2nd VIPS National Research Paper Writing Competition, 2017 : Register by July 30 2017


VIPS was established in the year 2000 with the vision to maintain and promote excellence in education and for imparting quality professional education comparable with the best in the world. Our aim is to put across a renovated and rejuvenated spirit of education. We understand the need to build a ‘character’ of the institute which is nurtured not merely by the quality and commitment of the faculty but also by the ethos and environment upon which its foundations have been laid. In recognition of its continuous pursuit of wholesome education, VIPS has been ranked as the fourth Emerging Law College in 2016 by India Today- Nielson Survey and has also been accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC.

Eligibility Criteria

The Competition is open to students pursuing LL.B (3 year and 5 year)/LL.M courses from any recognized university across the country.

Theme for the Research Paper:

Dynamics of Human Rights in the Changing World: Perspectives and Prospects

The world has seen an extraordinary proliferation of Human Rights in the 21st century. This brought into being the possibility that states could no longer take a refuge of sovereignty for violations committed against individuals. The trans formative potential of Human Rights is based onthe assumption that the civilized world has moved forward in recognition of inherent rights of man. However the challenges for upholding these rights in the contemporary world is enormous. As the study of human rights constitutes an integral part of law school curriculum, we call upon students and scholars to research and reflect upon the critical issues and challenges which lie in the implementation of human rights.

Sub-themes for the submission of the research paper may include, but are not limited to:
  • Constitutional dimension of human rights:
    Political theory and human rights, socioeconomic disparities and human rights, right to education as a means to attain human rights, Right to strike-protest etc., constitutionalism and human rights.
  • International perspectives of human rights:
    International Institutional framework, Role of United Nation, International Regional Institutions, Enforcement of International Criminal law, Humanitarian law etc., NGO’s.
  • Socio-economic dimension of human rights:
    Concerns arising from discrimination on the basis of labor, education, health care, gender, caste, creed, race and culture, Beggary, Business and human rights. Safety and Security perspective: Terrorism, Conflicts, trafficking, migration, asylum, refugees.
  • Legal dimension of human rights:
  • Concerns for implementation of human rights, Role of Courts and Judicial activism, Access to Justice, Trial, Death Penalty, Role of NHRC and NCW.
Submission Procedure

The Students interested are required to send the duly completed registration form to [email protected] along with a scanned copy of a Demand Draft in favour of “Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies “payable at Delhi of Rs.500 /- (per entry in case of single author) and Rs. 750/- (per entry in case of co-authorship) as the registration fee by July 30, 2017. The hard copy of the Demand Draft and registration form must be sent to Dean, Vivekananda Law School, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, AU Block, Pitampura Outer Ring Road, New Delhi -110034. All the research papers must be submitted, both in soft and hard form. The hard copies must reach on or before the deadline at -Dean, Vivekananda Law School, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, AU Block, and Pitampura Outer Ring Road, New Delhi 110034.

The soft copy in MS Word must be mailed at [email protected].

Last date for Registration: July 30, 2017
Last date for submission of full paper:August 30, 2017
Announcement of result: Last week of September, 2017
Declaration of result and prizes:
The result shall be declared in the last week of September, 2017. The names of the winners shall be displayed on the college website i.e. www.vips.edu/vls.
The winners shall also be intimated separately.
First prize- Rs. 3000/- and an opportunity for publication.
Second prize: Rs. 2000/-
Third prize: Rs. 1500/-
The winners shall be given the monetary prize as well as the certificates. Best paper will be considered for publication in the Vivekananda Journal of Research bearing ISSN 2319-8702
Contact details

Faculty Coordinators – Dr. Navjeet Sidhu Kundal and Dr. Vidhi Madaan Chadda

Student Coordinators- Shruti Vats and Aditi Kandwal (9999780054) and (9013718916)

For further queries please contact at : – [email protected]

Download brochure for submission guidelines and registration form.

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