Literarum

Thou shalt not abhor the beauty that literature carries along its arms, once thee have prepended to take on this path!

For, thou shalt discover that thy longings are universal and that none is lonely and isolated from anyone.

Thou belong!

Though shalt triumph!

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Dress code – formals.

  • Valid college/school id is required to produce on demand on the day of the events.

  • There will be two rounds of competition [prelims and finals] provided a minimum criterion is fulfilled. [creative writing will have one round of competition.]

  • All competitions are time bound.

  • Unparliamentarily conduct will be penalized. Repeated offenders will be debarred from participating further.

  • Use of electronic devices is prohibited during the time frame of the competition.

  • The decisions made by the judges and the organising committee are final and absolute.

  • Organisers reserve the right to accept/reject any application for registration and/or entry to the event proceeding.

  • Rules are subjected to change.

GROUP GUIDELINES

  • In case of Group Competition, team composition cannot be changed once the Preliminary Round is over.

  • Groups can have participants from same or different Institutions and Disciplines.

  • Contestants are to register individually; and are required to present themselves as a group on the day of the event.

REGISTRATION FEES:

  • Participants are required to pay an amount of ₹200 as one time registration fee to participate in the following events (both individual and group events); hosted over the span of three days of the University Fest.

  • For group events, each member of a group is required to register and pay the registration fee separately and mention their partner’s name at the end of the registration process.

The performance of poetry is an art, just as much an art as the art of writing it. Slam poetry, a form of performance poetry that combines the elements of performance, writing, competition and audience participation.

  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA : Class 11-PG

  • NATURE : Individual Competition

EVENT RULES:

  • Round(s): 2

  • Form: Oral

  • Language: English / Assamese

  • Time Limit: (3+1) minutes

  • Topic/Theme:(chose any one of the two)

    1.Futility of War” / “যুদ্ধৰ ব্যৰ্থতা

    2.“Lost Innocence” / হেৰুওৱা নিষ্কলুষতা

    All works must be original. Poems will be checked for plagiarism.

  • Poems are to be performed without props, musical instruments, song tracks and costumes.

  • Facial Expression, Tone of voice, Content and Art of performance poetry will be observed.

THEME SLAM:

Poems should be self composed. Abusive or Double Meaning Language should be avoided. Contestants need to perform without looking at the poem. Exceeding the allotted time will result in deduction of points. Contestants are required to carry two printed copies of their poem. The poems are subjected for verification by the Organising Committee and they exercise the liberty to accept/reject the same.

A second round and competition for each language segment will be conducted only if certain criterions are met. The details of the same will be relayed on the day of the event. The Organizing Committee holds the rights to decide the number of rounds and the language format of the competition on the spot.

DATE: 22nd February.

TIME: 11:00 AM.

Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional,
journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an
emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or
with various traditions of poetry and poetics.

  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA : Classes 11–PG
  • NATURE : Individual Competition

EVENT RULES

  • Round(s) : 1

  • Form : Written

  • Language : English / Assamese

  • Time limit : 1 hour

  • Topic : On the spot

  • All works must be original. No plagiarising.

  • The word count should be kept within 900 words.

  • Participants should give a specific title to the story.

  • Three A4 sheets will be provided and the participants must use both the sides of a sheet.

COMPETITION

All the participants will be shown a series of pictures, which they will have to analyse
and then write their writing in accordance to their interpretation of the said pictures.
Prominence will be given to the style of writing, word stock and creativity.
The competition for each language segment will be conducted only if certain
criterions are met. The details of the same will be relayed on the day of the event.
The Organizing Committee holds the rights to decide the language format of the
competition on the spot.
DATE: 23rd February.
TIME: 11:00 AM.

A Quiz is a form of game or mind sport, in which the players attempt to answer the questions
correctly.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: UG-PG

NATURE: Group Competition (Groups of 2)

EVENT RULES

  • Round(s): 2

  • Form: Prelims – Written | Finals – Oral

  • Language: English

  • Time Limit: Prelims – N/A | Finals – 30 seconds per Question

  • Topic: General Knowledge

  • There shall be a tie breaker in case of a tie.

  • Questions left unanswered by the team will be passed to the audience.

    PRELIMS

  • All the registered teams will be asked to appear for a written test. The nature of the test (objective/subjective, etc) and duration will be notified on the day of the event. The scoring scheme will be decided by the Quiz Master and the Organizing Committee.

  • Prelims will be conducted only if certain criterions are met. The Organizing Committee holds the rights to decide the number of rounds on the spot.

    FINALS

  • The finals will be a verbal competition. The number of rounds and inclusion of Audio and/or Visual round(s) will be the decision of the Quiz Master and the Organizing Committee. Team discussion is allowed and the answering time stands at 30 seconds for each round. If a team cannot answer the question, they can pass the question & then the question would be forwarded to the next team.

  • Similar to the prelims, the scoring scheme will be decided on the spot.

    DATE: 23rd February.

    TIME: 10:00 AM.

Debate is an attempt to cling to the illusion of control provided by a point of view designed to keep the ego in place; dialogue is an attempt to dance with the risk of losing what we think we know. In all debates, let truth be thy aim, not victory, or an unjust interest.

  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA : UG-PG

  • NATURE : Group Competition (Groups of 2)

    EVENT RULES

  • Round(s) : 2

  • Form : Oral

  • Language : English / Assamese

  • Time Limit : Prelims – (3+1) minutes

  • Finals – (4+1) minutes

  • Topic : Prelims –

    In the opinion of the house,

    Polarisation is a threat to democracy.

    মেৰু বিভাজন গণতন্ত্ৰৰ বাবে এক ভাবুকি

  • Finals – On the spot

  • Participants will be scored by a Jury of Judges

  • The competition will be in Groups of two where one person will speak for the Resolution (Motion) and other person will speak against the resolution.

  • Using of hateful and abusive language will result in penalty

  • A bell will be rung after 3 minutes as a warning in the preliminary round and after 4 minutes in the finals.

    PRELIMS

  • In the preliminary round, group members will be made to sit on Treasury (FOR) and Opposition (AGAINST) bench. As such one member of the group will be seated on either bench.

  • The sequence of speakers will be decided randomly. Each member will be provided (3+1) minutes to give their opinions. Judges will score each participant and on the basis of their scores participants will be selected for the finals.

  • Prelims will be conducted only if certain criterions are met. The Organizing Committee holds the rights to decide the number of rounds on the spot.

    FINALS

  • In the final round, contestants speaking ‘For’ and ‘Against’ the resolution will be selected randomly. The topic will be provided on the spot and a minimum of 30 minutes will be given to the contestants for their preparations. Debaters will now have (4+1) minutes to give their opinions. The participants will also have to face a mandatory question from the Jury Judges or from their opposition teams.

  • A Jury of Judges will score each participant and one winning team and the two best speakers will be rewarded.

    ***If there is only one round, than the contestants will debate on the topic they have come prepared for.***

    DATE: 24th February.

    TIME: 11:00 AM.

Prizes worth ₹50,000 to be won

For registration details contact:

  1. Nayanika Saikia – 7002912551
  2. Biraj Poddar – 8638451671