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ARTEM DISSERENDI is the avant-garde debating tournament conducted under the auspices of the Debate Forum at the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi. It follows the British Parliamentary format of Debating, which is a common form of academic debate, having been adopted as the official style of the World University Debating Championship and European Universities Debating Championship.

Date: 13th - 15th February, 2015
Venue: National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi.

NUALS Debate Forum has partnered with the Network for International Law Students (NILS), to organize Artem Disserendi 2015, which shall witness participation from thirty-two teams, coming from all across India and other nations from the Indian subcontinent. The tournament carries with it prizes worth Rupees 1.25 Lakhs (US$ 2000).

The Adjudication Core of the tournament constitutes of four seasoned debaters, who have participated and won accolades in various debate tournaments of international repute.

Tournament Details:

  • Team cap of 32 with an N+1 adjudicator requirement
  • Institutional cap of 2 teams
  • 5 preliminary rounds

The total number of teams participating for this event will be restricted to 32.

Participation Fees (per person):

  • Without Accommodation: Rs. 500/- ($10)
  • With Accommodation: Rs. 1500/- ($25)

Participants taking accommodation shall also receive transportation facility from the hotel to the venue; and also pick & drop facility to the airport/railway station/bus stop.


  • The British Parliamentary Debate is a common form of academic debate which has been adopted in the official style of the World Universities Debating Championship and European Universities Debating Championship.
  • It has its origins in the British Parliamentary procedure. Unlike other formats, it has two teams for each side, two each for the 'proposition' and the 'opposition'.
  • In the British Parliamentary Debating format, there are four teams in each round - two teams representing the Government, and two, the Opposition.
  • Each team consists of two members with an allotted seven minutes given to each speaker. The Government supports the motion (the given topic or subject being debated), and the Opposition opposes it.
  • The topic, is generally, given, fifteen minutes in advance, allowing the four teams to prepare. Each speaker usually gives a speech for about seven minutes.

Ms. Almas Shaikh
Phone: +91-9633992169

Mr. Jayasankar Narayanan
Phone: +91-9496409620

Ms. Aparna Asokan
Phone: +91-8547647050

National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) Near CMC College,
P.O. HMT Colony, Kalamassery,
Kochi - 683503, Kerala

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