Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice - Activities

  • Dr.P.Madhava Soma Sundaram was awarded the Indian Society of Criminology (ISC) - SS Srivastava Award for excellence in Teaching and Research in Criminology in India (2009
  • Dr.K.Jaishankar is awarded the “NASI Scopus Young Scientist Award 2012 – Social Sciences”. He was awarded the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (November 2009 - April 2010) for research on "Victims of Cyber Crimes" tenable in University of Leeds, UK during November 2009 - April 2010. He is appointed as an International Ambassador of the British Society of Criminology. He was a KEYNOTE SPEAKER at the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology held during 5-9, July 2015 at Perth, Australia and 14th World Society of Victimology Symposium held during 20 – 24, May 2012, at The Hague, The Netherlands and a DISCUSSANT in the Discussion of the Opening Ceremony and Chair Person in two panels at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium held during June 11-13, 2012 at Stockholm, Sweden. He is the Founder President of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV).
  • Dr.Beulah Shekhar (Victimology and Victim Assistance) was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowships (November 2014 - April 2015) tenable at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA for her research on "The U.S. government’s response to victims of crime - a study of victim legislations and their implementation: Lessons for India". She was also awarded the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (November 2013 - January 2013) for research on "Victim Rights" tenable in University of Aberystwyth, UK. She was a Visiting Scholar at Budapest, Hungary during August 2011 under the UGC Indo-Hungarian Educational Exchange Programme and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Criminology, University of Montreal, Canada during April - May, 2012.
  • Faculty members of the department serve in editorial boards of reputed journals, executive boards of national and international academic societies, committees of state and national governments and non governmental organizations.
  • Most of the students are well placed in Security, Private Detective and Non-Governmental Organizations. PhD Research Students hold a Fellowship to their credit from University Grants Commission (UGC) (Junior Research Fellowship and Rajiv Gandhi Research Fellowship), Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR & D), Indian Council for Social Sciences Research (ICSSR) and University fellowship. The Department offers a Master in Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Sciences, PG Diploma in Victimology and Victim Assistance as well as Research Programme leading to a Ph.D. degree. The Department has 5 full-time faculty members of which two are specifically recruited to teach PG Diploma in Victimology and Victim Assistance and several part-time faculty members who are criminal justice functionaries
  • Besides regular academic programmes involving teaching and research activities, the department in collaboration with leading voluntary organizations, has been actively involved in conducting socially relevant outreach programmes for the development of socially and economically disadvantaged sections of the local communities. The department has conducted programmes in collaboration with Prison Department, UNICEF, DST, Government of India, UNODC, and NGOS like Navajeevan Trust, Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC) Vaan Muhil, South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV), People’s Watch, on themes focusing women issues, cyber victimization, human rights, child labour, health etc.