Debate and Discussion Committee

About The Committee

Soon after the foundation of RMLNLU, the Debate & Discussion Committee came into existence in 2008. The committee exercises jurisdiction over the selection of representatives to any debate the University is invited to participate in. The 15-20 member committee is headed by a Convenor who presides over the meetings. The Committee functions in accordance with its constitution. It is the duty of committee members to try and embed the highest standards of debating in the University and build upon a commendable set of feats achieved till date

Speaking Skills Workshops

The workshop was aimed at explaining the nuances of parliamentary debating to the students of the university, with specific focus on preparing a 7-8 minute speech, organizing constructive and rebuttals and adjudicating skills.

Achievements in 2015-16

  • K. Kaushik Kumar was the Runners-Up and won the cash prize of Rs. 25,000 in D.R Memorial British Parliamentary Debate 2016, organized by the PCTE Group of Institutions, Ludhiana.
  •  Shreepath Jain was quarter- finalist adjudicator at ILS - Pune Parliamentary Debate, 2015.
  • Samprathi Gowda won the 'Best Adjudicator' at IIT, Kanpur Parliamentary Debate, 2015 Akshay Kumar, Shreepath, and Satwek were the Runners-Up and Shivali, Akshay Seth and Sukriti were the semifinalists.
  • Kirti Sharma, secured the 4th rank in SRCC, Delhi Debate Competition, 2015.
  • Shally Nain won the ‘Best Adjudicator' at Agahi, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law RGNUL, Patiala, 2015.     1. Semifinalists- Samprathi Gowda, K Kaushik Kumar & Akshay Kumar    2. Quarterfinalists- Aayush Rastogi, Sanyukta Srivastava, Pushkar Singh
  • Teams comprising of Sanyukta, Drushan, Aayush Rastogi, Tanya, Samprathi and Bharat Hari Dhakalia finished as the quarter-finalists at the CNLU, Patna Parliamentary Debate, 2015.

Grand Intra: The Intra College Events For The Students

In this intra-college event, the teams were pitted against each other over a series of parliamentary debates so as to allot national parliamentary debates to teams on the basis of the rank they obtain. The event was held in four parts; two preliminary rounds, followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals and the finals. The debates taking place in the period of September to February were allotted on the basis of these ranks. A similar event, The Winter Grand Intra is organized to allot debates that takek place during the period of March to August, on the basis of ranks obtained by the participating teams. This is also preceded by a debating workshop.

Justice J.S. Verma Memorial Parliamentary Debate:

A national parliamentary debate was organized by the committee in which teams from colleges all over the country participated and were hosted by the committee. The event was conducted over a stretch of three days, with the adjudication core comprising of stalwarts of debating in the country.


This intra college political debate consisted of four political parties, the Congress, the BJP, the Left and the AamAadmi Party. Teams were allotted different political partied on a first come basis and given a problem to work on. The debate consisted of teams proposing their solutions, keeping in mind the ideology of their own party and debating those proposed by the other teams.