Start Time
November 11, 2020
11:00 AM
End Time
November 11, 2020
03:00 PM

Event Description

Inter College Debate Competition for Undergraduate Students

About the Organisers

NIMT INSTITUTE OF METHOD AND LAW, a place of ideas, innovation, and impact. Our location in GREATER NOIDA—the global hub of commerce, culture, and the law—offers truly unparalleled access that enriches and contextualises our first-class legal training. Our home within one of the India's preeminent universities allows our students and faculty to draw on and participate in the life of a rigorous and dynamic intellectual environment.


NIMT INSTITUTE OF METHOD AND LAW provides a diverse body of students with the opportunity to obtain an exceptional legal education, preparing graduates to serve their community and the profession with distinction.


NIMT INSTITUTE OF METHOD AND LAW, Greater Noida Campus, Delhi NCR is affiliated to Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, U.P for the Greater Noida Centre.

NIMT TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL COLLEGE, Kotputli Campus is affiliated to Rajasthan University, Jaipur.

The College is approved by the Bar Council of India (BCI), the Patron of Professional Legal Education and Profession in India.

About the Competition

NIMT INSTITUTE OF METHOD AND LAW is organising this competition through online platforms, keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic. The topic of the competition is also relevant to the current circumstances, which is as follows:

“भारत में निरंतर तालाबंदी ने छात्रों सहित समूची शिक्षा व्यवस्था को अपूरणीय क्षति पहुंचाई है।”

“The continuous lockdown in India has dealt irreparable damage to both students and the entire education system.”

“After Availability of Vaccine should we take it or wait for the Herd Immunity”

“Social networking platforms: are they an effective tool for quick and convenient communication, or are they just a sophisticated means for stalking people”

We hope that through this platform, students get another activity to exercise their brains and maintain the spirit of education even when everyone is locked in their homes.


Anyone who wishes to participate is eligible to take part in this competition.


This is an online bilingual debate competition. The medium for the debate shall be either Hindi or English. Hence, the participants can use either language but must stick to one language and not switch between them.

Prizes & Perks

1st prize: Rs 2500/-
2nd prize: Rs 1000/-

First and second prize will be awarded based on the marks of the judges.

Cash prizes will be given immediately via online transfer.

Rules and Regulations

  1. Registration is compulsory for participation.
  2. The participants shall not be allowed after 10 minute of starting the Debate.
  3. There are two teams, each consisting of two or three speakers.
    Each team has two or three constructive speeches, and two to three rebuttal speeches. The affirmative gives the first constructive speech, and the rebuttals alternate: negative, affirmative, negative, affirmative. The affirmative has both the first and last speeches of the debate.
  4. When worded as a proposition of policy, the topic requires the affirmative to support some specified action by some particular individual or group. The affirmative has the right to make any reasonable definition of each of the terms of the proposition. If the negative challenges the reasonableness of a definition by the affirmative, the judge must accept the definition of the team that shows better grounds for its interpretation of the term.
  5. The affirmative must advocate everything required by the topic itself. No revision of position of a team is permitted during the debate.
  6. He who asserts must prove. In order to establish an assertion, the team must support it with enough evidence and logic to convince an intelligent but previously uninformed person that it is more reasonable to believe the assertion than to disbelieve it. Facts must be accurate. Visual materials are permissible, and once introduced, they become available for the opponents' use if desired.
  7. In the questioning period, the questioner may ask any fair, clear question that has a direct bearing on the debate. The questioner may use the period to build up any part of his own case, to tear down any part of his opposition's case, or to ascertain facts, such as the opposition's position on a certain issue, that can be used later in the debate. The questioner must confine himself to questions and not make statements, comments, or ask rhetorical questions.
  8. Each speaker is questioned as soon as he concludes his constructive speech. The witness must answer the questions without consulting his colleagues.
  9. No new constructive arguments may be introduced in the rebuttal period. The affirmative must, if possible, reply to the major negative arguments before the last rebuttal.
  10. The judge must base his decision entirely on the material presented, without regard for other material which he may happen to possess.
  11. Any gains made outside of the established procedure are disallowed.
  12. Speaking Time is 10 minutes. On exceeding the time limit, marks may be deducted or the entry may be disqualified.
  13. Participants will be judged in 3 categories – CONTENT (10), DELIVERY (10), VOICE MODULATION AND PRONUNCIATION (10).
  14. The decision of the judges and the organizing committee will be final and binding.
  15. E-Certificate of participation will be provided to all the participants on the email ID provided at the time of registration.

Important Dates

Concerned Deadline


Last Date of Registration

7th November 2020

Date of the Event (Tentative)

11th November 2020


11th October 2020

Registration Details along with Fee and Payment Details

  • Participants have to submit a registration fee of Rs 200/-,
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