National Essay Competitions on Indian Constitution and Fundamental Duties

The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD, in association with UGC and NTA, 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.

List of Students who have won Prizes in the First Essay Writing Competition, click here

List of Students who have won Prizes in the Second Essay Writing Competition, click here

The details of the National Essay Competition are as follows:

Competition Announcement Registration Open Registration close Admit card issue Essay Day Result day
3rd 25-Jan 25-Jan 17-Feb 21-Feb 26-Feb 11-Mar
4th 26-Feb 26-Feb 17-Mar 21-Mar 26-Mar 11-Apr
5th 26-Mar 26-Mar 17-Apr 21-Apr 26-Apr 11-May
6th 26-Apr 26-Apr 17-May 21-May 26-May 11-Jun
7th 26-May 26-May 17-Jun 21-Jun 26-Jun 11-Jul
8th 26-Jun 26-Jun 17-Jul 21-Jul 26-Jul 11-Aug
9th 26-Jul 26-Jul 17-Aug 21-Aug 26-Aug 11-Sep
10th 26-Aug 26-Aug 17-Sep 21-Sep 26-Sep 11-Oct
11th 26-Sep 26-Sep 17-Oct 21-Oct 26-Oct 11-Nov

For any queries related to National Essay Competition registration please contact at

Subject for the second Competition- “To uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India” (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: