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.