Bangalore, India June 30th , 2014
Jigsaw Academy, the online school of analytics and Mortgage Dex, a firm that examines real estate trends, policies & financial implications that impact real estate investment announced the winners of the Data Analysis Competition, held for Jigsaw students. The contest was aimed at helping students strengthen their skills in data exploration, analysis and visualization.
The objective of the contest was to recommend a good place/zip code to buy property based on the data at hand and was aimed at helping students strengthen their skills in data exploration, analysis and visualization. The students were initially asked to share an approach note for a sample data set. Based on this, fourteen students were invited to proceed further and submit within a ten day timeframe, a more detailed analysis of the real estate data shared with them.
The submissions were then evaluated by Jigsaw mentors and Mortgage Dex and the winners were chosen based on the depth of analysis, tools used, domain knowledge and presentation.
On receiving the submissions, Dinakar K , senior data analyst & engineer of Mortgage Dex had this to say, “We see that a lot of hard work has been put in by the students. They seem to have used the right techniques to approach the problem and they have also used some amazing visualizations to explain their insights.”
The winners of this project will each received a scholarship of Rs 15,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively. The top performers in the competition will also get a chance to be interviewed for analyst roles in Mortgage Dex. The first finalist was Shyam Anadkat, second finalist was Parindsheel Dhillon and the third finalist was Balaji Athreya. Also special mention to Vaishnavi Reddy.
“Collaborating with Mortgage Dex for this competition has been a rewarding experience. It was a great opportunity for our students to sharpen their data analysis skills and we thank Mortgage Dex and all the participants and commend them for their excellent effort”, says Gaurav Vohra, CEO of Jigsaw Academy.
Jigsaw Academy is a Bangalore based analytics training company that is run by analytics professionals. Their courses are designed and delivered by industry experts who have applied analytics to solve business problems in a variety of fields like retail, FMCG, financial services, telecom and health care. The instructors use their real-world experiences to teach analytical skills that are most valuable at the work place. Their flagship course called the Foundation course in analytics has been taken by thousands of students across the globe and has helped launch many careers in this new and exciting field. They have recently completed analytics training workshops in B schools across the country, including IIM Bangalore.