Mahindra & Mahindra-NUJS Essay Competition on Competition Law [RESULTS ANNOUNCED]

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Dear all, we are pleased to announce the results of the 1st Mahindra & Mahindra – NUJS Essay Competition. The winners are – 

1. Pratik Ranjan Das (NUJS) – 75 (29 + 22 + 24)
2. Nikita Samarnath (ILS.) – 73 (23 + 25 + 25)
3. Sreetama Sen (GNLU) – 71 (26 + 22 + 23)

Special Mentions:

1. Garima Srivastava (HNLU) – 70 (23 + 22 + 25)
2. Devaditya Chakravarti (GNLU) – 66 (22 + 22 + 22)
3. Mehul Parti (Amity) – 66 (25 + 17 + 24)
4. Nihal Joseph (NUJS) – 66 (20 + 22 + 24)
5. Sapan Parekh (NLSIU) – 65.5 (21.5 + 20 + 24)

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Thank you all for your participation, and apologies for the delay in announcement of results. The judges were widely impressed by the quality of entries.

Please note, the 1st set of marks are by Mr. Girish Gadgil, General Manager, Corporate Legal Department, Mahindra & Mahindra; 2nd set of marks are by Mr. V. K. Singh, Deputy Director, Competition Commission of India; 3rd set of marks are by Ms. Tilottama Raychaudhuri Assistant Professor (Law), NUJS.

The Society for International Trade and Competition Law (SITC) of The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata is an academic society constituted by the faculty and students of NUJS to engage in meaningful research and deliberation on developments in the fields of competition and international trade law.

In view of the recent developments in the field of competition law in India, the Society is organizing an essay competition for students in collaboration with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited.

The purpose of the said competition is to encourage academic scholarship amongst undergraduate law students in this emerging area of study.

The competition will be judged by a panel of three judges, comprising of academics and professionals engaged in the field.

The topic for the essay shall be: “Cartels and Competition: An Antithetical Relationship”

The prizes for the winning entries are as follows:

  • First prize: INR 7000
  • Second Prize: INR 4000
  • Third Prize: INR 2000

In addition to the above, the winner of the First Prize shall be offered an internship position with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (Legal Team, Mumbai).


The maximum word limit for the essays shall be 3000 words. Only single author contributions by undergraduate law students shall be accepted.

All material sources should be adequately acknowledged. Participants are expected to adhere to the NUJS Law Review Citation Standard. The same may be found at the given link here.

Please note that emphasis shall be placed on originality of content and argumentation. Instances of plagiarism shall lead to disqualification of the entry.

All entries should be sent with an attached covering letter containing the name of the author and his/her institution at The deadline for submission of entries is April 5, 2013.

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