Shiv Nadar University Launches an Online Certification Program in Data Sciences and Analytics for Business

Noida: Shiv Nadar University, India’s leading multidisciplinary and research-based university, also recognized as an Institution of eminence (IoE) by the Government of India, today launched a new online certificate program in Data Sciences and Analytics for Business (DSAB). The program aims to provide hands-on-training to equip students with the relevant domain knowledge and the technical skills to help companies solve for business challenges using insights from data. This unique and intensive 14-week program, which will be delivered online, will commence from the 3rd week of July, 2020.

The DSAB program will cover essential concepts of statistics and econometrics required for modelling, exploratory data analysis and data manipulation by using different tools, predictive modelling, machine learning, prescriptive modelling, text mining and neural networks. This program will help students develop essential technical skills with tools including SQL, Python, TensorFlow, Tableau and more. The teaching method will use real-business case studies, challenge hackathons on specific business scenarios using actual datasets, and help students learn through rigorous mentorship. Practitioner faculty members with rich experience from industry will combine with experienced academics to provide the real business exposure and insight to students that will prepare them robustly for their future career – either in the analytics industry or in the sectors using analytics.

Shiv Nadar University has partnered with Jigsaw Academy, India’s leading globally recognized learning company in the field of data sciences and business analytics, to deliver select content elements for this course. Besides Jigsaw, the course will be delivered by the esteemed faculty of Shiv Nadar University who have profound industry experience and are alumni of globally renowned institutions. The graduates of this course will have opportunities to work in various sectors including Analytics, FMCG, BFSI, healthcare, IT/ITeS, manufacturing, retail, ecommerce, consulting and others.

Announcing the new program, Dr Bibek Banerjee, Senior Dean and University Head of Strategic Initiatives, and the Director of School of Management and Entrepreneurship at Shiv Nadar University said, “The demand for skilled data science talent across sectors is rapidly growing; however not enough well-trained and skilled professionals are entering the industry every year to help bridge this excess-demand. Post-COVID, the digital economy is expected grow and with that the demand for analysts will also see increasing trends. The Data Sciences and Analytics for Business program resonates with Shiv Nadar University’s mission of developing and educating the path-shapers of tomorrow with relevant industry-ready skills. This program is specifically designed to drive specific learning outcomes that give our students a clear edge as they drive ahead to the future.”

Students with a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent or enrolled in any recognised undergraduate degree program and having Mathematics in 10+2 board can apply for the program. Candidates will also have to qualify a personal interview for final selection. Classes for the program will be conducted online with ample hands-on practice in a simulated environment. The program will span over 12 weeks with approximately nine hours of contact tutorials spread across three sessions every week. The program will be concluded with a capstone project.

For more information about the program, visit the program’s website at: https://sme.snu.edu.in/DSAB and email DSAB@snu.edu.in

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