About IDIA

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education (IDIA) is a non-profit organisation working in India which aims to empower underprivileged children by giving them access to quality legal education. It is a pan-Indian, student-run movement to train underprivileged students and help them transform into leading lawyers and community advocates. We conduct sensitisations across India to spread awareness among underprivileged children about opportunities in pursuing law as a career, select promising students and provide training for law entrance examinations, including the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), provide financial aid and mentorship to underprivileged children once they secure admission to a leading law school.

IDIA – Kerala State Chapter functions from its base in National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi with the active involvement of its students, who are in charge of the various operations. The National University of Advanced Legal Studies is a uni-disciplinary university in Kochi, India for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate legal education. It is the only National Law University in the state of Kerala.

To know more about IDIA, visit the website here.

The Competition and Eligibility

The Kerala Chapter of IDIA is hosting an essay writing competition on COVID-19 and IPR. The competition is open to students pursuing under-graduation from any recognised University in India.

Themes and Sub-Themes

Theme- IP law developments during COVID-19

The participants can choose sub-themes on their own, or from the following:

  1. Discuss the real-time piracy concerns that have emerged as live music streaming goes mainstream in the wake of COVID-19.
  2. Changes that need to be made to the existing framework of IP regulations in the wake of COVID-19 to balance the individual’s right to conduct business and the right to public
  3. Traversing the IP minefield in the case of 3D medical printing equipment
  4. Medical patent pools and its implications on medical

Registration Fee- Minimum Contribution

Single authorship: Rs. 150/-

Payment and Registration Details

The payment can be made to the following account (Only Paytm and Gpay): Account Holder: Arya Warrier

Phone Number (for Paytm and GPay): +91 85470 56726 UPI ID: aryawarrier1710@okicici

Please note that you will be required to upload the proof of payment with the Registration Form. Click here to register

Guidelines for Submission

  1. All submissions shall be mailed to with the subject line “Submission: Essay Writing Competition”. The manuscript should be accompanies by a Cover Letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institution, contact number, and email for future
  2. By submitting an article, the author undertakes that the article is an original work and has not been submitted, accepted or published
  3. Co-authorship is not
  4. Plagiarism will result in summary rejection of the
  5. Length of the article must not exceed 1500
  6. All submissions must be in English. The content should be written in Times New Roman Font with a size of 12. Line Spacing should be 5.
  7. The article should contain endnotes and not footnotes. All endnotes must be in Times New Roman font, with size 10 and line spacing
  8. All submissions must follow the Bluebook (20th Edition) style of citation; non- conformity will be a ground for
  9. Submissions must be made in .doc/.docx formats
  10. Entries not abiding by the above instructions will not be


1st Prize – WorldWise’s Law Firm Boot Camp worth 7.5k + Publication with NUALS Law Journal Blog + Internship with CIPR, NUALS

2nd Prize – WorldWise’s Law Firm Boot Camp worth 7.5k + Internship with CIPR, NUALS

3rd Prize – WorldWise’s Law Firm Boot Camp worth 7.5k + Internship with CIPR, NUALS Certificate of Merit will be given to top 5 participants.


Last date for Registration: 25th April 2021 Last date for Submission: 5th May 2021

Contact Information

Tinu George (+91 62353 77447)

TS Sneha (+91 88488 90696)

Important Links

To download the poster of the event, click here.

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