Ninth Durga Das Basu Essay Writing Competition: Submit By 15th March 2021

Aseer Jamal
21 Feb 2021 12:07 PM GMT
Ninth Durga Das Basu Essay Writing Competition: Submit By 15th March 2021

Ninth Durga Das Basu Essay Writing Competition

The Constitutional Law Society of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (NUJS) is organising the Ninth Durga Das Basu Essay Competition. This competition is organised annually and supported by the University.

Who can Participate?

The competition is open for all undergraduate students of law colleges/departments of law of all Universities, pursuing the 5-year-course or the 3-year-course.

Co-authorship (of a maximum of two authors) shall be allowed. The co-authors may belong to different Universities. There can be more than one participant/s from any University.

Theme: "The Right to Protest"

Some indicative sub-themes are:

  • Locating the Right to Protest in Part III of the Constitution
  • Defining the contours of the Right to Protest
  • Defending the Right to Protest in the Digital Age
  • Use of Anti-Terror Laws Against Protestors
  • Topical discussions surrounding recent protests

Note: Participants are free to focus on or narrow down the scope of their submissions to sub-themes. However, participants must ensure that their submissions primarily derive from and focus on constitutional law.

Registration fee: None

Word limit:

The minimum word limit is 4000 words, and the maximum word limit is 5000 words (inclusive of footnotes).


  • Winning First Entry: Rs 5000 and merit certificate
  • Second place: Rs 3000 and a merit certificate
  • Third place: Rs 2000 and a merit certificate.

How to Submit?

Participants should send their entries to

Deadline for submission: 15th March 2021 (11:59 PM)


For any queries, write to

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