“Independence Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition”


Department of Posts is holding a “Independence Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition”.
The theme of the competition is Women Empowerment.

2. The Terms and Conditions to participate in the competition are as follows:-

 i. Entries are invited for „Independence Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition‟. The participants are to make an original design on this subject (should not be copy of picture painted by someone else).

 ii. Any citizen of India can participate in this contest. The design could be in ink, water colour, oil colour or any other medium (computer printed/printout will not be allowed). The design submitted should be such that can be depicted on the stamps in a visually appealing manner so as to be of interest to philatelic collectors.

iii. Participants are free to use drawing paper, art paper or any other type of white paper of A4 Size.
iv. The following particulars should be written legibly on the reverse of the design:
1. Name of the participant*
2. Age*
3. Gender*
4. Nationality*
5. Full and complete residential address with Pin code
6. Phone/Mobile Number*
7. E-Mail ID (if available)
*It is compulsory to provide the information.

v. An undertaking stating that „The artwork submitted is original and no copyright issues are involved‟ should be sent along with the entry. In case of any legal dispute related to copyright issue, Department of Posts will not be liable for the same.

vi. The design should be sent without being folded, through “Speed Post” only, in A4 size envelope. The participants should mention “Independence Day 2015 – Stamp Design Contest” on the envelope in which the drawing is sent.

vii. The prize winning designs will be considered for use on stamps and other philatelic material.

The prize money will be as follows:- 
 First prize 10.000/-
 Second prize 6,000/-
 Third prize 4,000/-
viii. The entries should reach on the following address by 31.03.2015.The entries received after the last date of receipt will not be entertained.

ADG (Philately) Room No. 108(B), Dak Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi- 110001

Policy India Essay Competition 2015


Participatory Democracy Project, a think tank in making is organising an All India essay competition on “Strategies for strengthening participatory democracy in India.”

“Success of democracy is impossible without participation of the people” – Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.There have been widespread welcome all over the country for the Mygov.in launched by the Prime Minister.The objective of the competition is to provide an opportunity to every one to provide their suggestions and recommendations.

Theme : “Strategies for strengthening participatory democracy in India.”

Eligibility :

Stream 1: Open to School Students (from 8th to 12th),

Stream 2: Open to College Students (UG & PG students of all disciplines)

Last date : 30th May, 2015

Registration :

Send your essay to participatorydemocracyin@gmail.com with the following details

1)Name of author

2)Institutional affiliation


4)Contact no


The best 5 entries will receive a cash award of Rs. 1000.

Essay should be of maximum of 3500 words and should be written in English.
Five prizes will be awarded for the best of entries.
Essay should be sent by email to participatorydemocracyin@gmail.com


Google Science Fair 2015 - Open Now!


The 2015 Google Science Fair is open for submissions.

The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. Find out what you can win, and learn more about the people involved with the competition.

Eligibility: Competition is open to individuals born between 19 February 1996 and 18 February 2002 (inclusive). No entrant can register for or enter the competition until they turn 13. If an entrant turns 19 during submission period they will not be disqualified. All entrants must have his/her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to enter this Competition. Sponsor reserves the right to verify an individual’s eligibility to participate in the Competition. See below for Country Specific Requirements. Note: Entrants from the Netherlands must be born between 19 February 1996 and 18 February 1999 (inclusive). No entrant from the Netherlands can sign up for the competition until they turn 16. Entrants from Spain, South Korea and Israel must be born between 19 February 1996 and 18 February 2001 (inclusive). No entrant from these countries can sign up for the competition until they turn 14.


The Grand Prize winner will receive $50,000 in scholarship funding.

+ A scholarship from Google

The $50,000 Google scholarship is intended to further the Grand Prize winner’s education. If a team wins the prize, the scholarship’s value will be divided equally among the teammates.


The 20 global finalists will receive a variety of exciting prizes.

Prizes for the finalists include:

A LEGO Education Goodie Bag


A LEGO Education backpack, accompanied by one LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 core set, charger and single software license.
Offered byLEGO
+ “Scientific American” subscription

A free 12-month subscription to Scientific American magazine, in both print and digital

Offered byScientific American
+ National Geographic subscription

A free 12-month subscription.

Offered byNational Geographic
+ A Google Goodie Bag

And many more...

Visit https://www.googlesciencefair.com for further information

MANY LANGUAGES, ONE WORLD: 2015 Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum


Share your ideas and be heard... perhaps even in the General Assembly of the United Nations!

70 Students will be selected as delegates to the 2015 United Nations Academic Impact Global Youth Forum where they will create plans of action related to the United Nations Post-2015 Global Development Agenda. The students will present these plans of action at United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Airfare, Room and Meals will be provided by ELS Educational Services, Inc.
To participate: Write an essay (2,000 words or less) related to the post-2015 global development agenda, in the context of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and the definition of new goals reflecting the imperative of global sustainable development that recognises, and is enriched by, cultural and linguistic diversity. You are encouraged to visit the website sustainabledevelopment.un.org for background material in this regard.

Entries must be in an official language of the United Nations that is not your first language and was not your principal language of instruction during your primary or secondary education. To enter, you must be a full-time university student and must be 18 years of age or older by March 25, 2015. Your participation must be sponsored by a Faculty Member or Authorized Representative at the university you are currently attending.
Essay Submission Deadline:
Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 11:59pm EST

Click here for more information

National Engineering Challenge



Founded by alumni of IISc (Indian Institute of Science) and IIT (Indian Institute of Technology),
THE GATE ACADEMY offers comprehensive and rigorous GATE coaching. We have a proven track record of GATE toppers from our institute.
National Engineering Challenge is a flagship initiative by THE GATE ACADEMY to filter out the best engineering brains in the county to award them suitably and act as a catalyst in their growth trajectory. It is a litmus test for budding engineers who want to prove their mettle and a battleground for engineers.

  • An engineering student
  • Passionate about science, maths & general aptitude
  • Engineering passout – Year 2013-14

Rs 22,00,000/-
Worth Free GATE coaching to 100 students

Rs 1,20,000/-
Worth tabGATE (Tablets with GATE content)

Rs 1,50,000/-
Cash Prizes to winner & runner teams

Preliminary Round
Online Round
 100 Winners
Prizes upto Rs.1,80,000/- at each regional centers to be won

Zonal Selection
Pen Paper Round
Engineering Student travels to nearest assigned regional center
Prizes upto Rs. 75,000/- at each center to be won

Final Quiz Round
Best of 5 Teams
2 participants per team
Multi Round Quiz
Prizes and cash upto Rs. 3,10,000/- to be won

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