Rakesh Aggarwal Memorial National Debate Competition 2022 (Online) | IIMT | 22 September 2022

Rakesh Aggarwal Memorial National Debate Competition 2022 (Online) is being organised by Ideal Institute of Management and Technology on 22 September 2022. The institute is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, and its professional courses in Law and Business Administration are recognized by Bar Council of India and Government of NCT, Delhi. Being a NAAC accredited institution, it melds state of the art infrastructure with quality in education as its paramount principle.


The Competition intends to build dedicated debaters who grow up to become persuasive speakers, analytical thinkers, and proficient researchers. Not only do debaters learn to write well-reasoned and persuasive arguments, but they also learn to love researching and writing. Debate work becomes a satisfying competitive outlet for a student’s creativity and intellect. Moreover, both debate and legal work involve applying relevant theory and precedent to the specific text of a codified law or resolution.

This year the debate revolves around the Legal Implications of Abortion Laws.. Abortion is an extensively discussed issue at both National and International diasporas. The right to life is a very broad concept and the most fundamental of all. In India, right to life has been recognized under Article 21 of the Constitution which says that “No person shall be deprived of his life and personal liberty except according to the procedure established by law”. Person here is inclusive of both man and woman.

mong various rights which a woman has right to abortion is also believed to be one of the essential rights which are available to a woman, the right to abortion is also believed to be one of the most essential and fundamental right. But the question always arises whether an unborn child should be considered as human being and be given the status of a person or not. There are various religious, ethical, moral aspects which are related to right to abortion. The present debate wants to shed light upon the legal aspect of abortion laws and woman reproductive rights in the contemporary times.


The Competition is open for all the colleges/university students from all countries. Students enrolled in any UG/PG course are eligible to participate in the competition.

Each team shall comprise two participants with one speaking for and the other against the motion.

Participants need to submit the Online Registration Form along with the Registration Fees of Rs.700/- per team through the prescribed mode latest by 12th September, 2022. The confirmation for the same needs to be retained.

The motions will be framed keeping in mind the interests of all the participants.

Structure of the Debate

The format of the debate will be based upon the Lincoln-Douglas model of debating with a few modifications.

Participants are encouraged to register in a team of two under the banner of their respective institution.

An institution shall be allowed to send a maximum of two teams for the competition.

Each participant shall be allotted a maximum of 5 minutes to speak (4 minutes for constructive speech and 1 minute for rebuttal).

Exceeding the time limit shall prejudice the team’s overall score.

Participants can choose the medium for the debate as English/Hindi. Switching the chosen language is strictly prohibited.


Participants are requested to register for the debate through the following link:

Last Date of Registration: 12th September, 2022

Registration Fee: Rs 700/- per team

Registration fee must be paid through Paytm or through Online Link:

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Contact Details

Faculty Conveners

Ms. Prerna Gulati (Sr. Assistant Professor): +91 99100 67763

Mr. Jasdeep Singh (Sr. Assistant Professor): +91 95556 94998

Student Coordinators

Deepanshu Kaushik: +91 99118 00139

Riya Ridhi: +91 95996 07287

Lavanya Popli: +91 70119 36011

Deepankar Sharma: +91 98107 13433