INBA-Novartis Debate 2015

INBA-Novartis Debate 2015


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About The Event

Inviting participants for the INBA-Novartis Debate

(From the Law Colleges of Delhi-NCR Only)

September 21, 2015, New Delhi

Venue : Indian Society of International Law, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi

Topic : "Patents are not the best way to foster Drug Discovery"

PRIZES- Two First Prizes:

1. Best Speaker for the motion- Cash Prize of Rs. 50,000

2. Best Speaker Against the motion- Cash Prize of Rs. 50,000

DEBATE FORMAT- Two-Step Process:

Step 1: Submission of Abstract : Students are invited to submit a 500 word Abstract on the Motion. They can decide to take a position either For the Motion or Against the Motion.

Step 2: Live Debate -8 Speakers would be selected based on the above Abstracts (4 Speakers For the Motion and 4 Speakers Against the Motion) to appear for a Live Debate at Indian Society of International Law, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi on September 21, 2015

Rules for Submission of Abstract:

  • The word limit for the abstract is 500 words (excluding footnotes).
  • Submit ONLY a soft copy via email to with “Submission/IP Debate Abstract” in the subject line
  • Each submission email should contain, the Abstract as well as scanned copy of Student ID card as issued by the institution.
  • The cover page of the submission should contain the following details only:
  • Name of Participant –– Contact Number
  • Email ID –– Institution
  • Course and Year of Study –– Permanent Address
  • Title of the Abstract
  • The main body of the Abstract should not carry any mention of the name, contact details, or the name of the institution or it shall lead to immediate disqualification.
  • Co-authorship is not permitted.
  • The soft copy of the Abstract should be submitted in MS Word file (.doc/.docx).
  • All students are expected to acknowledge the primary source(s) of information.
  • Multiple entries by an individual shall not be permitted, and shall lead to disqualification.
  • Last date of Submission shall be September 5, 2015.
  • The 8 Finalists shall be selected by a panel and informed individually by September 15, 2015 and will have to appear for the Live Debate on September 21, 2015 at Indian Society of International Law, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi.
  • The final prize winners would be decided by a jury at the Live Debate on September 21, 2015 and declared at the event.

General Rules

  • The competition shall be open to all students pursuing LL.B (3-year or 5-year Law Course) and LL.M programs from any institution recognised by the Bar Council of
  • India, in India. The college must be based in Delhi NCR.
  • Any Abstract found to be plagiarised shall be disqualified.
  • The participants are responsible for the originality of the work and agree to indemnify INBA from and against any claims, suits and damages based on any claim of copyright infringement or plagiarism or unauthorized use.
  • If at any point in time it comes to light that an infringement or plagiarism has taken place, the certificates issued will be revoked, the prize called back and the said occurrence will be mentioned on the web and through media.
  • Any previously published material shall not be accepted.
  • Footnotes may not be substituted as endnotes, for it shall lead to disqualification.
  • In case of a tie, the decision shall be reserved by INBA.

For any information or clarifications you may contact:

Archana Agarwal 
Ph. : +91 9971532995 / 8285710651

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