Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College, Sangli is organizing an Online National Level Critique Competition 2021.
About Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College
New Law College is a law college situated in Pune. It was established in 1978. New Law College has been a constituent college of the Bharati Vidyapeeth university since 1996. The college is approved by the Bar Council of India, and has NAAC “A+ grade”. The current Dean of the college is Professor Dr. Ujwala Bendale.
India is a sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic country governed by the Constitution of India which is the law of the land. It has conferred equal status, dignity, and rights to men and women. It has also empowered the State to make special provisions for women and children. Further, Article 51A (e) has imposed a fundamental duty on all citizens of India to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women. However, it is evidently seen that most of the programs telecasted on small and big screens are not only discriminatory and derogatory to the status and dignity of women but inconsistent with the constitutional principles relating to Justice, Equality, Liberty and Fraternity also. Advertisements, TV serials, web series, reality shows, etc have been unreasonably hypothecating and depicting women as mystique, wicked, obscene, and villainous manner which is irrational, unreal, and unreasonable. All this is being done in the name of entertainment, fun, arts, freedom of expression, etc.
This is their honest Endeavour to take note of such kind of derogatory depiction and promote youths/students of UG/PG to think over the issues from various perspectives such as legal, ethical, social, political, economic, feminist, left, right, religious, philosophical, natural, rational, etc and to let students express themselves in just, fair and equitable manner. Hence NLC has organized a competition to offer reasoned and justified critique and comment on such programs.
Discrimination and Derogation of Women Dignity on Masculine Media: Hidden Agenda of Patriarchy
Area of the Competition
TV Serials, Web series, Reality shows, Advertisements telecasted on a small screen, web, social media, etc in English or Hindi or Marathi language in which women are depicted as mystique, wicked, obscene, villain and derogatory manner.
Nature of the competition
Critical Analysis of any of such female characters and program as a whole is required with proper reasons and justifications on the basis of legality, constitutional values, ethics, human rights, rationality, and reasonability.
- Participants should select any such program or pattern of advertisements of his/her choice
- Program in English or Hindi or Marathi language only
- Detail information of such program, channel, time, days, etc.
- Detail description of relevant characters in such a program
- Issues involved in such program and with characters
- Critical analysis of such program on the basis of legality, constitutional principles, ethics, human rights, rationality, and reasonability
First Round: Written Submission
- Participants should send by email their original critical analysis in writing to the organizer
- Written submissions would be checked in plagiarism software and original work would be selected and referred to a panel of Judges for evaluation.
- Participants who are selected for the second round would be intimated in advance about their selection, scores, date of online presentation, etc
Second Round: Online Presentation and Justification
- Selected participants would be given the opportunity to present and justify their critical analysis
- The panel of judges would cross-examine to participants
- The result will be declared on the basis of scores of the first and second round
Rules of the Competition
- Students of UG/PG from any discipline of study can participate
- Participants should send original written submission not more than 1500 words (font- times new roman, size 12, line spacing 1.5, page margins 1” to all sides)
- Written submission should contain program details, characters details, specific instances from the program, critical analysis, and justifications
- Each participant will get 15 (10+5) minutes for an online oral presentation.
- Participants can refer to laws, ideologies, theories, judgments, study reports, commentaries, policies, real incidences, etc in their written submission and presentation
- No defamatory words or language is permitted in a written or oral presentation
- Participants would be evaluated for total 50 marks (written submission 30 marks and online presentation 20 marks)
- All rights relating to the date, time, assessment criteria, etc. are reserved with the Principal. The decision of the principal will be final
Prizes and Awards
- First prize- Rs. 5000/ and certificate of honor as a “The Best National Critique”
- Second prize- Rs. 3000/ and certificate of honor as a “National Critique”
- Third prize- Rs. 2000/ and certificate of honor as a “National Critique”
Every participant will get the certificate of honor as a ‘Critique’
Due date of registration & written submission: On or before 28th February, 2021, 11.59 pm
Email for written submission: bvnlcs.competition[at]gmail.com
Fee: Registration is free
Date of competition: 8th March, 2021
Click here for the official brochure.
- Coordinator: Prof. Sanjay Aher, 9822916809
- Principal: Prof. Dr. Pooja Narwadkar, 9822032797