University of Chicago to Train the Next Generation of Data Scientists in India

2017 was predicted to be sluggish in terms of job roles, appraisals and hiring and it appears that the predictions are turning out to be true. With the recent news on Cognizant planning to fire 6000 employees and Infosys ‘releasing’ 9000 employees earlier this year, IT in India is not at its glorious best.

Is Automation At Fault?

While automation has been called out for massive layoffs and job-role shifts across the IT sector, the real reason is the huge gap between the evolving technologies and the skillsets available with today’s workforce. That being said, as more companies adopt modern technologies, the skills gap is increasing – pointing at massive layoffs and obsoleteness.

Reskill & Upskill

The only solution for the plagued IT sector is a massive overhaul. The workforce needs to reskill and upskill to meet emerging technology needs.

Jigsaw Academy, in collaboration with the University of Chicago’s Graham School, has launched the Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine Learning.

Integrated Program in Data Science and Machine Learning

The program is designed keeping in mind the needs of young IT professionals who need to upskill or become obsolete. To bridge the need of skilled pool of data scientists, the joint program by the University of Chicago Graham School and Jigsaw Academy, the course features:

  • Comprehensive curriculum designed by UC academicians and analytics experts from India
  • International lectures from the University of Chicago
  • Access to Jigsaw Academy’s cloud lab
  • Certificate in Analytics from the University of Chicago and Jigsaw Academy

The Curriculum

The course curriculum covers essentials of data science and machine learning, data science and visualization, R for data science, data mining, data analysis for evidence-based decision making, industry applications, Big Data analytics with Spark and more.

The program also includes capstone projects and assignments, where students, after the completion of the course, will understand the length and breadth of analytics, understand and correlate data science problem statements with business requirements, design data science solutions, know the application of project management skills to data science and use globally used data science tools.

About The University of Chicago

The University of Chicago has always been home to innovation and by collaborating with Jigsaw for this course, the focus is primarily on bringing latest advancements in analytics and help professionals grow in their careers. With programs like this, India can move beyond a hub for outsourced projects and become a preferred destination for all things data.

Program Details

This blended learning program will be conducted in a hybrid fashion with classes being conducted online and in person in Bangalore. Click here to learn more about the program. For further details, call on +91 90199 87000 or drop a mail to

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Bhasker Gupta
Bhasker is a techie turned media entrepreneur. Bhasker started AIM in 2012, out of a desire to speak about emerging technologies and their commercial, social and cultural impact. Earlier, Bhasker worked as Vice President at Goldman Sachs. He is a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

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