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This project aims at developing simulation models for court and case management. The main challenge the courts face in India is the delays in court proceedings and backlogs that pile up in the system. This, in fact, is the core challenge faced by courts almost all over the world.
In the spirit of the five steps of DMAIC (an acronym for Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control), this project will study the status of court/case management in the Indian judicial context (with a focus on one High Court) to suggest improvements in the context of (i) throughput (ii) backlogs. The goal of this project is to integrate the domains of operations research and data analytics to improve the functioning of courts. The project will adopt a systems-based approach to develop innovative solutions for improving the workflow in the court system. The project will incorporate conceptual, technological, informational, and behavioral aspects in court/case management.
The project team is consulting legal experts, operations researchers, and data analytics experts, judges, and policymakers for this project.

Principal Investigator: PROF. SHAURIYA SHRIYAM, Department of Mechanical Engineering