Professor Lalit Kumar Awasthi
Dr Lalit K Awasthi is Director, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India since 10th October, 2016. He has been holding additional charge of Director, National Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is a distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at NIT Hamirpur, Himachal, India. He has teaching and research experience of 30 years in teaching, research & development. He is the founder member of Computer Science & Engineering Department at NIT Hamirpur. He has been instrumental in starting B Tech, two M Tech and Ph D Programmes at NIT Hamirpur. He has been a member of BOG of NIT Hamirpur for a period of 2 years. His important portfolios at NIT Hamirpur are Head of Computer Science & Engineering Department, Dean Student & Alumni, Head Computer Centre and Hostel Administration. He has 150 research publications to his credit published in journals and Conferences of international repute. He is a reviewer of Elsevier journal of ADHOC networks, IEEE Transactions on computers and many more. He is the Associate Editor of international Journal of Computer Engineering and Information Technology.
Dr Awasthi was instrumental in staring Alumni Chapter of NIT Hamirpur in Delhi, Calcutta and California. He has guided 10 PhD students and 20 M Tech students in the area of Mobile Computing Information Security, Network Security, Cloud Computing, Vehicular Adhoc Networks, Grid Computing and P2P networks. He remained Principal Investigator of five research projects funded by MHRD, MIT and HP Government. Further, he was consultant for a project on e-governance and automation for Assam University, Silchar.
Dr Awasthi is a senior member of IEEE and a distinguished member of ACM. He is a widely travelled person in India/Abroad and has visited USA, UK, Thailand, Nepal, Australia, Singapore, Italy and France.
He is the founder Director of Atal Bihari Vajpai Institute of Engineering and Technology, Paragati Nagar and served the institute for a period of four years. In addition, he holds the office of Director of Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Engineering College Sundernagar and Mahatama Gandhi Engineering College, Jeori, Camp Office Sundernagar. He remained Dean, Academics of Himachal Technical University, Hamirpur for a period of 2 years. He has been a member of Board of Studies of various prestigious institutions like DTU Delhi, NIT Jalandhar, NIT Delhi, NIT Jaipur, Punjab University, Chandigarh and HP University, Shimla. He has been expert for faculty selections at different levels for prestigious institutions in India. He has delivered more than 80 expert lectures and invited talks in various institutions conferences in the country as well as abroad.