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: Programming in C, Object oriented programming in C++, Data Structures, Software Design & Development, Software Engineering & Project Development, Operating Systems Data Bases, Object Oriented Systems, Software Testing.

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

Experience :

  • Teaching alongwith research: Approx 25 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 30 papers in SCI Journals and more than 65 (Scopus indexed).
  2. Reviewer for Journals of IEEE Transactions, ACM Transactions, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Inderscience and many other International journals.

Books Published

    1. Authored a book titled ”Conceptual Programming Tips for Interviews and Competitive Exams” published by McGraw Hill
    2.  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

Ph.Ds Supervised :

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

b. In progress: Two

c. New Admissions: I will accept 1-2 candidates for PhD who are 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 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, 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