IIT Madras is accepting applications from students, professionals, and anyone who is interested for a free online course called Python for Data Science on the SWAYAM NPTEL platform. The course aims at enabling participants to be able to use python programming for solving data science problems. The course could be most suitable for final year undergraduate students with a basic knowledge of data science algorithms.
The course will be conducted by Professor Ragunathan Rengasamy who works at IIT Madras. Prior to joining the institute, Rengaswamy was a professor of Chemical Engineering and Co-Director of the Process Control and Optimization Consortium at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA. He was also a professor and associate professor at Clarkson University, USA and an assistant professor at IIT Bombay. Participants can also obtain a certificate for the course by paying Rs 1000 and clearing an exam to be conducted on 26 September 2021.
What the IIT Madras Free Online Course on Python for Data Science Will Cover?
The course will begin on 26 July 2021 and will be conducted up to 20 August 2021, and in 4 weeks the following topics will be covered:
- Basics of Python Spyder (tool).
- Sequence data types and associated operations.
- Pandas data frame and data frame related operations on Toyota Corolla dataset.
- Data visualization on Toyoto Corolla dataset using matplotlib and seaborn libraries.
- Control structures using Toyota Corolla dataset.
- Case study: Regression – Predicting the price of pre-owned cars, and Classification – classifying personal income.
Important Details about the IIT Madras Free Online Course on Python for Data Science
Participants who are interested to take part in the course will have to enroll on the official page by clicking on the Join button on the official website before 2 August 2021. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, or SWAYAM accounts may be used to enroll on the platform. Participants will be eligible for a certificate only if the average assignment score is more than or equal to 10/25 and the exam score is more than or equal to 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, participants will not get the certificate even if the final score is more than or equal to 40/100. Only the e-certificate with logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras will be made available, and hard copies will not be dispatched.