Manipal Education Group Commences Programmes In Data Science
Manipal Global Academy of Data Science to skill & upskill corporate employees
Bangalore, Oct 15th, 2016: Manipal University announced today 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.
Simultaneously, Manipal Global Academy of Data Science (a unit of Manipal Global Education Services) 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 Commencement function was marked by great interest from industry participants who attended the event. Organizations like AIG, Bain Consulting, Cognizant, Experian, KPMG, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Gramener, 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 of 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 offering them world class certifications with international universities through our recently announced partnership with Coursera.”
To ensure that the programme has strong industry relevance, 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, provide real case studies for students and participate in the placement process.
Speaking at the commencement function, Mr. AP Ramabhadran, Sr. Vice President, Manipal Global Education Services said, “With the explosion of data in literally every field of the business world, there is a strong need to train tomorrow’s roles in Data Science: data engineers, data visualizers, data scientists, and business analysts. At Manipal Global – being leaders in the corporate education space with our Academies in Banking and IT – we are focused on creating curricula and learning methodologies that train the students to be productive from the word go. Our corporate partners help us achieve this. Overwhelming interest from more organizations to partner with Manipal Global helps us to strengthen the professional readiness of our learners and in turn helps industry gain ready talent. This creates a virtuous cycle of contemporary professional talent”.
Speaking about this partnership, Siddharth Shishoo, VP- 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”
The PG Diploma in Data Science is a first of its programme because the first nine months will teach the learners the concepts, give hands-on experience on tools and programming languages as well as familiarising them with real data sets. The last two months will be an internship or 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 next batch for admissions will soon be announced on datascience.manipal.edu