For Essay Writing and Poster Competition on General and Applied Ethics 

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Happy New Year to All of You! Thanks to the many of you who have registered for Essay Writing and Poster Competition. An Online Workshop and Ask Me Anything (AMA) will be held on at 6:00 PM, on Friday,  January 5, 2024. The Zoom link is here
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We are happy to announce the winners of last years competition for Essay Writing and Posters. Congratulations!

This year's Essay and Poster Competitions focus on the general topic of Scams, Scandals, Ethics and Integrity

It encourages you to take a specific scam/scandal, explore it in details and look at the ethical basis of it. It encourages you to look into the ethical framework that would have avoided the scandal and suggest possibilities of minimising the consequences.

So this years essay and poster challenges us to enable a just and transparent society, where we can live harmoniously with respect and integrity.

You Are Welcome!

Suggestions for Essay Writing

Workshop on Essay and Poster:  December 2023 

Essay Writing: Registration and Submission

Poster: Registration and Submission

Prizes (Essay):  I: 20,000; II: 15,000; III: 10,000 plus 10 Consolation Prizes  2,000 each. Total: ₹ 65,000

Prizes (Poster): I: ₹ 15,000; II: 10,000; III: 7,000 plus 10 Consolation Prizes  ₹ 1,000 each. Total: ₹ 42,000

Last Date for Submission of Essay and Poster: July 20, 2024

Announcement of Prizes:  July 31, 2024



ORGANISING Your thought is the most important part of the essay writings. Spend enough time reading, reflecting, systematizing, arguing and finalising the pattern of your essay!


Title of the Essay

Author's name and designation




The Body




To provide essay with a good introduction, you want to make it sufficiently broad. Show the relevance of the essay here. Also, this is the part in which you should share some background information related to the topic. However, you want to be careful not to start your argument just yet. Towards the end of your introduction, drop a thesis statement (the main argument). Some writers also prefer throwing their thesis in the last sentence, but that relies greatly on your style of writing

The Body

The body is the term used to refer to the paragraphs that come after the introduction but before the conclusion. The overall length of the body of your academic essay is determined by the number of ideas you have to share. The details you use to back up your thoughts also have an impact on the overall length of the body. Make sure that you present one idea after the other, and then support them with substantial facts to convince your readers.

You can have about three to six subsections here, each of which is connected with a transition phrases.

The Conclusion

The conclusion might look a bit similar to the introductory paragraph. In this section, make sure to restate your thesis because your readers might have lost it somewhere while reading the body. Also, in the conclusion, you need to create a summary of the main points your academic essay touches. Do not forget to remind the readers of what you think about the entire subject in discussion. 

For details see

Model essay1

Model essays

APA Style

Suggestions for Poster

Following the structure of the essay writing above, you may highlight each of the sections in brief sentences (arrows and points are preferred). Using less words, show the connection between each sections and make the argument visually present to the reader.

The poster should contain similar structure as the essay.

You may use a single PowerPoint slide as the basis for poster. Use text size as 12.

Size of the poster: A2

Elements in the poster

Model poster