Less than 5 months after joining the course in January 2019, 65% of the students of PGP in Data Science are already boasting job offers in the most happening and fastest growing field, Data Science! This betters Praxis’s previous Day Zero record set by the last batch where 45% of the batch ended the day with offers.
Praxis has put in place a structured and comprehensive campus recruitment process – ‘The Praxis Placement Program’ that matches the competency of candidates to industry opportunity. The placement process started with Day Zero on June 17, 2019 with 11 organizations participating in the process. The interviews started at 6 am and went on for a marathon 14 hours.
These students started their course in the month of January 2019 and in less than five months of joining the course, are already boasting a job offer in the most happening and fastest growing field, Data Science!
Companies that participated in the campus recruitment included regular recruiters like PwC, HSBC, L&T Finance, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Worxogo and Curl Analytics.
The new companies that participated in campus recruitment this year were Colgate- Palmolive, Hexaware, LatentView, Oppo, TataiQ. Most companies preferred to recruit Praxis students as Data Scientists and Analysts. The other roles offered included Senior Consultant, AI/ML Implementation Specialist, and Assistant Manager/ Deputy Manager – Analytics. The average remuneration offered was ₹9.2 Lakh per annum. Students were able to achieve an average hike of 124% over their previous salary, prior to upskilling themselves with the Praxis program.
“Praxis Business School has an early mover advantage in Data Science and Analytics curriculum. We have been visiting this campus since the last five years for our Talent Requirement in Data Science. We find the PGP – Data Science candidates very relevant to our requirement, the batch profile largely consist of lateral profiles who have good industry exposure which is then topped with curriculum design that covers broad areas of data Analytics .The overall process of Campus Interview is very smooth and well-coordinated event . We wish Praxis all the best,” shared Ravi Singh, AVP – HR, National Payments Corporation of India
“It was a great experience visiting Praxis’ Kolkata campus and interacting with the students and faculty members. I have found the course content highly aligned with the industry focus areas. Also, as most of the students have prior industry experience, it has helped them to have a very realistic view of the world and can forge their own pathways,” Avijit Chatterjee, Head – Analytics, Colgate Business Solutions.
Praxis Business School, considered a pioneer in Analytics education in India, offers a very successful 1 year full time program in Data Science. The program is offered from both of its campuses in Kolkata and Bangalore and has two intakes starting in January and July. The unique aspect of the program is that it is one of the very few full-time, face-to-face programs in Data Science and takes ownership of the placement process. Praxis Business School focuses on offering students a comprehensive Data Science experience, thus equipping them with the knowledge and skills required for a career in this domain. This implies far more coverage, rigor and hands-on lab-work for a successful Data Science career than the average tool-based program (s).
The program has evolved constantly to keep pace with the changing Data Science landscape. The Praxis faculty have strived tirelessly to upskill themselves and deliver the most contemporary techniques to the students. Praxis has been able to create a strong connect with the industry since the program launch in 2011. Owing to these factors, Praxis students are readily accepted by the Data Science industry. Some of the placed students at Praxis Business School – Kolkata & Bangalore
“The PGPDS course is very good and well structured. The faculty has helped in gaining good clarity in all the concepts. Joining this course was the best decision I made for career transition to data science. One critical aspect is taken care of – Placements. Looking forward to the more exciting part of the course – Deep Learning, Text Analytics, NLP, model deployment and the Capstone Project,” said Adithi Nairy who has a BTech from RV College of Engineering. She had 43 months of experience with Accenture. After Praxis Campus Placement, she’ll join Wroxogo as a Data Scientist.
“The course is well structured which not only provides good knowledge in Stat, Machine Learning and tools but also its business implications in Marketing, Finance and other domains.The course is rigorous and the students have to be highly motivated as the campus placements starts midway through the course. Overall it is a good institution and a very good place to kick-start your Data Science Career,” said Abhilash Mandal, who has a BTech from Institute of Technical Education & Research. Mandal has 39 months of experience with Infosys. After Praxis Campus Placement, he will join Colgate Palmolive as Analyst.
Companies looking to recruit for Data Science talent can get in touch with Praxis: Kaushik@praxis.ac.in