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Manipal Education Group introduces programmes in Data Science

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Bangalore: Manipal University announced that it has commenced its first cohort of full-time and part-time programmes in data science, which will culminate into a PG Diploma from the university.

The PG Diploma in Data Science is a first-of-its-kind programme because the first nine months will teach the learners the concepts, give hands-on experience on tools and programming languages, and familiarise them with real data sets. The last two months will be an internship or a live project with various companies. In the full-time program, many organizations have expressed their desire to hire the candidates on successful completion of the programme.  The University said in a statement that the next batch for admissions will soon be announced on datascience.manipal.edu

Simultaneously, Manipal Global Academy of Data Science (MGADS) announced the launch of short term certification programmes for corporate learners. The offerings to enterprise clients range from boot-camps for fresh entrants to advanced modules in various aspects of data science across BFSI, IT, healthcare, retail, e-commerce, and many others.

The induction ceremony was marked by great interest from industry participants who attended the event. Organizations like AIG, Bain Consulting, Cognizant, KPMG, IBM, and Dell, among others, were present through their senior leaders.

Given that various industry estimates suggest that India will require over 200,000 data scientists by 2018, there has been strong interest in the PG Diploma programmes from both freshers and working professionals.

Dr. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor – Manipal University, said, “The unprecedented demand in this field and the rigor and professional skills that the Manipal educational institutions bring in have made this a much sought-after program. As cohort sizes are limited, we have closed admissions for this batch. However, we will announce the next batch dates very soon. For the first batch, we are also evaluating world-class certification offerings with international universities through our recently announced partnership with Coursera.”

To ensure that the programme has strong industry relevance, the Manipal Education group has tied up with leading corporates like Experian (a $4.8 billion global information services company), Genpact (a global leader in business process management and services), and IBM’s Big Data University as partners who will help in building the curriculum, providing real case studies for students and participating in the placement process.

Speaking about this partnership, Mr. Siddharth Shishoo, Vice President – HR, Genpact, said, “Data needs to be deciphered for intelligent insights and it is imperative to build talent in this field for more meaningful actionable insights across industry domains. With our deep expertise in analytics, we are delighted to extend this knowledge through our partnership with MaGE towards the common purpose of building a market-ready talent pool in the analytics world.”

Speaking about this partnership, Mr. Mohan Jayaraman, Managing Director, Experian India, said, “Data is fundamental to the world we live in and it has the potential to transform lives. Given our expertise in providing data and analytical tools, we are excited to be a part of this programme which is dedicated to nurturing young talent in the field of data science. “

Manipal Global Academy of Data Science (MGADS) is Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE)’s latest offering to address skill challenges in India. MGADS offers a full-suite of solution to individual learners and enterprises. The academy is equipped to hire and assess data science talent, conduct boot-camp and on-boarding for data science hires at entry level and advanced level training interventions in niche areas such as machine learning, natural language programming, financial analytics and marketing analytics amongst other domains.

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