A recent study on hiring trends in the analytics sector in India indicates that 97,000 positions related to analytics and data science are currently vacant due to a dearth of qualified talent. A majority of these job openings are for junior roles. The number of unfilled positions has seen an increase of 45% over last year, indicating the widening talent gap in the industry.
Those planning a career in data science and analytics have a healthy job outlook, as demand for data scientists continues to grow, but there is an apparent gap in the skill sets. While an advanced data science degree can definitely help, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that having the right skills is a more critical factor in landing your dream job.
Let’s take a look at the best courses in Data Sciences and Analytics in India today that are helping bridge the skill gap with their strategic curriculum.
Postgraduate diploma in business analytics (PGDBA)-Jointly offered by IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta and ISI Kolkata
The PGDBA is a full-time 2-year comprehensive residential program jointly offered by 3 renowned institutes in India. Students spend 3 semesters in the classroom and 1 semester on internship. Course content is very well designed meeting the demands of Industry and covering statistics, data science tools & techniques, applications in functional areas. The program provides placement opportunities and Of the 2 batches graduated so far 100% of the students are placed.
Students get an opportunity to interact with professionals from Industries through guest lectures/Industry talks. The program expects the incoming students to have analytical ability and most the students are from engineering background.
Course Duration: 24 months
Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics-Post-Graduate Certificate in Data Science
The Post-Graduate Certificate in Data Science at MDAE is offered jointly with Decimal Point Analytics. The unique teaching methods focus on applied learning and conceptual learning. Students will participate in workshops and seminars with top Data Scientist, Economists and Finance professionals from around the world.
Given the corporate connections, students will get the opportunity to participate in live projects. Further, upon completion of the Program, we assist students in internships and full-time job placements. Students from our PG Certificate course in Economics are currently working at leading firms in consulting, finance, data analytics, public policy and industry.
The Program is meant for graduates from any discipline who would like to learn Data Analytics with the blend of economics and finance to solve real-world problems. The Program is also useful for young professionals who would like to develop applied postgraduate skills to further their careers.
Course Duration: 12 months
Certificate Programme in Business Analytics-ISB
ISB CBA is 15 months part-time blended program (classroom sessions and online learning). Classes will be held on campus once in 2 months for a 5-day schedule. Students come from diverse backgrounds resulting in good classroom discussions and peer learning.
The course is divided into 3 terms preceded by a pre-term and followed by a Capstone project. The course curriculum is very well structured and covers analytics tools & techniques, business fundamental concepts and also includes Forecasting, Pricing, Customer, Financial and Retail& Supply chain Analytics thus ensuring that students are exposed to applications of analytics in different domains. Industrial talks from experts is also an added value.
Pre-term introduces basics of and probability and programming which will be useful to refresh the concepts of probability and for non-programers to learn the basics of programming.
Course Duration: 15 months
Post Graduate program in data science, business analytics & big data in association with IBM-MISB Bocconi
This is a 10 month blended (classroom sessions and online learning) executive program offered by Jigsaw Academy in collaboration with SDA Bocconi, Milan a renowned business school in the world. It is designed for working professionals who are looking for leadership roles in the Analytics field. The curriculum is designed such that students get exposure to different areas and managerial/business applications of data science.
Course Duration: 10 months
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