Tolegen Mukhtar Adilbekovich was born on July 16, 1980 in the village of Chulak-kurgan, in the Suzak district of the South Kazakhstan region, in the family of educators.
Tolegen M.A. graduated with honors from Y. Altynsarin Secondary school. From 1997 to 2001, he studied at the Kazakh State Law Academy (Almaty), and graduated with honors from Criminalistics Faculty of KazGUU in Law.
From 2001 to 2003, he worked at the North-Kazakhstan Law Institute of KazGUU (Pavlodar): specialist of the first category-translator, lawyer of the Department of Organizational and Personnel Support, responsible secretary of the admission committee, teacher of the Department of Criminal and Civil Law Disciplines.
From 2002 to 2006, he studied at the graduate school of the Institute of State and Law, KazGUU. In October 2006, he successfully defended thesis on "Informational Support for Crime Prevention in the Republic of Kazakhstan" and held scientific degree – candidate of juridical sciences majoring 12.00.08 - Criminal Law and Criminology, Criminal enforcement law.
From 2003 to 2006, he worked at the Almaty Law Academy of KazGUU: assistant rector, teacher of the Criminal Law and Criminology Department, chief specialist at the Science Department at KazGUU.
From 2006 to 2007, Mukhtar Adilbekovich was the head of the Department of Legal Disciplines of the Law and Economics College, KazGUU.
From June to August 2007, he was the Chairman of the electoral section No. 169 of Bostandyk district of Almaty.
From 2007 to 2008, he worked as the dean of the Faculty of Business Law and Finance of the Almaty Law Academy of KazGUU (Almaty).
From 2008 to 2012, he worked at Al-Farabi KazSU: Advisor to the Rector of Al-Farabi KazSU, assistant rector, deputy dean for educational and methodical work of International Relations Faculty at Al-Farabi KazSU (Almaty).
From January 26, 2012 to May 24, 2016, he held the post of Vice-rector on Educational and Methodical Work at Kostanay State Pedagogical Institute (Kostanay).
From May 24, 2016 to April 7, 2017, he worked as the Chief of the Staff of the Rector of I.Zhansugurov Zhetysu State University (Taldykorgan).
On April 7, 2017, by the order of the Minister of Education and Science of the RK he was appointed to the post of Vice-rector on Innovative Work and Strategic Development of I. Zhansugurov Zhetysu State University.
On January 29, 2018, Tolegen Mukhtar Adilbekovich by the order of the Minister of Education and Science of the RK №7-нс was appointed the rector at Sarsen Amanzholov East-Kazakhstan State University.
In 2011, he held academic title of associate professor in Jurisprudence (Decision of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 30.06.2011, ДЦ No. 0002253). He is a Reserve Lieutenant of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Tolegen M.A. is the author of 3 tutorials: "Crime Prevention" (Almaty, 2009), "Legal Education in Higher Educational Institutions", "Constitutional and Legal status of the individual and Citizen in the Republic of Kazakhstan" (Kostanay, 2014) and 1 monograph "Interface problems of government bodies, public organizations and the media in the fight against crime "(Kostanay, 2014), more than 70 scientific articles and abstracts (in scientific journals of Turkey, Germany, Belarus, Russia).
The article "Issues of state organs, social organizations and mass media interaction in struggle against crime in the Republic of Kazakhstan” was published in the Middle East Journal of Scientific Research (Scopus, index, 2.0).
He took the scientific internship at Munich Institute of East European Law (Germany) in 2012, at Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) in 2013. In the period from June 9 to June 26, 2014 on the basis of JSC Nazarbayev University and Li Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore) he took the extension courses for heads of higher education of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
He was the member of the REMS on the basis of Kazakh State Women's Teacher Training University since 2012, member of the EurAsEC Education Council under Integration Committee (Minsk), member of the Political Council of the Kostanay regional branch of the Nur Otan party (2012-2016).
On May 31, 2017, he became the holder of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the national leader grant on scientific theme: "The role of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev in the formation of a common information space in the Republic of Kazakhstan"
During his career, he was awarded the following departmental and government awards: “Honorary Worker of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan” badge and “75 years of Kostanay State Pedagogical Institute” jubilee medal in 2014, winner of “The Best University Teacher -2014”, Gratitude of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2015, “Y. Altynsarin” badge in 2017.
Tolegen M.A. is the holder of “75 years of Al-Farabi KazNU” anniversary badge (2009).