IIT Mandi to start MBA program in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence


With the goal of preparing future-ready business leaders equipped with technological and management knowledge, the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi in Himachal is starting an MBA program in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Detailing about this MBA, Prof. Laxmidhar Behera, Director, IIT Mandi, said, “the newly starting MBA in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence program strives to produce future-ready management leaders to tackle industry and academic challenges. The program will position students to transform data into better business decisions and help them identify areas of business where Data Science, Artificial intelligence, and Machine Learning can add value and provide inputs to algorithm developers and data analysts.”

He added that the two-year, full-time master’s program begins in Semester 2022 . This program differs from other technology-oriented programs like B.Tech., M.Tech./MS by focusing on the integration of data science and artificial intelligence into various business and management domains, as well as a strong emphasis on managerial decision-making.

The MBA in Data Science and AI is open to undergraduate students of all backgrounds who have studied mathematics at the +2 level. Further details about eligibility can be found at the admission link on the Institute website https://iitmandi.ac.in/SOM.

A spokesperson of the institution said that IIT Mandi has four Academic Schools and three major Research Centers. The Schools are the School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, School of Basic Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

IIT Mandi is the only second-generation IIT to be featured at rank no. 7 in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements of the Innovation Cell, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.