National Institute Of Technology,Kurukshetra



Name : Jitender Kumar Chhabra (Head of Department))
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) : 9416733789(M) (for urgent calls only, better to email)
Email :

Area Of Intrest :

Teaching Interests: Data Structures, Design & Analysis of Algorithms, Competitive & Efficient Programming, 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, Machine Learning & AI in S/w Engg; clustering and mining

Experience :

  • Teaching alongwith research: Approx 28 years

Other :

Publications : Total 144

  • SCI/Scopus indexed International Journals: 46
  • Others and National Journals: 14
  • Book Chapters & Procedia, LNCS etc: 24
  • International Conferences: 44
  • National Conferences: 16

Reviewer for Journals : IEEE Transactions, ACM Transactions, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Inderscience etc.

Research Project: Project entitled “Design and Development of a Novel Approach (non-cryptographic) for Secure Storage on External Media and Lossless Retrieval”, completed

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs):

  • Patents : Total 8 filed, 6 published
  • Copyrights: Four granted

Books Published: Total 3

  • Coauthor of World-famous Schaum Series Book from McGraw Hill titled “Programming with C” Byron Gottfired, USA & Jitender Kumar Chhabra. 4th Edition
  • Book for learning depth of coding: ”Conceptual Programming Tips for Interviews and Competitive Exams”, McGraw Hill

Ph.Ds Supervised :

  • Completed: 6 (most with 4 or more SCI publications in reputed journals)
  • In progress: Two
  • New Admissions: I will accept 1 candidate for PhD who is sincere, hard-working and ready for quality-work

Significant Academic Contributions:

  • Teaching is my passion. I am the first recipient of Best Teacher Award of NIT Kurukshetra
  • Started a new Elective for "Efficient Coding for Problem-Solving and Competitive Programming", helpful fof internship and placement in reputed companies
  • Coach for ACM ICPC Programming Contest in India and our team reached to top 5 ranked teams.
  • 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.
  • Our Project selected in TOP-20 projects of the World (in SCORE: one of the most prestigious IEEE's International Project Contest of S/w Engg).
  • Workshops Conducted (Interview Preparations, Competitive & OO Programming, Data Str, Algo, Teaching Pedagogy etc) : 18
  • Keynote Speaker & Guest of Honor in Conferences & Seminars: 22
  • Session Chairs in Conferences: 25

Industrial Collaborations:

  • Founder HP-Chair by Hewelett Packard (HP) for collaborative work at NIT Kurukshetra,
  • Co-Coordinator for Software Engineering training by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)


  • First Recipient of Best Teacher Award at N I T Kurukshetra
  • All India Badminton's Men's Champion (Singles as well as Doubles) at Inter NIT Sports Tournament
  • Gold Medalist in M. Tech from N.I.T. Kurukshetra
  • 2nd Topper of B.Tech from N.I.T. Kurukshetra
  • Best Project Award
  • Best Educator Award, Sir Issac Newton Scientific Award of Excellence
  • Best Presentation Award
  • All India Open Debate Winner

Foreign Visits: USA, UK, Canada, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Dubai for research paper presentation and chairing technical sessions.

Significant Administrative Contribution :

  • HOD Computer Engg, HOD Computer Applications, HOD/Coordinator (VLSI & Embedded Systems)
  • Founder Professor Incharge (Institute Website)
  • Founder Officer Incharge CCN
  • Nodal Officer BAS
  • Chairman/ Member of DRC, BOS, Senate, Academic Council of many Universities & Institutes
  • Scheme & Syllabi revision of UG & PG Programmes at NIT Kurukshetra and other Universities