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Professor Jahar Saha

 
  Prof. Jahar Saha Jahar Saha was born on 14th December, 1943 at Kaladi in Matlab (now in Bangladesh). While his grandparents were in business, his father was a lawyer who later became a school teacher. His elder brother was a senior government official and his younger sister is a professor in a medical college at Kolkata.  
     
  Saha did a four-year professional degree in Statistics (B.Stat.), Masters in Statistics (M.stat), and a one-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Jahar Saha obtained his Ph.D. in Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. His Ph.D. thesis was titled "Some Problems in Railway Networks" which focused on two kinds of problems in railway networks: (i) scheduling trains, (ii) selecting an optimal configuration for railway networks. Many ofthe problems were structured mathematical programming problems and Saha made attempts to develop efficient algorithms to the problems.  
     
  Saha started his career as a Trainee Technical Officer of SQC Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Mumbai. He also worked as a Junior System Consultant with a consulting company in Mumbai.  
     
  Since 1975, Saha has been teaching in the Production and Quantitative Methods Area of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (lIMA). During his tenure at the Institute, he held the position of Director between 1998 and 2002. He had also taught at Lake Erie College, USA and had been Visiting Associate Professor at the University ofNew Brunswick, Canada.  
     
  Professor Saha has been associated with the development of first-year courses on Mathematics and Statistics for Management (MSM). He also developed second-year courses on Linear Programming, Applications of Operations Research, Advanced Topic in Operations Research and Selected Topics in Operations Research, and Quality Management.  
     
  Professor Saha held various positions in the Institute such as Director; Member, Board of Governors; Dean; Chairman, StaffEvaluation Committee; Chairman, Admissions and Financial Aid Committee; Warden; Area Chairman, Production and Quantitative Methods Area; and Coordinator, Management Education Programme.  
     
  Professor Saha's major interest is in resolving complex issues in management using concepts from mathematics, statistics, and operations research.  
     
  Professor Saha is the co-editor of Studies in Linear Programming (North-Holland! American Elsevier) and co-author of Capital Investment Decisions (Macmillan, India), and Tables Professor Jahar Saha for Capital Investment Decisions (Indian Statistical Institute). His publications include papers in Sankhya and Operations Research Quarterly.  
     
  Professor Saha has been involved in a variety of consulting projects from Gujarat State Transport Corporation, Arvind Mills, USAID, Coca Cola, NALCO, Coal India, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry, a large Japanese company, and NAFED.  
     
  Professor. Saha has been a Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Management, Indore; Institute of Rural Management, Anand; President's Nominee for Management Schools in Delhi University and TIT, Bombay; Member, Advisory Committee, American Institute of Indian Studies, New Delhi; Member, Programmes Committee, All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi; Member, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Mangement, Gwalior; Member, Advisory Council, MTNL Training Institute; and Representative, Institutional Member, National Productivity Council.  
     
  Professor Saha has been a Member, Indo-UK Round Table Committee; Member, Working Group on Centres of Excellence in Medical and Scientific Area, Ministry of Health & Public Welfare, Government of India; Member, Working Group on Public Sector Banks, Ministry of Finance, Reserve Bank of India; Member, Committee on Establishment of National Defence University, Ministry of Defence, Government of India; and Member, Selection Committee of SEBI Chairman & Directors, Ministry of Finance, Government ofIndia.  
     
  In addition, Professor Saha has been a Member of the Board of several private organizations; Member of Board of Life Insurance Corporation of India; and Member of local Board of Bank of America.  
     
The edited proceedings of SNCMSP
Proceedings of MSP 2009.
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Workshop for Operations Research Teachers - In collaboration with Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Workshop for Operations Research Teachers - In collaboration with Durgadevi Saraf Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
March 14-18, 2012

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