Dr.Karunesh Kumar Shukla is currently the Director of N.I.T Jamshedpur. He earned his B.E. degree from M.M.M.E.C Gorakhpur (Gorakhpur University) in 1986 and his M.E. from M.N.R.E.C Allahabad (Allahabad University) in 1988. He completed his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2001. He was a Visiting Research Fellow, Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering Department, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan during Nov. 2002- March 2003 and June 2004. He was also a Research Scholar, Applied Mechanics Department at I.I.T. Delhi, India from July 1997 – Sept. 2000.
Prof. Shukla specializes in areas such as Composite Plates and Shells , Smart Structures, Retrofitting & Strengthening of RCC Structures, Computational Mechanics , Stability & Dynamics of Structures ,Multi-scale Composite. He has authored the book "An Introduction to Strength of Materials" which has proved to be of immense help to students nationwide.