An inter-department extempore debate competition event was organized by the Student Welfare Advisory Committee (SWAC) of the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC) on 2nd August 2022. It is needed to mention that, as the first private University of Chattogram with more than 30 years of experience, USTC has a glorified history of debate culture among the students and teachers.
The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest and Vice-Chancellor of USTC, Professor Dr. Eng. Md. Jahangir Alam along with the special guests Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Nurul Absar, Registrar Mr. Dilip Kumar Barua, Director IQAC Dr. Syed Ali Fazal. The guests expressed that USTC is committed to providing not only quality education but also organizing several extra curriculum activities to ensure the absolute development of the students.
More than 15 students participate from different departments in the preliminary selection and among them, 5 students qualified for the final competition. After a rigorous judgment, three judges of the event declared Rony Chandra Shil as Champion, Asma Akhter Uddin as 1st Runner Up, and Shafayet Ullah Maruf as 2nd Runner Up of this competition. The responsibilities of judgment were carried by Mr. Saif Chowdhury, President, Drishty Chittagong; Mr. Mohammed Saifuddin Munna, General Secretary, Drishty Chittagong; and Mr. Kazi Arfatul Islam, Joint Secretary, Drishty Chittagong, and Ex-Debater USTC. The judges highlighted the importance of this kind of debate competition, gave their valuable feedback on performance of the participants, and expressed their hope that USTC will take the debate culture to a higher level and engage more students for a better society.
In the end, the convener of the competition and advisor of SWAC, Dr. Mohammed Shahabuddin expressed his vote of thanks and mentioned that the USTC keep continue to arrange such kind of extra curriculum activities in every semester.