Padma Shri Dr. N.N. Jain, 2nd National Debate Competition | PIMR, Indore: Jun 18-20

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About the Institution

Prestige Institute of Management & Research Indore is a well-established institute of Madhya Pradesh, established in the year 1994 and accredited with NAAC “A++”. DOL is a popular acronym to the Department of Law, Prestige Institute of Management & Research, Indore is an exclusive Institution dedicated to law education both at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The Institute is approved by, “The Bar Council of India”, New Delhi, and affiliated to the Devi Ahilya University, Indore. Its pioneering and ingenious educational experiments have set it apart from other law colleges in the city and region. The department derives its potency and ethos from the qualified and dedicated faculties.

The college has the unique and proud privilege of intimate association with prominent legal luminaries who regularly conduct colloquiums, workshops, and training for students despite their hectic schedules and preoccupation. The Institute provides a lifetime experience along with various amenities and facilities like international level moot court for budding global lawyers, legal aid cell, legal awareness camps, and global e-library with direct access to national and international journals, books, working papers, legal search engines, etc.

About the Competition

Department of Law, Prestige Institute of Management and Research stands as one of the fastest emerging colleges during these unprecedented times. Since its very inception, a debate drastically improves one’s linguistic and logical skills, along with the ability to construct strong arguments in a short amount of time, which is paramount in this world with cutthroat competition. We are proud to announce that we are organizing the 2nd edition of the Padma Shri. Dr N.N. Jain National Debate Competition, 2021, to be held from June 18 to June 20, 2021.6

This debate will be based on the Lincoln-Douglas debate format i.e. one on one debate to promote individualism amongst contestants. Having successfully organized the 1st National Debate Competition, this edition speaks of our efforts that aim at improving the whole experience by ensuring that the teams are met with a challenging issue based on contemporary and developing aspects of Law. This second edition of this competition will be conducted via virtual mode, allowing the students to hone their debating skills. The competition strives to provide a safe platform for students to grow and experiment with their communication skills and critical thinking.


  • This competition is open to all bona fide undergraduate and postgraduate participation from colleges across India. Maximum three teams (of an individual) can participate from each college.
  • This competition is open to all bonafide school students from schools across India. There is no restriction on the number of student participants from each school.

* Important Note: There are two parallel competitions, school students will compete against school students and Graduates and Post Graduates will compete against each other.  


The primary duty to protect the health of Indian citizens should rely on the centre.

Registration Details

  1. The participation fee is
    • INR 250/- only (Two Hundred Fifty Rupees Only/-) for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.
    • INR 100/- only (One Hundred Rupees Only/-) for School Participants.
  1. Participants can make payments over G-pay/Paytm/Phonepe or through online banking;
  2. G-pay Number: +91 93029 91132
  3. UPI ID: gurtoo999@okicici
  4. Bank a/c details:
    Account Number: 185901502249
    Account Holder Name: Ritupriya Gurtoo
    Bank: ICICI
    Branch: Vijay Nagar Indore
    IFSC Code: ICIC0001859
  5. Registration fee once paid is non-refundable.
  6. After making the payment the participant is required to take a screenshot of the payment and then attach the receipt in the google form.

Registration Process

  1. The participants are required to complete “Registration” through this Google form link annexed below which shall be done on or before June 13, 2021, 11:59 PM IST.
    • Link to the registration form:
  1. The participant can fill in the following form provided through this link and upload the screenshot of the payment in the form.
  2. Please ensure the form is filled with your full name as should be reflected in the participation or merit certificates.
  3. Proper email-ids must be provided in the event of any correspondence to be made.
  4. A copy of your college ID (for graduates & postgraduates) / school ID (for school students) must also be uploaded in the google form for verification purposes.

Structure of the Competition

The Competition shall comprise of 4 stages;

  • PRELIMINARY ROUNDS: 3+1 minute to speak. End of 1 minute (Single bell), end of 3 minutes (Double bell), and end of 4 minutes (Time Up). Rebuttal 1 minute each.
  • QUARTERFINAL ROUND: 4+1 minute to speak. End of 1 minute (Single Bell), end of 4 minutes (Double Bell), end of 5 minutes (Times Up). Rebuttal 2 minutes to each team.
  • SEMI-FINAL ROUND: 6+1 minute to speak. End of 1 minute (Single Bell), end of 6 minutes (Double Bell), end of 7 minutes (Times Up). Rebuttal 2+1 minute to each team. End of 2 minutes (Single bell) and end of 3 minutes (Times Up).
  • FINAL ROUND: 9+1 minute to speak. End of 5 minutes (Single bell), end of 7 minutes (Double bell), and end of 10 minutes (Times Up). Rebuttal 3+1 minute to each team. End of 3 minutes (Single bell) and end of 4 minutes (Times Up).

Rules of the Competition

  • Each round will have the same topic and the topic shall be released beforehand to provide preparation time for participants.
  • The medium of debate is strictly English.
  • The participants must maintain professional decorum at all times throughout the competition. The use of abusive or profane language will immediately disqualify the participant.
  • The participants must ensure sound internet connection and in the event of any disruptions, another chance shall not be provided.
  • In the event, there has been a technical glitch or internet issue from the organizer’s side whole responsibility shall be ours and will do the needful.
  • Any sort of malpractice or doubts that malpractice might have happened will lead to disqualification.
  • Participants are advised to use a laptop or desktop. In the event of non-availability of both, mobile phones may be used.
  • The student will have to maintain a distance of one-meter minimum from the laptop or desktop.
  • The participants must use earphones and ensure that they are in a closed and silent space without background disturbances during the competition.
  • While a participant is speaking all the others are requested to keep their mics on mute and un-mute only when asked to speak.
  • Individual scores of each round will be released on our website/social media and also communicated to students via email or WhatsApp.

Awards and Certificates

For Graduates and Post Graduates: The winners will be awarded duly.

  • Winner – INR 10,100 /- + Book + Trophy + Merit Certificate + Legal Internship Opportunity.
  • Runner up – INR 5,100 /- + Book + Merit Certificate + Legal Internship Opportunity.

For School Students: The winners will be awarded duly.

  • Winner – INR 10,100/- + Book + Trophy + Merit Certificate.
  • Runner up – INR 5,100/- + Book + Merit Certificate.

Every participant will be provided with a participation certificate.

Important Dates

  • The last date of registration: June 13, 2021.
  • The last date for any clarification: June 03, 2021.
  • The date of the Inaugural Ceremony: June 18, 2021 (11:00 AM).
  • Date of Preliminary Round: June 18, 2021 (01:00 PM Onwards).
  • The date of Quarter-Finals Round: June 19, 2021 (03:00 PM Onwards).
  • Date of Semi-Finals Round: June 20, 2021 (11:00 AM Onwards).
  • The date of Finals Round: June 20, 2021 (02:00 PM Onwards).
  • Valedictory Ceremony: June 20, 2021 (03:30 PM Onwards).


  • On any issue that arises during the competition, the decision of the Judges and the Organizing Committee of the host institute shall be final and binding.
  • The organizer reserve all the right to alter or change the date, time, rules, or the procedure of the competition.

Marking Criteria

The marking criteria shall be as under:

1. Content 20
2. Organization and Clarity 20
3. Preparation & Flow of Ideas 20
4. Use of Arguments 20
5. Communication Skills 20
Total 100


1. Dr Sunita Arya Mob. No. +91-9754767666
2. Ms Ritupriya Gurtoo Mob. No. +91-9302991132
3. Mr Shubhank Khare Mob. No. +91-7400752004
4. Mr  Nakul Singh Chouhan Mob. No. +91-8989018413
5. Mr Kamlesh Jain Mob. No. +91-8602670701
6. Mr Gopal Kag Mob. No. +91-9993115598
7. Ms Aastha Vaishnav Mob. No. +91-7869915075


1.     Devyanee Sharma Mob. No. +91-9685384567
2.     Mansi Shrivastava Mob. No. +91-6265326981
3.     Falguni Joshi Mob. No. +91-7974414731
4.     Sarthak Khare Mob. No. +91-8871891241

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PIMR National Debate Competition Padma Shri. Dr. N.N. Jain


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