GNLU Debate 2016 [30 Sept, 1 and 2 Oct, Gandhinagar]: Prizes Worth Rs. 1 Lakh; Registration Open

The GNLU Debate, 2016

The Debating Society of Gujarat National Law University invites you to the fourth edition of The GNLU Debate scheduled to be held on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2016. It is an open British Parliamentary Debate tournament and we look forward to welcoming institutions, cross teams as well as independent participants.


The Debating Society in GNLU started as a small group of people who wanted infuse the culture of debating into the University’s mainstream activities. From that, the debating culture in GNLU has evolved to hosting our own national tournament in 2013.

With the second and third edition of the tournament, the debate went international with adjudicators and participation from outside the country who added to the quality of the tournament with their immense experience. For the fourth edition, we are planning to do what every organizing committee hopes for – to make it better than the last time.

Our Adjudication Core

The adjudicators on board for the GNLU Debate, 2016 are Ms. Achita Jacob (India), Mr. Andre Kua (Singapore), Mr. Souradip Sen (India), and Mr. Rishad Sharif (Bangladesh). Each of them have participated and won multiple tournaments apart from being the chief adjudicators in prestigious tournaments around the country.

Registration Fee and Accommodation Details

The registration fee for participants who wish to avail accommodation is Rs. 1750/-. The University has exclusive hostel facilities within campus for participants who come to GNLU to take part in any event organized by the University.

For debaters and adjudicators who wish to make their own domestic arrangements for stay and don’t require the accommodation provided by GNLU, the registration fee is Rs. 1250/- per participant.

We provide breakfast on all days for the participants. We also have the practise of assigning one volunteer for every contingent who will help the participants in the event they face any issue through the course of the debate.

The debate will conclude on October 2nd with the Closing Ceremony followed by Prize Distribution.


Winners: Rs. 35,000

Runners Up: Rs. 25,000

Finalists: Rs. 10,000

Semi-finalists: Rs. 5,000

Quarter-finalists: Rs. 2,000

Best Speaker: Rs. 9,000

2nd Best Speaker: Rs. 7,500

3rd Best Speaker: Rs. 5,000

Best Adjudicator: Rs. 17,500

2nd Best Adjudicator: Rs. 12,500

3rd Best Adjudicator: Rs. 7,500

Breaking Adjudicators: Rs. 1,000

For those concerned that their prize money will be indefinitely deferred, there is no need to worry. The payment will be made to the individuals and teams winning the prize money at the Closing Ceremony on October 2nd, 2016.

Adjudicator Subsidies

We value good adjudicators and we hope to see you all at the GNLU Debate. Adjudicators who wish to avail subsidies are requested to send in their debate curriculum vitaes to with the subject of the mail as “Adjudicator Subsidy – Application”.

The GNLU Debate offers adjudicators subsidy for experienced adjudicators and encourages applications from international debaters to apply for the same. Registration and accommodation fees are waived in respect of international participants.


The registration can be done for Institutional Teams, Institutional Contingents, Cross Teams, Independent Adjudicators by filling up the following registration forms:

Click HERE.


In case any of you have questions regarding The GNLU Debate, 2016 (pertaining to adjudicator subsidies, participant registration or any other clarification) please mail at with the subject of the mail as “Query pertaining to ___”.

For further details, click HERE.


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