According to a recent study on hiring trends in the data science and analytics sector in India, around 97,000 positions related to the technology remained vacant due to a lack of qualified talent. The rising demand for data science professionals presses on the need to have some significant courses and curriculum to skill-up the budding leaders.
However, those seeking out to opt for data science and analytics as a career have a healthy job outlook despite apparent skill-gap. Some of the prominent institutes of India offer comprehensive and advanced data science degrees and certifications that can definitely help learners become the right skillset as per industry-demand and land with their dream job.
In India, data science education is offered through two mediums – Engineering and MBA. Analytics Insight has listed some of the notable Indian Institutes that are offering data science education through two aforementioned mediums.
Data Science Education in Engineering
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala (IITM-K)
The program aims at offering a high standard curriculum in allied disciplines of Computer Science. The duration of the full-time course is 2 years (4 semesters) and the part-time course is 3 years (6 semesters). The course is carefully designed to attain technical aspects that enable students to grow into competent Data Analytics professionals. There are 11 core courses, 4 elective courses, five lab courses, and two mini-projects.
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services Limited)
Course: M.Sc. in Big Data Analytics
The program leverages the world-leading expertise in research at RKMVERI with the institute’s strategic partnership with TCS to offer the students a foundational MSc in the field of Data Analytics. The program covers fundamental concepts and techniques from the areas of mathematics (statistics, operations research, etc.) and computer science (machine learning, data mining, big data algorithms, database, etc.) besides dealing with a range of enabling engineering technologies (e.g., cloud platforms, Hadoop, Spark, etc.) for large-scale data analysis.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
The M.Tech. (Computational and Data Science) at CDS is a unique inter-disciplinary program that brings together computational and data science aspects to address the major scientific problems. It educates and trains students to ‘model’ problems or ‘simulate’ processes varying across many disciplines in science and engineering. The M.Tech program spans 2 years (4 semesters).
The Central University of Rajasthan (collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services Limited)
Course: M.Sc. in Big Data Analytics
The course is specially designed jointly by CUraj and TCS to prepare the students to have a firm foundation on analytical techniques of Big Data as well as to be ready for the industry. The course structure contains an intelligent blending of Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Humanities courses. In the last semester, eligible students are required to do an internship in any of the TCS offices across the country.
Academy of Maritime Education and Training
It is the first PG program on Data Science and Analytics in India with excellent career prospects. M.Sc. in Data Science and Analytics is an interdisciplinary study program having industry orientation. Any engineering graduates (or) B.Sc in Computer Science/ IT / Computer Application / Software Engineering/ Mathematics / Statistics (or) B.A.in economics with mathematics as ancillary subject (or) B.Com with computer application, is eligible to take admission in this course.
PSG College Coimbatore
Course: M.Sc Data Science Integrated
Master of Science in Data Science is five years (10 Semester) full-time Integrated engineering program offered by Anna University, Chennai. The candidates, seeking to take admission, should have passed Senior Secondary (10+2) or an equivalent Examination from any recognized Board/ University.
The objective of this program is to introduce participants to the different tools and techniques used for handling, managing, analyzing and interpreting data. The program will be hands-on with an introduction to software such as XL-Miner, Tableau, SPSS, R, @Risk, Arena, Apache Spark, etc. The program is suited for working professionals who would like to have a hands-on feel on working with data and making sense of it.
Course: M.Tech in Data Science
M.Tech in Data Science is an extension to the Executive MTech in Data Science (EMDS) program and is equivalent to a regular MTech program. It is a self-paced program of 48 credits that can be taken over 3-5 years. Similar to the EMDS program, students will do 24 credits of coursework in the first two years. In the third year, they would two Capstone projects of 12 credits each. If a student is not interested in doing the 24 credits of Capstone projects, then he/she can graduate with the Executive MTech in Data Science (EMDS) degree.
IIT Kharagpur (in collaboration with IIM Calcutta and Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata)
The course that is jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI – aims to help shape the emerging profession of business analytics by delivering a cutting edge interdisciplinary educational experience to graduate applicants with an aspiration of building a career in this field. PGDBA is a two-year full-time residential diploma program aimed at creating business analytics professionals employable by leading Indian and foreign firms.
The IIIT-Delhi offers an M.Tech Program in Computer Science (CS) with a specialization in Data Engineering. The main objective of the program is to develop manpower for data and information management related jobs. This will be achieved by an approach involving rigorous and comprehensive academic course work covering theory, fundamentals and hands-on experience with real-world applications.
Data Science Education in MBA
The Post Graduate Programme in Business Analytics is a 24-month full-time program designed to give you the tools and techniques to become an expert in this evolving, high-demand field. It is structured to enable students to define business and social challenges, use analytical tools and techniques to identify patterns, gain insights, develop business strategies and make sound management decisions. It provides them with an overview of management disciplines and an in-depth understanding of data science.
The program is designed on a schedule that minimizes the disruption of work and personal pursuits. The program is a combination of classroom and Technology aided learning platform. Participants will typically be on campus for a 5-day schedule of classroom learning every alternate month for 12 months, which would ideally be planned to include a weekend (on Best effort basis). In the month of no classroom connect, the classes will be conducted over a technology-aided learning platform.
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
Course: MBA in Business Analytics
The MBA in Business Analytics program is offered by Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, in collaboration with Great Lakes Institute of Management, India. It is a comprehensive program that covers the latest analytics tools and techniques along with their business applications. The topics would be covered in a practical and hands-on manner with real-world case studies to enable participants to succeed in business roles using data analytics.
Course: MBA in Business Analytics
The program is built on a solid foundation of programming in R and Python – the de facto standards for statistical computing and analysis. Students are also given a strong grounding in using SPSS and SAS with various add-on packages. Data visualization software like Tableau features strongly in the program. All courses have a solid lab component with case studies provided by experts from the industry. Courses include cutting edge technologies like the Internet of Things and Mobile Analytics.
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology
Course: MBA Data Analytics
MBA (Data Sciences and Data Analytics) aims at developing Management professionals for Data Sciences and Data Analytics stream. Students will gain analytics competencies and use hands-on tools in data sciences thereby preparing them for business and techno-functional roles in data sciences and analytics projects. The program’s main focus is to offer a unique combination of strategic actionable insights and real-time operational intelligence which are the crux of Data Sciences and Data Analytics respectively.
School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad
Course: MBA Business Analytics
The program is spread over four semesters which will be offered with the help of the School of Economics, School of Computer and Information Sciences, School of Mathematics and Statistics, CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science and Industry. The course includes the basic foundation subjects of Management that include Management Concepts and Approaches, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Operations, and Business Analytics subjects like Statistics for Business Analytics, Business Analytics for Decision Making, Machine Learning, Marketing, and Retail Analytics, Big Data, Financial Analytics, Econometrics, HR Analytics, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Analytics, etc.
Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai (In collaboration with TCS)
The Programme leading to the Executive Diploma in Business Analytics is designed as a structured learning system in analytics domain focused to give a thorough understanding of the domain and application of its tools and techniques in selective functional areas. LIBA along with TCS as an industry partner to offer this program. With its expertise, TCS will be able to add value to the students of LIBA, which is unique and first of its relationship with a management school.