Dr R. Karpaga Kumaravel is the former Vice-Chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University & Central University of Tamil Nadu. As the Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University, he mobilized several Crores of rupees including the UGC-University with Potential for Excellence Grant of Rs. 150 Crores in 2008, placing the University as one among the top 9 Universities in the country. As an Institution Builder, he ensured all-round development of Madurai Kamaraj University in his tenure as Vice-Chancellor, by effectively and transparently resolving long pending 30-year-old complex issues like faculty recruitment and also efficiently augmented the resources leaving the University in a sound financial status. As the Officiating Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Tamil Nadu, he has made substantial contributions through developmental activities like HEFA Building Projects worth 95.20 Crores, Campus Development Activities like University Entrance Facelift with Fountains, Children’s Park and Academic and Administrative Reforms. Dr Kumaravel is an Awardee of Senior Fulbright Fellow (USA) by the J.W. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) in Washington D.C.and Trained at University of Chicago and Washington University. He has guided and produced more than 50 Ph.D. and M.Phil. Scholars in Education.