Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE) recently announced the launch of a new Post Graduate Certification (PGC) course in Data Science. The institute will offer the course in collaboration with Decimal Point Analytics Private Ltd. one of the leading Research & Analytics Service companies for Risk Management & Financial Modeling in India, USA and UK.
The duration of the course will be 1 year and interested candidates can submit their applications from 13th May onwards. The program will offer a specialized curriculum which includes classroom training of 425 hours. The course content features a mix of finance, computer science, statistics and mathematics along with a range of other subjects that can be opted for as electives. Students with experience in statistics, mathematics as well as graduates in BSc – IT and engineering courses will be eligible for the course.
Data Analytics and Sciences is one of the most sought after fields of study at the moment. Analytics, Data Science and Big Data industry in India is expected to grow 7X in the next 7 years. It is estimated to become a 20 billion-dollar industry in India by 2025. With the need for faster decision-makers, the demand for big data professional is expected to rise by 40% in the next two years. Thereby, the Data Science course offered by MDAE will equip students with a diverse set of relevant skills to land preferred jobs in the field.
Commenting on the course launch, renowned economist and Chairman of MDAE Lord Meghnad Desai said, “The Data Science course has been launched after increasing demand from students to offer a specialized, industry relevant curriculum in the subject. Organizations are rapidly evolving their existing operations to make them automated and data-centric, which has made data scientists and data-trained professionals a prized asset for enterprises globally. Instead of a general approach followed by other institutes, MDAE’s PGC course will help develop a comprehensive and practical understanding of the domain.” Post-completion of the course, students will also be offered placement and internship opportunities.
MDAE has established itself as one of India’s leading academic institutions offering a fresh, industry-relevant and student-focused approach to learning that equips students with knowledge and skills to make them the leaders of tomorrow. Alumni from the institute have availed jobs and internships from noted data analytics firms like Mu Sigma, Think Analytics, Fractal Analytics and noted financial giants like ANZ Bank, Reliance Treasury, Knight Frank, Care Ratings, Jones Long LaSalle, JP Morgan, Royal Bank of Scotland and Morgan Stanley after completing flagship program Post Graduate Diploma in Economics.