Shanmugalingam Nagalingam

Nominated By: Shanmugalingam Nagalingam
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Professor
Mailing Address: Department of Sociology ,University of Jaffna ,Thirunelvely ,Jaffna ,Sri Lanka
Country: Sri Lanka
Office Telephone: 1.89E+11
Nationality/Citizenship: Sri Lankan
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: no date set
Current Position: Professor Emeritus Sociology/Visiting Professor in Sociology
Current Employer: University of Jaffna
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: English;Tamil
Fluent in Writing: English;Tamil
Fluent in Speaking: English;Tamil
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bachelor of Education University of Colombo Sri Lanka 1979
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: M.A course work training -Sociology Atenio de Manila University Philippines 1985
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: M.A, in Sociology University of Jaffna Sri Lanka 1988
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: "Ph.D in Sociology Consultant, Prof Gannanath Obeyasekera, Princeton University ,USA,Sri Lanka 1997"
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Institutional assessment
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: "1.University of Visual and performing Arts, 2018
The Open University of Sri Lanka, 2020"
Institution/City/Country: Colombo
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: "Prof. N.Shanmugalingam : Bachelor¡¯s degree in education with Sociology from University of Colombo with First Class honors. Gained post graduate training at the Ateneo de ¨C Manila University, Philippines. Doctoral research was guided by Prof. Gananath Obeyesekere, an eminent Anthropologist of Princeton University.
-Former Vice Chancellor, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka / Senior Professor in Sociology and Founder Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Jaffna ,Sri Lanka , dedicated the academic carrier more than three and a half decades in establishing Sociology in the University and disseminating knowledge to the community as well.
-At present ¨C Professor Emeritus in Sociology, University of Jaffna
-Visiting Professor in Sociology /Member Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna as a senate nominee.
-Trained as reviewer and engaged as Chairman and member of Institutional Review and Program Review panels Conducted by Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council, University Grants Commission, Colombo
-Appointed as Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna during a difficult time (2007-2011) and successfully sustained the university system and immensely contributed to the development of higher education with social sensibility.
-During my tenure as Vice Chancellor served as a member standing Committee on Quality Assurance & Accreditation, University Grants Commission.
-Main research interests have been Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Education, Community Development , Ethnomusicology, Culture and Media.

-Written extensively on Culture and Social Change and to his credit he published many books and received national and international award for his publications. Recently he received Professor Naa. Vaanamaamalai Award in Tamil Nadu, India for the best research book on Anthropology of religion and society .
-Presented Key note addresses in numerous national and inter-national conferences
-Conducted workshops in Sociology and Higher education with reference to the issues of credit transfer scheme for Student mobility /Counseling issues /Women development/ Education for Human Values /21st Century Reforms in Higher Education etc
-Team Leader ¨CUniversity of Jaffna ,Citizen Engagement in Budget (2017)Proposal, Ministry of Finance,2016
-Evaluator of PhD Thesis in Sociology ¨C University of Madras, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil University -Thanjaoor, Periyar University -Selam,Manonmaniam University, Mother Teresa University and Madurai Gandigram University.
-Visiting Professor at prestigious Universities of India, Japan, Germany, U.S.A, England and so on. In this context, it is noteworthy that I was recently invited to guide and consultancy for a post graduate study tour research methodology program of an Australian University students held in Malawi.
- Also invited as a consultant for many of the re-habilitation and re-development programs of UN agencies and other social and cultural work organizations.
-In addition to academic excellence, well known for his creative innovations in Music, Poetry, broadcasting and Visual Anthropology."

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