Dr. D. Chithraprasad was Professor & Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Dean (Research) at TKM College of Engineering, Kollam. He received B.Sc. (Engg.) degree from University of Kerala, M.Tech. from IIT Delhi and Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur. He worked as Principal in Engineering colleges in Kerala.

He held positions in academic bodies including Chairman, Board of Studies (Engineering), University of Kerala, member, the board of studies ( UG & PG) in University of Kerala and University of Calicut, member Faculty of Engineering ( University of Kerala), Chairman, Board Examinations ( B.Tech & M.Tech). He has been taking a lead role in curriculum development of Computer Science and Engineering. He was the convener of curriculum committees (Computer Science and Engineering) of University of Kerala and APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. He is a member of the panel of technical experts of several universities. He was the convener of international conferences, faculty development programmes, and workshops for students and teachers.

Dr. Chithraprasad was the counselor of Computer Society of India (CSI) student chapter, TKMCE for two decades. He is a member of ACM (Association of Computing Machinery), Fellow of Institution of Engineers (FIE), life member of CSI and life member of ISTE. There are many research publications and invited lectures to his credit. He is an approved research guide of University of Kerala and several researchers secured doctoral degree under his guidance.