Article Writing Competition


The State of Maharashtra realizing the importance of quality legal education and the need for well-trained law graduates to the Bar, Bench, and profession took a very bold decision by creating three National Law Universities in the State of Maharashtra at Mumbai, Nagpur, and Aurangabad. Created under the Maharashtra National Law University Act, 2014, on the 16th of March, 2017, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad is one of the premier National Law Universities in India. The University is dedicated to the development and advancement of legal education and for the purpose of imparting specialized and systematic instructions, training, and research in the system of law.

The Chancellor of the University is Hon’ble Shri. Justice Abhay S. Oka, Supreme Court of India. The Pro-Chancellor of the University is Hon’ble Shri. Justice Devendra Upadhyay, High Court of Bombay. The Maharashtra National Law University Aurangabad despite being in its nascent stage is growing by leaps and bounds in the various spheres ranging from infrastructure, academics, and administration to the deployment of best research practices in the University. Highly qualified and competent faculties, the best library and online resources, effective and efficient administration, and innovations in the academics and research affairs of the University have helped it become a prominent and promising law school in the league of NLUs in the Country.

The vision of the University is to advance and disseminate learning, knowledge of law, legal processes and their role in national development. The University aims to develop in the students and research scholars, a sense of responsibility. The objective of the University is to serve the society in the field of law by developing skills pertaining to advocacy, legal services, legislation and law reforms.

The Mission of the University is the development and advancement of legal education and for the purpose of imparting specialized and systematic instruction, training, and research in systems of law.


Think India is a pan-India initiative that brings together the best talents of the country to inculcate a “Nation First” attitude, aimed at developing the nationalistic spirit and inspiring young India to be of service to society. The organization was founded in 2006 by a group of students from various premier institutes in India and has since grown to become a vibrant platform for students, researchers, and innovators to come together and collaborate for nation-building. Think India organizes a variety of events and programs throughout the year, including national conventions, workshops, and internships. These events provide participants with the opportunity to learn from experts, network with other like-minded individuals, and work on projects that make a positive impact on the nation.


Reservation in Indian politics has been a contentious and complex subject, deeply rooted in the nation’s history and social fabric. The system of reservation was initially introduced to uplift marginalized and underrepresented communities by providing them with opportunities in education and government jobs. However, over time, it has evolved and expanded to encompass political representation as well.

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for writers and enthusiasts to participate in our Article Writing Competition on the topic of “Reservation in Indian Political Parlance”. This competition aims to encourage thoughtful discussions and insights into one of the most pressing issues in Indian politics today.


Reservation in Indian Politics.


  1. Reservation based on language

    • Discusses the need for language-based reservation to protect and promote the rights of linguistic minorities in various regions of India.

    • Examines the challenges and benefits associated with language-based reservation policies.

  2. Reservation based on caste

    • Impact of caste-based reservations on social mobility and representation in politics.

    • Discusses the ongoing debates and controversies surrounding the extension and modification of caste-based reservation policies.

  3. Reservation based on Gender

    • Highlights the importance of gender-based reservation to address gender disparities in political representation and public life.

    • Examines the effectiveness of gender-based quotas in local governance and parliamentary bodies.


The participants must be pursuing any UG or PG degree from any UGC-recognized college or university.

The participants must submit proof of affiliation with their university or college. The proof of affiliation may include, an identity card, letter of affiliation, or recommendation letter.


  • The language of the article should be in English.

  • Only a single submission should be made by the participants. Double submission will lead to disqualification.

  • All Submissions should be the original work of the authors and must not be previously published or in pending review before any publication, website, blog, or other forms of publication.

  • Plagiarism should not exceed the prescribed limit of 10%.

  • The article submitted must not contain the name of the participant or any other text or image revealing the identity of the participant or their college or university

  • The name of the PDF and MS Word file submitted should be the participant ID allotted after the registration is complete. A participant with the participant ID ‘A99’ must name both his files ‘A99’ and not anything else.

  • The organizing committee’s decision as regards the interpretation of the rules or any other matter related to the Competition shall be final and binding.


  1. The formatting of the text of the body should be as follows:

    • Font – Times New Roman

    • Font Size – 12,

    • Line Spacing – 1.5

  2. The formatting of the footnotes of the body should be as follows:

    • Font – Times New Roman

    • Font Size – 10

    • Line Spacing – 1

  3. The word limit for the article is 3000-4000 words.

  4. Citation Style: Footnotes must be properly cited strictly in the APA format.

  5. The margins on all pages must be 1” or 2.54 cm on all sides.

  6. The submissions must be made only as a Microsoft Word Document (.doc/.docx)

Note: Not adhering to the formatting guidelines will result in the rejection of the article.


  • Certificates of merit and Cash prizes will be awarded.

  • The Article of the first and second-position winners will be published on the website of Think India.

  • Top 10 submissions will get a Certificate of Appreciation.

  • All the participants will get a Certificate of Participation.


  • Students can register themselves by filling out the Google Form by clicking on the given link-

  • The registration Fee is 300/- INR. For co-authors, a charge of 500/- INR.

Please note that the fee is strictly non-refundable.


Any queries relating to the Competition should be addressed at or to:

  1. Vandita Gautam: (Campus Ambassador) +91 94249 56406

  2. Kritika Gautam: (Co-convener) +91 89203 60608

  3. Suryakiran Jogdand: (Convenor) +91 94036 46120

  4. Dipanshu Raj: (Member) +91 79090 81110

In the grand tapestry of Indian democracy, where diversity and inclusivity are the threads that bind us together, Think India stands as a beacon of intellectual exploration and engagement. As we draw the curtains on this remarkable Article Writing Competition on “Reservation in Indian Political Parlance,” we are reminded of the power of informed discourse and the transformative potential of ideas.

Think India, with its unwavering commitment to fostering critical thinking and informed dialogue, has once again paved the way for voices from all corners of the nation to be heard. Through this competition, we will witness a symphony of perspectives, each contributing a unique note to the ongoing conversation about reservation in Indian politics.

We look forward to your participation in the event!

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