Dr. Arvind Tiwari
Member - WGC Global Advisory Board

Prof. Arvind Tiwari, presently, is the Dean, School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance. Dr. Tiwari is entrusted with the responsibility of Diploma programmes besides performing routine duties of a regular Dean. Till May 2015 he had served as Chairperson, Nodal Centre of Excellence for Human Rights Education (NCHERE) at TISS.

Dr. Tiwari has abundant interest in the areas of Access to Justice, Human Rights, Constitutional Governance, Criminology & Criminal Justice system; Victimology, Youth Justice and Security, Development & Crime.

Dr. Tiwari started his career in 1989 as an Assistant Professor (Sociology) at Government Degree College, Pawai Distt. Panna, Madhya Pradesh. He has immense work experience as Research Associate at the LNJN National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi and moved to National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, and established the Research Division. He has also done a stint as Project Officer in the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) New Delhi.

In his capacity as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Criminology & Correctional Administration (CCA) with TISS he established the Nodal Centre of Excellence for Human Rights Education (NCHERE), in 2012 under a special scheme of UGC. NCHERE is currently part of the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance.

Besides academic assignments, Dr. Tiwari also served as Dean, Office of Students’ Affairs (OSA). The issues and activities of the OSA have increased considerably with the expansion of teaching and research programmes in Mumbai and other campuses. The Students’ Affairs Office is the fundamental link between students, faculty and the administration of TISS. Headed by the Dean (Students’ Affairs), the purpose of the Office is to create a climate which promotes personal and academic development of students by offering them both support and challenges.

The Office seeks to provide challenge by holding students accountable for their actions and by assisting them in developing problem solving skills. The Office, thus, strives to help students in their adjustment to TISS life and help them to take full advantage of the academic and social environment here. Dr. Tiwari played a significant role in imparting human rights education to the various stake-holders including criminal justice functionaries such as police, prosecutors, judiciary and prison officers through various training and capacity building programmes. He has organized and participated in several national and International conferences / workshops on human rights issues.

Dr. Tiwari has been extending professional services to several Universities and other constitutional bodies of the Central and State Governments etc. He is on the Board of Referees of many peer reviewed journals and is also the member of many key professional organizations. Recently, he was elected as President, Indian Society of Criminology and Vice- President of Indian Society of Victimology. During his professional career of about 30 years, Dr. Tiwari has authored / published several research publications / reports and supervised the work of many successful Master’s and Doctoral students.