The Indian Union Debate Forum, New Delhi [Join Ram Jethmalani, Subramanian Swamy & Others, Dec 12]: Passes Available

The Indian Union Debate Forum (IUDF), a student initiative undertaken with the aim of facilitating Union-styled debates invites applications for the position of speakers for its inaugural edition.


To be conducted on Saturday, the 12th of December, 2015 in New Delhi.

IUDF 2015 provides an excellent opportunity for interested candidates to join a distinguished lineup of speakers comprising of Ram Jethmalani, Subramanian Swamy, Manish Tewari, Madhu Kishwar, Gautam Navlakha and other eminent personalities from the field of law and politics.

We also have India’s best student parliamentary debaters participating in the debate.

About the Debate

The Union-styled debate, modeled on the Oxford and Cambridge format, is to consist of side proposition and opposition with three speakers on each side who will be given 15 minutes each to deliver their speeches.

The debate is to be concluded within 90 minutes and will be moderated by the Chair.

After the conclusion of the speeches, questions will be invited from the floor.

A vote will be taken both prior to and on the conclusion of the debate.

The event will end with the announcement of the result of the vote.

What is Union debate?

Union debates first gained popularity at Oxford and Cambridge University. At the Indian Union Debate 2015, you will see:

• The event starts off with a vote – all members of the audience vote must vote for or against the motion.

• Two sides: a Proposition and an Opposition. The Proposition argues in favour and the Opposition argues against the motion.

• Each side has three speakers. Each speaker has 10 minutes to present his speech.

• The first speaker of the Proposition begins the debate. His speech is followed by the first Opposition speaker. The speeches alternate between the two sides.

• After the speeches end, an open discussion will follow where the floor is thrown open to the audience for 20 minutes. Members of the audience can address questions to the speakers directly.

• Following the open discussion, the voting process will be repeated. The results of both votes will then be announced.

There will be two debates

Session 1: This House Will Abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution of India

Session 2: This House Will Establish NJAC, Abolishing the Collegium System.


• Full Day Pass: Rs. 300/-

• Session I Pass: Rs. 200/-

• Session II Pass: Rs. 200/-

• For bookings in a group of 4 or more, you can avail a discount of 15%.

• To buy passes offline, send us an email at [email protected]. [Offline tickets available only in Delhi NCR]

For further information regarding passes, click HERE.

Contact Details

Ankita Rajesh ([email protected]) | +91 81119 21749

Namratha Keshava ([email protected]) | +91 89434 17421

For further details, click HERE.


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