• GOAL PROGRAMMING WITH UTILITY FUNCTION FOR ACADEMIC RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN SCHOOL FOR PURPOSE OF COURSE AFFILIATION USEFUL IN GETTING AFFILIATION

Rajesh Shrivastava, Alpana Verma*, Manoj Sharma

Abstract


Course affiliation of Schools imparting elementary education by Central or State board is vital issue for school Managers. As any School have both non academic and academic resources .For purpose of course affiliation with board .School authorities has to meet out both academic and non academic needs defined by rule given by affiliating boards in India. Academic resource allocation is the vital part which has to be well taken in the rules structured by boards. To meet out academic resource allocation in any school the most important academic resources is library. To make investment to upgrade library is very serious concern for school managers, for which a proper budget is required or in other words a proper funding is required for library resource allocation. Here we are focusing on the same The funding of library is optimally utilized to achieve the need of not only users but also fulfils major requirement for course affiliation of schools by designated boards. We build a goal programming model with utility functions to maximize the number of reading materials bought and the utility for each field’s user for bought materials. The model is then applied to a school library. The goal programming model illustrated an optimum solution for funding allocation with utility of each field’s user of the library.

Keywords


Goal programming, Utility function, Course affiliation.

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