Pearson launches its program on Intelligence and Data Engineering Analytics (IDEA) in alliance with FICE and edX.org in India

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Hyderabad: Pearson, the world’s learning company, announced the launch of its program titled “Intelligence and Data Engineering Analytics (IDEA)” in partnership with FICE Education, a leading provider of experiential learning to engineering students in India. The partnership will provide students with access to high-quality educational content from by the world’s leading institutions through edx.org.

The program is delivered at multiple campuses belonging to Holy Mary Group of Institutions and Nalanda Institute of Technology in Telegana and Andhra Pradesh.

The program seeks to help students work effectively in a team to achieve goals; solve problems using critical thinking; apply data analysis techniques and tools to analyse and visualize data, make decisions and predictions using machine learning techniques; build a network of engineering and industry professional colleagues and build skills to increase employability.

Matthew Mermagen, Vice President – Strategic Initiatives, Pearson, said, “The IDEA Program gives an opportunity to Indian engineering students to acquire and demonstrate skills that are necessary for innovation and employment.”

The blended learning program combines online courses from edX.org with face-to-face sessions and lab work, delivered by FICE instructors in India. The program lasts 40 weeks. Successful students will earn certification from edX, its partner universities and Pearson. The edX courses included in the partnership provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge in the most in-demand fields, including Data Science and Machine Learning, from the world’s leading authorities on the subjects, including Microsoft and Columbia University. The full list of courses included in the partnership is below:

Introduction to Python for Data Science from Microsoft
Enabling Technologies for Data Science and Analytics: The Internet of Things from Columbia University
Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel from Microsoft
Introduction to Project Management from the University of Adelaide
Data Science Essentials from Microsoft
Machine Learning for Data Science and Analytics from Columbia University
The various elements of the IDEA program have been designed by Pearson and FICE, including courses on edX from Columbia University, Adelaide University and Microsoft.

Nagesh Singh, Executive Director, FICE Education said “We have helped 200 leading institutions around India set up IoT and Artificial Intelligence labs focused on the areas that are evolving and innovating at the most rapid pace today. We are very excited to work with Pearson and partner institutions on this very prestigious initiative that will develop technical skills and enhance employability of Indian students”.