The Debate Challenge: AMITY LAW SCHOOL, NOIDA


‘CHECKMATE’, the official debating society of Amity Law School, Noida is the flag bearer of Debating Culture in Amity Law School, Noida and is also one of the most famous societies of Amity University Uttar Pradesh. CHECKMATE has strived to and all its members have worked towards mastering the art of oratory which is not only an important characteristic of a person in the field of law but also a building stone in developing the personality of each individual. It is well said, that a person who can speak very well and uses words effectively to influence people could be the most persuasive of all.

With all these spirits and the guiding force of Amity Law School, Noida and its hardworking & supportive teachers available for all the perils of the students, the CHECKMATE proposes to organize one of its kind, Debate Competition: The Debate Challenge

This famous format of debating tests best the spontaneity and the ability to build every moment of constructive argumentation with positive introspection and observation. The Debate format is not only famous in all countries with debating culture across all of Asia but is partially modified and used to cater the debating culture across different other countries of America, Europe etc.


“A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don’t have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.”

Debate: An Organized Clash of Ideas

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” or framework of the issue. In a formal debating contest, there are rules for participants to discuss and decide on differences, within a framework defining how they will do it. Through this debate the students are expected to put up adequate reasoning for the facts of the argument, by analysing and composing views and arguments, conversing, disagreeing and resolving conflicts; learn to collaborate, working in groups, sharing information and ideas acquire knowledge and skills.

Debate Competition is a great device for engaging students and bringing life to the topic. Debates can help students understand opponents’ point of view and develop critical-thinking and good presentation skills. Debates give students the opportunity to test their thoughts and views against that of their peers.

Therefore, in order to bring an optimistic and opinionated member together the society aims to touch on some of the unexplored area of the topic and observing the way how the debaters explore the topic with today’s world and the situation.


1. Topic of the Debate

School edition- Should India adopt one nation one election policy?

College edition- Is progression of Artificial Intelligence the end of Privacy?

2. Eligibility


1. Only bonafide, full time student, who is enrolled for a an undergraduate/post graduate degree or diploma course which is of a minimum duration of one academic year and whose examination is conducted by the University subsequent to passing the 12th class examination.

Students of open Universities shall be bonafide students and shall be eligible to participate provided they fulfil other conditions. However, students enrolled in correspondence course in Institute / Centre’s of Universities, casual students, external students and students pursuing bridge course shall not be eligible.

  • All students participating in the Youth Festival shall fulfil the following conditions:
    • Not more than 7 years have elapsed since a student passed the examination qualifying him/her for first admission to a degree or diploma course of a University of college affiliated to a University.
    • Only students, who are less than 30 years of age can participate.
    • Further, students can participate for one year more than the normal length of the academic programme which he / she is following.
    • A student employed on full time basis shall not be eligible to participate.
  • A student shall not be allowed to represent more than one University during a single academic year.
  • Provisional admission to a course of a University or college shall not make the student eligible to represent the University in the Inter University Youth Cultural Activities.
  • In case of a student migrating from one University to another his / her migration case will be considered eligible only after his / her admission in the new University is regularized and he/she is admitted as a bonafide student by the new University.


A bonafide, fulltime current School student studying in ninth grade (first year in high school) (secondary school/upper secondary school) to twelfth grade (senior year/senior secondary school) is eligible to participate in AYF22 Competitions, provided that the student can provide a valid ID Card as proof of eligibility. The scanned copy of the ID Card needs to be uploaded at the time of registration for a competition. In a team competition, all members to upload individual scanned copies of ID Card.

3. Date of Competition

24th -25th march 2022

4. Registration & Selection of Participants

  1. All applicants must register as an individual. Registration is only possible through the online registration form.
  2. Each applicant must enter the required information on the registration form. No late submissions will be accepted and any incomplete, false, erroneous, fraudulent, forged, tampered forms will not be considered.
  3. AYF22 Organizing Committee will select the participants from all registered persons, who qualify for the competition, on the basis of the information provided during the registration. The chosen participants will be informed by formal acceptance notice via email. The other applicants will receive an email confirming that they are on the waiting list and will be contacted if a free place becomes available.

Note: Registration implies acceptance of all the rules and failure to comply may result in disqualification.

5. Jury Member

  • Distinguished Personalities from Academia and Industry
  • The Judges’ decision will be final, and binding and no individual correspondence can be entered.
  • The Judging Panel and the relevant selection criteria for the decision will be announced during the designated session.

6. Rules & Regulations

  • Team: Team of 2 students, one to speak FOR and one AGAINST the motion
  • Each speaker time shall be given 3 minutes followed by an interjection from the Judges or the Office Bearers if permitted by the Judges. Time to answer the interjection is 1 minute.
  • The motion can be interpreted in any manner if the speakers can provide a logical link between the motion and the interpretation.
  • Once 3 minutes are over, a bell will be rung
  • Marks will be deduced for overshooting time limit for more than 30 seconds
  • No follow up question on the interjection shall be entertained.
  • The debate shall take place on ‘Microsoft Teams App’ where the students will present their case in front of the Judges through the video conferencing meeting.
  • Each participant will be marked individually and not on their team performance.
  • Top 3 speakers based on their individual scores will be adjudged 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

7. Evaluation Process

  • The participants shall be judged on “Matter”, “Manner” & “Method”
  • Marking Scheme:

Matter: 40 Marks

Manner: 40 Marks

Method: 20 Marks

Total: 100 Marks

Note: The decision of the Judges shall be considered ‘Final and Binding’

  • Venue

All activities of the Youth Festival 2022 will be conducted Online, the link will be shared.

  • Discipline:

If the behavior of any participant is found contrary to the objectives of the festivals, The University may take suitable action against members concerned and an individual / team be debarred from participation in the future youth festivals for three years.

  1. Event Properties

AUUP may provide basic and routine properties only on prior request and commitment. For more specific requirements, participants may discuss and decide with AYF Committee AUUP

  1. Penalty System

Any form of indecent behaviour either from a student, accompanist or Team in the will lead to disciplinary action. This may lead the team to getting debarred from participation in the event/festival. The following are strictly prohibited:

  • Eve Teasing-Online
    • Influencing the Judges
    • Going to the Press/Media against the University on any controversial issue • Indecent behaviour during event.
  1. Prizes

Attractive Prizes as per university norms shall be given to the winners.

  1. Acceptance

By submitting your registration for the AYF22 Competitions you agree to accept and abide by the following Terms and Conditions.

  1. Ideas & Intellectual Property
  1. Participants agree to share their ideas with all others at the AYF22 Competitions. AYF22 Organizing Committee will have the right to use the participants entries for its own use as it deems fit. AYF22 Organizing Committee does not accept any responsibility to protect

participant’s ideas, works and results disclosed or generated during the AGT Hackathon.

  •    Participant acknowledges and agrees that AYF22 Organizing Committee/Competitions or other participants or third parties may have developed or commissioned ideas, works or results which are similar to the entry of participant’s team, or may develop something similar in the future. Each participant waives any claims that participant may have against

AYF22 Organizing Committee/Competitions resulting from any similarities to the entry of participant’s or team.

3. All data sets and other material made available by AYF22 Organizing Committee/Competitions to participants during or in connection with the AYF22 shall remain the sole and exclusive property of AYF22.

15. Instructions & Behaviour

A participant or team may be disqualified for any committed unlawful act. Reasons for disqualification may include, but are not limited to, fraud, any other form of dishonesty, misappropriation or infringement of the intellectual property of others, misuse of AYF22 intellectual property, and/or any failure to comply with these AYF22 Terms and Conditions.

16. Liability

AYF22 Organizing Committee/Competitions shall not be liable for any damages or claims that might arise or occur during or in connection with the AYF22 Competitions. Participants shall indemnify and hold AYF22 Organizing Committee/Competitions harmless from and against any claims of third parties arising from any violation of any third party right or any other unlawful act committed during the AYF22 Competitions or from any breach of these AYF22 Terms and Conditions.

17. Data Privacy

  1. By registering, the applicant agrees that his/her personal data may be stored and used by AYF22 Organizing Committee/Competitions.
  2. Participant agrees that any pictures being taken within the course of the AYF22 Competitions may be used for future promotional, marketing, publicity and recruitment purposes without claim to remuneration.

18. Outcome of the Competition

The expected outcome of participating in a debate is that a student will acquire a multifaceted analysis and knowledge of the subject. Debates also help students learn new things and keep them updated about current events, politics, scientific advancement, and the new vocabulary. Some of the expected outcomes are the following:

  • Gaining broad, multi-faceted knowledge cutting across several disciplines outside the learner’s normal academic subjects.
  • Increasing learners’ confidence, poise, and self-esteem.
  • Providing an engaging, active, learner-centred activity.

Faculty Convenor

Dr. Niru Sharan (9958429349, [email protected])

Student Co-ordinators

Rajdeep Saraf (9903668564, [email protected])

Pratyush Jha (9871250762, [email protected])

Yashika Bhardwaj(8920524729, [email protected])