PGP in Data Science
- Alumni Testimonials
- Program Objective
- Program Fee
- Admission Process
“As part of my career aspirations of shifting to Analytics , I was looking a for a solid platform which could equip me with the all the necessary tools and techniques to make myself industry ready and opting for Praxis business analytics program proved to be the right step”
Model Validator, Citi – PGPBA Class of 2015
“Praxis trains you well on all aspects of analytics and business domains. This enables you to face and deal with any business quandary analytically. It is an institute that develops you in to the person you aspire to be and sets you up at par with the best in the field of analytics”
Assistant Manager – Research & Analytics at HSBC – PGPBA Class of 2014
“My Experience with Praxis, Bangalore was great and it helped to shift my career after 3 years of Experience from Sales to Analytics. Classes from faculty members working in the Industry helped me to learn about on-the-ground projects and practices in the domain. Rigorous projects, assignments and competitions prepared us to meet the Industry requirement. It is an institute that gives the best ROI when compared to its peers in the Industry.”
Manager – Analytics , L & T Financial Services – PGPBA Class of 2017, Bangalore
The field of business analytics being as vast and as growing as it is, it is quintessential that you begin off with the right institute and I found Praxis living up to its reputation in that. Although there were some initial hiccups being the first batch in Bangalore; the management, the faculty and the students together were able to sail through smoothly and create a great learning experience. The course content is both relevant to market and in-depth. It does not concentrate only on the Statistics and Machine Learning but also on its application to business. The Statistics, SQL and data mining faculties leave a mark on how the content is delivered and making sure that the students understand it well.
So..If you are up for the “grind”, it can be one of the best places you can find…
Deputy Manager, Hinduja Global Solutions, – PGPBA Class of 2017, Bangalore
Schedule and Registration
|Application||Students can apply online from Praxis website – www.praxis.ac.in Application Forms will also be available at all the centers of IMS Learning Resources.|
|Tests Accepted||Praxis Admission Test (PAT)/CAT / XAT / GMAT / GRE (Last three year scores are accepted). Praxis reserves the right to conduct the Praxis Admission Test (PAT) in order to assess the candidate’s suitability.|
|Selection Process||Short list by assessment test score and profile. Shortlisted candidates appear for an interview with a panel comprising representatives from Praxis and the industry.|
|Interview Centres||Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna*|
|Assessment Dates||Fall Intake – January to May 2019
Spring Intake – September to December 2018
|Course Commencement||Fall intake – July 2019
Spring intake – January 2019
The total amount of scholarships on offer: Up to INR 10 Lakhs
Praxis Scholarships are divided into 2 major categories
- Director’s Merit List – 5 scholarships per intake
- Praxis Business School Foundation Scholarships – 5 scholarships per intake
Scholarships would be given to the first ten eligible candidates.
All students who meet the criteria for the scholarships can apply for the same. A candidate can apply under only one category.
The performance of the Scholars will be monitored for the renewal of the Scholarship in each term. Students need to maintain a minimum CQPI every trimester to be eligible for continuing with the scholarship.
Director’s Merit List
Scholarship Amount: INR 1 Lac
Qualifying academic scores:
|Class X||Class XII||Graduation|
Students should not have any year gap or backlogs during the academic career.
Condition for continuation of the scholarship:
- Rank in the top 20% of the class and maintain a minimum CQPI of 5.2 out of 8 in each trimester
Praxis Business School Foundation Scholarships
This scholarship would be given to meritorious candidates whose annual family income is less than 4.0 Lacs per year; income affidavit supporting the same needs to be submitted for review by the board.
Scholarship Amount: INR 1 Lac
Qualifying academic scores:
|Class X||Class XII||Graduation|
In addition student should not have any year gap or backlog during the academic career
Condition for continuation of the scholarship:
- Maintain a minimum CQPI of 4.5 out of 8 in each trimester
Praxis Placement Program
Data Science: Today and Tomorrow – message from the Director
What is Data Science? Data driven decisions based on the principles of management science and operations research have always been popular in large, professionally managed corporates but have become far more pervasive with the emergence of data science and business analytics. Data science grew out an exponential growth in the availability of data that is automatically generated through digital transactions like phone calls, card swipes, electronic fund transfers, e-Commerce, social media and finally, from smart sensors that are a part of the “Internet of Things”. The ancient science of statistics has found a new life and relevance because of the availability of software tools and techniques that allow oceans of data to be churned at ease to yield the valuable butter of managerial insight that allows us to address real life situations faced by managers in areas like retail, telecom, banking, finance, insurance and operations. This is the genesis of the Business Analytics & Data Science program at Praxis Business School.
Global Shortage of Analytics Talent: According to research conducted by McKinsey Global Institute – “by 2018 the united states will experience a shortage of 190,000 skilled data scientists, and 1.5 million managers and analysts capable of reaping actionable insights from the big data deluge. With an estimated 40,000 exabytes of data being collected by 2020 — up from 2700 exabytes in 2012 — the implications of this shortage become apparent.” Praxis has got knowledge support from ICICI Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers, two well respected names from the corporate sector, to create a unique 1 year full-time program in Business Analytics & data Science that equips students with the knowledge, skills and confidence that meet and exceed what corporates expect from the practitioners of this discipline.
Top-5 Analytics Program in the country: With its long experience in business education, Praxis understands that students need both the time to understand the complex theory and practice of Business Analytics and the guidance from knowledgeable faculty who are available on campus for mentoring. This is why Praxis has chosen a full-time program to teach Analytics – and perhaps why our program has been recognized as being one of the top Analytics programs in India*. As a further endorsement of the quality of our program and faculty, Praxis has been selected by the Andhra Pradesh government as a model program for the International Institute of Digital Technologies, Tirupati and by Savitribai Phule Pune University.
The Praxis Placement Program: Another feature of the program that makes it unique is the well-structured campus placement program that ensures interview opportunities with the most significant companies in the analytics area. Our students have won for themselves excellent campus placements and have performed with distinction, ensuring ‘repeat purchase’ by the industry. Encouraged by the student and industry response, Praxis has launched a second, Spring Batch (beginning January), in addition to the traditional Fall Batch (beginning July), from 2016. I invite students to join this unique and popular program and enhance their career prospects by leveraging job opportunities in the exciting areas of Data Science and Business Analytics.
Prithwis Mukerjee, PhD
Praxis Business School
The Post Graduate Program in Data Science with ML and AI (Formerly known as PGP in Business Analytics) aims at equipping students with the tools, techniques and skills to enable a seamless absorption into the domain of Analytics and grow into the roles of Data Scientists. Praxis thus focuses on offering its students a comprehensive analytics experience, a deep-dive that ensures extensive coverage, rigor and hands-on lab-work in the following:
- Technology Skills: an understanding of a wide range of tools like Python, R, Spark, Excel, SQL, SAS, Hadoop, MongoDB (NOSQL), Amazon AWS (EMR / EC2), QlikView and Tableau that are commonly used to extract, analyse and visualize data.
- Statistical Modeling and Analytical Skills: knowledge of statistics, data mining, machine learning and deep learning techniques and the ability to create predictive models
- Applying analytics to business situations: a fair understanding of business functions like marketing, finance, operations and the application of Analytics in verticals like BFSI, retail, telecom, Healthcare etc.
- Communication and Visualization Skills: the ability to tell an effective story.
The one-year program is divided into 4 trimesters – three trimesters of three months each comprise classroom training on campus addressing the three pillars of Analytics:
|Techniques||Tools & Technology||Business Insights|
|Bayesian Networks||Big Data Spark||Analytics in Finance|
|Data Visualization||Data Visualization Lab||Business Analytics Approach|
|Deep Learning||Introduction to Python||Customer Analytics|
|Econometrics||Introduction to R||Human Resources Analytics|
|Machine Learning||Introduction to SAS||Managerial Communication|
|Model Interpretation||NoSQL with MongoDB||Market Research|
|Statistical Modelling||RDBMS and Data Warehousing||Optimisation Techniques|
|Text Analytics||TensorFlow||Retail Analytics|
|Web, Healthcare and Telecom Analytics|
Area Of Concentration
|Installments||Academic Fee*||Course Material||Total||Refundable Caution Deposit|
|Admission Fee ( Within 1st week of Selection)||60,000||60,000|
|First ( Within 28 days of Selection)||200,000||40,000||240,000||10,000|
|Second (October 15, 2019 for Fall intake, March 15, 2019 for Spring Intake )||200,000||40,000||240,000|
|Total Program Fee||5,40,000||10,000|
*Academic Fee includes Tuition, , Library and Academic activity fee
Refunds: After admission the entire amount paid by the student shall stand forfeited except the refundable deposit mentioned above. This applies to dismissals as well as withdrawals, voluntary or otherwise, from the institute’s rolls.
Laptop: Each student must have a wi-fi enabled personal laptop before the start of classes. For the Business Analytics program, the laptop has to be a 64 but machine and should be equipped with minimum of 4 GB RAM.
Educational Loans: Praxis has tied up with Credila and Avanse Financial Services for student loans, details of which would be furnished on selection.
Disputes: Any disputes are subject to the jurisdiction of Kolkata courts only.
Business Analytics & Data Science lie at the intersection of three key disciplines, namely Statistics & Machine Learning, Programming and the targeted Business Domain and the 9 month program at Praxis is designed to address all three in significant depth.
The backbone of analytics is the theory of statistics in general and machine learning in particular and these two key areas are offered as two different subjects. Both these subjects have ‘lab’ sessions where the students use Python to apply the theory. In parallel, students are also taught SAS and R for the implementation of key concepts from statistics and machine learning.
Students are introduced to the principles of Big Data using Hadoop/ Spark and Python. Students learn how to migrate and port machine learning applications from their laptops to the Amazon AWS platform so as to understand how to leverage the power of large clusters.
Students are exposed to a set of near real world projects obtained from a variety of sources. Faculty use data available from Kaggle competitions to create assignments and student solutions are benchmarked against global leaderboards.
Case studies borrowed from the Business Management program of Praxis give students a basic grounding in the principles of horizontal domains like finance and marketing and in vertical areas like retail and telecom so that they can relate to the “business end” of business analytics.
Finally, a comprehensive, practice-based course on business communication enhances the story-boarding skills of the students and prepares them to ‘tell the story’ of the business problem and the consequent analytics solution – a skill all data scientists need.
Students may click here to access the manual of policies.
Who is the Business Analytics & Data Science Program for?
The Praxis program is targeted at candidates who are serious about carving a career in analytics for themselves – and are willing to commit a full year to learning. These are candidates who wish to see themselves grow as successful Data Scientists.
Who should apply?
Candidates must have a minimum of 60% in their class X, XII and Graduation
Candidates must have completed their graduation from the following:
- MBA/ PGDM
- BCA/ MCA
- BA/MA – With Economics, Econometrics, Statistics & Mathematics
- BSc/MSc – With Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects
- BCom/BAF/MCom – With Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects
- Any other Graduate with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects
The 1 year PG Program in Data Science with ML & AI ( Formerly known as PGP in Business Analytics – PGPBA) is offered from the Praxis campus at Bakrahat Road, Kolkata and the Praxis campus at HSR Layout, Bangalore