Eloquence - The Medical Debate
Debate is a method of formally presenting an argument in a structured manner. Through logical consistency, factual accuracy and some degree of emotional appeal to the audience are elements in debating, where one side often prevails over the other party by presenting a superior “context” and/or framework of the issue. The outcome of a debate may depend upon consensus or some formal way of reaching a resolution, rather than the objective facts.In a formal debating contest, there are rules for participants to discuss and decide on differences, within a framework defining how they will interact.
- Interested participants have to apply as a team of two participants. Single participant entries will not be allowed.
- The participation is open to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students from all medical departments, not limited to MBBS, i.e. including BDS, OT and PT.
- Registrations for the event available both online as well as via desks that will be set up in your respective colleges.
- All teams wishing to participate must send a 200 word abstract on a tentative topic which will be disclosed later. The abstract should include opinions both for and against the motion, the name of college of the participants and the name of participants. The abstract is to be mailed on the following email ID: email@example.com
- The abstracts selected by our panel of judges , through a single blind method of evaluation will be sent the actual topics for the debate.
- All the selected teams have to prepare both for and against the motion for the topics. On the day of the debate, blind chit-picking will be employed to decide which motion a particular team will speak for.
Format of the Preliminary Round
- Introductory speech by a member of the Affirmative (for the motion) team – 2 minutes.
- Introductory speech by a member of the Negative (against the motion) team – 2 minutes.
- Rebuttal round – 4 minutes. At no point during the rebuttal the members will disregard their opponents and breech the expected code of conduct.
- Closing speech by each member of both the teams – 1.5 minutes each.
Two teams will be selected for the final rounds based on their scores. The topics of this round will be disclosed shortly after declaring final two teams.
Format of the Final Round
The format remains the same with the introductory speeches being of 2 minutes each, the rebuttal for 5 minutes and the closing speeches for 2 minutes each.
Prizes to be Won
1st Place: Prizes worth Rs. 6,000 & Trophy
2nd Place: Prizes worth Rs. 4,000 & Medal
Best Speaker: Prizes worth Rs. 2,000 & Medal