16th – 20th December 2017

Over the past six years the Calcutta Debating Circle has invited students from the leading Universities from across the world like Oxford (UK), Cambridge (UK), Harvard (USA), Yale (USA), EMORY (USA), University of Sydney and London School of Economics to Kolkata to participate in exhibitions and competitive debates.

In order to continue the tradition of hosting such events and enriching the vibrant cultural heritage of Kolkata the Calcutta Debating Circle has endeavored to.

This year CDC has designed its signature event ‘FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN WORD’ held in December 2017 in two parts to be more entertaining, informative and fun.

  1. International Inter-School Debating Festival

This year we have invited leading International Schools from UK, USA, Singapore along with the leading schools in our country to promote the cause of debating especially amongst the school students.

  1. International Inter-University Debating Festival

World’s top Universities along with the best Universities from the city of joy Kolkata will also exchange their knowledge and face off in the debating battle in the second part of this festive season to conceive a robust program for 2017.

International Inter School Debating Festival

11th - 16th December 2017



Harrow School is an independent boarding school for boys in Harrow, London, England.

Wycombe Abbey is an independent girls’ boarding school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.

Boston College High School is an all-male, Jesuit, Roman Catholic, college preparatory secondary school founded in 1863 with historical ties to Boston College.

National Public School (NPS) is the flagship brand of the pioneering group of educational institutions headquartered in Bangalore, India. The group has an enviable track record of academic excellence spread over four decades, nurturing 12,000 children each year in over 12 campuses.

NPS International School commenced its academic activities in 2008 and is housed in a large, six-acre campus at Chai Chee Lane, near Bedok, in the East Coast of Singapore.


Mayo College is a boys-only independent boarding school in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. It was founded in 1875 by Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo who was the Viceroy of India from 1869 to 1872. It is one of the oldest public boarding schools in India.

St. Xavier’s Collegiate School is an independent private day school for boys located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was founded in 1860 by the Jesuits, and it is named after Francis Xavier, a 16th century Jesuit missionary to India. The school completed its sesquicentennial year in 2010.

The Heritage School, established in 2001, is a unique endeavour of the Kalyan Bharti Trust to recreate the ancient Gurukul tradition of India. Nestled in the lap of nature, the school provides an ideal atmosphere for learners to acquire and imbibe skills necessary for their physical, mental, social and intellectual development.

In the spring of 1994, in the premises at 7, Moira Street, a school was born to transform the educational firmament of the city by imparting an education that sought to bring to fruition the latent talents of children. Sushila Birla Girls’ School, established in memory of the late Smt. Sushila Devi Birla, mother of our chairman, Shri Sudarshan Kumar Birla, embodies her vision of empowering the girl child.

Delhi Public School Society is one of the largest institutions providing education at school level in India and abroad. It has a large number of schools under its control in India and abroad.

International Inter University Debating Festival

18th - 20th December 2017



Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636, whose history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

The University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England.


St. Xavier’s College is a private, co-educational college located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Founded in 1860 by Fr. Henri Depelchin S.J., it is named after St. Francis Xavier, a Navarre Jesuit of the 16th century, who ministered in India

Heritage Institute of Technology, popularly known as HITK or HIT, is a private autonomous engineering college in Anandapur, Kolkata, near the East Kolkata Township, West Bengal, India. It is among the top five engineering colleges in West Bengal, India.

Bhawanipur Education Society College is an undergraduate college affiliated with the University of Calcutta in Kolkata, India. It is a private co-educational college. It is located at 5, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani of Bhowanipore area of Kolkata, India.

Techno India Group is one of the largest and most acclaimed Knowledge Management Groups in Asia, having 52 Knowledge Campuses with 4 University Campuses, 20 Engineering Colleges, 10 B Schools and 13 Public Schools, 15 10+2 Schools along with Sponsored Research Industrial Consultancy Centres (SRIC), Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Park(STEP) and several industries with 65,000 students, 5 lakhs alumni, 1 crore sft. built- up 5,000 PhD, M.Tech & similar faculties.