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Dr. Chittaranjan Hota, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, completed his Ph.D from BITS, Pilani and has over twenty-seven years of academic and research experience in Indian and universities abroad. His Ph.D work was on Quality of Service assurances in IP-Virtual Private Networks, part of which was carried out at University of New South Wales, Sydney.    


Dr. Hota’s research interests include developing algorithms and protocols for building Big-data systems, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Cyber security areas in which he has more than 90 publications, in various journals and conferences. He is currently working on developing self-verifying code for IoT devices.

Dr. Hota currently administers BITSAT (BITS, Pilani’s Admission Test) as its’ Professor In-Charge (university wide). He also oversees the functions of Associate Dean (Admissions) at BITS, Hyderabad since past four years. He has been shouldering the responsibilities of Unit Chief (FIC) of Information Processing Center at BITS Hyderabad since 2008 which include the design and implementation of the Campus-wide Network at BITS, Hyderabad to meet the ICT needs of the users. 

Dr. Hota was the founding Head of Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at BITS, Hyderabad (2008-2012). He has been a visiting researcher and visiting professor at University of New South Wales, Sydney; University of Cagliari, Italy; Aalto University, Finland; City University, London and Vrije University, Amsterdam. His research work has been funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi; Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), New Delhi; Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India; Progress Software, India; and NWO (Netherlands). He has guided six PhD students. He is recipient of Australian Vice Chancellors' Committee award, recipient of Erasmus Mundus fellowship from European commission, and recipient of Certificate of Excellence from Kris Ramachandran Faculty Excellence Award from BITS, Pilani. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is also a member of ACM, CSI, IE, and ISTE. 



Associate Dean (Admissions)

Admissions Office, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

Jawahar Nagar, Shameerpet Mandal, Medchal Dist, Hyderabad, Telangana (500078)

Ph: 040 (66303828/66303830) Off, 040 (66303504) Desk

E-mail: hota[AT] 

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