Annual Essay Prize Competition 2011 - Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi


Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi


  1. Role of Audit in Democratic India: Suggested Guidelines
  2. Judicial Accountability and Democracy
  3. Food Security, Food Inflation and the Public Distribution System
  4. What the Next Five Year Plan should focus upon-Five Priority Items
  5. Information Technology for the Masses: Bridging the Digital Divide

The essay should be in English or Hindi.
Length of the essay should be approximately 5000 words (Max. 5500) and the competitors must indicate the total number of words of the essay contributed by them. Essays exceeding the maximum word limit would be disqualified.
All essays must be typed in double space on one side of the paper only and those entries which do not adhere to the stipulation can be rejected.
It should be submitted in triplicate under a “nom-de-plume” or alias.
The full name and address of the competitor should be given on a separate sheet and enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the nom-de- plume on the outer cover with the following inscription:
“Annual Essay Prize Competition 2011, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi”.

All entries should be sent by registered post before 31st August,2011 to:

The Director,
Indian Institute of Public Administration,
Indraprastha Estate,
Ring Road,
New Delhi-110002

Entries received after the due date may not be entertained. Joint authorship of  essays shall not be allowed.

First Prize: Rs. 5,000/-
Second Prize: Rs. 3000/-
Third Prize: Rs. 2,000/-

Any competitor who has got a prize on one occasion will not, on any subsequent occasion, will be eligible for an equivalent or lower prize.

  1. The essays will be adjudged by a body of judges selected by the Executive Council of the Institute. The award of the judges shall be final.
  2. The institute reserves the right not to make any award if none of the essays submitted meets the necessary standard.
  3. Any essay which receives an award shall become the joint intellectual property of the author and IIPA.

Interested candidates should contact Prof. Shikha Priyadarshini.

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