Debating Society

Debating Society

The Debating Society of SPCE aims at fostering and promoting the literary talents of budding technocrats in the institute. Be it quizzing, jamming, debating or creative writing, and or all of your skills are bound to be recognized and developed further in this institute. The society will be the organizing intra-college and inter-college debating competitions. It will also be responsible for sending teams which will represent SPCE at prominent debates across the city.

We encourage all those interested to not only participate in the events but also be actively involved with the development of the club as the year goes on.

Office bearers:

  • President – Dr. Shyamlee Solanki
  • Chairperson – Jasraj Sarode
  • Secretary – Darshan Chavan
  • Director of Debating – Rohit Patwardhan

Report of Annual Intercollegiate Debate 2016

Report on 4th Annual Inter-collegiate Debate

DATE: 6th and 7th October 2016

TIME: 9.30 on wards.

VENUE: Seminar hall (room no. 119 and 114), Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Andheri

AUDIENCE: Students of SPCE and participants from other Colleges            

The Inter-Collegiate Debate held annually, provides a platform for young minds of our generation to nurture their debating skills and put forward their views and opinions on various intriguing and socially and economically relevant issues that we come across.

The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Lines in Sand’. It is synonymous with new ideas and thoughts that come with the waves of change to wash away age old perceptions. In this era of uncertainty, the only thing certain is change.

6th October marked the day of Inauguration of the event. The Chief Guest Principal Dr. P.H. Sawant, the Chairperson of the Student Welfare Committee, Dr. Shyamlee Solanki along with the panel of our esteemed judges, lit the lamp for the ceremony.

The event commenced with the inauguration ceremony where the panel of invited judges and the Principal lit the lamp to commemorate the start of the event. It was followed by the introduction of the panel of judges. The Principal addressed the students, and encouraged such competitions for their personal development. He said that through this, students should challenge the traditional perceptions and age old beliefs.

The Judging panel consisted of -

Mrs. Geeta Ajit

An alumnus of Sanjeevan Vidyalaya, Panchghani, she completed her M.A. in English language and Literature from Department of English, University of Calicut, Kerala in 1988. She passed B.Ed with First Class from Universirty of Mumbai,completed her M.Phil Degree from Department of English, University of Mumbai and is presently pursuing PhD from University of Mumbai. She has 7 published papers in National and International Journals.

Mr. Udaykumar Suryavanshi

He completed diploma in electrical engineering from VJTI and BE in electrical engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli. His research area is solar energy. He has done projects in aqua generation, smart home, quad copter(based on renewable source).

Mrs. Mala Sridhar

An educationist, she has always been passionate about English language. She is an active contributor to newspapers like Chembur Ghatkopar plus and ‘The Metro’. She is actively involved in training students in gaining public speaking and spoken English skills.

Miss. Umangi Mehta

She is a teacher in Sardar Patel College of Engineering

Miss. Nilima Chowdhary

She is currently a faculty at VJTI.

Dr.Lt. Shyamlee Solanki

She has over 20 years of experience as a teacher of communication skills in Sardar Patel College of Engineering. She is also a visiting faculty at IIT-Bombay for teaching communication Skills to M.tech, Ph.D. students, and Aerospace Engineers. She is also the soft skills trainer for companies like NTPC. And also works as the visiting faculty at MPSTME for MBA Tech final year students.

16 teams from various colleges participated in the event.

The results of the elimination round was -

With completion of the Elimination rounds, the second day, 7th October, promised a deserving a winner for the competition.

 The four teams that were qualified for the Semi-finals were –

  1. Team B1 (SPIT College):
  • Diptanshu Sharma
  • Akhil Sardesai
  1. Team B4 (SPIT College):
  • Azain Zafar
  • Harsh Dave
  1. Team B6 (SPCE College):
  • Anand Wataney
  • Shoaib Malik
  1. Team A3 (ICT College):
  • Rohan Gujral
  • Rishabh Kothari

The esteemed Judges for the Semi-finals and the Finals were:

1.Mr. Ratan Sharda

With industry experience of over 27 years, he serves as the Chief Consultant of Eastern Software Systems Private Limited. He is a keen observer of the country's political scenario and has appeared for several Live Debates.

2.Mrs. Sangeeta Srivastava

With over 23 years of experience in the field of Education, she completed her Post Graduate on English Literature and PhD in Education on Use of ICT in teaching.She is the Principal at Kandivli Education Society's SVP Vidyalaya and Sri.T.P.Bhatia Junior College of Science.

3.Mrs. Aarefa Faridoon

With over 12 years of teaching experience, she is an Asst. Professor in Communication Skills at Rizvi College of Engineering. She was awarded the Papa Mian Padam Bhushan Best Girl Award for her all round excellence after completing BA(Hons.) by the Women's College, Aligarh Muslim University.

4.Mr. Ajinkya Potdar

A passionate teacher, he completed his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and pursued to open his own Tutorials. He is also keen on teaching Personality Development and Communication Skills.

After two rounds of scintillating performance, the final two teams were:

  1. Team B1 (SPIT College):
  • Diptanshu Sharma
  • Akhil Sardesai
  1. Team B6 (SPCE College):
  • Anand Wataney
  • Shoaib Malik

The final topic –‘Should the power of today be used to correct the wrongs of yesterday’ – invited several different ideas from both the teams. The winner of the final round was the team that stood ‘For’ the topic (Team B1).

Winner –Team B1 (SPIT College):

  • Diptanshu Sharma
  • Akhil Sardesai

  The winner of the competition was awarded Rs. 15,000, and the Runner Up was awarded Rs. 10,000.

Diptanshu Sharma of SPIT College bagged the award for the ‘Best Speaker’ with a Cash Prize of Rs. 5,000.

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS FOR ANNUAL INTERCOLLEGIATE DEBATE 2016

Sr. No. Name of Participant College Team

1.

Elton Almeida

DBIT

A1

2.

Vikrant Dinde

DBIT

A1

3.

Varun Chauthkanthiwar

DBIT

A2

4.

Arman Khan

DBIT

A2

5.

Rohan Gujral

ICT

A3

6.

Rishabh Kothari

ICT

A3

7.

Rachit Gupta

ICT

A4

8.

Prathamesh Raiter

ICT

A4

9.

Ashutosh Gursule

Bhatiya Vidyapeeth

A5

10.

Abhishek Garud

Bhatiya Vidyapeeth

A5

11.

Mayank Dedhia

Thakur

A7

12.

Tanmay Anad Dhuri

Thakur

A7

13.

Diptanshu Sharma

SPIT

B1

14.

Akhil Sardesai

SPIT

B1

15.

Viraj Thakoor

SPCE

B2

16.

Hrishikesh Wagle

SPCE

B2

17.

Twinkle Jagyasi

H.R.

B3

18.

Deepankar Paryani

H.R.

B3

19.

Azain Zafar

SPIT

B4

20.

Harsh Dave

SPIT

B4

21.

Shubham Shingote

ARMIET

B5

22.

Rishabh Thakare

ARMIET

B5

23.

Anand Wataney

SPCE

B6

24.

Shoaib Malik

SPCE

B6

25.

Kaustubh Lunawat

SPCE

B7

26.

Anay Kakade

SPCE

B7

27.

Nehal Taparia

H.R.

B8

28.

Shlok Vidhani

H.R.

B8

PHOTOS

Topics for Annual Intercollegiate Debate 2016

  • Does free trade add wealth to economy?
  • Is inflation morally wrong?
  • Is progressive taxation good or bad?
  • Should price discrimination be illegal?
  • Should there be a minimum wage?
  • Foreign Direct investment (FDI) in retail good or bad?
  • Is democracy hampering India’s progress?
  • Can disarmament stop wars and promote peace?
  • Should immigrant laws be more stringent?
  • Are juvenile laws outdated?
  • Should measures be implemented to ensure factual correctness in advertisement?
  • Partial birth abortion legal or illegal?
  • Should animals be used for testing drugs and medicines?
  • Marketing with social cause gives brands a new face?
  • Should attempts to extend radically the human lifespan be welcomed or feared?
  • Should a system of presumed consent for organ donation be introduced?
  • Social egg freezing empowers women?
  • Is space exploration a waste of time and money?
  • man not machines should explore space
  • Would it be better for fossil fuels reserves to remain in the ground?
  • Should India pay more attention to economic development than climate change?
  • Should there be a limit to free speech on social media?
  • Should artistic expressions be censored?
  • Wikileaks is good for democracy?
  • Did Britishrule contribute to India’s overall progress?
  • Young politicians? best hope for india
  • Is google spoiling creativity and ability to think?
  • Should prostitution be legal?
  • Should education be digitalized?
  • Can alternative energy effectively replace fossil fuels?
  • Are election promises merely a marketing gimmick?
  • Is torture justified when used for national security?
  • Should euthanasia be made legal?
  • Hospital employees should have the right to strike?
  • Voters should be given the choice “none of the above”?
  • Job flexibility and job security cannot co-exist
  • Should capital punishment be abolished?
  • India’s population an asset or liability?
  • Prosecution of brand ambassadors for the endorsement they choose
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