On the 15th of February, 2017,the English Department conducted an Interdepartmental Debate between the undergraduate departments of Bsc. Psychology and BSW Social work The topic of the debate was: Role of NGOs : In Today's Scenario, are they the common man's friend or foe?
Dr. Mrs. Fathima Banu (Head of the Department of English) from Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women, presided over the debate as the Chief Guest . Dr. A.M Swaminathan, the President of MSSW graced the event with his presence. Dr. S. Raja Samuel , the Principal of MSSW and Dr. R. Subashini , the Dean, along with Dr. Fathima constituted the jury. Bsc.Psychology for the Proposition, comprising of Nikita Dhiman, Roshni Mahadevan, Tena Paul, and Meera Vishwanthan emerged the winners. The BSW team for the opposition included Balaji Sankar, Sally Priscilla, Kanagalakshmi and Janani Krishna who put up a spirited defence to make it a close call till the end. Sally Priscilla for the opposition and Meera for the proposition swayed the public opinion with their persuasive, incisive speeches. Janani Krishna, made an emotional connect with the audience with her personal anecdotes. Meera Vishwanathan and Janani Krishna were declared the best speakers of the debate. The debate was meticulously conceived, planned and executed by Mrs,Priya Sriram Assistant Professor for English, MSSW who was the event organiser and moderator.