மன்றத்தின் முன்னாள் தலைவர்கள் (Past Presidents)

1964 - 1973 Prof.Jean Filliozat of France College de France, Paris
1974 - 1980 Prof.F.B.J.Kuiper, University of Leiden
1981 - 1988 R.E.Asher, University of London
1989 - 2010 Padma Shri Noboru Karashima, a Japanese historian, writer and Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, Japan.
2010 - 2019 Tan Sri Prof.Dr.T. Marimuthu, Adjunct Professor at the School of Education and Cognitive Sciences, Asia e University, Kuala
2019 - till date Sir Dr.M.Ponnavaikko, Provost ( Research ) Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation, Deemed to be University (2017–2019), Vice- Chancellor of Bharathidasan University( 2007-2010), Vice-Chancellor of SRM University (2010-2014) and Vice-Chancellor of Bharath University(2014-2017) and the founder Director at the level of Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Virtual University (2000-2003).