Prof. Dr. Chockalingam
Chairperson, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, (RGNIYD);
Vice President, World Society of Victimology;
Former Vice Chancellor, M.S.University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
Prof. Dr Chockalingam is a renowned academician and scholar in the field of victimology and is widely respected for his extensive contributions to the field of education and youth development. He is currently serving as the Chairperson of the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an esteemed institution that focuses on empowering young people through education, training, research, and advocacy.
He started his career as a Lecturer at the National Institute of Social Defence, Govt. of India, New Delhi from 1978 to 1983. In 1983 he was chosen to head the newly established Department of Criminology at the University of Madras, Chennai. In addition to his work at RGNIYD, Prof. Dr Chockalingam is also the Vice President of the World Society of Victimology, a global network of experts and professionals dedicated to the study and prevention of victimization. He has been actively involved in victimology research and advocacy for several years and has authored numerous articles, research papers, and books on the subject.
Prior to his role at RGNIYD, Prof. Dr Chockalingam served as the Vice Chancellor of M.S. University in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. Prof. Chockalingam has guided more than 50 research scholars and students for their Ph.D., M.Phil. M.A. and LLM dissertations, in the broad fields of Criminology, Criminal Law and Victimology. In September of 1985, He participated in the VIIth UN Nations Congress on the “Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders” held in Milan, which led to the adoption of an instrument, called magna carta for victims by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 29 November 1985. His commitment to promoting social justice and equality, particularly for marginalized and vulnerable groups, has earned him numerous accolades and awards. He continues to inspire and empower young people and scholars across the world through his academic work and leadership.