Shastrath National Policy Drafting

The 1st edition of the National Policy Drafting Competition named Shastrarth is being organized by Public Policy and Governance Committee and Law and Technology Committee, School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru.

About School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore

Located in the sprawling campus of Christ University, Bangalore, the School of Law (SLCU) is an institute imparting world-class legal education. The programmes offered at the School of Law incorporate a number of special opportunities such as internships, clinical programmes, supervisory research and writing. To promote interaction between students and legal professionals, seminars, guest lectures and workshops are conducted on various subjects of law at regular intervals.

About the Shastrarth- National Policy Drafting Competition, 2024

The Public Policy and Governance Committee and the Law and Technology Committee at School of Law CHRIST (Deemed to be University), in collaboration with the prominent policy think tank VIDHI Centre for Legal Policy wishes to host its 1st edition of the Policy Drafting Competition on 26th — 27th March 2024. The problem will be oriented toward the latest developments in the technology landscape. A policy problem is drafted and policy papers are invited from students across law schools in India.


Recognizing the transformative impact of technology on society, we have chosen ‘Tech Policy’ as our central theme to foster insightful discussions, share perspectives, and explore innovative solutions to the evolving challenges in the tech landscape. We believe that by centering our discussions around tech policy, we can collectively contribute to shaping a more informed and responsible technological future.


Any student pursuing any Undergraduate/ Post-Graduate courses/Research Scholars shall be eligible to register for the competition. Team composition is limited to a maximum of two individuals.

Cash Prizes

  • Best Presenter: Rs. 10,000

  • Runners Up: Rs. 7,000

  • 2nd Runners Up: Rs. 5,000

Format of the Competition

The competition unfolds in three stages. In the initial phase, participants engage with a Policy Problem, crafting written submissions that dissect and address specific policy questions. Following this the top 20 teams will appear for the Preliminary Presentation Rounds at the School of Law, Christ University campus. Based on the preliminary rounds qualifying teams shall then proceed to the final stage which is the Final Presentation Round. Here blind shuffle of policy papers shall take place to add an element of spontaneity, followed by a comprehensive 20-minute presentation, critique, and resolution suggestions. Finally, based on the scores and decision of the Panel of Judges three best papers shall be declared, each receiving a commendable cash prize.

This structured this format ensures a rigorous and competitive progression, emphasizing analytical prowess and effective communication throughout the different stages of the competition.

Kindly refer the brochure provided for the Problem Statement and other guidelines.

Important Dates

Registration Opens

20th January 2024

Last date for registration

22nd February 2024

Last date to seek clarification

25th February 2024

Last date for submitting manuscripts

1st March 2024

Declaration of results

6th March 2024

Oral Presentation Rounds

(both Preliminary and Final rounds)

26th and 27th March 2024 at the Central Campus.

Registration Fees & Payment details

The registration fee is Rs. 1000 per team, whether participating as an individual or as a team of two, and the same shall be payable only by the teams who shall advance to Oral Presentation rounds, which shall be held on the campus.

How to Register?

Interested applicants may register through the form provided here

Contact Information

In case of any queries, please mail us at Shastrarth 2024

To know more click on NPDC- Brochure

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