New Delhi: Great Learning, India’s leading ed-tech company for working professionals has launched a Master’s program in Data Science and Machine Learning, in partnership with PES University. Called ‘M.Tech in Data Science and Machine Learning’, the program is unique because it brings together a leading university and an edtech company in creating and delivering a Master’s program. The 21-month long M.Tech program is designed by industry experts and faculty from Great Learning and will be delivered at PES University’s Electronic City campus in Bangalore.
The program will enable participants to gain in-depth understanding of data science and machine learning techniques and tools like Python, SQL, Tableau and Hadoop that are being widely used by industry today. The program blends academic learning and industry exposure through industry internships, capstone projects and dissertation. The industry exposure and career assistance of this M Tech program makes it stand apart from other existing M.Tech programs which are mostly academic in nature.
The M.Tech in Data Science and Machine Learning is offered in two modes – Full time and Executive (weekend classes). The participants of the inaugural batch are from companies Accenture, Deloitte, HCL, Oracle, Jindal Steel, Goldman Sachs etc.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive their M.Tech degree from PES University as well as placement assistance from Great Learning. Great Learning has partnered with 300+ companies and as a result, alumni from Great Learning programs work with some of India’s leading corporates and startups like EXL and EY. According to recent estimates, India is all set to become one of the top three markets for Data Science by 2020 with over 2.7 million job vacancies. The job roles that are in demand in the sector include Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, Data Analysts and Analytics Consultants. The average salary being offered for beginners is around Rs. 6 lac per annum.
Speaking about the partnership, Hari Krishnan Nair, Co-founder, Great Learning said, “We are excited to partner with a top ranked university like PES to offer a Masters’ degree program in Data Science and Machine Learning. Every company that we are engaged with is looking to hire Data Science and Machine Learning talent but there is a massive shortfall in the availability of skilled talent to fill in these vacant jobs. Through our partnership with PES University, we aim to open the doors for all those who are interested in a career in data science through a high quality M Tech program. This program will equip the learners with the latest skills and ensure they are job ready by the time they complete the program.”