K G Paulose ( b.1946 ) was the first Vice chancellor of Keralakalamandalam Deemed University for Art and Culture from 2007. He has held positions like Registrar of Sree Sankaracharya University, Kalady; Chief Editor Publications, Aryavaidyasala Kottakkal; Chairman Chinmaya International Sodh Sansthan and Principal of Govt.Sanskrit College Tripunithura. He has specialised in the areas of Comparative Aesthetics, Natyasastra, Ancient Theatre and Kutiyattam. He has authored twenty and edited over fifty books and published many Research papers. He was the Chief Editor of three research journals-Purnatrayi, Aryavadyan and Dhimahi. Two of his important publications are – Natankusa - A critique of Dramaturgy (1993) and Kutiyattam Theatre - The Earliest Living Tradition (2006). Several distinctions were bestowed upon him including the awards of Kerala Sahitya Akademi and Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi.Thirupati Sanskrit Viswavidyalaya conferred on him the title of Vachaspati in 2009.Professor Paulose is now a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rastrapatinivas, Shimla.