National Essay Competitions on Indian Constitution and Fundamental Duties


The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD, in association with UGC, is organizing 11 rounds of National Essay Competition as part of the year long Fundamental Duties Awareness campaign of Govt of India to commemorate the 70th year of adoption of our Constitution. There will be one National Essay Competition every month, based on one Fundamental Duty. All students enrolled in any Higher Educational Institution in India are eligible to participate.

The details of the National Essay Competition are as follows :


Competition Announcement Registration Open Registration close Allot centres Essay Day Result day
1st 26-Nov 26-Nov 10-Dec 16-Dec 26-Dec 11-Jan
2nd 26-Dec 26-Dec 10-Jan 16-Jan 27-Jan 11-Feb
3rd 25-Jan 25-Jan 10-Feb 16-Feb 26-Feb 11-Mar
4th 26-Feb 26-Feb 10-Mar 16-Mar 26-Mar 11-Apr
5th 26-Mar 26-Mar 10-Apr 16-Apr 26-Apr 11-May
6th 26-Apr 26-Apr 10-May 16-May 26-May 11-Jun
7th 26-May 26-May 10-Jun 16-Jun 26-Jun 11-Jul
8th 26-Jun 26-Jun 10-Jul 16-Jul 26-Jul 11-Aug
9th 26-Jul 26-Jul 10-Aug 16-Aug 26-Aug 11-Sep
10th 26-Aug 26-Aug 10-Sep 16-Sep 26-Sep 11-Oct
11th 26-Sep 26-Sep 10-Oct 16-Oct 26-Oct 11-Nov


Subject for the first competition - “TO ABIDE BY THE CONSTITUTION AND RESPECT ITS IDEALS AND INSTITUTIONS, THE NATIONAL FLAG AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM” (Topic will be announced on the spot )


Students of higher education institutions, interested in the National Essay Competition are requested to fill-in the ‘Student Registration Form’ as under:


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