Learning and Achieving Together
WSDC 2018, Zagreb, Croatia
- For the first time in ISDS history, Team India reaches the Semi-Finals and Finals of WSDC, winning the Silver.
- Team India Debater Dhananjay Ashok was ranked as the best speaker in the world.
- Team India Debaters Hemanth Chakravarthy and Tejas Subramaniam ranked 8th and 7th best ESL speakers respectively.
RV Inter-School Debate Championship 2018, Bengaluru, India
- The team of Elakiya, Bhavani and Navin, coached by Hemanth (Team India member at WSDC 2015-18) ranked 1st at the end of preliminary rounds, after winning 4/4 debates.
- The team of Vishnesh, Prithvi and Harsith, coached by Dhananjay (Team India member at WSDC 2016-18) won 3 out of 4 preliminary debates and ranked 3rd at the end of preliminary rounds.
- Both teams made it all the way to finals, and in a close debate, ISDS 2 (Navin, Bhavani, Elakiya) took it over ISDS 1 (Harsith, Vishnesh, Prithvi). The top 6 speakers of the tournament were Elakiya, Navin, Harsith, Prithvi, Vishnesh and Bhavani!
WSDC 2017, Bali, Indonesia
- The ISDS India team broke 4th at WSDC 2017 – a highest break ever – making it through to the World Quarter Finals for the first time in ISDS history!
- Dhananjay Ashok was ranked the 9th best speaker in the world – 1st time an Indian speaker made it to the Top 10.
AWSDC 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
- Team ISDS 1 (Team India at WSDC 2017) entered the Octo-finals breaking 10th. They lost the Octo-finals against South Africa A Green on a split 2-1 decision.
- With 4 wins out of 6, Team ISDS 2 (the Development squad) bowed out with 3 wins and an inspiring performance.
ICYD 2017, Cambridge, UK
- The first ever team representing India emerged winners at ICYD, 2017; an unprecedented achievement for a first-time team, and a milestone for an Indian Team.
- Tejas Subramaniam was declared the Best Speaker of the tournament
- Harsith Ravichandran tied for a close Second Best Speaker at the tournament
Asia World Schools Debating Championships 2016
- Crowned Champions after beating Team Debate Development Initiative from Singapore in the finals
- Broke 3rd after winning 5 out of 6 debates
- Tejaswini Krishnaprasad, Aniroodh Ravikumar and Chaitanya Kediyal were placed among the top 35 speakers in the open category at the tournament
- Dhruva Bhat was adjudged as 2nd Best Adjudicator at the tournament
World Schools Debating Championships 2015
- Adjudged the 3rd Best English as a Second Language team
- Broke 15th after winning 6 out of 8 debates
- Art Ward broke as an adjudicator and went on to judge the semi-finals
World Schools Debating Championships 2014
- Won 4 out of 8 debates, placing 22nd at the tournament
- Surya Kumaravel was one of the top 50 speakers in the open category at the tournament
- Surya Kumaravel and Raghav Anand were the 7th best and 20th best English as Second Language speakers at the tournament respectively
Asia World Schools Debating Championships 2014
- Semi-finalists at the tournament
World Schools Debating Championships 2013
- Broke 10th after winning 6 out of 8 debates
- Siddarth Shrikanth, Dhruva Bhat and Shriya Narayanan were adjudged 2nd, 6th and 7th best speakers in the English as Second Language category respectively
- Siddarth, Dhruva and Shriya also placed among the top 50 speakers in the open category at the tournament
World Schools Debating Championships 2012
Cape Town, South Africa
- Broke 10th after winning 6 out of 8 debates
- Amrithavarshini Venkatesh, Dhruva Bhat and Padmapriya Govindarajan were adjudged the 4th best, 6th best and 18th best speakers in the English as Second Language category respectively
- Amrithavarshini and Dhruva were also among the top 50 speakers in the open category at the tournament
World Schools Debating Championships 2011
- Won 5 out of 8 debates
- Sanchit and Siddarth were adjudged 8th best and 17th best speakers in the English as Second Language category respectively
Russell McVeagh International Schools Debating Tour 2011
Victoria, New Zealand
- Finished 5th, narrowly missing the break to the semi-finals
World Schools Debating Championships 2010
- Team India broke to the octofinals for the first time ever after winning 6 out of 8 debates
- Aditi Aggarwal and Sanchit Shivakumar were placed among the top 100 speakers in the World in the open category
- Rama Sudev went on to adjudicate the semi-final
World Schools Debating Championships 2009
- India improved on their record in Athens, winning 4 debates and narrowly missing out on the break to the knockout rounds.
- Rama Sudev finished as an adjudicator on the octofinal panel, the first Indian adjudicator to make the break.
World Schools Debating Championships 2008
Washington DC, USA
- This was the first ever Indian team that travelled to the WSDC. The team put up a solid performance at the tournament, managing to win 2 debates in its very first year.