Fuzzy TOPSIS Method Applied for Ranking of Teacher in Higher Education

  • H. S. Hota
  • L. K. Sharma
  • S. Pavani
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 243)


Higher education institutions including technical institutions are facing problems for providing quality education. A survey reported that there are crises of good and qualified teachers in higher education system. To detain quality teachers and to reject others an exposited opinion is required, but due to conflicting criteria on them it is very difficult to decide rank of quality Teachers, hence a suitable techniques for selecting and ranking of existing teachers is required. Multicriteria decision making (MCDM) is a technique which can be used in this scenario. Fuzzy technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (FTOPSIS) is a MCDM method in which various criteria can be fuzzified using fuzzy logic to deal the problem in precise manner. In this research work, FTOPSIS method is applied on the sample data collected from different higher education intuitions and weights are obtained with the help of another MCDM method called analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method. A small sample of 10 teachers and 5 criteria are considered to demonstrate FTOPSIS method to find out ranking among them, obtained results are verified with those collected from various experts and found to be satisfactory.


Multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) Fuzzy analytic hierarchical process (FAHP) Fuzzy technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (FTOPSIS) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Guru Ghasidas UniversityBilaspurIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Occupational Health (ICMR)AhmedabadIndia
  3. 3.Dr. C. V. Raman UniversityKota, BilaspurIndia

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