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(Competition) Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition

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Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition Scheme
for the students of recognized
Schools / Colleges / Universities / Institutions


Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was a great national leader of twentieth century. He was an intellectual, scholar and statesman and contributed greatly in the nation building. He led number of movements to emancipate the downtrodden masses and to secure human rights to millions of depressed classes. He has left an indelible imprint through his immense contribution in framing the Constitution of free India. He stands as a symbol of struggle for achieving the Social Justice.

Dr. Ambedkar Foundation (DAF) was set up in pursuance of the recommendations of Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Centenary Celebrations Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of the then Prime Minister. The Foundation was registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 on 24th March, 1992 under the aegis of the Ministry of Welfare now the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.


Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition for students of recognized Schools / Colleges / Universities / Institutions shall be held every year.


Dr. Ambedkar Foundation National Essay Competition is for Students of recognized

  • Schools (Secondary & Senior Secondary Schools i.e. from class 9th to class 12th ), and
  • Colleges / Universities / Institutions.


The topics of Essay shall be selected every year from the themes based on Dr. Ambedkar’s thoughts on social justice, removal of inequality and discrimination, ameliorating the conditions of weaker sections of the society, removal of untouchability, caste based prejudices, disparities, equality of opportunity, social democracy etc.


The essays may be written in Hindi and English.

PRIZES - Prizes to the over-all best three entries in Hindi & English are as under.

Prizes for winners

(i) The winner students of the recognized Colleges /Universities /Institutions will be given the following prizes

Language 1st prize (Rs.) IInd prize (Rs.) IIIrd prize (Rs.)
Hindi 1,00,000/- 50,000/- 25,000/-
English 1,00,000/- 50,000/- 25,000/-

Financial implication: Rs.1.75 lakh X 2 languages = Rs. 3.50 lakh

(ii) The winner students of the recognized School will be given the following prizes

Language 1st prize (Rs.) IInd prize (Rs.) IIIrd prize (Rs.)
Hindi 25,000/- 15,000/- 10,000/-
English 25,000/- 15,000/- 10,000/-

Financial implication: Rs.0.50 lakh X 2 languages = Rs. 1.00 lakh

Terms & Conditions

  1. There is no entry fee.
  2. The essay shall be of 3500 words and 2000 words for entries from students of Colleges / Universities / Institutions and Schools respectively.
  3. Each participant should submit only one essay entry on the suggested topic.
  4. The participants shall submit a certificate that the essay is their original work.
  5. The individual participant shall enclose a certificate issued by the concerned recognized school/ college/ University/ institutions, certifying that he/she is a bonafide student.
  6. Participants should send two clean typed copies (one original & other photocopy) of the essay. One copy should include name, address, topic, language, e-mail, phone no. etc. with the signature of the participant, while the other copy need not show any such particulars.
  7. Submission of the essay entry to the competition implies the acceptance of the rules and regulations of the competition.
  8. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
  9. Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  10. Relevant information like name, e-mail address, postal address, institution, course and year of study etc. of the student participant should be indicated in the covering letter and strictly not in the essay.
  11. The organizers reserve the right to reject entries that do not conform to these guidelines.
  12. All entries received for competition will become the property of the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation. The winning entries may be considered for publication in a book form by the Foundation.
  13. In all matters of dispute, the decision of the Dr. Ambedkar Foundation will be final and binding.

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