Dr. V. Kannupillai, after Post graduation in Economics from Madras University, has served as a member of India Police Service since 1963 and was allotted Gujarat State. He served as Superintendent of Police in communal sensitive districts of Godhra, Junagadh, Rajkot and Bharuch; as Additional Commissioner of Police, Ahmedabad city during 1986 communal violence; and as Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ahmedabad Range during 1987-1988 communal riots. He took M.B.A. and received Ph.D. from Gujarat University.
He has contributed many articles at All India Police Science Congress and was guest faculty at National Police Academy and the other Police Training Institutes. Dr. Kannupillai has to his credit two books An Introduction to Caste System and Politics in Tamilnadu and Hinduism Varna and Caste.