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The Operational Research Society of India was founded in 1957 to provide a forum for the Operational Research Scientists as well as an avenue to widen their horizon by exchange of knowledge and application of techniques from outside the country. To further that end, the Society is affiliated to the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS).

The headquarters of the Society is located in Kolkata at 39, Mahanirvan Road, Kolkata 700029, India. At present the Society has sixteen operating chapters located in Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Aligarh, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Madurai, Meerut, Mumbai and Tirupati.

The objectives of the Society shall be the promotion and propagation of knowledge in Operational Research, publication of the journal with original, high quality and state-of-the art papers on Operational Research and allied disciplines, and conducting courses / examinations to propagate the knowledge in Operational Research.

The Society publishes a quarterly journal OPSEARCH, which brings out high quality and state of the art papers in Operational Research. The journal enjoys a wide spectrum of readership both in the India and aboard covering academics, professionals as well as industrial / service sector organisations. 
In order to provide opportunity to professionals and students to equip themselves with the knowledge and usage of the science of Operational Research, the Society is conducting an examination on Graduate Diploma in Operational Research since 1973.

 The Society is administered by duly elected Central Council every two years. The list of Central Council Members for the years 2017 & 2018 comprises

 
President

Prof. Vijay Chandru

Indian Institute of Science,
Bengaluru 560012.
Karnataka.
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President (Elect)

Prof. Goutam Dutta

Professor, Production and Quantitative Methods Area 
Indian Institute of Management
Ahmedabad-380 015.
Gujarat.
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Immediate Past President

Prof. Asis Kumar Chattopadhyay

Department of Statistics
University of Calcutta
35, Ballygaunge Circular Road
Kolkata 700019.
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Vice Presidents

Prof. Kalyan Mitra
Marine Engineering and Research Institute
P1-19, Taratala Road
Kolkata 700088.
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Prof. K. Srinivasa Rao
Andhra University
Visakhapatnam
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Hony. Secretary

Bijan Sarkar
Jadavpur University
Dept. of Production Engineering
Kolkata 700032
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Hony. Treasurer

Prof. R. N. Mukherjee
82, Jatindas Road
Kolkata 700 029.
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Council Members

Dr. Avanish Kumar
C/o. Shri S. P. Yadav                  
Kemasin Nagar, Kanpur Road             
(Near Bundelkhand University)          
Jhansi  284128
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Dr. Bijay Baran Pal                    
NIHARIKA
B5/18, Kalyani           
Nadia
West Bengal  741235          
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Dr. Prabha Sharma 
Department of CSE & IT
North Cap University
Sector - 23A, Gurgaon - 122 017
Haryana
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Dr. Samajit Kar
Department of Mathematics
National Institue of Technology, Durgapur
West Bengal
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Mr. Soumyanath Chatterjee 
Block 27/5A Diamond City North
68 Jessore Road, PO. Shyamnagar
Kolkata 700 055,
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Dr. Swapan Kanta Bose Chowdhury      
33/1A, Old Ballygunge First Lane     
Upper Flat                           
Kolkata 700 019          
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