University School of Applied Management

National Workshop on Advanced Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)

(A leading tool for efficiency & productivity measurement & improvement. A must attend workshop for those who are concerned with efficiency & productivity dimensions of performance evaluation through frontier analysis).


We take the pleasure to inform you that University School of Applied Management, Punjabi University, Patiala is organizing a National Workshop on “Advanced Data Envelopment Analysis” from 21st to 28th February, 2017.

Research Methodology is dynamic in nature and equips researchers with comprehensive outlook about the research. In the current local and global scenario, optimal resource utilization has gained greater relevance. The issues on optimal resource utilization require in‐depth knowledge of various efficiency and productivity measurement tools, which are based on econometric and mathematical models. A very widely used, but seldom properly understood, technique of measuring and evaluating production efficiency is Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). DEA is a non-parametric linear programming based technique for evaluating the relative efficiency of a set of homogeneous decision making units. Given the vast literature on measuring efficiency using DEA, it is but counterintuitive that often, elementary flaws are found in the use of DEA-based techniques right at the conceptualization stage itself. This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn the foundations of DEA and its applications to tackle the broader problems faced by modern society.

The workshop aims to improve research skills and competence amongst the researchers via providing useful insights into efficiency and productivity measurement. The workshop will enable the researchers, both current and aspiring, to get familiarized with the latest developments in the methodology of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Apart from providing a sound conceptual framework, the workshop would also emphasize the practical aspects and highlight some of the contemporary variants of DEA. This workshop will be conducted in a highly interactive manner, with greater emphasis on giving participants hands-on experience in handling, analyzing and interpreting different datasets.

The course content will be delivered by the well-known subject expert Dr. Biresh K Sahoo of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. For more details, the Brochure and Registration Form has been enclosed for your perusal.

Interested participants are also requested to fill this form to submit their nomination for the confirmation of seat.


Please note that the last date for registration is 17th February, 2017.

You are kindly requested to share this brochure in your concern.

Looking forward to see you at Punjabi University, Patiala.

Workshop Co-ordinators.
University School of Applied Management,
Punjabi University, Patiala.
+91-8146223355, +91-9988629630