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KST Academy Essay Writing Competition 2020 : kstacademy.in

Organisation : Karnataka Science & Technology Academy
Contest Name : Essay Writing Competition 2020
Applicable For : UG, PG and General Public
Exam Date : January 11, 2021
Website : https://kstacademy.in/en/essay-competition/

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KST Academy Essay Writing Competition

Essay Writing Competition 2020 for UG, PG and General Public

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With a view to spread science literacy and awareness, the KSTA conducts Essay competitions on an annual basis for Undergraduate students, Postgraduate students and General Public, both in Kannada and English separately.

Essay Topics

Under Graduate Level Post Graduate Level General Public
Post Covid 19: Socio-economic Challenges Post Covid 19: Role of Science and Technology in Economic Revival Covid 19: Lessons for the Future


** The main objective of the competition is to promote creativity and leadership skills through essay writing. The competition brings out the ability to think quickly, write persuasively and present well-connected ideas in a cogent manner. A good writing style will be the key differentiating factor in determining the winners

** Essay writing would involve critical thinking and reflective analysis to reach conclusions. Students are challenged with critical thinking, while scrutinizing arguments and taking positions to develop their own point of view more thoroughly

** The topics for the Essays for the three categories will be based on suggestions of the Members of the KSTA Executive Committee, that will be hosted on the website.

A month’s time is given for receiving the essays (both online and as hard copies), at the Academy

** Essays must be original, not previously published or presented elsewhere and in word format as prescribed by the Academy, not exceeding 10 pages
** The details of the author may be clearly provided in a separate sheet, along with the essay and no further correspondence will be entertained


** Participants of Karnataka origin, located anywhere in the world
** Undergraduate Students : Enrolled for UG degree programmes and not yet completed; age not more than 22 years

** Postgraduate Students : Enrolled for PG degree programmes and not yet completed; age not more than 24 years
** General Public : Interested in Science, Technology & Innovation, not be more than 50 years of age

How To Submit Your Essay?

** Send your hand written essay (hard copy) through post to the following address and scanned copy (pdf format) to our e-mail : essay.ksta [AT] gmail.com

Address :
Karnataka Science and Technology Academy,
Prof. U R Rao Vijnana Bhavana,
Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Road, Near Horticultural Science College Entrance,
GKVK, Vidyaranayapura Post,
Yelahanka, Bengaluru – 560 097

** The file name of scanned copy (pdf format only) should be kept as [name-category]. Here name = your name (excluding initials) and Category = Under Graduate (UG), Posta Graduate (PG) and General Public (GP). E.g., If your name is Vivekananda and you are submitting under category Under Graduate, then the file name would be Vivekananda-UG.

** Submit your identity, address and age (Aadhar/Voter ID/College ID) proof along with your essay (Hard copy through post and soft copy to the email provided above). Follow above nomenclature procedure while naming the scanned copy (in jpeg format).

Evaluation & Awards

** Essays will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished evaluators, with criteria pertaining to Clarity and content; Originality and relevance; Structure and flow; Presentation and effectiveness in communicating the message

** Results of Awards as indicated in the Table will be announced at the KSTA website, within three months of the last date for receipt of the essays

** KSTA shall have the copyright of the submitted essays and Prize-winning essays will be published in the e-newsletter of KSTA at the discretion of the Editorial Committee

** KSTA reserves the right to accept or reject any essays for the competition and the decision shall be final and binding in this respect


Category Prize/Award (in Rs.)
Undergraduate Students I – 10,000/- II – 7,500/- III – 5,000/-
Postgraduate Students I – 10,000/- II – 7,500/- III – 5,000/-
General Public I – 10,000/- II- 7,500/- III – 5,000/-

Important Dates

** Last date of Submission – January 11, 2021
** Announcement of Result – February 28, 2021; through email, website, Facebook
** Issue of Prize and Certificate – February 28, 2021; through Video Conference mode and post

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  1. yashas

    when will the results of essay competition be announced? can we view the winner’s list on kstacademy.in website?

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