Top 10 Data Science and Analytics Courses in India

Top 10 Data Science and Analytics Courses in India

Choosing the right data science and analytics course will no more be difficult as this article presents a list of the 10 best courses in India.

Choosing the right course, which will help you achieve your goals, often becomes a difficult thing to do. The reasons behind these difficulties are manifold and, at times, also very unique. Yet, some of the major factors involve lack of information, the excess of haphazard information and blatant misinformation.

Making the right choice in terms of course selection plays a pivotal role in maximising the chances of securing a stable future. If you intend to be a data scientist or analyst and want to pursue a course in the same, your case is no different from others.

In order to help you in making the correct choice for yourself, this article presents a list of the top 10 data science and analytics courses available in India.

1. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) – IIM Kolkata, ISI Kolkata & IIT Kharagpur

Founded in 2015, this tri-institute diploma course is being jointly offered by three premium institutes of India – Indian Institute of Management (Kolkata), Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata) and Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur).

This 2-year course involves 18 months of classroom sessions and 6 months of internships. The total course duration is about 1750 hours. The first semester is held in ISI, Kolkata and covers aspects like probability, statistical inference and so on. In the second semester at IIT, Kharagpur, topics like algorithm design and machine learning are focused upon. The business analytics and implementations part is dealt with by IIM, Kolkata.

With a total faculty of 351, the course has a student-faculty ratio of 1:5. The overall course fee is around INR 20 Lacs.

2. Post Graduate Program in Data Science – Praxis Business School

Founded in 2007, this is a 9-month course offered by Praxis Business School, a pioneer in the field of analytics in India. These classroom courses have an overall duration of 500 hours and are provided in cities like Bengaluru, Kolkata and Tirupati.

The primary focus of this course is to give hands-on training in the necessary aspects of data sciences from an industry-oriented perspective. Among other things, the course involves training in Python, R, SQL, Spark and Hadoop.

With an overall faculty of 27 members, the course has a student-faculty ratio of 3:8. The overall course fee is INR 5.4 Lacs.

3. Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science – Manipal ProLearn

Founded in 2016, this diploma course is offered by Manipal ProLearn, a sister concern of the well-renowned Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE).

This 11-month course involves 9 months of classroom sessions and 2 months of internships. The total course duration is about 800 hours and is offered through the classroom-mode in Bengaluru.

Owing to their mission of producing efficient data scientist adept at working in the industry, the course focuses on languages like Python, R and so on.

With a total faculty strength of 18, the course has a student-faculty ratio of 20:1. The overall course fee is INR 6.3 Lacs + 18% GST.

4. Post Graduate Program in Data Science & Engineering (PGP-DSE) – Great Learning

Founded in 2013, this 5-month course is offered by Great Learning. These classroom courses have an overall duration of 400+ hours and are provided in cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.

This is more like a vocational course, designed for entry-level professionals, which focuses on skill sets like Python, tableau, decision trees, regressions and so on.

With a total faculty strength of 87, the course has a student-faculty ratio of 5:1. The overall course fee is INR 3 Lacs + GST.

5. MSc in Business and Data Analytics – International School of Engineering (INSOFE)

Founded in 2011, this 18-month course is offered by the International School of Engineering (INSOFE). These classroom courses have an overall duration of 1200+ hours and are provided in cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune.

The uniqueness of this course lies in the fact that its curriculum is designed around the ongoing research by the institution’s pool of in-house data scientists. While the first semester is conducted in any of the Indian campuses of the institute, the second has to be attended at the Rennes Campus in France.

With a total faculty strength of 62, the course has a student-faculty ratio of 5:1. The overall course fee is 17,000 Euros.

6. Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics – International Institute of Digital Technologies (IIDT)

Founded in 2016, this course is offered by IIDT, an institution founded by the Andhra Pradesh government under the guidance of the state’s Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu.

This is a 1-year course, with an overall duration of about 540 hours. The mode of operation of this course is a unique blend of classroom sessions, live projects and industry research. The institute is situated in the city of Tirupati.

Among other things, the course focuses on major tools like Python, Spark, R and so on.

With a total faculty strength of 10, the course has a student-faculty ratio of 30:1. The overall course fee is INR 5 Lacs.

7. Master of Business Administration (Data Sciences & Analytics) – Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology

Founded in 1999, this is a 2-year residential program offered by Symbiosis, which is one of the most reputed IT & Business schools in India. The institute is located at Pune and the overall course duration is around 1500 hours.

Apart from languages like Python and R, this MBA in data science and analytics program exposes the students to major frameworks like MongoDB, Neo4j and so on.

With a total faculty strength of 4, the course has a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. The overall course fee is INR 13.14 Lacs.

8. Post Graduate Certificate in Big Data & Visual Analytics – SP Jain School of Global Management

Founded in 2004, this 8-month course is offered by SP Jain School of Global Management, an Australian business school with its Indian branch in Mumbai. These classroom courses have an overall duration of 360 hours.

The course focuses on all of the major programming languages, including Python and Sparks, while providing students with internship opportunities.

With an overall faculty of 12 members, the course has a student-faculty ratio of 4:1. The overall course fee is INR 5 Lacs.

9. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Big Data Analytics) – Goa Institute of Management

Founded in 1993, this is a 2-year, full-time residential course offered by the Goa Institute of Management, one of India's most premier business schools with a strong track record of 25 years. The overall duration of this classroom course is 1450 hours.

Students here not only learn the programming languages but also receive hands-on training in the institute's dedicated data labs. Moreover, they are also required to solve live problems provided by associates in the industry.

The total strength of their faculty is 12 and the student-faculty ratio is 5:1. The fee for the course is INR 15.25 Lacs.

10. PGDM-Research and Business Analytics – Welingkar

Although the institute was founded in 1977, the Post Graduate Diploma Program in Research and Business analytics was started by WeSchool in 2016. This is a 2-year classroom course, accredited by AICTE, Government of India.

The overall course duration is 1035 hours and is provided in Mumbai and Bengaluru. The course is divided between Business studies and Analytics in a 54-46% ratio.

The analytics section covers tools like IBM-SPSS, Palisade Decision tools and so on. Alongside, the course also covers crucial aspects like data mining, machine learning algorithms and more.

The overall faculty strength is 6 and the student-faculty ratio is 1:2. The fee for the course is INR 11.6 Lacs.

Note – The information provided here is meant to provide a basic overview of each of the courses listed. For complete details of the course, one must visit the respective institution website.
Prateek Arora

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