14th CNLU National Parliamentary Debate at Chanakya National Law University: Register by Aug 25

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About Chanakya National Law University

Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) was established in the year 2006 with an altruistic aspiration of serving society by disseminating high-quality legal education and legal awareness. CNLU has garnered a pan-India reputation as a stellar institution for legal research and education. CNLU strives to provide opportunities for students and research scholars to enhance their knowledge, practical nuances, and research skills through conferences, capacity-building series, guest lectures on contemporary issues revolving in collaboration with Central and state Statutory Bodies, Think Tanks, and Research Centres, other National and State Educational Institutions, Law Firms, Trade Associations, among many others.

About The Academic and Debating Committee (ADC)

Being one of the oldest committees at CNLU, ADC can boast about its achievements having created a very favorable environment for debating, quizzing, literary, and a host of other academic-related activities within the university, and at the same time enabling outstanding representation in both national and international events and tournaments.

About The Event

CNLU National Parliamentary Debate presently in its 14th edition, is a 3-day national debating event that witnesses participation from premier institutions from across the country. The tournament being an open tournament, invites people from across the country as debaters and adjudicators. This ensures the highest standards of debating by bringing in the best possible competitors as well as meticulous judging in the tournament, highest standards of debating is ensured. The event has been expanding ever since its inception and it is rapidly gaining popularity on a national level. The CNLU National Parliamentary Debate is a great opportunity for law students to hone their debating skills and compete against the best in the country. The tournament will also provide a platform for students to discuss and debate important legal and policy issues.

  • The team cap for the event is 34.
  • Adjudicator Policy: N=N.

Team Composition

APD is a 3 v. 3 debating format, with side government comprising the Prime Minister (“PM”) as the first speaker, the Deputy Prime Minister (“DPM”) as the second speaker, and the Government Whip (“GW”) as the reply speaker. Side opposition consists of the Leader of Opposition (“LO”), the Deputy Leader of Opposition (“DLO”), and the Opposition Whip (“OW”).


This tournament is open to all players, regardless of their academic background or affiliation. This means that players who have completed their undergraduate or postgraduate studies, as well as players who are not affiliated to any institution, are all eligible to participate. The tournament will also feature a cross-teams category, where players from different institutions can form teams. Additionally, there will be a novice category for players who are new to the sport. This tournament is a pre-qualifier for the UADC Tournament.

Prize Money

The 14th CNLU National Parliamentary Debate 2023 has an exciting prize pool amounting to more than INR 1.7 lakhs.

WinnerRs. 54,000/-
Runner UpRs. 30,000/-
Semi FinalistsRs. 9000 (x2) = Rs. 18,000/-
Best SpeakerRs. 12,000/-
Best AdjudicatorRs. 12,000/-
2nd Best AdjudicatorRs. 8,000/-
Best Novice TeamRs. 9,000/-
Best Novice SpeakerRs. 2,000/-
Best In-House AdjudicatorRs. 2,000/-

Important Dates

  • Phase 1 Registration ends on August 25, 2023
  • Independent & Subsidised Adjudicator ends on August 31, 2023
  • Dates of Tournament: September 22 – 24, 2023

Registration Process

The Registration Fee is Rs. 2,500 per person. The following are the links to register for the tournament:


If you have any queries, you can write to us at [email protected] or contact any of the members given below:

  • Nidhi Prakriti (Convenor): +91 95767 37143
  • Kushagra Kundan (Convenor): +91 79090 00290
  • Aditi Tripathi (Co-convenor): +91 70426 59201
  • Aamna Munaima (Co-convenor): +91 70917 00874
  • Gaurav Tripathi (Co-convenor): +91 91405 96422

Official Link

The official link is here.

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