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About RGNUL Exagium International Essay Writing Competition 2016

RGNUL Exagium is an International Essay Writing Competition 2016 being organized by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, India.

  • RGNUL Exagium International Essay Writing Competition 2016 is organized for the undergraduates, postgraduates and research scholars across the disciplines with an objective to enhance the reading and writing skills of the students.
  • RGNUL Exagium aims at engaging the students in reading the Classics. Classics are those books which constitute experiences, thoughts and ideas of great writers. The participants will write an analytical essay on the selected classics.
  • Last date for registrations is August 31, 2016 Cash prize of Rs 6000 will be awarded to the Winner of The Best Essay.

RGNUL Essay Writing Competition 2016 Schedule



Last date for Registration

August 31,2016

Last date to submit soft copies

September 2, 2016

Last date to submit hard copies

September 9,2016

Announcement of winners

2nd week of October

RGNUL 2016 is a challenge to the reading, comprehensive and writing skills of the students. The essay on the selected text should focus on the thematic concerns of the writer. Using the primary and secondary sources, the participants will write an analytical essay on the selected classics from the list given below:

Name of the book


Oedipus Rex




The Republic


Madame Bovary

Gustave Flaubert

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Crime and Punishment

Fyodor Dostoyevsk


Maxim Gorky

Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen

Lord of the Flies

William Golding

The Great Gatsby

 F.Scott Fitzgerald



Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

The Plague

Albert Camus

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee


Mary Shelley

The Strange Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Discipline of Law

Lord Denning

The Spirit of the Common Law

Roscoe Pound

Wit and Wisdom

Nani Palkhivala

Before Memory Fades

Fali S.Nariman

Legal Eagles

Indu Bhan

Revolution 2020

Chetan Bhagat

The Test of My Life

Yuvraj Singh

Playing it My Way

Sachin Tendulkar

The Wings of Fire

 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

The Discovery of India

Jawaharlal Nehru

The Annihilation of Caste

 B. R. Ambedkar

Roses in December

Roses in December

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RGNUL Exagium International Essay Writing Competition 2016 Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region Global 
Class/ Age 17 years and Above  
Details Students of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research Scholars (from any discipline) are eligible to apply. 

RGNUL Exagium International Essay Writing Competition 2016 Reward

Cash prizes and Certificates of Merit shall be awarded to 3 best essays and Certificates of Participation shall be given to all the participants.



1st Prize

Rs 6000 & Certificate of Merit

2nd Prize

Rs 4000 & Certificate of Merit

3rd Prize

Rs 2000 & Certificate of Merit


RGNUL Exagium International Essay Writing Competition 2016 Application form and Process

RGNUL Essay Competition Application form is to be filled offline. Candidates can download the application form by following the link below and fill up the application form. However, the Registration fee has to be paid online. 

Registration fee: Registration fee is to be paid online by the participants after the successful submission of their entries. Participant’s online portal will remain active from May 25 to August 31, 2016.


Single Author


National Participants

Rs 600

Rs 900

International Participants

10 USD

15 USD

  • Click here to make payment for the competition. 

Steps for online payment of registration fee:

  • STEP1: On SBI Bank Collect portal will appear on screens.
  • STEP2: Participants have to accept the terms and conditions by clicking and placing a check mark in the required field and click proceed.
  •  STEP3: Select State as Punjab as the university is located in Punjab and in Type of institution select “Educational Institutions” and click “go”.

Important note: In case the international participants face any issue while submitting the payment through online mode, they can send demand draft in favour of “Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, payable at Patiala” and mail the scanned copy of DD on exagium2016@rgnul.ac.in

Submission of RGNUL Exagium Application Form

The duly filled application form has to be emailed and posted to the University. It is mandatory for the candidates to submit the application in both the ways :

Online submission: Participant has to submit the scanned copies of the essay, Registration form, and ID proof and has to send them on exagium2016@rgnul.ac.in before September 2, 2016.

Offline Submission: Participants has to submit the hard copies i.e. printout version of the essay, registration form and an ID proof enclosed in an envelope to the following address through registered post only before September 9, 2016.

Dr. Navleen Multani,
Coordinator RGNUL Exagium 2016
Rajiv Gandhi National University Of Law, Punjab
Bhadson Road, Sidhuwal,
Patiala - 147 006 (India)

RGNUL Exagium International Essay Writing Competition 2016 Selection Process

Rules for RGNUL Essay Writing Competition

  • The Essay must be written in English language only.
  • The Essay has to be submitted in MS-Word format. The Essay must be typewritten in 12 font size in Times New Roman with 1.5 line space.
  • Essays must be original, logical and coherent; it should not exceed more than 3000 words.
  • The essay should not be the summary of the book. Essays should discuss the major issues/themes of the text.
  • The participant has to give an appropriate title to the essay.
  • No identification marks must be found in any part of the essay.
  • The analysis of the text must be supported with proper evidence and personal response of the participant.
  • Plagiarism of any form shall result in disqualification.
  • The students of RGNUL can participate in the competition but they are not eligible for prizes, However if selected they will be awarded the certificates of merit.

RGNUL Exagium Result 2016

The list of the selected candidate will be displayed on the university’s website. University will also inform the selected candidates via email and mobile number

RGNUL Exagium International Essay Writing Competition 2016 Address

The Coordinator
Dr. Navleen Multani Assistant Professor of English,
RGNUL Punjab, India

RGNUL Exagium International Essay Writing Competition 2016 Contact Details

Phone: 0175-2391200, 01752391254
Mob: 09878200051 9.00AM to 5.00PM (only on working days)

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