Fourth National Essay Competition on Constitutional Law


Uttaranchal University, one of the leading educational hubs is constituted with the merger of professional institutes of Sushila Devi Centre for Professional Studies & Research Society, namely Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal Institute of Technology and Uttaranchal Institute of Management. It offers an array of multi–disciplinary courses making it a knowledge portal courses with innumerable students from all over the country have enrolled in different educational programs.
Uttaranchal University can boast of being an institution par excellence and is located in a fascinating geological setting. It is flanked by NH-72 on one side and a beautiful broad slithering river on the other side. The pine trees surrounding the area lend a pristine and wholesome ambience to the campus.
Uttaranchal University offers multi-disciplinary study programs under its following institutes:
➢ Law College Dehradun (LCD) – Established in 2002.
➢ Uttaranchal Institute of Technology (UIT) – Established in 2006.
➢ Uttaranchal Institute of Management (UIM) – Established in 2006.
➢ Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) – Established in 2016.
➢ School of Applied & Life Sciences (SALS) – Established in 2016.
➢ School of Agriculture (SOA) – Established in 2016.
➢ School of Liberal Arts (SLA) – Established in 2016.
Our top management team is led by men of great academic and social standing. The University as a trust is committed to social responsibility of awarding scholarships and arranging remedial classes for the students from lower income groups. Our intellectual
asset; the faculty is drawn from the premier institutions of the country. The University has built up the world class learning resources which consist of the focused learning space in the form of lecture halls, series of computer centers, digital centralized library, laboratories, residential accommodation on-campus for boys and girls, sports facilities, cafeteria, canteen and Wi-Fi campus with 24×7 internet facilities.


Law College Dehradun, as a flagship institution of Uttaranchal University under the aegis of Sushila Devi Centre for Professional Studies and Research was established in the year 2002, as the first independent Law College of Uttarakhand. The college was the visionary project of Shri Jitendra Joshi, then chairman of the college and present Chancellor of the Uttaranchal University along with his plenipotentiaries from across the academic spectrum. Within a short span of time, the college registered its reckoning presence, becoming one of the most sought after destination in the field of legal education. The college which was initially affiliated to Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal Central University became a top-spot, producing a series of gold medalists and university merit holders. As luck would have it, Law College Dehradun along-with its sister concerns Uttaranchal Institute of Technology and Uttaranchal Institute of Management reached its practical zenith through their merger in the form of Uttaranchal University in 2013 with the passing of Uttaranchal University Act, 2012.

Law College Dehradun inhabiting more than 1800 students on its roll is in fact, reflective of Indian Diaspora as its composition resonates the voices of almost all the states of India. The college as a lex matrix and an institutional paragon provides complete legal education under the single roof which includes five year B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) and B.B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M. & Doctoral programme in law. Moreover, our Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies constantly focuses on fostering inquisitive spirit and platonic￾cum-epistemological quest among our post graduate students as well as research scholars. This confluence reflects a symphony of our institutional infrastructure, flexible academic curriculum, disciplinarian paraphernalia, socio-cultural objectives, academic-corporate interface and potential inducements for society centric academic researches and practices.

An institution bereft of socio-economic and cultural objectives is barren and unproductive. Keeping in mind, the college boasts certain societies like Debating Society, Youth Parliament Society, Moot Court Society and Legal Aid Centre which propels students towards professional achievements and welfare oriented objectives. Our research programmes too, reflect the same value preference. Also, it is our motto to mobilize and channelize the tremendous energy of our young students in a creative direction leading to creation of a creative talent pool assimilating their full potentiality to benefit the society in particular and humanity in general. Every institution boasts a vision and we are not an exception. Right from the beginning, we strenuously endeavored to metamorphose Law College Dehradun into a world-class institution imparting legal education accompanying a well cherished dream of becoming an institution of excellence across the globe producing legal professionals with humanitarian propensity.


The initiative of organizing this competition started in 2018 with a motive to make the students think about the recent advancements in Constitutional Law and then pen them down using their own knowledge either analytically or critically. The competition also provides and exposure to the students by giving them an opportunity to receive their awards from some eminent legal luminaries. With student research oriented approach, this competition aims to make people aware about various constitutional provisions that requires some deliberation. The competition does not restrict the students to any particular topic and allows them, to think in all dimensions and pen down their thoughts regarding the recent or contemporary constitutional issues.


  1. The last date of registration is March 30th, 2022.
  2. Eligibility: Law Students, Scholars, Academicians, Lawyers, Judges and Legal Professionals are eligible to participate.
  3. Co-authorship is not permitted
  4. Essays should be : Original Not exceeding 2,500 words (excluding footnotes) In English Times New Roman with Font size 12 for the body of the Essay and Times New Roman with font size 10 for footnotes.
  5. Footnoting Format shall be as provided by Indian law Institute. (ILI standard footnoting style).
  6. A soft copy of the Essay shall be submitted at
  7. 7.Hard Copy of Certificates will be provided to all participants.


1st Prize: INR 5,100 and Certificate 2nd Prize: INR 3,100 and Certificate 3rd Prize: INR 2,100 and Certificate Winners will be awarded Hard copy of certificates Hard Copy of Certificate of merit will be awarded to the top 10 winners. Hard Copy of Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all the participants.

NOTE -Winners will be awarded at a valedictory ceremony at Law College Dehradun, Faculty of Uttaranchal University on 5th May, 2022(tentative)


The participants may choose any Contemporary Topic Related to Constitutional Law.

AIM: The competition aims to deliberate the contemporary developments in law with special emphasis on The Constitution of India and Its Reverberation. It aims to take the views of the legal minds on the above theme.

Sub – Topics (Not Restrictive)

  • Good Governance
  • Rule of Law
  • Constitutionalism in Administrative matter
  • Comparison of constitutional provisions relating to good governance ‘
  • Application and Non-Application of principles of Natural justice in governance


  1. Students of Law college Dehradun Faculty of Uttaranchal University may Register at
  2. Other students may register at
  3. Essay Submission at


For Internal Participants:-INR 150
For External Participants:- INR 200

Fee can be paid through NEFT/IMPS at:
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 85560100001819
MICR CODE: 248012018


Shri Jitender Joshi,Chancellor

Uttaranchal University


Prof.(Dr.) Dharam Buddhi
Vice Chancellor
Uttaranchal University

Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Bahuguna

Law College Dehradun


Prof. (Dr.) Poonam Rawat,

Law College Dehradun

Dr. Anjum Parvez
Associate Professor
Law College Dehradun


Mr. Hitesh Bhatt
Assistant Professor
Law College Dehradun


Jayesh Srivastava
Student Convener
General Secretary,TRD
Mobile No. 7091819676


Dr.Vaibhav Uniyal
Assistant Professor
Law College Dehradun

Kartik Bhardwaj
Student Covener
President, TRD

Mobile no. 9816057639

Queries at:-

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close