Late Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran
Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran, C.A.I.I.B., Ph.D.,
D.D.(USA)., D.Litt.(Canada), a world renowned spiritual
leader, is the Founder Chancellor Emeritus of Karunya
University. He is the
founder of the global Jesus Calls Ministry through which
millions of people all over the world receive hope and solace. He started Karunya Institute of Technlology on 4 October 1986 in spite of losing his only daughter on a tragic road accident on his way to Karunya on 21 May 1986. His vision for Karunya is that of a Technological University founded
on faith, which will produce teachers, engineers and managers possessing the
right combination of academic excellence, exemplary character and total humanism. They should serve the motherland and fellowmen and help raise the quality of
life to global standards. Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran passed away on 20 February 2008.
Dr. Paul Dhinakaran
Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, M.B.A., Ph.D., the
Chancellor of Karunya University, spearheads the University. He is an academician and
educationist in his own right. Apart from this, he is an evangelist, who
comforts millions of people through his ministry of hope and love. He
heads Jesus Calls International ministry with its outreach programs all
over the world. He produces the "Prayer Time" T.V. programme which goes
all over the world in 12 languages.
Dr. Paul has a vital role to play in the cause of
education in India as Member of National Monitoring Committee for Minority
Education, Government of India and as member of the Governing Council of
National Mission for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Government of India.
Thanks to his dynamic leadership and farsighted
vision the University has made great strides along the path of progress. Karunya
was the first self-financing Institution in the country to attain autonomy in
1999. In 2004, Deemed University status was conferred upon the Institution. The
Chancellor has several plans to put Karunya on the World map of Engineering,
Technology and Management Education.