October 3, 2019
Students Achievements
October 18, 2019

The Third edition of Ramaiah Inter Varsity, Ramaiah College of Law’s British Parliamentary Debating tournament, was held on the 7th and 8th of September, 2019. The tournament saw intense debating from over 36 teams hailing from colleges across the country and spanning all courses, from engineering to law. Established debaters in the Indian circuit were invited to be on the Core Adjudicator panel, to make diverse motions, on wide range of topics for the tournament.

Core Adjudicators for the tournament included:

1. Piali Bopanna – An Alumnus of RV College of Engineering, Piali Bopanna is one of the most widely recognized debaters in the country. She has garnered fame both nationally and internationally for her performances. She has a plethora of Tournament Championships and Best Speaker Awards to her credit.
2. Abhishek Nevatia – Abhishek Nevatia is a final year student of Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat. He too has many accolades to his name and is one of the most accomplished and well-known debaters in the country.
3. Bharath G – Bharath is a final year law student from School of Law, Christ University. In a short span he has won many debates and carved a niche for himself in the debating community of India.
4. Banun Sabri – Banun is a student of International Islamic University of Malaysia. She is widely considered to be among the best adjudicators in Asia. Although she was unable to fly down for the tournament, she contributed by helping frame the motions that were debated at the tournament
The motions debated in the tournament ranged from environmental issues, minority rights, lifestyle choices, politics and theories of rationality.
The winners of the Ramaiah IV 2019 was the team from Indian Law Society’s School of Law, Pune, consisting of Himanshu Patil and Poornima Jacob Eapen
• The other finalists included:
1. MSRIT – Daniel Monteiro and Atul R.H.
2. PESU – Vinamre Dhar and Ayushi Sanghi
3. VIT – Pratyush Pandey and Raj Baldev

The winners were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 30.000/- and each finalist team were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 6,000/-.

The Novice winners were the team from Christ University consisting of Shubha Gupta and Kavya Upadhyay. The Best Adjudicator was Lavanya Prabhat and the Best Speaker was Aarushi Mehta, both hailing from Vellore Institute of Technology. The Novice Winners and the other awardees received a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/- each.

The semifinalist teams were awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2000/-. The details of semifinalist teams are as follows:

1. School of Law, Christ University – Siddharth and Joel

2. RV College of Engineering – Neel and Shuvam

3. NLSIU – Surbhi and Anirban

4. VIT – Aarushi and Rajiv