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Dr. Chittaranjan Hota, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, completed his Ph.D from BITS, Pilani and has over twenty-eight years of academic and research experience in Indian and universities abroad. His Ph.D work was on Quality of Service (QoS) assurances in IP-Virtual Private Networks, part of which was carried out at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Prior to PhD, he had earned Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Engineering, and Masters of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering.  


Dr. Hota’s research interests include developing algorithms and models for building systems and applications in areas like Big-data analytics, Internet of Things, and Cyber security in which he has more than 100 publications, in various journals and conferences. He is currently working on developing self-verifying code for IoT devices alongwith researchers from VU, Netherlands. In past, he has executed funded projects in the area of Network threat monitoring, and building secure Peer-to-Peer overlays using Artificial Intelligence, and Machine learning techniques.


Dr. Hota currently manages BITS Entrance Examinations (BITSAT, and BITSHD) for admissions to around seventy different undergraduate and graduate degree programmes at BITS, Pilani and its campuses at Goa and Hyderabad as its Professor In-Charge (PIC). He has been in this role since 2016. These online examinations are conducted over 60 different Indian cities with an applicant base of around 2.0 lakhs every year.    


In past, Dr. Hota managed admissions to various degree programs at BITS, Hyderabad as an Associate DEAN of Admissions from 2014-18 (5 years). Dr. Hota was the founding Faculty In-Charge (Unit Chief) of Information Processing Centre Unit (IPC) from 2008-2018 (9 years) at BITS, Hyderabad where he guided a team of IT engineers for designing and commissioning the Campus Network (LAN, WAN, VoIP, and WiFi services). IPC Unit also managed other IT services of the Institute including Research clusters, Email and Website services, Computing and Storage infrastructure. Dr. Hota was also the founding Faculty-In-Charge (Unit Chief) of Computer Assisted House Keeping Unit (CAHU) at BITS, Hyderabad from 2008-2010 (2 years) where he was responsible for Institute wide budgeting decisions, payroll processing, and other HR support functions during its formative years. During 2010-12, as a task force leader under University administration thrust area of Mission-2012 project, Dr. Hota was instrumental in deciding the ERP implementation roadmap for BITS, Pilani and its' campuses.    


Dr. Hota was the founding HEAD of Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (HOD) at BITS, Hyderabad from 2008-2012 (4 years). As its founding Head, he was instrumental in creating academic rigor at par with Pilani campus of BITS. 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; Intel, India; Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India; and NWO, Netherlands. He is recipient of Australian Vice Chancellors' Committee award, twice 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 Life Member of ISTE.



Chittaranjan Hota

BITS, Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal, Medchal Dist.
Hyderabad, Telangana, India (500078)

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