ANN embedded data envelopment analysis approach for measuring the efficiency of state boards in India

  • Natthan SinghEmail author
  • Millie Pant
  • Amit Goel
Original Article


In the present study, the authors propose DE(A)NN, an integration of data envelopment analysis (DEA) and artificial neural networks (ANN) as a decision making tool. The performance of proposed DE(A)NN is validated on a case study for measuring the relative efficiency of 21 Indian state education boards. As expected, it is observed that DE(A)NN increases the discriminatory power of DEA for ranking of the decision making units.


Data envelopment analysis Relative efficiency Artificial neural network (ANN) DE(A)NN approach State boards Higher secondary education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Engineering and TechnologyLucknowIndia

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