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Name : Dr. Lalit Kumar Awasthi
Designation : Professor (Presently Director,NIT Jalandhar)
Department : Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Qualification : Ph.D.
Phone : 254420 (O)
Email ID : lalit@nith.ac.in

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Position Held

Professor, CSE Department           

NIT Hamirpur                                                                      


July 2004 - Present.

Head, Computer Science & Engineering Department                            

NIT Hamirpur


Jan 1999 to Sep 1999.

Sep 2002 - Feb 2008.

Dean, Students and Alumni Affairs


February 2008 - Present.


Head, Computer Centre

NIT Hamirpur

Aug 2009 -   Present.  

Jan 1999 -    Sep 1999.  

Sept 2002 -  Feb 2008.  


Assistant Professor

CSE Department NIT Hamirpur


15th Sep 1994 - Jun 2004.  


Lecturer, CSE Department

NIT Hamirpur


4th Aug 1988 to 14th  Sep 1994.



  • PhD, IIT, Roorkee, Computer Engineering, 2003, Thesis Title of PhD  " Efficient Check pointing Protocols in Mobile Distributed Systems".

  •   M. Tech, IIT, Delhi, Computer Science and Engineering, 1993

  •   B.E. Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, CSE, 1988 (Topper in the University).

Awards & Honors

  • Included in Marquis  Who in the World in 27th Edition of 2010.

  • Best Faculty Award in CSE, NIT Hamirpur(H.P) for the year 2007-08.

  • Stood 1st merit position with Distinction in University Merit list in B.E, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Computer Science & Engineering, 1988.


Teaching M.Tech.(MC)

Subjects is being taught :-

  •   CSE 511 - Parallel Processing

  •   CSE 522 - Computer Networks

  •   CSE 514 - Operating Systems

  •   CSE EL 2(C) - Mobile Computing

  •   CSE 700 - Dissertation (for 3rd & 4th Semesters)

Teaching B.Tech.

Subjects is being taught:-

  • CSE 232 - OOPs

  • CSE 233 - Computer Architecture

  • CSE 244 - Operating Systems

  • CSE 351 - Compiler Design

  • CSE 363 - Computer Communications & Networks

  • CSE 482 - Mobile Computing

  • CSE EL XI - Distributed computing

  • CSE 522  -  Computer Networks.


Following responsibilities were besides Head of CSE Department & Head of Computer Center, NIT, Hamirpur :-

  •   Dean, Students and Alumni Affairs, February 2008 - Present.

  •   Member Senate, NIT Hamirpur.

  •   Proctor.

  •   Chairman, Board of Discipline.

  •   Chairman, Networking Committee.

  •   Chairman, Library Computerization Committee.

  •   Chairman, Office automation Committee.

  •   Chairman, INDEST consortium.

  • Coordinator of computerization, VSAT facility & Fibber LAN at NIT Hamirpur under Ministry of Human Resources & Development, Govt. Of India, project of approximately 12 million rupees.

  • Member Board of Governors, NIT Hamirpur.

Book/Book chapters


  • Pamita Awasthi, Shilpa Dogra, Lalit K. Awasthi and Ritu  Barthwal, Entitled Interaction of mitoxantrone and its analogues with DNA tetramer sequences - A Molecular Modeling Study Accepted to be published in the research book entitled Software Tools and Algorithms for Biological Systems" Springer (in book series, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, AEMB).


  • Ankur Gupta and Lalit K. Awasthi, Security Issues in Cross-Organizational Peer-to-Peer Applications and Some Solutions, S. Ranka et al. (Eds.) Communications in Computer and Information Science, CCIS 40, pp. 422433, Aug. 2009 (Springer-Verlag).


  • Lalit K. Awasthi and Yash pal, "Fault Tolerance, Checkpointing and Ad hoc Networks", in Application of IT and Management in Economic Growth edited by B. Dogra, K. Kaur and R. Verma, pp. 261-268, ISBN-978-81-8450-120-9, 2008.


  • Ankur Gupta and Lalit K. Awasthi, Peer Enterprises: Possibilities, Challenges and Some Ideas towards Their Realization, P. Herrero et al. (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 4806, Vol. 2, pp 1011-1020, Nov. 2007 (Springer-Verlag).


  • Lalit Kumar, Manoj Misra and R.C. Joshi "Checkpointing in Distribued Computing Systems - chapter of the book Concurrency in Dependable Computing; Edited by P. Ezhilchelvan and A. Romanovsky. Kluwer Publishers, June 2002.

Expert Talks


  • From IPv4 to IPv6, Hindu Girls College, Jagadhir, UGC sponsored National Conference on 14th Sep 2010.

  • "Wireless Sensor Networks" MHRD & AICTE Sponsored Program on Instrumentation & Signal Processing at Department of Instrumentation & Control Control, NIT Jalandhar during 14 Jan,2010.

  • Latest Trends in Information Technology UGC sponsored National Conference on, Recent trends in Information Technology: Opportunity & Challenges, S S Jain Subodh MCA Insitute, Jaipur during 26-27 Feb 2010.

  • Cloud Computing Architecture & Application, National Seminar, D A V Girls College, Yamunanagar, 25 Feb 2010.

  • Mobile cloud computing, Confluence - The Next Generation Information Technologies Summit, Amity University, Noida, 22-23 January 2010.

  • Talk on Research Issue in Routing Sensor Networks & Routing in Adhoc Networks at Invertis Institute of Engineering & Technology, Barely.


  • Superscalar Architecture and Cloud Computing at Refresher Course for Computer Science Department, Academic Staff College, GND University, Amritsar during 22Sep-12 Oct 2009.

  • Workshop orgnized on Teaching & Research Methodology at Model Institute of Engineering, Jammu, 17 Nov, 2009.

  • Open Source- LINUX Operating System during one week course on Linux System Administration at NIT Hamirpur during 4-7 September 2009.

  • Active Learning at Orientation programme at KIIT Group of Institutions, Bhubneswar, on 21/07/2009 along with Prof. I. K. Bhat.

  • Research Challenges in Mobile Computing and fault Tolerance and Caching in Faculty Development Programme on Mobile Computing (MC-09) on 22/06/2009 and 24/06/2009.

  • Mobility and Networking to M. Tech. students at H. P. University on June 2009.

  • Active Learning at AICTE sponsored Orientation programme (OPTT-09) at NIT Hamirpur, on 04/07/2009.

  • Wireless Sensor Networks, Opportunities and Challenges at National Conference on Recent Trends in Computer and Information Technologies 24-25th April, 2009.

  • Networking and Information Security and on Sensor Networks at a FDP at Academic Staff College, HP University, Shimla on 15/04/2009.

  • Routing Protocols in wireless networks at National Conference on Next Generation Computing and Information Systems (NGCIS 09) on 15th February 2009.

  • Challenges in Devising Secure Routing Protocols for Adhoc Networks at SVNIT Surat, Feb. 2009.

  • Introduction to Pedagogy Workshop and Effective Assessment during a workshop on Pedagogy at KNIT Sultanpur on 5-6 January 2009.


  • Proactive Routing Protocols for MANETS and on ?Reactive Routing Protocols and on Hybrid Routing Protocols at FDP at NIT Jallandhar, December 2008.

  • Challenges in routing protocols for MANETS and wireless sensor networks?   at Advances in optical Fiber and Wireless Communication workshop held at  NIT Hamirpur on 5-6, December 2008.

  • Research Challenges in Mobile and Adhoc Networks- Fault tolerance Perspective at A. B. Institut of Information Technology and Management, Gawalior on 9th December 2008.

  • Routing Protocols for Adhoc networks on Challenges in Check pointing Distributed computing Systems at FDP at GND University, Amritsar on 14th  November 2008.

  • Work Ethics at Workshop on Motivation and Innovation for Non teaching and Technical supporting Staff of NIT Hamipur on 30.08 2008.

  • Curriculum Development at AICTE/ MHRD sponsored summer school Orientation Program for Technical Teachers on June 30 - July 11, 2008.

  • Use of Modern Teaching aids, Curriculum Development and Active Teaching-Learning in AICTE/MHRD sponsored Orientation Program for Technical Teachers (OPTT-08) at NIT Hamirpur on July 2008.

  • Distributed Computing in AICTE/MHRD sponsored Faculty Development programme for Distributed Check pointing at NIT Kuruksetra on 25th July 2008.

  • Computer Aided Anticancer Drug Design (CADD) - (Research work at NITH (H.P), INDIA) at University of California, Los Angles on 22nd July 2008.

  • NBA Accreditation at MIET, Jammu, 24th February 2008.

  • Use of IT Tools for Teaching Learning Process at AICTE sponsored SDP on Trends in Teaching Skills in Technical Education at MBS College of Engineering & Technology, Jammu on 23rd February 2008.


  • Advance Java to faculty of Training Center of Punjab Technical University at NIT Hamirpur on 18th  December, 2007

  • Parallel Processing at H. P. University Shimla.

  • Use of IT Tools for Teaching at Induction Training programme on 24th September at NIT Hamirpur.

  • Fault tolerance in Mobile Distributed Systems at one day National Workshop on Wireless technologies at NIT Jallandhar.

  • Advances in Computer Networks at Academic Staff College, H. P. University, Shimla.

  • Mobile Computing: Fault Tolerance and Security at International Conference on Securities and Workshop on  ICON January 29th to 31st, 2007, India.

  • Mobile Computing at short term course for faculty on Recent Advance in Instrumentation and Control, NIT Jallandhar on 8th March 2007.


  • Mobile Computing at National Conference at GNE, College, Ludhiyana, 2006.

  • Chaired a session on E-Commerce and delivered a keynote talk on Fault tolerance challenges in Mobile Distributed Systems at National Conference on Emerging Principles and Practices of Computer Science and Information Technology (EPPCSIT 06),  during 18th -19th August, 2006.

  • Mobile Computing at NIT Srinagar under TEQIP project in 2006.

  • Information Management in Library at a workshop organized by Librarian, NIT Hamirpur, 2006.

  • Status of IT Education in HP at Strategy for Sustainable Development of Himachal Pradesh with Special Emphasis on Industry, Tourism, Bio-Technology and Information Technology, National Seminar, Shimla during 6-7 Nov. 2006.

  • Fault tolerance in Distributed Mobile Computing Systems at National Workshop on Mobile Computing organized by IETE, Aligarh and EE Department, AMU, Aligarh.


  • Issues & Trends in Wireless Networks at National Conference, Thappar Institute of Engineering and Technology during 17-18 December 2004.


  • INDEST usage for research at INDEST consortium workshop, NIT Hamirpur on 24.09.03.

Professional Activities

Member in AICTE / NBA / NIT / University / Professional Societies

  •          NBA expert member
  •          AICTE Expert member,
  •          DOACC Expert Member.
  •          4th Convocation Program at NIT Hamirpur as senator.
  •          Member Senate, NIT Hamirpur.
  •          Member, BOS E&CED, NIT Srinagar.
  •          Member, Faculty of Engineering HP University.
  •          Member: - Board of Studies of CSE Department, Madhav Institute of Technology & Science, Gwalior.
  •          Nominated member, Board of Studies, Computer Science, H. P. University Shimla for two years form March 2009 onwards.
  •          Member, Research Degree Committee, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  •          Chairman & Member of various bodies in the institute (BOS, Senate, Ex-member BOG) etc.,
  •          Member Academic Council, IEC College, Noida, India.
  •          Member, Expert Committee, Computer Science and Engineering and Engineering & Technology, IEET, Baddi (H.P)-INDIA.
  •          Member Academic Advisory Board of IEC College of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida, India.
  •          Member Academic Advisory Board of Institute of Engineering & Emerging Technologies Baddi, Distt. Solan (H.P.) India.
  •          Life Member of Computer Society of India
  •          Life Member ISTE
  •          Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India), Kolkata.
  •          Member International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
  •          Member Internet Society (ISOC)
  •          Member, State Level Committee for H. P. Takniki Shikasha Board
  •          Member, State Level Committee for recommending the grant of approval/LOI for Diploma Level Institutions, H.P. state.
  •          Member, Inspection committee, HP University for inspection of Akal College of Engineering and Technology, Baru Sahib on 28/03/2009.
  •          Member, committee constituted by Governor to examine project report of GBF Trust Kota for opening a new university in Himachal and meeting was  held in Feb/March 2009

Selection Committee Member


  • G.N.D.U Amritsar, 11 July, 2010.

  • NIT Surat, 5 July, 2010.

  • NIT Hamirpur 6 July, 2010.


  • For direct recruitment of Professors, Associate Professor, Assistant professor and Lecturers, IIITM Allahabad, July 16th and 17th, 2009.

  • For Lecturers, NIT Hamirpur, Feb/March 2009


  • NIT Kuruksetra in 2007.

  • For direct recruitment of Professors, Assistant professor and Lecturers, SVNIT Surat.

Courses Organized


  • Two day Orientation Workshop for newly joined faculty of NIT Hamirpur, 25 -26 Jul 2009.

  • AICTE/MHRD sponsored Faculty Development Program, Mobile Computing, 22-26 June 2009.


  •  National Conference, Emerging Trends in Computing and Communication (ETCC08), NIT Hamirpur, 30-31 December 2008.

  • AICTE/MHRD sponsored faculty development summer school, Orientation Program for Technical Teachers, NIT Hamirpur, 30th June to 11th July 2008.


  • AICTE & TEQIP sponsored National Conference, Emerging Trends in Computing and Communication NIT Hamirpur, July27-28, 2007.

  •  National Conference, Recent Trends in Library & Information Science (RTLIS-07), NIT Hamirpur, 15-16 November, 2007.

  • ISTE Section Annual Convocation, Quality Assurance in Technical Education, NIT Hamirpur, 18-19 November 2007.

  •  AICTE & TEQIP sponsored International Short Term Course, Current Inclinations in Biotechnology, NIT Hamirpur, 11-15 December 2007.


  •  National Level Faculty Development program, Mobile Computing, NIT Hamirpur, December 2006.


  • First INDEST user convention for faculty & Student Communities, NIT Hamirpur, 24.09.2003.