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
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
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.
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)
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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