PGP in Data Science

Formerly PGP in Business Analytics Program designed with industry support from ICICI Bank and PwC

Programs Detail

  • Overview
  • Program Objective
  • Methodology
  • Curriculum
  • Program Fee
  • Scholarship
  • Eligibility
  • Admission Process
  • Campus
  • Online Fee Payment
  • Alumni Testimonials

Overview

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 9 month 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
Director
Praxis Business School