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Saturday 11 November 2023

All India Essay/ Poster Competition 2023-2024

Topics: Scams, Scandals, Ethics and Integrity
General Topic: Ethics, Business and Society

How do scams and scandals in our society reflect the need for ethics and integrity? How do scams and scandals affect the common people? What can we do about them? What are the ethical and moral demands on our soicety, given the increasing cases of scandals, scams and corruption?

The larger framework of this competition is to explore the significance of ethics in the society at large and in the business world in particular. So, you are requested to choose one specific topic which you are convinced of and argue for it. Do not remain at the general or descriptive level. Choose one particular area, find arguments for and against and come to a reasoned and deliberate opinion. More details can be found at

An online workshop, which will be helpful for the final essay, will be conducted for those who register before Dec 10, 2023. In order to register, send an email with your full name, bio details, educational background and contact address to .

You are welcome to add references, to make your arguments more consistent, cohesive and persuasive. Keep the footnotes to minimum.
Avoid plagiarism by all means.
Use APA style with in-text citations. For details and model essays, please see
In the essay, please try to be focused and specific. Argue persuasively for your point, bringing out logically consistently reasons or premises. You may quote business leaders, ethicists or thinkers.
The decision of the organizing committee is final.

Important Dates

Last date for submission of the essay: July 20, 2024

No of words (including bibliography and footnotes): 2,500-3,500

Last Date for submitting draft December 25, 2023 for feedback and comments.

Two online workshops will be conducted. Dates will be announced later in this page.

Announcement of the Prices: July 31, 2024

Selected Essays will be published with DOI and ISSN or ISBN.

Prize Money: ₹ 65,000

Participation certificates will be given to deserving participants.

Organized by JRD Tata Foundation for Business Ethics - XLRI, Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur


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