How to apply for IISc Bangalore Online Advanced Programme in Computational Data Science

Aspiring to become a Data Scientist or an Analyst? Desirous of acquiring great skills in the field of data science and analysis? Learn here about this live interactive online program in Computational Data Science that will help fast-forward your career as a Data Scientist and in various other roles associated with this fast-growing field.

The field of data science is a rapidly growing one. World over, industries, businesses, research institutions, educational and government organizations are feeling the need for more and more data. Businesses and societies are being transformed altogether due to the ever-increasing role of data in everyday life. As a result, in today's information-driven world, there is an increasing demand for a host of data-related jobs. Some of the most popular job profiles in this upcoming field are Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Engineers, Data Architect, Business Analyst, Business Intelligence Developer, Database Administrator, Data and Analytics Manager, Machine Learning Engineer and so on. A program in Data Science is thus one of the most sought after courses these days.

About the program

The Advanced Certification Programme in Computational Data Science is an interactive online program that has been launched by the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc). Speaking of IISc, it is a top-ranked and world-renowned institute in India offering a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of basic sciences as well as research. The duration of the Advanced Certification Program being offered is 10 months. IISc Bangalore has collaborated with TalentSprint, an online learning platform, to make this program available online.

The program starts in January 2021 and there will be a total of 50 seats available for working professionals from India as well as from countries in the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East. The program is a live online one, where there will be interactive sessions, projects, case studies, and data stories that will help the participants to fast track their learning. Excellent faculty drawn from the various engineering and management sciences departments of IISc will provide able mentorship to the participating students.

The program has been designed by the institute's Computational and Data Sciences Department. IISc's Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) will be delivering it by making use of TalentSprint's online learning platform. The Centre for Continuing Education, IISc specializes in delivering courses for various target groups to help them grow into competent research scientists, engineers and managers in today's tech-intensive and data-driven world.

The Advanced Certification Programme in Computational Data Science is highly suitable for tech professionals, programmers, data scientists and data architects who are looking forward to enhancing their careers. In fact, anyone who is seeking to build his/her capability in data science or working in a data-driven organization can opt for this program. Those desirous of undertaking the program need to hurry as the last few seats are available for the present batch.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Master degree in Science, Engineering or Management. Those with four years of bachelor's degree or equivalent can also apply.
  2. Should have a minimum of one year of work experience.
  3. The candidates should have programming or coding knowledge.

Engineering students or graduates with exceptional skills can apply for selection on a case-to-case basis.

Selection Process

IISc Bangalore selects the candidates based on their educational qualification, academic background, work experience and interest of the candidates in pursuing the program.

Program fees

  • Domestic participants – Rs 4,00,000
  • International participants - US $ 6,500
  • Application fee – Rs 2,000 (will be adjusted in the program fee)

Campus visiting fee is additional and is to be borne by the participants as per the actual expenses during the visit. Participants have the flexibility to pay the program fee in 18 monthly installments by paying an interest free EMI of Rs 19,667 per month.

Course Curriculum

Following are the modules that would be covered during this 10-month program:
  • Computational Data Science in Practice
  • Mathematics of data Science
  • Data Engineering
  • Machine Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Business Analytics

Apart from discussion on the above topics, there will be case studies to analyse the usage of computational data science in real world scenarios. The participants will also get to experience various projects, experiments, hackathons, etc. at different intervals during the program. The course curriculum also includes a 3-day campus visit at an opportune date.

Why should I do this program

There are many things unique about this online computational data science program that will inspire you to undertake it. Learn them here.

  • You get to unlock the power of data that will help you solve real-world challenges, be it in the business world or in a research institution.
  • You will be able to harness your technical, mathematical and analytical skills in analyzing and interpreting complex data sets that will help you arrive at effective data-driven decisions.
  • You will gain expertise in communicating data insights to stakeholders and others within or outside the organization you are working for.
  • Will help you understand consumer behavior, operations and business patterns much more effectively.
  • The program has a friendly format with weekend classes, sitting at the comfort of your home. Thus, suitable for every professional.
  • A 5-step learning process that involves live interactive sessions, projects, mentorship, case studies and data stories.
  • Top faculty with years of research experience and deep insight in data science and machine learning.
  • Last but not least, the program is designed and offered by IISc, a top-ranked institution in India, known worldwide for its quality of education.

How to apply

To apply for this program, candidates have to apply online by visiting the TalentSprint page of the IISc Bangalore website. To get help with the online application process, candidates can refer to the program brochure that is available on the website. While filling up the online form, apart from personal details and academic qualifications, provide the name of the organization you are working for, designation, experience and coding skills. Upload the relevant documents about your academic qualifications and work experience. You will be then directed to the online payment portal, to pay the application fees of Rs 2,000. Based on the applications received, the candidates will be shortlisted for the program.

Important dates

Program Orientation- December 27, 2020
Start of the program- January 2021

Certificate of Completion

On completion of the program, a Certificate of Completion will be issued by the Centre for Continuing Education, IISc Bangalore.

Article by Dhruv
Dhruv, an electrical engineer by training and profession, loves to dabble in writing during his free time. For the last seven years, he has been a content writer creating content for ISC on topics mostly related to school and college admissions.

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