Damodarshree Essay Competition


Topic: A Beautiful Home

(The topic is more nuanced than this seemingly kiddish ‘a beautiful home‘. Do read the concept note for more).

Rules and regulations:

  • Students pursuing their Under Graduate, Post Graduate or Doctoral studies in Central Universities and Universities established more than 75 years old, or their constituent/affiliated Colleges, Central Institutes, National Law Colleges, NIT’s,Central / State Medical Colleges, IIIT’s, BIT’s,  IIT’s, IIM’s, XLRI are eligible.
  • The Vice Chancellor of all eligible  University/Institute or the Directors of IIT’s or    National Law Colleges, NIT’s, Central / State Medical Colleges, IIIT’s, BIT’s,  IIT’s, IIM’s, XLRI  may  recommend 03 entries (at least 01 for women candidate), which will be entertained without  entry fee.
  • The Principal of all constituent/affiliated college of a Central University/ Institutes, may recommend 02 essays, which will be entertained without entry fee.
  • Other candidates who are eligible may participate by sending an entry fee of Rs. 100/- directly   to the college along with their essay with demand draft of Rs. 100/- in favour of “Damodarshree Organizing Committee” payable at Allahabad.
  • A participant has to present a hard as well as soft copy of 2000 to 3000 words essay in English or Hindi on the topic “A Beautiful Home” (सुन्दर घर)by 31st Aug 2017 to damodarshree1923@.gmail.com. Fonts permitted Times New Roman size 13 or Krutidev16 size 16 on A 4 size paper (hard copy). The hard copy should be sent to the Damodarshree Organising Committee, S.S. Khanna Girls’ Degree College, 179-D Attarsuiya, Allahabad-211003 (U.P.)
  • Ten best entries will be selected by a panel of judges. The selected participants will be required to present and defend their essay at a function on the 2nd of Oct. in the premises of S.S.  Khanna Girls’ Degree College, Allahabad.
  • Participants will be given 8 minutes each for their presentation and another 7 minutes for defence. There will also be a panel of judges to decide the winner and runners-up.
  • The Traveling expenses of selected 10 candidates by AC-II will be borne by organizers. Hospitality at Allahabad will be taken care of
  • All essays and entries received shall be the property of the S. S. Khanna Girls’ Degree College and can be published in the manner it is so desired.

NOTE: Decision of the judges at the competition shall be final and binding on all the participants.


  • 1st Prize: Rs. 2 Lakh.
  • 2nd Prize: Rs. 1 Lakh.
  • 3rd Prize: 50,000/.
  • The best Undergraduate entry will receive a prize money of 30,000/- .
  • A Special Prize of 30,000/- would be awarded at the discretion of the organisers.

Important Dates:

  • Last date for submission of paper: 31st August
  • Declaration of best short listed candidates: 16th September
  • Paper Presentation & Award Ceremony: 2nd October
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