Prof. Lalit Kumar Awasthi

IEEE Senior Member ID: 91279750
Web of Science Researcher ID: V-3485-2019
Orchid ID: 0000-0001-8396-9025
IETE Fellow No.:F-502965

Profile Summary

Prof. Lalit Kumar Awasthi, is presently Professor and Director at National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand since 9th February 2022. Earlier he served five-year term as Director of NIT Jalandhar and had additional charge of NIT Delhi (for about 4 months) and NIT Hamirpur from 14th August 2020 to 9th October 2021. Thereafter he was officiating Director at NIT Hamirpur till 3rd February 2022. Prof. Awasthi has an iconic track record of quality teaching, research and academic administration and institution building.

Prof. Lalit Kumar Awasthi, completed his Ph.D. from IIT Roorkee (2003) and M.Tech. from IIT Delhi(1993) both in Computer Science and Engineering. His academic career spans for more than three decades in which he is involved in teaching-learning, laboratory development, infrastructure development, research, establishing new institution and

Being founder faculty, he is the main architect of the CSE Department, NIT Hamirpur. He has distinguished achievement of establishing the first computing facility at NIT Hamirpur. He also contributed for having new departmental building and establishing various basic and research laboratories. Under his headship, for the first time, Department started M. Tech. programme in Computer Science and Engineering and also in Mobile Computing. He also designed M Tech programme in Cloud Computing. Prof Awasthi while working as Head of Computer Centre, NITH established Voice and Data integrated network at NIT Hamirpur in 2002-03. Prof. Awasthi served as Dean (Students and Alumni) at NITH and strengthened Alumni base of NITH in India and abroad.

Prof. Awasthi served as Director in Himachal from July 2012 to September 2016. He was appointed founder Director-cum-Principal of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Govt. Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pragtinagar, India, to establish new institute with grant-in-aid of Rs. 15 Crores from SJVNL, Shimla, India. Professor Awasthi finalized master plan of the campus and established the institution with laboratories and other facilities. While at Pragtinagar he was having charge of Director of J N Govt. Engineering College, Sundernagar (HP) for almost two years. For a small period, he also served as Founder Director of MG Govt. Engineering College, Jeori, Shimla, Himachal.

Professor Lalit K Awasthi as Dean (Academics) at HP Technical University Hamirpur finalized new curriculum of BTech and MTech courses. and process of finalization ordinances of the university.

He joined NIT Jalandhar in October 2016 and contributed in academics, research, teaching, recruitment, Internationalization of institute, MoU with International and National Institutes and Alumni interactions which led to 49th rank in NIRF ranking in 2021 out of 12000 + institutions.

Prof. Awasthi is recipient of “Best faculty Award” at NITH for 2007. He is also recipient of “Director of the Year Award” given by Imperial Society of Innovative Engineers, India in the year 2020.

Professor Awasthi has excellent international exposure as he visited University of California Berkley, Stanford University, University of Newcastle upon Tyne UK, University of Technology Sydney, and University of Melbourne, Australia, University of Missouri Kansas and University of Florence Italy.

Professor Awasthi research interests includes Mobile distributed systems, Fault tolerance, Sensor Networks, P2P networks, and Security. Prof. Awasthi has handled 06 R&D and consultancy projects. Prof. Awasthi has more than 250 research publications to his credit in International Journals and Conferences. He filed 14 patents and three designs. One of the patents has been commercialized. An inspiring academician and mentor, he has produced 14 Doctorates and guiding 8 more.