Inter School Debate Competition
Organised by Department of Sociology,
The Department of Sociology, USTM
on 10th of October organized an inter school debate competition on the topic “In
the Opinion of the House, Present Educational Environment and Culture of Higher
Educational Institution is not conducive to the Growth of Ideal Teacher –Student
Relation”, where students from different departments of the School of Social
sciences & Humanities participated. The Debate competition was chaired by Dr. D.
Khanikar, Principal, Sonapur College,Sonapur and judged by Dr. AlakaSarma, Dean
School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Monoj Sharma, Coordinator, Department
of Public Administration and GautamGogoi, Assistant Prof. Department of Library
In the program the welcome address and the introduction of the debate
competition was given by Dr. Sandeep Gupta, HoD, Department of Sociology, where
he stressed the need and the importance of the culture of debate in educational
institutes particularly in Universities. He also highlighted how it helps
students to be creative, confident, efficient and logical.
The competition was participated by eight students, four arguing for affirmative
and four for negative, who are selected after a screening.
In the occasion the speaker, Dr. D. Khanikarappreciated the efforts of the
organisersand the performance of the participants. He also invited participants
from the University in the upcoming debate competition in his college.
Rabiya from the Department of Public Administration was judged first, followed
by Imsengperon from the Depertment of Sociology who got the second prize and
Kaushik Das also from the Depertment of Sociology.
Speaking in the event Prof. AlakaSarma, Dean School of Social Sciences and
Humanities, congratulated the department of Sociology for oraganising such an
even, she expressed her happiness by the performance of the participants and she
also highlighted the flaws of the participants so that they can be more prepared
next time. Monoj Sharma the other judge stressed the importance of the
technicalities and procedures in a debate.
Dr. Maqbul Ali, Associate Prof, Department of Sociology gave the vote of thanks.