essay competition

The Centre for Studies in Banking and Finance (CSBF), NLUJ is organizing its 4th NLUJ CSBF Essay Writing Competition 2023.

About the Organizer

The Centre for Studies in Banking and Finance (“CSBF”), National Law University, Jodhpur was established by the Reserve Bank of India in 2002 to provide a venue for scholars and practitioners to exchange views on banking and financial systems through its various undertakings and activities.

The Centre seeks to promote vibrancy and increase intellectual participation in the banking sector, capital markets, and other sectors related to financial services.

About the Essay Writing Competition 2022

CSBF is inviting submissions for the “4th NLUJ CSBF Essay Writing Competition, 2023” in association with JSA, Eastern Book Company (EBC) and SCC Online.


  • Acquisition financing in India: What are the changes required in the regulatory landscape to make it more successful?

  • Is “exclusive” security truly exclusive under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: a critical review of the current law and caselaw.

  • Role of Alternative Investment Funds in providing liquidity to the Indian market and the changes required in their regulatory framework to improve their impact.

  • Integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations in the investment decisions of lenders in India, including the potential for ESG factors to impact credit performance.

  • Evaluation of Sale of Assets of Corporate Debtor under the IBC in light of introduction to Regulation 36B(6A) of the CIRP Regulations.

  • Are Asset Reconstruction Companies playing a role in actual revival of stressed assets or are they looking at their returns? Potential of public-private partnerships in promoting financial inclusion in rural areas in India, including the role of government policies, financial sector actors, and civil society organizations.

  • An analysis of the role of Buy Now Pay Later services in promoting financial inclusion in India, including the potential to reach underbanked or unbanked segments of the population.

  • Examination of the potential implications of RBI’s central bank digital currency on monetary policy, including the impact on money supply, inflation, and interest rates.

  • Telemarketing by creditors and the right to privacy of customers – how do you strike the right balance?


  • First Prize: INR 30,000/- and a merit certificate;

  • Second Prize: INR 25,000/- and a merit certificate;

  • Third Prize: INR 15,000/- and a merit certificate;

  • Certificates of Special Mentions to the Fourth and Fifth best entries.

  • The authors of the top five entries will be considered for an internship at JSA.

  • The top five entries will be considered for publication on the CSBF blog.

  • The winning entries will also be published on SCC Online Blog.

  • One year access cards to EBC Learning will be given to the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth best entries.

Submission Guidelines

  • The first page of the submission should only contain the title of the paper, followed by the 200 word abstract.

  • The second page must contain a table of contents, and the main body of the manuscript should begin immediately thereafter.

  • The word limit for the essay is 3500 words. The word limit is exclusive of the footnotes.

  • All the submissions must be an original and unpublished work of the author(s). All the submissions will be checked for plagiarism and those with plagiarism percentage over the permissible limit (i.e., 20%) will be summarily rejected.

  • Disclosure of information regarding the identity of the author(s), including, but not limited to name, institutional assistance, professional details, etc., within the body of the manuscript or other properties of the document submitted is strictly prohibited. Any violation of the anonymity requirement will lead to disqualification of the manuscript for the purposes of the competition.

  • Formatting Guidelines: Garamond; Size 12; Justified; 1.5 Spacing. Footnoting Guidelines: Garamond; Size 10; Justified; 1 spacing.

  • The participants are required to submit their manuscript ONLY by filling out the Google Form.

Important Dates

Last date for registration: May 30, 2023

Last date for submission of manuscripts: June 15, 2023

Citation Guidelines

  • The authorities must be cited in the form of footnotes.

  • Citations must follow a uniform format of citation throughout the submission.

  • The participants are required to provide the title of the name of the author, article/report/blog, date of publication, and active web-link for the authorities cited wherever possible.

  • In case of large documents such as reports, long articles, cases, etc. the author(s) must include the relevant paragraph/page of the authority being cited.

  • Speaking/explanatory citations are discouraged.

Competition Guidelines:

  • A co-authorship of not more than two (2) authors is permitted.

  • By submitting the article, the author(s) forfeit their copyright over their manuscript in favor of the organizers.

  • In case of any dispute, the decision of the organizers will be final and binding. The Centre retains absolute discretion in marking the manuscripts.

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