Ascension 2018 will host one team from the following foreign universities: Taylor’s University, Malaysia, St Stephen's College, Delhi, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kathmandu University School of Law. Tribhuvan University will send two teams and West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences will send three
IUB Ascension 2018 will begin on Thursday, and a total of 116 teams from schools, colleges, and universities, are set to participate in the tournament.
Each team will consist of two members, and will battle it out for three different titles: “novice championship,” “high-school championship,” and the most coveted title of “champion of IUB Ascension 2018.”
The organizers finalized the list of all participating teams on Tuesday.
Among the Bangladeshi institutions, two teams each will come from Academia, Adamjee Cantonment College, Saint Francis Xavier’s Green Herald International School, Presidency International School, Scholastica Uttara , and Viqarunnisa Noon School and College.
Three teams each will participate from Birshreshtha Noor Mohammad Public College, Manarat Dhaka International School and College, Maple Leaf International School, Notre Dame College, and Sunnydale.
Four teams each will come from Mastermind English Medium School, Rajuk Uttara Model College, and Scholastica Mirpur.
One team each will be from Aga Khan School Dhaka, BAF Shaheen College Dhaka, Bangladesh International School and College, Cantonment English School and College, Dhaka Residential Model College, Ideal School and College, European Standard School, International Turkish Hope School, Northern International School, Playpen School, Shaheed Bir Uttam Lt Anwar Girls' College, Willes Little Flower School and College, Dhaka College, and Chittagong Grammar School.
One team from Rato Bangala School, two teams from Brihaspati Vidyasadan, and three teams from Debate Network Nepal will also be arriving in Dhaka from Nepal for the tournament.
Two teams each will participate from Brac University, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Chittagong University Debating Society, and the same university’s Finance and Business Debating Association.
Three teams each from Group of Debaters and Dhaka University Debating Society of Dhaka University (DU), and North South University, will also participate.
Four teams each will participate from Islamic University of Technology, and host, Independent University, Bangladesh, while six teams will come from DU’s Institute of Business Administration.
One team each will come from Chittagong University Society of Critical Legal Studies, Chittagong University School of Debate, Daffodil International University, Institute of Business Administration Jahangirnagar University Debating Club, Jahangirnagar University, Khulna University, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Premier University Debating Society, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Stamford University Bangladesh, Southeast University, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology School of Debate and United International University.
Ascension 2018 will host one team from the following foreign universities: Taylor’s University, Malaysia, St Stephen's College, Delhi, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kathmandu University School of Law. Tribhuvan University will send two teams and West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences will send three.
Two more composite teams, consisting of international debaters from various institutions will participate as well. One of them will have Jainah from Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia, and Parth Maniktala from Delhi University. The other team named Smart Club has one school-level member and another university-level member – both from Nepal.
Meanwhile here is the trailer for IUB Ascension 2018: