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INBA-Novartis Debate Competition 2015


  • Eligibility: LL.B and LL.M
  • Benefits: Cash Prize of Rs.50,000/-


The Indian National Bar Association (INBA) is incorporated as a non-profit, non-political, non-Governmental Association inviting participants for the INBA-Novartis Debate competition and the Topic of this competion will be: ‘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


Archana Agarwal-+91 9971532995, +918285710651
(Monday to Friday–10 am to 6 pm)


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.

Submit ONLY a soft copy via email to with “Submission/IP Debate Abstract” in the subject line.

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