General Rules :

· Dress Code – Formals.
· Valid College/School ID is required to produce on demand on the day of the events.
· There will be two rounds of competition [PRELIMS and FINALS] provided a minimum criterion is fulfilled. [*Story writing will have one round of competition.]
· All Competitions are time bound.
· Unparliamentarily conduct will be penalised. Repeated Offenders will be debarred from participating further.
· Use of Electronic Devices is prohibited during the time frame of the competition.
· THE DECISIONS MADE BY THE JUDGES AND THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE ARE FINAL AND ABSOLUTE.
· Organisers reserve the right to accept/reject any application for Registration and/or entry to the event proceeding.
· Rules are subjected to change.
· GROUP GUIDELINES
· In case of Group Competition, team composition cannot be changed once the Preliminary Round is over.
· Groups can have participants from same or different Institutions and Disciplines.
· Contestants are to register individually; and are required to present themselves as a group on the day of the event.

Tug of Words (Debate)

Rules

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument and DEBATE.
Debates are designed to gain multi-faceted knowledge; enhance the ability to structure and organise thought, encourage teamwork as well as to see a problem from numerous perspectives.

• ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UG-PG
• NATURE: Group Competition (Group of 2)

• Topic : Hindi should be made the national language of the country

Event Rules :
• Round(s): 2
• Form: Oral
• Language: English and Assamese - Participants can debate simulataneously in both languages.
• Time Limit: Prelims - (3+1) minutes | Finals - (4+1) minutes
• Topic: Prelims – Written Above | Finals - On the spot
• A Jury of Judges will score each participant and a Chairperson (Speaker) selected by the organising committee will host the debate.
• Debate will be organised in Groups of two where one person will speak for the Resolution (Motion) and other person will speak against the resolution.

PRELIMS -
In the preliminary round, group members will be made to sit on Treasury (For) and Opposition (Against) bench. As such one member of the group will be seated on either bench. The sequence of speakers will be decided randomly. Each member will be given (3+1) minutes to put forward their views. A warning bell will be rung after 3 minutes to remind the speaker to wind up his/her argument within the next minute. A Jury of Judges will score each participant based on a multitude of factors.
The mover of the house will get extra 2 minutes.
FINALS
Contestants selected by the Jury from the Preliminary stage will compete in the finals. The topic for the Final Round will be given on the spot. Contestants debating ‘For’ and ‘Against’ the Resolution (Motion) will be selected randomly and will be given 30 minutes to prepare before the commencement of the final round. Debaters will how have (4+1) minutes to put forward their views. A warning bell will be rung after 4 minutes to remind the speaker to wind up his/her argument within the next minute.
A Jury of Judges will score each participants and 1 winning Group and 2 best speakers will be rewarded.

• DATE: 23rd February 2018



Gigamind (Quiz)

Rules

A Quiz is a form of game or mind sport, in which the players attempt to answer the questions correctly.

• ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UG-PG
• NATURE: Group Competition (Group of 2)

Event Rules :
• Round(s): 2
• Form: Prelims - Written | Finals - Oral
• Language: English
• Time Limit: Prelims - N/A | Finals - 30 seconds per Question
• Topic: General Knowledge
• There shall be a tie breaker in case of a tie.
• Questions left unanswered by the team will be passed to the audience.

PRELIMS -
All the registered teams will be asked to appear for a written test. The nature of the test (objective/subjective, etc) and duration will be decided on the day of the event. Prelims will be conducted only if the number of registered team exceeds 6. The scoring scheme will be decided by the Quiz master and the organising committee.
The mover of the house will get extra 2 minutes.
FINALS
The finals will be a verbal competition. The number of rounds and inclusion of Audio and/or Visual round(s) will be the decision of the Quiz master and the organising committee. Team discussion is allowed and the answering time stands at 30 seconds for each round. If a team cannot answer the question, they can pass the question & then the question would be forwarded to the next team. Similar to the prelims, the scoring scheme will be decided on the spot.

• DATE: 24th February 2018



Poetry Out Loud (Recitation)

Rules

“The poet is the priest of the invincible.”
Recitation is an elocutionary delivery of a piece of poetry, without the text, before an audience. It is the act of reciting from memory in front of a public.

• ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Class 8 to PG
• NATURE: Individual Competition

Event Rules :
• Round(s): 2
• Form: Oral
• Language: English or Assamese
• Time Limit: 4 minutes per contestant
• Topic: PRELIMS - Predetermined | FINALS - On the spot
• Poems are to be recited without props.
• Facial Expression and Tone of voice shall be observed.

PRELIMS -
Poems recited in the Preliminary Round will be predetermined by the contestants. The poems can be self composed or be composition of other poets. They will be subjected to verification by the organising committee to avoid Abusive or Double Meaning language. Contestants are not allowed to see and recite the poem. Contestants are required to carry two printed photocopies of the poem they are reciting.
FINALS
Organising Committee will provide the poem(s) for the final round. Contestants will be provided 20 minutes to prepare for the same.

• DATE: 22nd February 2018



The Eclectic Freelancer (News Writing )

Rules

It’s your writing that decides whether you have a “daily” job at your dream “Newspaper Daily” or not.
News Writing is designed to test a student’s ability to read and observe critically, to digest and prioritize information quickly, and to write clearly, accurately and succinctly. Emphasis is placed on mechanical and stylistic precision, lead writing, use of quotes and news judgement.

• ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UG to PG
• NATURE: Individual Competition

Event Rules :
• Round(s): 2
• Form: Written
• Language: English
• Time Limit: 35 minutes
• Topic: On the spot
• Word Limit : 500 words
• Facts are to be presented in descending order of importance.
• Paragraph transition should be smooth and logical.
• All basic news questions of “what”, “where”, “when”, “who” and “why” of the story should be summarised.
• Editorialization is to be avoided.
• Contestants must provide an appropriate headline to the News Report.

PRELIMS -
A video will be shown to the contestants, which will contain all the required basic information accompanied by the scenes of the event to be reported. The contestants are to critically observe and analyse the video and write a report depicting the exact events in accordance to the above given criteria, with respect to the event and the essence of news writing for a Newspaper Daily.
FINALS
The Topic will be given on the spot. This will involve a writing activity different from that of the prelims.

• DATE: 23rd February 2018


WRITER'S FLAIR (STORY WRITING)

Rules

Stories connect us all. It’s with this prime purpose, Story Writing has been designed to wield the creative nook of a writer and develop his/her functional writing skills.
Story Writing has been organised to test a student’s creative skills and imagination, also simultaneously testing their lucidity, stylistics and graceful use of language.

• ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UG to PG
• NATURE: Individual Competition

Event Rules :
• Round(s): 2
• Form: Written
• Language: English or Assamese
• Time Limit: 1 hour
• Topic: On the spot
• All works must be original. No plagiarising.
• Paragraph transition should be smooth and logical.
• The word count should be kept within 750-1000 words.
• Participants should give a specific title to the story.

COMPETITION -
All the participants will be shown a series of pictures, which they will have to analyse and then write their story in accordance to their interpretation of the said pictures. Prominence will be given on the style of writing, word stock and creativity.

• DATE: 22nd February 2018



Youth Parliament

Rules and Regulations


This is your chance to engage in the world of politics in an attempt to see a percentage of what it takes to stand up for the people you represent, to fight down the opposition by convincing them that your way is the right way, to make policy decisions which will affect a population of crores, to understand how our temple of democracy functions and most importantly, to see what it takes to make a change and to be a part of it. This Yuva Sansad (Youth Parliament), a simulation of the Lok Sabha, is your chance to discover your skills and to put them to test.

Dates : 23rd and 24th of February, 2018
Time : 9:00 am onwards

It is advised that all participants report on time on the first day which will include an orientation session about the procedures of the competition and an elaboration of its rules to procedure a level playing field for all the participants

Topics:
• Discussion on Salaries, Allowances and Pensions of Members of Parliament.
• Matters relating to Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children).

Eligibility : This contest is open for all school students above 9th Standard and all Undergraduate Students. No prior experience of participation in this, or a similar event is required.
Prizes :
Best Parliamentarian: Rs. 6000/-
1st Runner Up : Rs. 4000/-
Verbal Mentions (Prize Money and Gifts) worth Rs. 1000/- each.

For Rules and Guidelines of the event, please refer to the attached document.
Rules