The premier Indian National Law University, Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), celebrating the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, feels immensely proud to introduce the First Annual Essay Writing Competition, 2015, organised by its Centre for Constitutional and Administrative Law (CCAL) on the ideologies and philosophies of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar with an aim to involve all those who want to serve a purpose larger than themselves and are able to communicate their views and actions tempered by the wisdom of our respected Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

The proposed essay writing competition will provide an interdisciplinary forum to present views on importance of Ambedkar’s ideas, ways to empower socially oppressed and ostracised groups, exploration of policies and practices to reform current system to encourage marginalised masses and strengthening judicial approach to engage with pressing demands for social justice.

The basic purpose of this event is to create a meaningful dialogue on social justice agenda through active participation of intellectuals.

Topics for the competition:

Annihilation of Castes

From social injustice to social justice: The Ambedkarian way

Ambedkar, Reservation, Constitution: Consolidating the agenda in the 21st Century

World Limit: The word limit shall be 2500-3500 words excluding footnotes.

Important Dates:

Last date for submission: 31st October, 2015

Announcement of results: First week of January 2016


The winner shall receive a cash prize of Rs 10,000

The first runner up shall receive a cash prize of Rs 7500

The second runner up shall receive a cash prize of Rs 5000


Winning essays at the discretion of the editorial members may be chosen for publication in a Journal with an ISBN number.

Contact Details:

For any queries please feel free to email us at [email protected] or contact the undersigned:

Programme Coordinator:
Mr. Alok Ratnoo, Research Associate (Law)
E-Mail: [email protected]
Contact No. +91 8128650865

Student Coordinators:
Ms. Sai Saranya Hariharan
Email: [email protected]
Contact No.: +91 9998924102

Ms. Priyanka Venkatasubramanian
Email: [email protected]
Contact No.: +91 8758806874
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