About SALE:

School of Agricultural Law and Economics (SALE) is a Center of excellence, at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL), established with an object to provide a platform for multidimensional analysis of the agricultural sector in connotation to legal, social, political and cultural paradigms. The School of Agricultural Law and Economics encompasses the study of the law which focuses on the special rules and exceptions made for agriculture. It basically aims at focusing on how agricultural laws can be used to serve the diverse and competent interests of the agricultural society.

About Competition:

The 2nd National Level Debate Competition, (Virtual) organized by the School of Agricultural Law and Economics (SALE), RGNUL, Punjab, will be based on the Lincoln-Douglas debate format i.e. one on one debate, in order to promote individualism amongst the participants. Through this competition, we aim to provide the students with a platform to hone their debating skills and improve the whole debating experience by ensuring that the participants meet with challenging issues based on contemporary and developing aspects of law and society. The competition strives to provide a safe platform for students to grow and experiment with their communication skills and critical thinking abilities.


This competition is open to all bonafide undergraduate and postgraduate students from colleges/universities across India. There is no restriction on the number of participants from a particular college. The registration fee for the debate is INR 295/- (including GST)

Theme: Make in India: Prospects and Concerns in the Contemporary Regime.

The competition shall comprise of 3 stages:


4+1 minutes to speak. Timings will be displayed on the screen twice, once after 1 minute and second after another 3 minutes. Rebuttal: 1 minute to each participant.


Lincoln-Douglas Format

1 vs 1 format (Lincoln-Douglas Format)

The Lincoln-Douglas debate is dedicated to questions that are of a deep moral or philosophical nature. The debate format for a Lincoln-Douglas debate is one-onone.

• Affirmative Constructive – 6 minutes

• Cross-Examination by negative – 3 minutes

• Negative Constructive – 6 minutes

• Cross-Examination by positive – 3 minutes

• First Affirmative Rebuttal – 4 minutes

• Negative Rebuttal – 4 minutes

Total Speaking time for each Speaker- 13minutes

Preparation time: 30 Minutes.

Awards and Certificate:

· Winner: INR. 3000/-

· Runners Up: INR. 2000/-

· The selected top performers will be awarded E-certificates of Appreciation.

· All the participants will be awarded E-certificates for participation.

Important Dates:

Dates of the Competition: 24th and 25th of February 2023.

The deadline for registration is 11:59 pm, 22nd February 2023.

Fee details:

The registration fee is Rs. 250 + 18% GST = INR 295 per Individual.

Registration Details:

Step 1: Click on the link below. https://www.rgnulerp.org/lsa/eventPortal/loginFrom.jsp

Step 2: Select “2nd National Debate Competition” In the ‘applying for’ option and click to register.

Step 3: Fill in the required details.

Step 4: Select the preferred mode of Payment and make Payment.

In case of any query, feel free to contact:

Pranav Tomar: +91-7793845455 (Convenor)

Khushwant Nimbark: +91 9636988105 (Deputy Convenor and Student Coordinator)

E-mail – sale@rgnul.ac.in

For Guidelines for the Competition, please refer to the Brochure.

To know more click on 13_2nd National Debate competition 24-25 FebSALE

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