About the Centre

Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, has been established to promote students’ and researchers’ interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution constituting dispute resolution methods like Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Conciliation. CADR endeavours to promote and develop ADR as a vehicle of socio-economic and political justice.

About the Surana & Surana International Attorneys

Surana & Surana International Attorneys, Chennai, India has been dedicated to providing quick relief to clients and is described as the “first choice” and the “go-to” firm for legal advice by top clients from “MSME to MNC” in South India. Consistently ranked among the top law firms of India since 1998 by national and international publications and clients, their services include arbitration, mediation, litigation, corporate, commercial, criminal, cyber, defence, tax, regulatory investigations & compliance, real estate, infrastructure and IPR.

About the Competition

The CADR is collaborating with Surana & Surana International Attorneys, headquartered in Chennai, India to organise the 2nd edition of the Surana & Surana & RGNUL International Arbitral Award Writing Competition.


The Competition shall be open to the students who are pursuing their BA LLB/LLM/PhD/MPhil or any other Undergraduate or Masters courses (other than Law) in any university across the World.

If any student of the RGNUL is positioned amongst the top three, he/she will not be eligible for the top three prizes but will be felicitated in recognition of his/her performance with a special prize by the Surana and Surana International Attorneys, Chennai.


  • First Prize– INR 25,000/-
  • Second Prize– INR 15,000/-
  • Third Prize– INR 10,000/-
  • 5 consolation prizes of INR 1,000/- each

Important Dates

  1. Release of the Competition Problem: July 7, 2021
  2. Last date for Clarifications: August 6, 2021
  3. Last date for Submission: September 20, 2021
  4. Declaration of Results: October 2021

Contact Details

Mr. Kushagra Gupta: +91-9818650745

Ms. Aastha: +91-9896395181

Ms. Chhavi Singla: +91-9814236677

Email: adrc@rgnul.ac.in

Important Links

For the Registration Link, click here

For the Competition Rules, click here

For the Draft Award, click here

For the Competition Problem, click here

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