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ISTE Tech Debate Finals

Posted: March 11, 2012 by prannayjha in College News
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It is not every day that one gets to see MIT students debating on technical issues. Today was one such day when the final rounds of Tech Debate organized by ISTE took place in NLH 305, on 10th March 6pm onwards.

Four participants had qualified for the 2nd round. A one on one debate was held between two participants at a time on the topic ‘Cloud Computing should be privatised’. The judges also put up questions to the participants checking their technical knowledge and presence of mind. One of the participants Dhruv Srivastava of first year said ‘It is a really nice initiative taken by ISTE where you have to speak technically and not any random stuff’. A volunteer of ISTE, Pooja also seconded the opinion saying that a good technical knowledge is needed by participants to make a stand in the competition.

Two participants had a debate in the finals on the topic ‘Invasion of Technology in private space’.

The first position was bagged by Arjun Jamil and the runner up was Anurakti. The winner got a cash prize of Rs 3000.

By-Swasti Gupta

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ISTE Tech Debate

Posted: March 6, 2012 by prannayjha in College News, ISTE
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IMG_6978The preliminary leg of the ISTE Tech Debate, held at AB5, received an excellent response from the students. Participants were divided into groups and allotted different rooms where a group discussion was held on the topic ‘E-books or Paper books – which is better’.  Contestants had to prove their mettle by expressing their personal views and later switching sides and contradicting them.  It would be fair to say that a classic question, highly relevant to today’s world, went unanswered at the end of the day, as the participants wIMG_7008eighed out the pros and cons of the eBook revolution to perfection.  Portability, health issues, interface, environmental concerns, battery issues, financial constraints and convenience were among the important aspects discussed. The event tested the participants’ ability to put forth their views tactfully in a group, with relevant technical testimony. The final round will be held on 10thMarch. The concept of switching over completely to eBooks seems like a fairytale to some of us, but weren’t mobiles phones an alien concept to most of our grandparents too?

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By- Girish Kumar