Data Analysis & Decision Making - III

By Prof. Raghu Nandan Sengupta   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 2250
This is the third part of the three part course (DADM-I, DADM-II, DADM-III) which covers "Operations Research and its tools with applications". In general Decision Analysis and Decision Making (DADM) covers three main areas which are: Multivariate Statistical Analysis with its applications, Other Decision Making Models like DEA, AHP, ANP, TOPSIS, etc., and Operations Research and its tools with applications. These three part DADM course will be more practical and application oriented rather than theoretical in nature.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Economics, Masters in Statistics/Mathematics, Masters in Industrial Engineering, Masters in Operations Research/Operations Management, PhD in related fields as mentioned above

: Probability & Statistics Operations Research

: Manufacturing industry, chemical industry, steel industry, cement industry, etc.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction, Ideas of Optimization and Modeling
Week 2: Linear Programming (LP) and related topics
Week 3: Simplex Method, Interior point Method and related concepts
Week 4: Non-Linear Programming (NLP)
Week 5: Goal Programming
Week 6: Stochastic Programming        
Week 7: 0-1 Programming and other related methods
Week 8: Polynomial Optimization
Week 9: Reliability Based Programming
Week 10: Robust Optimization
Week 11: Other topics like Parametric programming, etc
Week 12: Multi-objective Programming

Books and references

1) B Bazaraa, M. S., Sherali, H. D. and Shetty, C. M., (1979), Linear Programming and Network Flows, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 9812-53-041-X.
2) Bazaraa, M. S., Sherali, H. D. and Shetty, C. M., (2004), Nonlinear programming. Theory and Algorithms, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 9812-53-068-1.
3) Birge, J. R. and Louveaux, F. V., (1997), Introduction to Stochastic Programming, Springer, ISBN: 978-0387982175.
4) Bertsekas, D. P., (2005), Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control-Vol (I), Athena Scientific, ISBN 1-886529-26-4.
5) Bertsekas, D. P., (2005), Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control-Vol (II), Athena Scientific, ISBN 1-886529-30-2.
6) Boyd, S. P. and Vandenberghe, L., (2004), Convex Optimization, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0-521-83378-7.
7) Dantzig, G. B. and Thapa M. K., (2009), Linear Programming: Introduction (Vol 1), Springer, ISBN(13): 9788184893823/ISBN(10): 8184893825.
8) Dantzig, G. B. and Thapa M. K., (2009), Linear Programming: Theory and Extension (Vol 2), Springer, ISBN(13): 9788184893854/ISBN(10): 818489385X.
9) Lange, K., (2010), Optimization, Springer, ISBN(13): 9788181285096/ISBN(10): 8181285093.
10) Rardin, R. L., (2002), Optimization in Operations Research, Pearson Education, ISBN: 81-7808-671-9.
11) Winston, W. L., (2003), Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms, Cengage Learning, ISBN: 81-315-0190-6.

Instructor bio

Prof. Raghu Nandan Sengupta

IIT Kanpur
Prof. Raghu Nandan Sengupta completed his bachelors in engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi INDIA and his FPM (PhD) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, INDIA with specialization in Operations Management. His research interests are in Sequential Analysis, Statistical & Mathematical Reliability, Optimization and its use in Financial Optimization. His research work has been published in journals like Metrika, European Journal of Operational Research, Sequential Analysis, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Communications in Statistics: Simulation & Computation, Quantitative Finance, etc. At Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, INDIA he is a Professor in the Industrial & Management Engineering department and teaches courses like Probability & Statistics, Stochastic Processes & their Applications, Management Decision Analysis, Financial Risk Management, etc. He is also the recipient of IUSSTF Fellowship 2008 and visited Operations Research & Financial Engineering department at Princeton University, USA, ERASMUS MUNDUS Fellowship 2011 to Warsaw University, POLAND, EU-NAMASTE Fellowship 2015 to IST, University of Lisboa, PORTUGAL, DAAD Fellowship 2015 to TU Dresden, GERMANY.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 30 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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