The Big Data boom has birthed many flourishing opportunities for India Inc in 2020. Most businesses are now energetically adopting data science, machine learning and data analytics in their operations for improved business models and optimisation of their operations. Now, with data science and machine learning gaining more and more prominence across sectors, enterprises are now looking at filling the talent gap to keep up with the swift pace of the technological progress. The year 2019 saw over 97,000 job openings in data science alone. Now, it has been estimated that 2020 will see over 2 lakh job openings in the field of data science and allied areas in India.
The Need for Higher Education In Data Science
Data science is a relatively nascent field, and most of the mid-level management have graduated from traditional education — like software engineering backgrounds. Until recently, most of the universities didn’t even offer Master’s courses in data science, which, in turn, resulted in a shortage of skilled applicants for the jobs.
To help professionals become data-proficient and build career critical competencies, Great Learning has collaborated with PES University to offer an MTech Program in Data Science and Machine Learning.
The programme enables participants to gain an in-depth understanding of data science and machine learning techniques and tools that are widely used by companies. The programme takes a very practical approach to impart industry-relevant skills and enables participants to become job-ready.
Importance Of A Degree
Many Indian behemoths have a hierarchy system for appraisal as well as hiring, which is based on education levels. A Master’s degree can come in handy especially to help the applicant or the employee stand out from the crowd. Basically, a Master’s degree can help with the following:
- Fit into defined ‘salary brackets’ in bigger enterprises which give importance to a more formal or traditional form of education
- Surpass hurdles that may delay an employee’s rate of review or appraisals in an organisation
- Automatically differentiate oneself from the crowd of diploma and bachelor’s degree holders
When applying for roles of some prominence, especially in sectors like IT, BFSI and manufacturing, conventional degrees like Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorates play a crucial role in hiring as well as appraisals. This is where a Master’s degree from a reputed institution like PES University plays to great advantage.
About The Programme
The full time and part-time (weekend classroom) 21-month M.Tech in Data Science and Machine Learning by Great Learning is a comprehensive program designed by accomplished data science academicians and professionals to give learners all the critical knowledge and skills that the industry demands.
The course will also cover all the tools and skills sought by leading companies in Data Science. Through the duration of the course, candidates will be trained on Python, SQL, Tableau, Data Science and Machine Learning. Participants in the course will build their knowledge through classroom lectures by expert faculty and doing multiple challenging projects across various topics and applications in Data Science.
Statistical Foundations for Data Science
Python for Data Science
Databases – SQL & NoSQL
Machine Learning – 1
Machine Learning – 2
Intro to Deep Learning and its applications
Intro to Big Data Analytics
Industry Internship (Full-Time) OR Capstone Project (Weekend-Classroom)
Data science is a thriving field right now, and knowledge of this sector can open up numerous opportunities, especially after taking a comprehensive course like the MTech in Data Science and Machine Learning by Great Learning. After the program, one can jump to lucrative job profiles like data scientist, product manager, data analyst, data engineer and business intelligence developer, among others.
Some of the companies that have recently participated in Great Learning’s hiring drives, include KPMG, Mahindra, Uber, IBM, Tata Capital, Swiggy and Truecaller, among many others.
This programme will also equip the learner to:
- Be able to leverage the latest Data Science tools and techniques in a Data Science role
- Be able to structure business problems in Machine Learning and Data Science frameworks
Programme At A Glance
Duration: 21 months
Course Type: Weekend classroom | Full-time
Fees: ₹5,00,000 + GST (weekend) | ₹6,00,000 + GST (full-time)
Financial Aid: Available
Certification: M.Tech Degree from PES University
– Candidates should have a B.Tech, BE or an MCA degree
– Candidates should have a minimum of 60% in X, XII and Bachelor’s degree
Note: The program can be done even if the pre-requisites aren’t strictly met — as far as an individual is keen to learn
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