Ninth Durga Das Basu Essay Competition

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

The theme for this year is ‘The Right to Protest’. 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. 

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

There is no registration fee. The minimum word limit is 4000 words, and the maximum word limit is 5000 words (inclusive of footnotes). Please look through the rules attached for further details.


Winning First Entry: Rs 5000 and merit certificate

Second place: Rs 3000 and a merit certificate

Third place: Rs 2000 and a merit certificate

Please send your entries to ddbasuessaywritingcompetition@gmail.comThe deadline for submission is 11:59 PM on March 15, 2021

Please feel free to email us on in case you need any further clarifications.”

With regards,

 Constitutional Law Society, NUJS

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