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National Essay Competition by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University [Prizes Worth Rs. 25K]: Submit by Aug 20

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University opens its second National Level Essay Contest that allows you to express your unique and beautiful thoughts!
It doesn’t matter where you are from, how old you are or what nationality you belong to. This contest is open to every UG/PG student.
The contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the students.


The Topics are:

  1. “Jobs versus Start-ups: Options & Opportunities”
  2. “Social Networking Sites: Advantages & Disadvantages”
  3. “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”
  4. “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”

The entries for the contest are invited from College/University/Institute students of Under-Graduation and Post-Graduation Programs.


The winner of the contest will be honoured with Appreciation Certificate and cash prize of:

  • 1st Prize: Cash Prize of ₹ 10,000
  • 2nd Prize: Cash Prize of ₹ 5,000
  • 3rd Prize: Cash Prize of ₹ 2,000
  • Consolation Prize: Cash Prize of ₹ 1,000 (to be given if deserved, to 5 candidates)
Submission Guidelines
  • The word limits for essay is 2000 to 5000 words.
  • Essay will be accepted only in Hindi or English.
  • The submitted essay should be plagiarism free/no copy from internet/unique writing. Plagiarized essay will not be accepted for the contest.
  • The essay should be preferably typed in MS word format (No PDF).
  • The font size and style of writing for English should be 12 and Times New Roman, respectively.
  • The font size and style of writing for Hindi should be 12 and Kruti Dev, respectively.
  • Only one essay will be accepted by one author.
  • Co-authorship is allowed.
  • The decision of Jury/Committee member is the FINAL and no queries related to result will be entertained.
  • Interested students should submit their Essay on the link given on brochure latest by 20th August, 2019 followed by hard copy along with the application form to Contest/Event Coordinator’s address given below.

Dr. Supran Kumar Sharma,  Associate Professor, School of Business
Event Coordinator and Faculty I/c Central Library
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Kakryal, Katra – 182320, J&K (India)
Landline: 01991-2585729 Ext: 2741, 2742, 2743

Click here for the brochure.


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