Usaravalli is a Kannada turncoat event, where participants are required to change their stance from supporting a particular topic to opposing it with the same flow immediately. It poses the challenge of maintaining the same flow throughout the presentation.

Event details:

Round 1:

  1. The topic will be disclosed 15 minutes prior to the event's commencement.
  2. Each participant will be allocated four minutes to speak, with two minutes for presenting arguments in support and two minutes for presenting arguments in opposition.
  3. Only a limited number of participants will be selected for the second round.

Round 2:

  1. In this round, the participant will select the topic spontaneously.
  2. The participant will be given a two-minute period to contemplate and prepare.
  3. Each participant will be allotted four minutes to speak, upon the ringing of the bell, the participant is required to alternate their stance to a different perspective on the topic.

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Individual participation.
  2. Participants must present a physical college ID card and PID to participate in the event.
  3. The contents should not be controversial towards any religions, caste, gender etc.
  4. The organisers hold all rights to disqualify the participant in case of misbehaviour or controversial matters.
  5. Only the usage of Kannada is permitted; no other languages are allowed.
  6. Participants cannot change the topic they have been assigned.
  7. The decisions of the judges and organisers will be final.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Content of speech
  2. Smoothness of transition
  3. Language
  4. Voice Modulation and articulation
  5. Physical presence – eye contact, body language etc.  


Venue :


Event Type :

Solo Event

Round 1

22 Feb

6:00 am

Round 2

22 Feb

7:30 am