Top Postgraduate Data Science Programmes In India – AIM Ranking 2021

Top Postgraduate Data Science Courses In India AIM Ranking 2021
With the analytics industry now an integral part of the economy, there are scores of data science programmes in India that are being added by academic institutions. However, it can become confusing for students to decide on what courses best suit their needs. Hence, Analytics India Magazine surveyed to rank the Programmes in Data Science or Analytics in India. AIM has been coming out with these rankings for the last 8 years. The ranking outcomes will result from this survey and extensive research and discussions with the participating institutes. This report enlists the top Postgraduate Programmes for Data Sciences in India for the year 2021. This year we have released just one ranking for all post-graduate level programs, irrespective of their mode of delivery. More than 60 programs participated in the ranking out of which 44 made it through. These courses offer value in different ways to students, who can apply to them depending on what they want to learn and their career. A good course has high and well-balanced scores across all the parameters, making it to the top of the ranking. These rankings will help students identify the right course for them. The report is helpful for institutes offering these programmes to understand where they stand compared to other courses and identify areas of improvement. It can also be used by the policymakers in public and private organisations to get an idea of the progress the Data Science education industry has made and then help bring changes accordingly.  For previous year’s rankings, visit here. Analytics India Magazine considered five different parameters for computing the ranking of Analytics or Data Science Programs — Certification Value, Return on Investment, Program Success, Teaching & Curriculum, and Student Engagement. To determine this year’s Academic Rankings for Postgraduate Programmers in India, we derived an overall index. The index was calculated using the average score of five sub-indices (based on the aforementioned parameters). The sub-indices themselves were calculated based on the scores given to the answers (of the survey questions) asked by AIM using uniform evaluation criteria. These scores were normalised on a scale from 0 to 1 before the average for the sub-indices was taken. Outliers were capped. The hierarchy to calculate the overall index can be seen in the chart below. No fee was charged for participation in the survey, and the participation was voluntary. The questions were answered by the institutes using a Google Form. We received a total of 62 responses, of which 44 with the highest overall index have been presented in this report. Others had to be left out due to answers that were incomplete or could not be scored according to the evaluation criteria. Below we discuss the results of the analysis and present the top-ranking programmes across the different sub-indices and the overall index.  Overall Index All of the postgraduate courses listed have value to offer for the students who enrol in them. These are some of the top courses in the country that can help […]
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