MHRD Announces National Essay Competitions
Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the kartavya.ugc.ac.in portal on the occasion of ‘Constitution Day’ today, as a part of year-long Nagrik Kartavya Paalan Abhiyan being observed throughout the country. The portal will be used primarily for holding monthly essay competitions for students as well as other activities like quizzes, debates, poster making, etc pertaining to Nagrik Kartavya Paalan Abhiyan.
Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the Department of Higher Education will be holding eleven rounds of National Essay Competitions during the year and the topics of the essay will be based on one Fundamental Duty every month.
The competition will be held online through the infrastructure and testing centers of the National Testing Agency and will be open for every student registered in any higher education institution in the country. Registration for the essay competitions can be done through the Kartavya portal. The choice of centers for writing the essays will be made available to contestants when they do the online registration. The essays can be written in Hindi or English. There will be four prizes worth Rs 15000, Rs 12,000, Rs10,000 and Rs7500.
Should be a student of any Higher Education Institution in India
On Portal: http://kartavya.ugc.ac.in/
1. Online exam in designated centres
2. Applicants can choose a centre from drop-down menus
3. 2 hours duration o Essay has to be written online
4. Language – Hindi or English ( English can be written online, For Hindi paper will be provided at the exam centre, after writing an essay will be scanned at the exam centre and uploaded )
5. It has to be proctored exam
Experts will be identified in advance o Essays will be sent online and (blind) evaluated online
There shall be no costs on the participants
There will be 4 prizes: Rs. 15,000, Rs. 12,000, Rs. 10,000 and Rs 7500, along with certificates
The current year 2019 marks the 70th year of the adoption of the Indian Constitution. It has been decided by the Government to run a Nagrik Kartavya Palan Abhiyan from 26th November 2019 to 26th November 2020, to create mass awareness about the Fundamental Duties as enshrined in our Constitution.