individual States of the Indian Union to forge bilateral economic and cultural relations
Indian Business Magnates: Decisive Influence in Foreign-Policy Making
Indian Students Abroad & Radar of the Indian Foreign Policy

Submission Guidelines:

Brief biography of the author and abstract of maximum 250 words

Essay language: English

No part of the essay should have been published earlier or be under consideration for publication or in a similar contest elsewhere

Minimum 2,500 and Maximum word limit of the Essay: 10,000 (including footnotes)

Footnotes shall conform to Bluebook (19th Edition) rules of legal citation and must include a description of each authority adequate to allow a reasonable reader to identify and locate the authority in a publication of general circulation.

Font type should be Times New Roman, Font Size 12, with 1.5 line spacing. A margin of 1 inch or 2.54 cm shall be left on all four sides. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10, with line spacing 1.

Plagiarized work will be disqualified.

Co-authorship is allowed but both authors are required to register separately.

Essays should be submitted to [email protected] with participant’s name, address, contact details, University in docx or doc format with Subject “GNLU Essay Competition: Indian Foreign Policy – An Emerging Global Power: Myth v. Reality 2014-2025 Vision Based on Critical Assessment” latest by 25th  February, 2014 (11:59 pm).


The Competition shall open to all students from India or abroad pursuing undergraduate or post graduate course from recognized Universities / Colleges / Institutions.


1st Prize:  Rs. 7,000/-
2nd Prize: Rs. 5,000/-
3rd Prize:  Rs. 3,000/-


Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 25 February, 2014

Declaration of Result: Monday, 3 March, 2014

Prizes/Certificate Distribution: GNLU Foundation Day – Thursday, 17 July 2014

For further details and information contact:

Dr Aruna Kumar Malik – [email protected], mobile +812 865 0850.


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