ORSI COMPETITION ON PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS CALL FOR ENTRY 2018 

Operational Research Society of India plans to start an industrywide competition to encourage, recognize and reward outstanding application of Operations Research, Management Science and Analytics in Practice in India. Made in line with Franz Edelman Award of INFORMS the objective of the award is to call out, recognize and reward outstanding applications in practice in India.

The prize/award will be provided to the client organization and no to individuals. The authors will be recognized with a certificate.

RULES FOR ENTRY 

  • Prize is for application and practice and not for theory or methodology. So an work having significant impact in financial terms on in policy changes will have higher chance of winning than one that discusses methodology with little relevance to practice.
  • The work has to be done in India by any organization located in India. MNCs located in India can enter provided the work was done completely in India and the first author and the lead author should be from India.  
  • By entering the competition, the organization will have to submit a declaration that they will submit a technical paper in about 6000 words by October, 2018. In addition the client organization will provide a letter from senior management that the work has been really implemented in practice making significant impact. 
  • ORSI team of judges will contact the client to verify the claims to select the finalist.
  • The company will have deliver a 20- 30 minute presentation of the work in the Annual National Conference of ORSI.This year competition will be held at IIT, Bombay from December 16 to18, 2018. 
  • The paper after proper peer review will appear in OPSEARCH, 50 year old academic journal as a Special Issue. OPSEARCH is co-published by Springer . 
  • A maximum of five entry/ papers will be selected as finalists and only one will be declared as winner. 

JURY

Jury will be top researchers involved in practice from corporate India and academia. Prof. Sankarshan Basu will chair the Competition. Prof. Manoj K. Tiwari will be the Editor of the special issues of OPSEARCH. 

No jury member can be the author or co-author of any entry. 

 

ENTRY PROCEDURE

Kindly send a two pages or 1000 words summary what you have done in your organization indicating the problem, the OR/MS/ Analytics methodology used, how the problem was solved and the impact of the work in financial terms and policy changes. Please also provide the name email-ID of all authors and name email_ID and mobile number of senior management of the organization. 

Kindly send the 1000 word summary by email to July 31th, 2018 to below mention deatils:

Prof. Sankarshan Basu Chair

ORSI Award on the Practice of OR/MS/ Analytics
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Banergatta Road, Bangalore
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Phone : 080-26993078
 

Deadlines

1. Last date for the Entry : July 31, 2018

2. Last date for selection of Semifinalists : August 31

3. Last date for selection of Finalist : September 30, 2018

4. Last date of submission of paper : November 30, 2018

5. Presentation at IIT, Bombay : 17th December, 2018

6. Declaration of winner : 18th December 2018

Prof. B. G. Raghavendra  Memorial Award for  " Best Student Paper " introduced during the 34th Annual Convention in the year 2001 . The corpus fund was contributed by the Bangalore Chapter of ORSI. The prize winner receives a medal with a certificate of the award. The paper should have at least one student author / co author and presented by the student in the conference.

Awards will be based on presentations at the annual convention.

Prof. M. C. Puri Memorial Award  was initiated  by  ORSI in honor of Prof. Puri who died in a terrorist attack  in 2005 while attending the annual convention of ORSI in Bangalore. The award is presented to a member of ORSI based on the assessment by the selection committee for his / her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of   Operational Research of India. The award comprises a shawl, a citation and a certificate.

Search or selection committee for M. C. Puri Award needs to constituted by the central council in its meeting for seeking nomination with biodata for consideration by the search committee. This year Prof. Goutam Dutta proposed name Mr. Janat Shah as chairman of the search committee & name was  placed before the council meeting.  

Please forward the nomination(s) for the person(s), whom you would like to nominate, in the prescribed pro-forma attached herewith latest by November 14th 2018.

The detailed application with the CV of the prospective nominations can be sent electronically to                 

Prof. Bijan Sarkar

Hon Secretary, ORSI

Professor, Department of Production Engineering

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

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ORSI was founded in 1957 under the leadership of Prof P. C. Mahalanobis who continued to guide the societyfor the first seven years after its inception. Prof. Mahalanabis, a distinguished educator who was also the member of the Planning Commission, Fellow of Royal Society, founder of the Indian Statistical Institute and a President of the International Statistical Institute.

ORSI instituted this award in 2017 based on a generous endowment by a senior life member who does not want to be named. This award will be presented again to three distinguished educators one in Operations Research, one in engineering and one in management discipline during the 51th Annual General Meeting during  December 2018.

 

  1. Eligibility Criteria:

1)       The nominee must be Indian citizen.

2)       He / She should have completed ten years’ experience in teaching/research.

3)       He / She must belong to arecognized educational institution teaching O.R. / Management Science/engineering in respective stream / involved in application / research in industry.

4)       Each nominee has to be proposed by at least one 'Senior Member' of ORSI and seconded by someone belonging to the stream for which the nomination is proposed. (Self-nominations are also accepted)

5)       The nominee should have distinguished teaching, research /application and publication record.

6)       Members of P.C.Mahalanobis Committee Award Committee are not eligible for this award.

  1. Selection Procedure:

The Central Council of ORSI has constituted a Selection Committee of five members, comprising three experts (one each for each stream) from three different regions, one of the current Vice-Presidents or past Presidents of ORSI, asthe Chairperson, and the Hon. Secretary of ORSI, as the Convener of the committee. The Selection Committee will evaluate the merit of the contribution and / or achievements of the nominees and recommend the panel for consideration and approval by the Central Council. Selection committee will evaluate the nominees keeping in view the following broad selection criteria:

1)       Dissemination of knowledge.

2)       Grooming talented professionals.

3)       Impact created in the society.

4)       Enhancing knowledge in their respective field.

5)       Social contribution through education.

  1. Award to be presented:

1)       Distinguished Educator Citation from ORSI.

2)       Cash Award of ₹10,000/- each.

  1. Every nomination has be proposed and seconded by two senior members of the society.   Interested candidates can send their detailed CV for the consideration of the committee indicating their teaching, research, and consultancy experience in operations research, management and engineering.

The CV(s) of the nominee(s) must accompany the nomination. Self-nomination is generally not encouraged.

Please forward the nomination(s) for the person(s), whom you would like to nominate, in the prescribed pro-forma attached herewith latest by November 14th 2018.

The detailed application with the CV of the prospective nominations can be sent electronically to                  

Prof. Bijan Sarkar

Hon. Secretary

Professor, Department of Production Engineering

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

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In a calendar year , maximum 3 senior members  of ORSI are awarded Fellowship based on the assessment by the standing committee on the merit of the contributions towards the promotion & development of Operational Research & approved by the Central Council of ORSI Certificate on Fellow is Presented.

 For objective assessment of the nominations for consideration of Fellowship of Operational Research Society of India, the following criteria of assessment may be used:

  1. Educational background:Outstanding (First Rank Holder althrough), Excellent (University Rank Holder), Good (Masters/PhD degree), Average (No Masters degree) and Poor (No Graduation degree).
  2. Professional achievement:Outstanding (Highest Ranking and more than one fellowship of professional bodies), Excellent (Highest position and fellowship of professional body), Good (Academic position high and member of one or two professional body), Average (Lower academic rank and member of one and two professional body) and Poor (Professional achievement in academic institution lower than the top and no professional body).

iii. Research capability: Outstanding (Greater than twenty publications, monographs, greater than one textbook), Excellent (Eleven to twenty Papers and one textbook), Good (Five to ten publications), Average (No publication in reputed/international journal) and Poor (No publication).

  1. Contribution towards promotion and development of Operation Research:Outstanding (Greater than two or four conference, two or four overseas collaboration), Excellent (Two or four conference, two or four overseas collaboration), Good (Good conference, collaboration activities), Average (One workshop, one conference) and Poor – No Operations Research promotional activities like workshop, conference, society formation)

The relevant excerpts on provisions of Fellowship of ORSI as provided in the Constitution of the Society are noted below for your reference please.

 Fellow: A Senior Member will be considered for Fellowship by the Central Council of ORSI, if the following conditions are fulfilled.

  1. He / She is a Senior member.
  1. He / She should have no financial dues to the Society at the time of his/her nomination.

 III.             His / Her nomination should have been duly proposed and seconded by two Fellows / Senior Members of ORSI or initiated by the Central Council.

  1. He / She should have made outstanding contributions towards the promotion and development of Operational Research. The merit of the contributions will be assessed by a committee comprising the immediate past President as Chairman and the Hon. Secretary as Convener. They are authorized to co-opt two experts (not necessarily members of ORSI). The recommendations of the Committee will be placed at a business session of the Central Council for approval or otherwise. The Committee shall meet in June every year.
  2. His / Her fellowship shall be ratified at the Annual General Meeting, after acceptance by the Central Council.
  3. Not more than 50 (fifty) Fellows would be on the rolls of the Society at a point of time. Not more than 3 (three) Senior Members would be awarded Fellowship in a calendar year. The nomination for fellowshipwill remain valid for 3 (three) years.

Please forward the nomination for fellowship along with the C. V. of the nominee for consideration by the Standing Committee by 14th November 2018. The list of existing fellows can be viewed  in the website of the Society at www.orsi.in under Membership icon. Please forward the nomination(s) for the person(s), whom you would like to nominate, in the prescribed pro-forma attached herewith latest by November 14th 2018.

The detailed application with the CV of the prospective nominations can be sent electronically to                 

Prof. Bijan Sarkar

Hon Secretary, ORSI

Professor, Department of Production Engineering

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

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