Team Cyclops’ Operations Forum is a hit among students

Team Cyclops, the operations forum of the college comprises of 9 members from the senior batch and 6 from junior batch who meet once in a fortnight to update themselves about various happenings around them. The team also circulates a monthly magazine called Satark that is released on the 21st of every month. Since the team is environment conscious and believes in reducing the carbon footprints, it circulates the soft copies of the magzine.

The year gone by saw Team Cyclops organise two successful events, PurveyRich and Stumped 2.0. Stumped 2.0 was a logical extension of the event that had been organised by the name, Stumped in year 2010 by the senior batch members of the team. Stumped 1.0 was based on the IPL auctioning and match scheduling, and Stumped 2.0 took it a step further as it was based on the IPL team building process. It was held in the month of August. In the game, each team was allotted a city randomly and they had to spend the money allotted to build and make their city’s cricketing team stronger. One who did it most cost efficiently was choosen the winner. The event pulled in a lot of participants; almost 18% of students on campus took part in it.

The second event PurveyRich which was a part of Milestone 35, was a two level game. In the first level, the particpants had to deal with the optimization problem and the second level was a combination of transportation and assignment problem. The game was related to human development index and its three parameters were expected to be optimised. The assignment and transportation problem was a 20 variable cost optimization problem. The event was scheduled for 4 hours and the teams present there found the game very challenging and lengthy. The feedback collected after the event was very encouraging.

Team Cyclops is planning to organize another event by the end of February. Few more events and ideas are in the pipeline to make the forum more vibrant and visible in the college and among its peers in the operations field across the country. Be on a lookout for them.