National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra



Name : Jitender Kumar Chhabra
Designation : Professor
Qualification : B.Tech(CSE) from NITK as 2nd Topper, M.Tech (CSE) from NITK as Gold Medalist, PhD (S/w Engg)
Current Address :

NIT Campus

Phone 1 (office) : +91-1744-233482 (office - Direct number)
Phone 2 (office) :
Email :

Area Of Intrest :

Teaching Interests: Data Structures, Design & Analysis of Algorithms, Programming in C, Object Oriented Programming in C++, Software Design & Development, Software Engineering & Project Development, Operating Systems Data Bases, Object Oriented Systems, Software Testing.

Research Interests: Software Engineering, Soft Computing, Software Metrics, Big Data, Machine Learning, Big Data, Data Mining, Algorithms & related areas

Experience :

  • Teaching alongwith research: Approx 26 years
  • Software Engineer: 2 months

Other :

Research Publications :

  1. Published more than 130 papers in reputed International & National Conferences & Journals from IEEE, Elsevier, ACM, Springer, Wiley etc. More than 40 papers in non-paid SCI/Scopus indexed Journals .
  2. Reviewer for Journals of IEEE Transactions, ACM Transactions, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Inderscience and many other International journals.

Books Published

  1. Coauthor of world-famous Schaum Series Book from McGraw Hill titled “Programming with C” Byron Gottfired, USA & Jitender Kumar Chhabra. 4th Edition of the revised book published in 2018-19
  2. Authored a book titled ”Conceptual Programming Tips for Interviews and Competitive Exams” published by McGraw Hill

Ph.Ds Supervised :

a. Completed: Five (each with 4 or more SCI publications including in best Journals of Software Engineering)

b. In progress: Three

c. New Admissions: I will accept 1 candidate for PhD who is sincere, hard-working and ready for quality-work.

M.Tech Dissertations : Many students completed good-quality M Tech dissertations and some are pursuing

Significant Academic Contributions:

  • Teaching is my passion- Teaching of all programming oriented courses with special focus on design and implementation. I am the first recipient of Best Teacher Award of NIT Kurukshetra (2018-19)
  • One Copyright (of a Software) granted and filed 5 Patents to IPR Office, Govt of India
  • One of my student got selected for PhD in the area of Software Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA- World-Best University in CSE
  • Prepared many digital resources like video lectures etc for Data Str, Algorithms, OOP etc
  • Conducted 12 workshops for Campus Interview Preparations on OO Programming, Data Str and Algorithms, widely appreciated by all participants
  • Conducted many sessions for teachers for pedagogy of programming oriented courses and effective teaching, extremely successful and  appreciated.
  • Invited by many IITs, IIITs, NITs, reputed Universities and Institutes, and  Public-Service Commissions as expert for different academic works like workshops, expert-talks, interviews, syllabi revision etc, and delivered more than 50 expert talks.
  • My guided PhD thesis selected as a Resource Material at International Level by ACM, USA for researchers and scientists in the area of Software Engineering.
  • Guiding students for preparation of Data Structures & Algorithms, and competitive programming; many of these students get selected for internship and placement in best companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Directi, Adobe, etc.
  • Guiding and mentoring students since last ten years for ACM ICPC (International Collegiate Programming Contest), and one team reached to Top 5.
  • One of my Guided Project was selected in TOP-18 projects in one of the most prestigious International Project Contest (SCORE), organized by IEEE alongwith most reputed software Engineering Conference 'ICSE', held in USA.
  • Honored to be designated as HP-Chair (founder) by Hewelett Packard (HP) for collaborative work at NIT Kurukshetra, Co-Coordinator for Software Engineering training of selected students by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Chaired technical Sessions in more than 30 Conferences including IEEE- International Conference at US , Springer's conference at Canada
  • Keynote speaker & Guest of Honor in many International & National Conferences (approx 30), Seminars(approx 15)


  • First Recipient of Best Teacher Award at N I T Kurukshetra (2018-19).
  • All India Badminton's Men's Champion (Singles) at Inter NIT Sports Tournament (2018-19)
  • All India Winner of Badminton's Men's Doubles at Inter NIT Sports Tournament (2018-19)
  • Gold Medalist in M. Tech from N.I.T. (earlier R.E.C.) Kurukshetra.
  • 2nd Topper of B.Tech from N.I.T. Kurukshetra.
  • First student in my B Tech. batch to get the Campus-Placement.
  • Best Project Award.
  • Best Educator Award, Sir Issac Newton Scientific Award of Excellence
  • Best Presentation Award
  • All India Open Debate Winner
  • Winner of Open Badminton Championship
  • Winner of Teachers’ Relay race many times in Annual Sports.
  • PRESIDENT’S SCOUT award from Hon’ble President of India.
  • Merit and National Scholarship holder throughout school and college education
  • Board Topper at school Level

Foreign Visits:  Visited many countries like USA, UK, Canada, France, Spain, Czech republic, Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Dubai and presented research papers .

Administrative Contribution :

  • Coordinator (eq to HOD), School of VLSI and Embedded Systems (Aug 2018 onwards)
  • Head of Department Computer Engineering (2011-2013)
  • Head of Department, Computer Applications, 2012- 2015
  • Convener & Member of many committees of the Institute like DRC, DAC, BOS, Convocation, new-course-initiation, video-conferencing, centralized computer purchase, PhD ordinance etc.
  • Member for revision of scheme and syllabi of UG and PG Programmers in the Institute as well as in the department
  • Founder Professor In Charge Institute Website, Officer In Charge CCN