Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Pune and Symbiosis Elocution & Debate Association (SEDA) will organise the intercollegiate debate- Waxing Eloquent on 11th of this month. The debate is being organised for the last 32 years by the institute. This year the topic for debate is 'Sports Extravaganza is an Economic Drain'. The competition will take place in the Audio Visual Hall of the college at 9:30 am. "SEDA aims to inculcate critical thinking, logical presentation of public speaking skills and confidence in addressing an audience. This year the topic for debate is “Sports Extravaganza are an Economic Drain,” said a release issued by Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce.
"There are loads of prizes to be won. The Best Team gets a Trophy, Medal and a Cash Prize of Rs.4000/- and the Best Speaker gets a Trophy and a Cash Prize of Rs.2000. There are prizes for runners-up team and Best speakers. The debate will be held in English only and is open to both Under Graduate & Post Graduate students. Each team will consist of two participants, one speaking for the proposition and the other against. Each participant will be allotted a maximum of 3+1 minutes for the Speech. There will be a rebuttal round. In view of the overwhelming response the competition receives every year, SEDA is constrained to accept only one team per college," the official release further said.
Symbiosis is one of the leading educational institutions which is known for imparting quality education for over four decades. Although the University Grants Commission or UGC has granted 'Autonomy' to Symbiosis in the academic year 2012-13, it continues to be under the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.