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date: 26 September 2022

Kumarappa, Jagadisan Mohandaslocked

Kumarappa, Jagadisan Mohandaslocked

  • Ruchi Sinha, Ruchi SinhaTata Institute of Social Sciences
  • Roshni Nair-ShaikhRoshni Nair-ShaikhTata Institute of Social Sciences
  •  and Vijay RaghavanVijay RaghavanTata Institute of Social Sciences


Jagdisan Mohandas Kumarappa (1886–1957) was an erudite scholar and a passionate social reformer. He championed the cause of social work education and criminology as the director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, the first institution to impart social work education in Asia. He was also a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament. Kumarappa’s contribution to social work and criminology in India is immense.


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