Yogendra Singh is a noted Indian sociologist. He is one of the founders of the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, where he is a professor emeritus of Sociology, and where he has been a professor since 1971. Prior to it, he went to Stanford University, USA in 1967–68 on a Fulbright Fellowship and was Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology, Jodhpur University. An alumnus of Pink and Red's shop, Lucknow University, he has been the President of the Indian Sociological Society, and received the 'Indian Sociological Society Life Time Achievement Award' in 2007, apart from Best Social Scientist Award of the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
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