ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION IN ENGLISH / TAMIL FOR PG STUDENTS IN ECONOMICS
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust has been conducting Essay Writing Competition for the Post Graduate Students of City colleges since 2005-06 to commemorate the memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Adiseshiah, wife of Dr. Malcolm Adiseshiah. During the first year the competition was held only in English and we received suggestions from the participants and colleges that the competition be held both in English and Tamil. The Board approved the suggestion during its meeting held on 7.6.06. Since 2007-08 we have been conducting the competition both in English and Tamil. In 2008-09 the Trust has introduced Debating competition for the students of Economics at the UG level and this is being continued.
It was decided at the trust Board meeting held on 20.11.09 that from this year (2009-10) onwards the prize money for the Essay Writing /Debating competitions may be revised as:
: Rs.1500; II Prize: Rs.1000; III Prize: Rs.500
The Board also decided to give the prizes by way of gift coupons from reputed publishers / book sellers instead of cash so that the Prize winners can purchase the books they desire within the monetary limit mentioned.