Criminology & Police Administration


Criminology is the study of crime, cause of crime, crime statistics, prevention of crime, criminal behaviour and evaluation of criminal justice agencies, penology, criminal career and desistance and sociology of law. The Department of Criminology and Police Administration, affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University established in the year 2018 and developed into an international hub of criminological Department. Faculty members of the Department of Criminology and Police Administration involve in high quality teaching in the areas of Police Administration, Juvenile Justice, Cyber Criminology, Child Protection and Victimology.

The department is also providing consultancy in the areas of Juvenile Justice, Child Protection to UNICEF and various other government agencies. Faculty members of the Department serve as Consultants of reputed Criminology agencies, and Non Governmental Organizations. The Department offers a three year Under Graduate Programme Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Police Administration.

Focusing Subjects:

  • Policing & Crime Prevention
  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Psychology, Victimology and Penology
  • Social Work
  • Indian Society and Social problems
  • Security Management
  • Forensic Science & Medicine
  • Criminal Laws
  • Human Rights
  • Local and Special Laws
  • Indian Constitution & Criminal Justice
  • Cyber Forensics, Crime Mapping and GIS
  • Communal Violence & Terrorism
  • Police Investigation
  • Private Detective and Investigation

Department Highlights

Field Visits Conducted by the Department
  • Police Station
  • Magistrates Court
  • Fire Station
  • District Crime Records Bureau
  • Forensic Sciences Lab
  • Forensic Medicine Department
  • Central Jail
  • NGO
  • Juvenile Justice Board.
  • Observation Home or Special home
Training Programmes Conducted by the Department
  • Physical Training
  • Running
  • Long jump
  • Games (Basket ball, Volley Ball, Foot Ball, Tennis etc)
  • Yoga
  • Rope Climbing
  • Gym Training for Body Fitness
  • Riffle Handling( Firing ) *
  • Special Field class on Forensic Evidence Collection
  • Drill – Command & Control (Saluting without arms & with Arms / Cane, squad drill with/without arms)
  • Rope climbing (timing should be measured for marks)
  • Unarmed Combat
  • Karate or Judo
  • Equestrian (Horse riding)*
  • Swimming
  • Night Trekking

Scope for a Career in Criminology in India

  • Government agencies related to Home Ministry
  • After pursuing Criminology courses in India, Umpteen job vacancies are available in the following.
  • State Police & Central Police
  • Central Bureau of Investigation
  • Private Detective Agencies
  • Non Government Organisations
  • Human Rights Agencies

Courses Offered

Sr. Aided Self - Financed
1. B.A. Criminology & Police Administration

Faculty List :   Self - Financed

Sr. Faculty Name Designation
1. Mr. R. Rameshkannan Assistant Professor & Head
2. Mr. S. John Moses Giritharan Assistant Professor
3. Mr. C. Ulaganathan Assistant Professor
4. Mr. Vinayakumar hanjagi Assistant Professor