National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra



Name : Prateek Thakral
Designation : Assistant Professor (On Contract)
Qualification : M.Tech (Computer Engineering)
Current Address :


Phone 1 (office) : 01744-233540
Phone 2 (office) :
Email : 18[dot]prateek[at]gmail[dot]com

Area Of Intrest :

  • Data Structures 
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Graph Theory
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Management System
  • Operating System
  • Network security & Cryptography
  • Artificial Intelligence

Experience :

          Total Exprience:  5 Years

  • Currently working in Department of Computer Applications, NIT Kurukshetra since July 2014. 
  • 1 year as Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science & Engineering of Himalayan Group of Professional Institutions (HGPI), Kalaamb (H.P.)
  • 1 year as Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Science & Engineering of Seth Jai Parkash Mukand Lal Institute of Engineering & Technology (JMIT), Radaur

Other :

PG Dissertation Guided/Supervised:

Completed: 9

Ongoing: 2


Research Publications:


Book Chapter(s):

  • Surya Srivastava, Prateek Thakral, Vani Bansal & Vivek Shandil, “A Novel Image Steganography & Steganalysis Technique based on Pattern Searching” Optical & Wireless Technologies, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer Singapore, vol 472 pp 531-537, January 2018 (ISSN: 1876-1100)


  • Aditi Saraswat, Chahat Khatri, Sudhakar, Prateek Thakral and Prantik Biswas, “An Extended Hybridization of Vigenere and caesar cipher techniques for secure communication”, Elsevier Procedia Computer Science vol 92 pp 355-360, January 2016 (ISSN: 1877-0509)

International Conference(s):

  • Ruchika Chawla, Prateek Thakral, Akshay Kaura & Kapil Gupta, "Modified Centralized Approach for Preventing Collosion at Traffic Intersection", 4th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Computing & Control(ISPCC 2017) JUIT Solan, pp 35-42 (Sep 2017)
  • Chhavi Gupta & Prateek Thakral, “ASCII Conversion Based Two Keys V4S Scheme For Encryption and Decryption- A Four Step Approach”, IEEE International Conference on Computing, Communication & Networking (ICCCNT 2017), IIT Delhi, pp 1-6 (Jul 2017)
  • Umang Bhargava, Aparna Sharma, Raghav Chawla & Prateek Thakral, “A New Algorithm combining Substitution & Transposition Techniques for Secure Communication”,  IEEE International Conference on Trends in Electronics & Informatics (ICEI 2017), Tamil Nadu, May 2017 (Presented)
  • Aman Arora, Manish Pratap Singh, Prateek Thakral & Naveen Jarwal, “Image  Steganography Using Enhanced LSB Substitution Technique”, IEEE International   Conference  on  Parallel, Distributed & Grid Computing (PDGC-2016),  JUIT, Solan (H.P.) pp 386-389 (Dec 2016)
  • KM Archana Patel and Prateek Thakral, “The Best Clustering Algorithms in Data Mining”, IEEE International Conference on Communication & Signal Processing (ICCSP-2016), pp 2042-2046. (Apr 2016)



  • Member of Local Organising Comittee for 6th International Conference on Smart Computing and Communications (ICSCC-2017) to be held in NIT Kurukshetra on 7-8 December 2017.
  • Worked as Trainer in Two day Workshop on Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan (An Effort to Promote Digital Economy) organised by NIT Kurukshetra in collaboration with Indian Bank on 4-5 January 2017.
  • Worked as Organising Member & Trainer in National IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities 2016 held in NIT Kurukshetra on 19-20 July 2016.
  • Publicity Chair for 5th International Conference on Eco-friendly Computing and Communication Systems (ICECCS 2016) to be held in MANIT Bhopal from 8-9 December 2016.
  • Worked as volunteer in 4th International Conference on Eco-friendly Computing and Communication Systems (ICECCS 2015) held on 7-8 December 2015 in NIT Kurukshetra.
  • Organizing member of Digital India Week Events held in NIT Kurukshetra from 07-21 August 2015.



  • Qualified UGC NET 2017 Exam
  • Qualified GATE 2016 Exam