IIM Calcutta has announced the second batch of Advanced Program in Data Sciences, in association with Training.com – a multi-modal learning platform by NIIT, to help build a great career in the field of Data Science. The program will enable the learners to acquire a strong foundation in interpretation of data to succeed in leading organizations.
The one-year Advanced Program in Data Sciences (APDS) will provide in-depth knowledge of different tools and techniques used for handling, managing, analysing and interpreting data. The applicants should also have a work experience of at least 3 years. On successful completion of the program the participant will receive a certificate of completion from IIM Calcutta. The candidates will also be awarded Alumni status by IIM Calcutta.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Retail Business, NIIT Ltd. said, “We are delighted to launch the second batch of the pioneering APDS program. The first batch was a great success enabling students to provide data analysis in a visual manner, leading to faster and better decisions for the organizations they are working for.”
“The programs offered by training.com are uniquely positioned to meet the changing requirements of the industry. Through this program in association with IIM Calcutta, we aim to develop globally competitive workforce who can take on various challenging role and add greater value to their organization,” added Mr Menon.
Prof Indranil Bose, Professor of Management Information Systems at IIM Calcutta, said, “IIM Calcutta, one of the most reputed business schools in Asia, believes in creating a distinct career path for professionals through its cutting-edge programs. Having received enthusiastic response to the first batch we are now introducing the second batch of APDS in association with Training.com. Through this Avant Garde program, we will help participants to acquire a strong foundation in applying advanced quantitative and statistical tools in the industry.”
Prof Preetam Basu, Assistant Professor of Operations at IIM Calcutta, said, “Due to extensive growth of data science across industries, there is an immense need for professionals with appropriate data science skills. Specialized training in data science will provide students with skills aligned to the industry needs, and accelerate their career. Through this program we aim to continue to work towards creating a pool of professionals trained in data science.”
The Advanced Program in Data Sciences will introduce learners to software such as XL-Miner, SAS Enterprise Miner, 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. There will be 275 hours of live online classes and 3 campus visits spanning 10 days at the beautiful IIMC campus. As part of the program, participants will be required to form small teams and undertake projects of their choice, in the areas of marketing, finance, operations, agriculture, construction and healthcare, to be guided by IIMC faculty. These projects will have to be submitted and presented during a 4-day IIMC Campus module towards the end of the program. Successful completion of the program will enable the participants to acquire a strong foundation for applying advanced quantitative and statistical tools to make most effective decisions driven by sound data analysis.
Professionals undertaking the program will be trained in statistics in data science, data representation and visualization, econometric methods, stochastic processes and stimulation, machine learning, big data storage and analysis and much more.