A debate is a formal contest of argumentation in which two opposing teams defend and attack a given proposition. It is a persuasive manner of speaking with the aim of converting the view of another person, or an audience, to your own point of view. In this speech, the speaker speaks either for or against the topic being discussed and the interjectors questions the speakers.
The core idea of a debate is to examine every side of important and controversial issues in an atmosphere of reasoned argument and respectful discourse. A few benefits that accrue because of participating in debates are rigorous and critical thinking; academic skills; mental and emotional maturity; and academic and occupational achievement.
Rules of the debate
- The debate programme will consist of a single round.
- Each debate will be of 4 (3+1) minute duration.
- The participants will be called on the stage one by one and they put forth their points.
- The participants will get 4 minutes to speak on the given topic. A buzzer will ring at the third minute as an alert signal to sum up the arguments.
- Once all the participants have spoken, 3 winners with the highest marks as awarded by the judges will be selected.
Registration is required for all participants. Without registration, no student will be able to participate in the competition.
Only in exceptional circumstances will applications be accepted after the last date of registration.
The participants will have to speak on the provided topic. They will be free to choose for or against.
No participant is allowed to reveal his identity. Doing so will cause negative marking for them.
The total time will be 4 minutes, after 3 minutes, a buzzer will be warned. Contenders who speak after the time is up will have to face negative marking.
Evaluation will be on the basis of subjectivity, creativity, presentation, and eloquence of the subject.
The decision of the judges will be final.
The Winner of Debate Competition will get a Certificate and a Trophy.
Topic of Debate
- Human-centric environmental policies are a betrayal of nature.