Great Learning has launched a new program, the Data Science Fellows Program, aimed at providing unmatched learning and career outcomes to students and recent alumni (graduated less than 3 years ago) from the top 150 engineering colleges in the country. This seven-month program aims at arming the learners with skills that are calibrated with premium jobs in Data Science and Analytics.
With this program, Great Learning is offering a “pay later” option modelled on Income Sharing Agreements to students selected for the program. All qualified and interested candidates will have the opportunity to go through the rigorous evaluation process, including a 3-week preparatory bootcamp course called “DS Foundation Track”.
The Data Science Fellows program builds on Great Learning’s pedigree in Analytics and Machine Learning, where they have consistently been ranked the best in India, said a release from the company. The program will help learners transition to highly competitive roles such as Data Scientist, Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Engineer, and Machine Learning Engineer.
Over the course of 7 months, learners hone these skills through quality learning material, personalized mentorship and support, rigorous assessments, and hands-on application of their learnings on industry-relevant problems and case studies.
While the demand for professionals in this field is high, organizations face a shortage of skilled professionals which is slowing down their business. This new program, introduced by Great Learning bridges this gap in applicable skills through multiple mini-projects, capstone projects and hackathons.
Learners will also develop proficiency with tools and technologies such as Python, Tableau and SQL. While the Data Science Fellows Program is intense and comprehensive, it is also designed to allow participants to learn with minimal disruption to their professional and academic commitments.
In 2020, India is expected to be one of the top markets for Data Science in the world, and there has been a 60 percent rise in demand for data science experts in the industry over the last 2 years. According to NASSCOM, there are presently over 1 lakh job opportunities for professionals skilled in data science, and these jobs are among the best paying jobs in the industry today.
Speaking on the launch of this new Program, Hari Krishnan Nair, co-founder, Great Learning said: “Data Science is expected to add significant growth and value to the world’s economy and it will impact organizations across sectors. Data is a big asset for organizations today, which are increasingly relying on the application of Data Science and Machine Learning to gain a competitive advantage. To help them make the most of these technologies, these organizations are looking for high-quality talent with ready-to-use Data Science skills. To bridge this gap, and to help young professionals boost their career in Data Science, we have collaborated with Great Lakes Executive Learning to create this program. Our endeavour is to find the best talent from the top engineering colleges, equip them with the skills that companies are looking for, and connect them to corporates seeking such talent.”