The Debating Society (Debaters Diary) of PESCE provides a forum for developing public speaking and debating skills among the students. We have something for everyone – whether you’re a beginner debater, a competitive debater, or simply wanting to make some friends and find out more about the world.
But first and foremost, we’re a debating club. Debaters learn to fluently use logic and draw upon examples from various case studies to justify their positions. In doing so, Debaters diary members develop skills in persuasion, team work and knowledge acquisition. We always competitive domestically, and are forging an ever stronger presence on the stage outside college as well. Even mock debates are conducted in order to boost the self-confidence and develop public speaking skills of the members, also providing a great platform for interacting with the seniors.
The Debater’s Diary has been active in the area since the past year, promoting all forms of debate and discussion through our regular monthly debate and other special events. We are a diverse group with members of all backgrounds, interests, and career paths, political and religious beliefs. As Debaters we strongly believe everyone has the right to air their views as long as they in turn listen to and respect the views of others who may disagree with them.
Debaters’ diary PESCE, has a very active Facebook group where the members regularly posts about upcoming debates and events etc besides discussing the agendas and timings for its meetings.
is a method of interactive and representational argument. Debate is a broader
form of argument than deductive reasoning, which
only examines whether a conclusion is a consequence of premises, and factual
argument, which only examines what is or isn't the case, or rhetoric, which is a technique of persuasion. We practice all
kinds of debates ranging from parliamentary debate, impromptu debate and many
TURN COAT: A turncoat is a person who shifts allegiance from one loyalty or ideal to another, betraying or deserting an original cause by switching to the opposing side or party. The event intends to test the participant's knowledge and debating skills. The participant is required to speak on the given motion and at an indication from the adjudicator, is expected to flip and resume speaking against the motion.“The Well-Bred contradict other people, the wise contradict themselves"
JAM: The object of the game is for panelists to talk for sixty seconds on a given subject, "without repetition, hesitation or deviation". A panelist scores a point for making a correct challenge against whomever is speaking, while the speaker gets a point if the challenge is deemed incorrect. However, if a witty interjection amuses the audience, even though it is not a correct challenge, both the challenger and speaker may gain a point, at the chairman's discretion. A player who makes a correct challenge takes over the subject for the remainder of the minute, or until he or she is correctly challenged. The person speaking when the 60 seconds expires also scores a point. An extra point is awarded when a panelist speaks for the entire minute without being challenged.It is unusual for a panelist to speak within the three cardinal rules for any substantial length of time, whilst remaining coherent, and also being amusing. Therefore, to speak for the full minute without being challenged is a special achievement. The comedy comes from attempts to keep within these rules and the banter among the participants.
SPECIAL EVENTS : We include additional special events in our programme. These are generally less formal than our regular events but still have a speech-based format and encourage the audience to participate. These events vary but can include Discussion format, Questions only, two line vocabulary, Balloon debate and many more interesting events.
SOCIAL EVENTS: Social discussions out of college just to get to know each other and socialize with people in a friendlier and informal environment like a restaurant of a café. We could also schedule annual outings at the end of a year.