5th Student Union, School of Medicine
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
Debate is one of the academic activities that gives students creative room to express what they feel. The length and breadth of knowledge one gains through this is simply un-parallel.
The 5th Student Union of School of Medicine has yet, once again, set the benchmark for conducting events successfully on a digital platform.
The competition was organised by the Psychology department of the Student Union with significant help from other union members.
1: Omar Nayeem (2019 Batch)
2: Niyaz Shaik (2018 Batch)
3: Nafisa Alam (2019 Batch)
4: Komali Bailapudi (2018 Batch)
The Union members had extensively exercised their grey matter in discussing the competition’s objectives, format and rules through various sessions of their virtual meet. After discussing all the possible loopholes and coming up with its respective solutions, a demonstration of the competition was held in presence of the participants and school administration to clear out their doubts.
The competition was conducted over a span of two days, April 2nd and 3rd, 2022. The Preliminary and Semi Finals being conducted on first day followed by finals on the next day.
A total of eight teams (with 3 members each) took part in the competition.
The teams and their topics are described in the picture below.
Students’ preparation for the debate was evident from the in-depth discussion and reference that was used. One could see the future leaders in these contestants.
For Preliminary rounds the organizers had invited Alumni students to be judges and some of the senior students also took upon the duties.
Below are few of the pictures from Preliminary rounds
Team 1 and Team 2
Team 3 and Team 4
Team 5 and Team 6
Team 7 and Team 8
The final was held on Sunday
Team 1 and Team 6 debated on the topic of Euthanasia – The right to die.
Dr Yong Hui
Dr Feng Tang
Mr. Zubair Jeelani
Under the keen eye of the respected Judges. With both teams proving supporting points to their arguments and asking questions. Students were also asked tough question by the judges. It was a hard-fought round for both teams.
Final Team 1 and Team 6 (participants)
The ultimate winners were teams 1:
1: Sagarika Bhasin (2020 batch), Ayushi Rusia (2020 batch) and Richa Mishra (2020 batch).
The runners up were team 6: Karan Loungani (2018 batch), Anish Sivakumar (2018 batch) and Rahul (2018 batch)
The hosts and mediators (Omar Nayeem [2019 batch] and Ruhi Shohel [2020 batch]) had played an important role in maintaining the decorum and standards of this competition throughout. The union members had constantly given their best in every possible aspect for the smooth running of the event. A big thank you to the judges for sparing their time and counting to amplifying the success of this competition.
All the Judges and Alumni congratulated the participating teams and prised the hard work that had got into arranging the completion.
“It was an honour to be a part of this debate. It was well organised and managed. I believe we could see more of such events in the future. I believe we all have a border rule to guide each other and help acquire necessary skills. Thanks a lot for this wonderful debate”
- Dr. Zeeshan Yaji Mohammed. (2014 Batch)
“The road to success and greatness is always paved with consistent hard work. Outwork your competitors, be authentic, and above all else, chase your greatness.”
Written by: Shruthi Sriram, 2020 Batch
Edited by Zubair Jeelani 祖贝尔