The team from School of Law, SASTRA Deemed University comprising of Kum. Manasa Srinivasan and Kum. Sruthi Ravi of the V year B.Com., ll. B. (Hons.) emerged as the winners of the coveted Annual Maria Philip Memorial Inter Collegiate Debate Competition, 2018 hosted by Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Chennai. The students also won a cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-.
After securing the first position in the Trichy Zonal Round of the competition, the team went on to compete in the final round which took place in Chennai on 3rd November, 2018. The final round saw the top 10 qualifying teams of the Trichy, Coimbatore and Chennai Zonal Rounds debating for and against the motion ‘Will service sector help Indian economy overtake China’s economy?’ The participants were from prestigious B-schools and Universities in Tamil Nadu.
The final round of the competition was adjudged by a distinguished panel of five judges comprising of Mr. Stephen Sudhakar, Senior Vice President, Hyundai, Dr. Vidhya Srinivasan, former Principal of MSW DG Vaishnav College, Chennai, Mr. S. Deenadayal, Founder and Managing Director, Centre for Excellence in Organisation Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Vijay Rangaraju, Senior Vice President, Human Resource for Intellect Design Arena and Mr. S.Soundarapandiyan, Human Resources head of Apollo Tyres Ltd.
The winners receiving the rolling trophy from the judges