Mumbai: WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ISME School of Management and Entrepreneurship, offering a Postgraduate Program in Data Science and Entrepreneurship (PGDSE). Coupled with the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics & Data Science, entailing four online courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, learners have the benefit of obtaining an MIT-quality, professional credential.
“Data may be referred to as the new oil, but it is completely worthless until data science is employed to extract actionable insights and power business value. For India to unlock the true potential of data science and data entrepreneurship, the right data skill sets must be cultivated amongst the talent pool of tomorrow”, said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.
WNS’ association with ISME gives candidates enrolled in the postgraduate program access to the company’s analytics practice and infrastructure. In addition to being taught by a team of distinguished professors, learners are exposed to a world-class set up that supports leading global corporations and one that is capable of processing vast volumes of data. Students have the opportunity to engage in a three-month internship to work on live projects and ready themselves to take on the world of data science.
Dr. Indu Shahani, Founding Dean and President, ISME, said, “The data revolution is here. Every day the importance of data is increasing and the need to develop capacity and acumen in individuals is imperative. The future of the world has data written all over it, and we are committed towards preparing data scientists who can lead our country.”
Scheduled to commence in September 2018, the DSE postgraduate program will equip students to have an in-depth understanding of new opportunities in the data age and help build data entrepreneurs and data scientists. Over the last three years, ISME has built a reputation as an institution that delivers new age education through experiential learning. ISME recently won ‘India’s Pathbreaking Urban Innovation Ecosystem award’ and the school has developed cutting edge, futuristic and progressive courses in Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.