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UK’s Premier Debate competition the ‘Great Debate’ was held for the first time in Hyderabad at Amjad Ali Khan College of Business Administration in...

Win the British Council’s first debate competition in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: UK’s Premier Debate competition the ‘Great Debate’ was held for the first time in Hyderabad at Amjad Ali Khan College of Business Administration in collaboration with British Council. Several teams of students from both Andhra and Telangana States participated.

The Bits Pilani Hyderabad, team won the competition while NALSAR University students were runner ups. A maximum of two teams with two members each (under 23 years) from each college were allowed to participate. The debate was held on various subjects including ‘Should English be a mandatory medium of Instruction’.

The debate competition in Hyderabad follows the trail of a successful pilot of the Great Debate in Delhi and Kolkata. The heats are being conducted in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Chennai, Trivandrum, Mumbai and Jaipur. The winning team from each heat will participate in the grand final in New Delhi in November.

Earlier, British Deputy High Commissioner Hyderabad, Andrew McAllister said “I am delighted that we will be holding the latest leg of the All India Inter College GREAT DEBATE in Hyderabad for the first time, in a city with numerous educational institutions of repute and a tradition of energetic debate and argument. This is a great opportunity for the dynamic and talented college students of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to showcase their debating prowess and challenge the contestants from across the nation.”

The winning team from the final will be offered a one-week sponsored tour in the UK, which would include visits to historical sites, academic institutions and cultural events, as well as interactions with British students.

The Chevening Scholarships programme, British Council and Virgin Atlantic are partnering with the British High Commission to organize the GREAT Debate across India.

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