Praxis Business School is among the few B-Schools offering Full Time Analytics Programs in India. In fact when the program started in 2011, this was the only Full Time program in the country.
Till now Praxis Business School offered just 1 Analytics batch per year. But now, the school has announced the launch of Spring Batch of its one-year full-time Analytics program in January 2016. The analytics course at Praxis has been consistently ranked among the top 10 analytics courses in India.
Praxis Analytics Program Highlights
Praxis program is a unique offering in multiple ways.
- The 500+ hours of classroom training with additional hours of case studies, projects and assignments make it one of the most rigorous and comprehensive courses in analytics in the country
- The program is co-created with and co-delivered by the industry, making the program effective & relevant
- The program has 9 months of classroom training followed by campus placements for Internships and final recruitments
Talking about the launch of the spring intake, Dr. Prithwis Mukerjee, Program Director – Business Analytics said – “We have been receiving an increasing number of applications for our July batch every year. Instead of making one batch very large (and hence a little difficult to manage, given the number of lab hours we have in the program), we decided to opt for two batches in a year.
Unlike the MBA program, Analytics does not conform to any well-established ‘campus placement season’ – there is a growing need for well trained analytics professionals across the year and we get requests for people from firms all the time. Two batches a year may actually help in matching the demand for manpower better.”
Program Objectives and Coverage
The Course aims at equipping students with the tools, techniques and skills to enable a seamless absorption into the domain of Analytics and grow into the roles of Data Scientists. Praxis thus focuses on offering its students a comprehensive analytics experience, a deep-dive that ensures extensive coverage, rigor and hands-on lab-work in the following:
- Technology Skills: an understanding of a wide range of tools like Excel, SQL, R, SAS, Hadoop, Python, MongoDB (NOSQL), Amazon AWS (EMR / EC2), QlikView and Tableau that are commonly used to extract, analyse and visualize data.
- Statistical Modeling and Analytical Skills: knowledge of statistics, data mining and machine learning techniques and the ability to create predictive models
- Applying analytics to business situations: a fair understanding of business functions like marketing, finance, operations and the application of Analytics in verticals like BFSI, retail, telecom etc.
- Communication and Visualization Skills: the ability to tell an effective story.
Target audience for this program
The Praxis program is targeted at candidates who are serious about carving a career in analytics for themselves – and are willing to commit a full year to learning. These are candidates who wish to see themselves grow as successful Data Scientists. Praxis has a fairly rigorous selection process and admits only those who demonstrate strong analytical skills and an interest in numbers and problem solving.
Professor Charanpreet Singh, Associate Dean, Praxis Business School feels that this differentiates the program from the on-line and hybrid programs on offer – Praxis aspirants understand that they need to commit to full-time, rigorous learning to be able to adequately cover the three pillars of Data Science – statistics & data mining, technology and business – so that they can contribute effectively in the organizations they join post the program.
A majority of the students are from Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Pure Science backgrounds, though the program does admit students from the commerce/ bba streams provided they possess exceptional analytical and number skills. Around 30% of these students are post graduates (including MBAs). The current batch has an average work experience of about 3 years – ranging from 0 to more than 5 years in firms like Accenture, Amazon, Axis Bank, CapGemini, Coal India, CTS, Deloitte, E & Y, HDFC Bank, Hewlett Packard, IBM, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Persistent Systems, Royal Bank of Scotland, TCS, TechMahindra, Thomson Reuters, Wipro etc
The Praxis Placement Program
Students will be part of the Praxis Placement Program which is designed to identify appropriate career opportunities and facilitate your transition into the exciting area of analytics. Praxis takes ownership of facilitating internships and/ or final placements upon successful completion of the program.
Companies like Abzooba Inc, Axis Bank, BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solutions, Genpact, Happiest Minds, HDFC Bank, Hewlett Packard, HSBC Analytics, ICICI Bank, ICRA Techno Analytics, IDC, ITC Infotech, Karvy Analytics, Kie Square Consulting, Millward Brown, PwC, ValueLabs etc. have participated in the campus recruitment process. Praxis Analytics alumni have transitioned into companies like Cardekho.com, Dell Analytics, Fidelity, IBM, Lowe’s, Quikr.com, Target, TCS, Walmart Labs, WNS etc. and are doing very well.
“Praxis trains you really well on all aspects of analytics and business domains. This enables you to face and deal with any business problem analytically. The faculty is excellent and this is an institute that develops you into the person you aspire to be and sets you up at par with the best in the field of analytics”
Sudhanshu Ranjan, Assistant Manager, Research & Analytics at HSBC – PGPBA Class of 2014
How to apply
Students need to complete the online application process through the website www.praxis.ac.in
Shortlisted candidates will appear for a written aptitude test and a personal interview. Selection process would be held across all major cities in India.
Online application process is currently open
Selection process will be conducted between September & November 2015
Program commences in January 2016
Interested candidates can register here for more information
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Bhasker is a Data Science evangelist and practitioner with proven record of thought leadership and incubating analytics practices for various organizations. With over 16 years of experience in the area of Business Analytics, he is well recognized as an expert within the industry. Earlier, Bhasker worked as Vice President at Goldman Sachs. He is B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.