Maulana Azad International Essay Competition

Maulana Azad International Essay Competition

Maulana Azad International Essay Competition

Every year the Indian Council for Cultural Relations organizes the Maulana Azad International Essay Competition in English, Hindi, Urdu and Arabic languages. The Competition in all the said four languages is open to bona fide students of Universities and Research Institutions located in Asia.


* FIRST PRIZE: Rs. 25,000/-

* SECOND PRIZE: Rs. 20,000/-

* THIRD PRIZE: Rs. 15,000/-

The essays should be neatly typed in double space or written in calligraphy (for Urdu and Arabic). The participants must submit one original and three copies of their essays. Each page should be clearly numbered. The length of the essay must be accompanied an abstract summery of 500 (Five Hundred) words.

Eligibility: The participants should be a bona fide student of University/Research institutions located in Asia only. A certificate to this effect obtained from the University/Institution and a passport size photograph should invariably be enclosed with the entries.

The age of the participants should NOT BE MORE THAN 30 YEARS.

Any participant who resorts to plagiarism shall be disqualified. A participant can submit only one essay in any one of the four languages. The essay may be sent through registered post/courier or hand delivered to the under noted addresses. The topic of the essay should be superscripted boldly on envelope so as to reach ICCR BY 31ST JULY OF THE YEAR. Essays received after the last date will not be accepted.

For any further queries and details,contact:

Award Section, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Azad Bhavan, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi-110002 Phone No.: 91-11-23370229, 23379310-14 (PBX)

Maulana Azad International Essay Competition