Dr PK Khosla

Executive Director

Contact Information

Tel: +911726619002
Email ID: director.mohali[at]

About Dr PK Khosla

    Dr P.K. Khosla passed M.Tech. from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra in the domain of Electronics & Communication. He displayed his calibre and potential right from the outset as during this course, he was awarded the University Medal for being a topper

    Dr Khosla always had a penchant for learning and knowledge and therefore he decided to carry on his academic journey by enrolling in PhD. He did his PhD in Electronics & Communication from Thapar University.

    He started his career by joining in as Scientist B in prestigious Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). There, he founded the much sought after ‘Embedded Systems’ division in the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory, and headed it for 5 ½ years.

    The embedded products developed by him and his team have been successfully inducted into on-board systems such as missiles and aircrafts. Moreover, he executed Project ‘TERA’, right from its genesis to its completion. The project was of high avail and had a sanctioned cost of mammoth Rs. 100cr. His contributions, in the fields of science and technology have been acknowledged widely and thus, he has received several awards of eminence

  • He was bestowed The National Technology Day Award, 2012.
  • He received the Coveted Scientist of the year award - 2015 from the Honorable Min. of Defence and the Min. of Finance.
  • He is also the recipient of ‘Engineer of the year award’ – 2017, accorded by the Chandigarh University.
  • He received ‘Digital India Award’ – 2020 in the category ‘InnovatInnovation in Pandemic’ from the Honourable President of India.
  • Up until 2018 he bequeathed his services to the Terminal Ballistics Research Lab (TBRL), DRDO, as Scientist G. His determined and relentless efforts have enabled scientists to identify the previously unforeseen and latent issues in the defence systems.

    On 18th Dec 2018, he took over the command of C-DAC, Mohali, as its Executive Director. Dr Khosla’s experience and credentials have held high utility in this organisation. Here he heads multiple teams, working in areas of Cyber Security, Healthcare technologies, eGovernance, Artificial Intelligence, Agri-Electronics and Quantum Computing.

    He led the initiative to launch the widely acclaimed eSanjeevani-the National Teleconsultation Service which has carried out over 13 million consultations as of Sept, 2021, Cyber Threat Management System and Emergency Response Support System (Dial 112) and the like. At C-DAC, he also started new M Tech courses in Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.

    He has authored one book, several book chapters, numerous national and international papers. Apart from his usual work, he likes to occupy himself by regularly guiding and mentoring PhD and MTech students. He has widely travelled and has good international exposure, too.

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