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RGNUL Exagium 2016: International Essay Writing Competition 2016 [Prizes Worth Rs. 12,000]: Submit by Sept 2


RGNUL Exagium 2016 provides a challenge to the reading, comprehending and writing skills of the students. The essay on the selected text should focus on the thematic concerns of the writer. Using the primary and secondary sources, the participants will write an analytical essay* on the selected classic.

Essay Guidelines (General)

Essays must be original, logical and coherent.

Essays should not be summaries.

Essays should discuss the major issues/themes of the text.

The analysis of the text must be supported with proper evidence and personal response.

The participants will select a book from the list given below:

Name of the Book: Author

Oedipus Rex: Sophocles

Politics: Aristotle

The Republic: Plato

Madame Bovary: Gustave Flaubert

Robinson Crusoe: Daniel Defoe

Crime and Punishment: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Mother: Maxim Gorky

Sense and Sensibility: Jane Austen

Lord of the Flies: William Golding

The Great Gatsby: F.Scott Fitzgerald

Antigone: Sophocles

Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen

The Plague: Albert Camus

To Kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee

Frankestein: Mary Shelley

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Robert Louis Stevenson

The Discipline of Law: Lord Denning

The Spirit of the Common Law: Roscoe Pound

Wit and Wisdom: Nani Palkhivala

Before Memory Fades: Fali S.Nariman

Legal Eagles: Indu Bhan

Revolution 2020: Chetan Bhagat

The Test of My Life: Yuvraj Singh

Playing it My Way: Sachin Tendulkar

The Wings of Fire: A.P.J Abdul Kalam

The Discovery of India: Jawaharlal Nehru

The Annihilation of Caste: B R Ambedkar

Roses in December: M C Chagla

Eligibility Criteria and Rules for the Competition:

 The competition is open to the students pursuing undergraduate (BALLB/ BA/B.Sc/B.Com/BBA/B.Tech/MBBS) or any other undergraduate and postgraduate courses (MA/LLM//MSc/MPhil/PhD) in any university/college across the globe.

 The students of RGNUL shall not be eligible for prizes but the best entries shall be felicitated with certificates of merit.

 Only original essays that have not been published or have not been accepted for publication should be mailed to [email protected]

 Plagiarism of any form shall result in disqualification.

 No identification marks must be found in any part of the essay.

 Registration form is to be sent along with the hard copy of the essay.

 Registration form can be downloaded from the university website.

 The Essay must be written in English.

 The Essay must be type-written in 12 font size in Times New Roman with 1.5 line space.

 The Essay should not be more than 3000 words.

 The Essay has to be submitted in MS-Word format.

Registration fees

National Participants: Rs. 600 per entry; Rs. 900 (In case of co- authors)

International Participants: 10 USD per entry: 15 USD in case of co-authors (as per dollar rate on 25th May, 2016)

Mode of Payment (Online)

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In case the international participants face any issue while submitting the payment through online mode, they can send demand draft in favour of Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, payable at Patiala and mail the scanned copy of DD on [email protected]

Guidelines for Submission

 Download the Registration form. Click HERE.

 Soft copy of the Essay, Scanned copy of the filled Registration Form and scanned copy of the ID Proof to be submitted electronically to [email protected]

 Hard Copies of the Registration form, Essay and photocopy of ID Proof must be sent through Registered Post only.

 Entries must be addressed to: Dr. NAVLEEN MULTANI, Co-Ordinator, RGNUL EXAGIUM 2016, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, Bhadson Road, SIDHUWAL, PATIALA – 147 006 (India).

Important Dates for Submission

Soft copy of the Essay and scanned copies of ID Proof & Registration Form: 2nd September, 2016

Hard copy of Essay, Registration form and photocopy of ID Proof: 9th September, 2016

Announcement of Winners: 2nd week of October 2016


 Cash prizes and Certificates of Merit shall be awarded to 3 best essays.

 Certificates of Participation shall be given to all the participants.

1st Prize: 6000 INR

2nd Prize: 4000 INR

3rd Prize: 2000 INR

 Result shall be displayed on the university website.


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