Surana & Surana and Panjab University’s International Essay Competition on Corporate Law: Submit by Mar 31; Prizes Worth 62K

surana and surana essay competition 2013, rgnulSurana & Surana International Attorneys, Chennai in collaboration with Panjab University is organising an International Essay Competition on Corporate Law.

All other information relating to submission and Advisory Committee can be accessed HERE.

Rules and Guidelines of the Essay Competition

1. Eligibility Criteria

1. The Competition is open to students who are pursuing their  graduate & post graduate in law, M.Com & MBA  in any  university across the world.

2. Students of The Institute of Chartered Accounts of India & The Institute of Company Secretaries of India are also eligible to participate. However, those who have completed either their Company Secretary/ Chartered Accountant degrees/courses are not eligible.

3. The participant must also send a certificate from the Head of the Institution certifying that the candidate is a bonafide student of the University.

2. Theme of the Essay (Tentative)

“Companies Act, 2013: A Revolutionary Legislation or Not”

The theme is broad in nature. The participants can also take up any particular section/ issue/ changes introduced or any new concept incorporated for writing under the Companies Act, 2013

3. Guidelines for Submission

The Essay must be written in English.

Only one essay per participant may be submitted. Multiple or incomplete submissions will lead to disqualification.

Co-Authorship is permitted only up to two authors.

The Students who have made a solo entry and as a co-author also will be treated as multiple entries and it will lead to rejection of the second   submission.  (The entry which is received first  will be entertained)

Only original essays will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the essay. The participants will submit a separate undertaking with regard to originality of work.

Identification mark must not be found in any part of the essay.

Registration Form to be sent along with the Essay (No registration fee). The Registration form must be signed by the head of the Institution/University. Available in downloadable form on website HERE.

Length of the essay

a) The Essay shall consist of an abstract, main text and bibliography.

b) An abstract not exceeding 200 words mentioning the title and keywords must be attached

c) The essay shall be no longer than 2000 words. (Excluding footnotes).

d) Footnotes must 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

e)  Essay to be printed on one side of A4 size paper.

Format requirement:

i. Font size shall be 12 points in Times New Roman

ii. 1.5 interlinear space

Cover of written submission

i. The written submission must have a cover page containing the name of the Participant, address, e-mail id, contact number and name of the college/university with address.

ii. The external cover/envelope should be marked “Essay Competition”.

Electronic Format

The participant should mention  his or her name,  address, e-mail id, contact number and name of the college/university with address in the mail and send the essay as an a attachment[ in MS word/pdf] with the Subject “Essay Competition”

Deadline for Submission: 31st March, 2014.

Mode of Submission:

The essay competition consists of written and online submissions (both in word document and PDF) which are to be delivered to the Department of Laws, Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh 160014, latest by 31st March, 2014.

The written submissions must be sent to:


           Prof. Nishtha Jaswal, Chairperson

           Department of Laws

           Panjab University


And the essay must be mailed at [email protected]


First Prize: 25,000

Second Prize: 15,000

Third Prize: 10,000

Consolation Prizes : Rs 1000/- ( 12 Nos)

Separate intimation will also be sent to each of the winner. The winners will be given the prizes on the Prize Distribution Function. Exact date and location of the prize distribution shall be announced later.

Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all the participants.

Jury and Review Criteria:

Entries will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of impartial judges and Academicians.

Entries will be judged on the basis of originality, style and organization, quality of analysis and quality of research.

Essays will be judged anonymously

Result Declaration:  2nd May, 2014


In addition to the top three winners the twelve selected essays (Consolation prize winners) will be published in the form of an edited book with an ISBN No.

Contact Information:

1. Dr. Rajinder Kaur- +91-98880-20030, Email Id: [email protected]

 2. Mr. Jatinder Maan,  Student coordinator   91-94643-50366, Email Id: [email protected]

All other information relating to submission and Advisory Committee can be accessed HERE.


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