Dr. Pankaj Jalote

Current Position

Founding Director, IIIT Delhi

Academic Advisory Board, Plaksha University


University of Illinois (Ph.D. Computer Science) 

Penn State University (M.S. Computer Science) 

IIT Kanpur (B.Tech. Electrical)


Pankaj Jalote is currently a Distinguished Professor (CSE). He was the founding Director of IIIT-Delhi from 2008-2018. Earlier, he has also been an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland College Park, Professor and Head of Computer Science Department at IIT Kanpur, and Chair Professor at IIT Delhi. He has also been Vice President at Infosys for 2 years, Visiting Researcher at Microsoft in Redmond for 1 year, and Interim Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University (DTU) for six months. He is the author of five books, some of which have been translated in Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc, and the Indian edition of his text on Software Engineering was adjudged the bestselling book by the publisher. He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Intl. Journal on Empirical Software Engineering, and IEEE Trans. on Services Computing. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and INAE.

Research Interests 

Software Engineering (quality improvement and management, process improvement, resource models and optimization, software architecture), Fault-tolerant computing. 


1. P. Jalote, Software Project Management in Practice, Addison Wesley, 2002 (Low Priced Edition by Pearson India, 2002, French translation, Sept 2002, Chinese translation, 2003.) 

2. P. Jalote, CMM in Practice: Processes for executing software projects at Infosys, Addison Wesley, 1999. (Low Priced Edition by Pearson India, 2000, Chinese translation, Sept 2002, Korean Translation, Sept 2002, Japanese Translation, Oct 2002.) 

3. P. Jalote, An Integrated Approach to Software Engineering, Springer, New York , Third Edition, 2005, Second Edition, 1997, First Edition, 1991. (Indian Edition published by Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. Recognized as the best selling book in computer science by Narosa on its silver jubilee, 2002.)

4. P. Jalote, Fault Tolerance in Distributed Systems, Prentice Hall , Englewoods Cliffs, NJ, ISBN: 0-13-301367-7, 1994. 


Elected Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, “for contributions to software process improvement, fault tolerant computing, and software engineering education”, 2003. 

Elected Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE, India), 2002.

Silver Jubilee Award for Best Selling Author by Narosa 2002 for An Integrated Approach to Software Engineering. 

Infosys Managerial Award, 1997-98, for spearheading the quality efforts.