The workshop for Autumn 2019 will be conducted over a period of four days, on 25-28 September 2019, under the supervision of Professor Shilpaa Anand (BITS Pilani), Professor Renu Addlakha (Centre for Women’s Development and Studies), Professor Shubhangi Vaidya (IGNOU), and Professor Karuna Rajeev (Lady Shri Ram College). The workshop will consist of separate sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the form of one-on-one mentoring, group discussions and, finally, presentation of papers with critical discussions. The final segment of the workshop—the presentations—will involve students as well as invited faculty members from participating colleges and universities.
After the conclusion of the workshop, participating students will get three months to work on their essays, which will be due for submission to the Oceanvale award jury on 31 December 2019. The word limit for undergraduate papers is 3,000 words, and for postgraduate 5,000 words. The best paper in each category will receive a cash award of Rs. 10,000.
Essays that display exceptional scholarly abilities—including but not limited to those that win the cash award—will also be eventually published both online as well as in print.