PGP in Data Science

PGP in
Data Science

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Program Overview

World’s Most Recognized Data Science Certification

It’s not us but leading institutes in the world respect what we teach. As on date, across 4 Continents, 9 Different Master’s Programs and 2 Doctoral Programs accept PGP in Data Science as their First-Semester Curriculum.

It doesn’t end with institutes. More than 500 Companies year-on-year recruit INSOFE students as Data Scientists. This reputation amongst Academia and Industry is one of the unique strengths of INSOFE.

In addition, several industry bodies such as Analytics India Magazine, Analytics Vidhya, recognized and awarded INSOFE’s Data Science Program, since 2011.

Program Benefits

Fully Classroom-Based Learning
Closely Monitored Hands-on Sessions, 2 Hackathons and
2 Weeks Bootcamps to further develop the Hands-on Skills
₹3.8 crores Merit-Based Scholarships
have been Awarded till date
500+ Placement Network
Student - Faculty Ratio

75+ World-Class Faculty




Curriculum of PGP in Data SCIence



11 credits

humanities &
Business Modules

2 credits


2 credits

Core technology modules
Foundations of Probability and Statistics for Data Science
Essential Engineering Skills in Data Analytics Using R and Python
Statistics and Probability in Decision Modeling
The Art and Science of Storytelling with Data Visualizations
Methods and Algorithms in Machine Learning
AI and Decision Sciences
Developing Production Ready ML/AI Application using Docker, Git, Python, VS Code and co.
Core humanities & Business Modules
Design Thinking and Research
Transformation through Trance - Formation
Technology electives (any 2)
1 Credit each
Reinforcement Learning
Introduction to Computer Vision and Applications
Foundations of Text Mining and Natural Language Processing I
Foundations of Text Mining and Natural Language Processing II
Foundations of IoT
Operations Research for Industry 4.0
An Overview of Big Data and Hadoop Ecosystem
Optional Specializations
3 Credits each

You could be a fresher or an experienced software professional desiring to learn advanced big data technologies to enhance your skills in NoSQL, Streaming Analytics, etc., this specialization is for you!

Key Takeaways

  • A deeper understanding of Hadoop and Spark Ecosystem
  • Data Ingestion at Scale for Big Data Platforms
  • AI/Machine Learning Platforms for Big Data

Using the Data Analytics, take a far more holistic view of the financial industry, analyze and forecast the market changes.

Key Takeaways

  • › Financial Arithmetic
  • › Risk Management Strategies
  • › Algorithmic Trading

Study and understand the principles of Artificial Intelligence using advanced deep learning with an application focus on computer vision and NLP.

Key Takeaways

  • › Advanced Tensorflow
  • › State-of-the-art (SOTA) AI for Computer Vision & NLP
  • › End-to-End pipeline development for innovative commercial applications

Industry 4.0 is all about disruptive technologies; AI, IoT, Blockchain, Big Data to name a few. Conventional Supply Chain (or Analog Supply Chain) reacts to demand and addresses it. This narrative changes with the Digital Supply Chain which leverages above mentioned disruptive technologies.

Key Takeaways

  • › IoT: Hardware, Software, and Networking, powered by AI
  • › Blockchain, Optimisation, Big Data, and Cloud Technologies
  • › Architecting Digital Supply Chain solutions with Industry 4.0 Disruptive Technologies

Apply your deep knowledge to transform the healthcare industry by leveraging data to help prevent and cure diseases and cut down the costs in the healthcare landscape.

Key Takeaways

  • › Medical Classification Systems
  • › Data flow in a typical hospital setting
  • › Prognostication

We Help you Find the Best Career

Our career skill experts conduct monthly workshops on resume building.
These sessions are online and hence can be attended at the convenience
of the students. All students can register for mock interviews where
technology and HR experts conduct interviews.




Mock Interview

INSOFE students get an 80% rise in the salary typically. The average fresher salary is 6.5 lakhs. But, that is not where it ends. Several of our students reported over 300% hike in the second year with just 12-18 months of experience.

Bootcamps & Mindcamps

Bootcamps and Mindcamps are two-week intense programming and personality development sessions conducted at all three INSOFE campuses (Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad) on a regular basis.

A typical day in a bootcamp would be 6-7 hours of hands-on programming focussed on either deep-dive into an ML algorithm or using these algorithms to participate in an online competition such as Kaggle. Coding session will be followed by 1-2 hours of mindcamp sessions (debates, discussions, role-playing, etc.) which will help students build essential professional skills needed in the industry to complement the technical skills learned in the bootcamp.


These bootcamp-mindcamp sessions will be roughly offered once every month at any one location. Please check the bootcamp-mindcamp calendar for upcoming sessions. The theme for every session may marginally vary and hence, specific schedule for the 2-weeks will be announced after registration.


Bootcamps and Mindcamps are designed primarily for refreshing your PGP curriculum through a complete hands-on approach, to inculcate in you a holistic approach towards problem-solving and to better prepare you for your job interviews. It will also encourage you to build your public profile and contribute to websites such as Kaggle, GitHub, StackOverflow, etc.

Who should attend

It is highly encouraged for all PGP students to attend after completing your course. If you are seeking career services from INSOFE, you may be REQUIRED to go through at least one bootcamp-mindcamp session depending on your performance in PGP.

Fees & Education Loan

Application Fees: ₹3000 (Non-refundable)
Total Program Fees: ₹3,35,000 + 18% GST
Discount on Program Fees: 5% discount on the program fees is offered to those who pay the full fees at a go before the course commencement.
So, the total fee will be ₹3,18,250 + 18% GST
You can pay the fee in 3 installments.
Admission Fees:
50,000 + 18% GST (Non-refundable)
First instalment of the program fees:
1,10,000 + 18% GST
Second instalment of the program fees:
90,000 + 18% GST
Third instalment of the program fees:
85,000 + 18% GST

We make it extremely easy for you to make this career defining investment.

100% collateral free loans from:

hdfc credila
we make scholars
digital india
bank of baroda
canara bank
axis bank

Our counsellors will assist you with details.
Our scholarships and internships allow you to earn back the
investment even during the program.
Average 80% hike in salary means your investments are returned
in less than a year in more than 95% of the cases.
Naveen Tummula
Naveen Tummala
Agile Delivery Lead
at Cognizant
Challenging but Satisfying!
The exceptional faculty, comprehensive curriculum along with extensive lab-sessions made me choose INSOFE. INSOFE’s Data Science program and my 19 years of work experience in the software industry, made me grab good job opportunities in the AI and Analytics domains.

Scholarships - Icing on the Cake
Participating in the hackathons and winning the scholarships was a great opportunity. They made me learn and develop more and more every day.
Srimahitha Kaliki
Srimahitha Kaliki
Sr. Data Scientist
at Amazon
then the magic happened!

After my Ph.D., INSOFE almost became a second university for me. The faculty make very tough subjects easier to learn - which is not an easy job. The curriculum does come above and beyond industry expectations. As I previously worked as a Data Analyst in the Healthcare industry, I was able to relate to it quite well.

INSOFE faculty teaches a lot of stats, regressions, logistics and classroom analysis. The way they taught made me articulate and communicate very well.
Shubham Maheshwari
Shubham Maheshwari
Associate Data Scientist
Internships were the game-changer!

I got an opportunity to do my internship under Dr. Anand Jayaraman. We were working on leveraging machine learning to make a profitable trading strategy. It was a complex project where we used a lot of advanced techniques. I was fascinated with AI and mathematical concepts with which I was able to think of new invigorating ideas and recreate a new piece of code. This live internship helped me with my research and explore the latest technologies. And the Scholarships helped me give my best!
Aashutosh Bhattad
Aashutosh Bhattad
Business Analyst
Axis Bank
Learnt, Understood and Mastered!

The ability to predict the future with data science caught my interest and drove me towards the Data Science industry. I chose INSOFE because of its intensive curriculum. I found my Data Science journey more interesting when I had an interaction with the faculty. I learned, practiced and mastered the advanced concepts and technologies related to Data Science. It turned out to be pretty amazing!
Punit Agarwal
Punit Agarwal
Associate Data Scientist
Krithi Systems
Encouraging and Engaging...

INSOFE’s Faculty encourage students’ to think creatively. The classes are engaging and are backed by assignments, hackathons, presentations and case studies which give you hands-on knowledge about important data science tools. They also help you in learning practical approaches to solving data science problems. The career services team is proactive and provides immense job opportunities. Overall, I think INSOFE is an excellent place to learn applied data science.
Shamik Podder
Shamik Podder
Professional Data Analytics
Sutherland Global
A Great Journey!

INSOFE's pedagogy instilled huge confidence in me as a Data Science professional which eventually helped me get placed at Sutherland Global Services, right after the completion of my program. The highly qualified mentors and data scientists paved the way to lay a strong foundation for the concepts. The lab sessions really helped us to get our hands dirty with complex real-world data sets. Growing from an enthusiast to becoming a professional, It was a great journey!

With a real-time verification of the student data, INSOFE believes in rewarding students who demonstrate exceptional merit performance during the program. Hence it is important for the students to get recognized by employers and the social community exhibiting their technical understanding of various Data Science techniques/algorithms gained in the program.

INSOFE holds the right to validate the badge and allocate them to the deserved candidates at the end of each module within the INSOFE’s Smart Education Applications platform. And these badges are only awarded based on the performance of the students in the Conceptual Understanding Tests (CUTe).

Each student gets 6 opportunities to showcase their technical prowess mastered within the program and gain up to INR 60,000.

What’s in the badge?
  • Badge URL - badge name, badge criteria
  • Issuer Verification - authorizations and accreditations
  • Student Data - profiles, validation
  • Evidence URL - student’s mastery in the modules, technical skills
  • Rewards - out-of-class learning achievements

The following refund policy is binding on all applicants. If a student wishes to cancel his or her admission after paying the program fees, the following refund amounts and conditions apply:

Payment Status Refund Clause
Application Fee Non - Refundable under any condition whatsoever
Admission fees Non - Refundable under any condition whatsoever
Program Fee

Cancellation ≥ 30 days prior to commencement of the classes: 80% of 1st Instalment amount

Cancellation < 29 days, but 14 days prior to commencement of the classes: 60% of 1st Instalment amount

Cancellation ≤ 14 days to 7 days prior to commencement of the classes: 10% of 1st Instalment amount

Cancellation ≤ 7 days prior to commencement of classes (including after commencement of classes): NIL

Fees paid are non-transferable.

Refunds, if any, will be processed within 30 working days.

In all the above cases involving course fee, the student can choose to postpone the admission to the next batch. In such a case, INSOFE reserves the right to postpone admission at the current fee structure at which the fee is paid or at the prevailing fee structure of the next batch. INSOFE's decision in such matters is final, binding and non-negotiable.

  • Postponement requests received less than 3 weeks prior to the start of program will be entertained solely at the discretion of INSOFE, depending on its ability to allocate that seat to someone else.
  • In case it cannot, such requests will be rejected and the policy with respect to refunds comes into force.
  • If the student is unable to continue in the same batch, he/she will forfeit the admission fee as per the policy. It cannot be adjusted against future admission.
  • If a student, for any reason whatsoever, decides to drop out of the program and requests to be allowed to continue participation in the next batch(es), the student will be required to pay the postponement fee of Rs. 25,000 + 18% taxes or any applicable difference in the fees for the next batch, whichever is higher.
  • While we will try to accommodate the student in the next consequent batch to attend program, if the class is full and there is no space for the student to sit then he/she will have to watch the videos of the theory sessions and come to the institute to attend the lab sessions.
  • Please note that postponements are neither guaranteed nor are a student’s right. INSOFE can only provide a seat in a subsequent batch if there are available seats. INSOFE only keeps one seat vacant per batch for any eventualities and if multiple requests are received, the seat is allocated only on a first-come-first-serve basis. Longer delays in continuing the program are not conducive to effective learning and hence INSOFE advises people to complete the program without breaks.
  • INSOFE will allow the student to attend only those classes that he/she had not completed in the original batch of his/her admission. Repeating classes may only be allowed in rare cases where the gap between the original and the postponed batches is large due to INSOFE’s inability to accommodate the student earlier.
  • A student’s request for postponing to a batch starting six months or more beyond the postponement request date will not be entertained for any reason whatsoever. INSOFE may, however, be constrained to accommodate the postponement in a batch that starts more than six months beyond the requested date due to unavailability of seats earlier.
  • In addition, any overdue payments from the original batch of admission must be paid to INSOFE latest by one month prior to attending the batch being joined, failing which INSOFE has the right to refuse admission. These payments are non-refundable under any circumstance. INSOFE will also require you to submit proofs substantiating the reasons given for the postponement requests. INSOFE has the right to refuse such a request without providing explanations if it is felt that the reason is not genuine.

What is PGP in Data Science? Is it a Diploma/Master’s program?
It is a 6 months, classroom-based Postgraduate certificate program. The beautifully designed pedagogy has our world-class stellar network of mentors involved with the first half of the day, with their gripping and mesmerizing theoretical and conceptual sessions. The theory and handheld lab sessions bring into the picture straight from our consulting projects that provide an overview on applied learning. Our Data Science Team, who has 8-10 years of experience, will help students understand and execute problem solutions better in the industry.

Can I meet mentors on weekdays in case of any query?
Yes, by prior appointment only.

What is the role of Data Scientists at INSOFE? Who will assist students in the lab sessions?
We have more than 30 highly specialized data scientists who handle our consulting and R&D on weekdays along with teaching and training during the PGP programs on weekends. Our Data Scientists are highly qualified and have a minimum of Masters as their highest qualification. They will provide extensive assistance to students and can be approached depending upon availability and importance of the situation. Their commitment and compassion compiling towards their work are simply outstanding.

What if I don’t clear the entrance exam, will I be given a second chance? How many attempts can I make with one registration?
You will be given a second chance which is going to be the last attempt. You could take a couple of days to brush up on your basics and retake the exam. Please note that you will not be eligible for the first phase of the scholarship if you retake the exam.

Whom should I contact, if I face any technical issues while writing the exam?
If you face any technical issues while taking the exam, INSOFE’s representative will always be available to support you.

What is the minimum qualifying mark in the entrance exam? If I clear it and am not happy with my performance in the entrance exam, can I retake it?
There is no such qualifying mark. You would be assessed cumulatively in all the sections along with your profile.
No, you cannot retake it.

I’ve cleared the exam, but I wish to join in another batch. Is it possible? What is the validity of the exam result and application fee?
The application fee would be valid for a year from the date of enrolment, and the exam result is valid for six months. You could get into any batch, in that span of 1 year.

Will my attendance carry any weight in the evaluation of marks?
Yes, we expect you to have 85% & above.

Will INSOFE accept any corporate nomination?
Yes, we do accept corporate nominations.

What is the medium of payment? Can I make a cash payment?
We don’t accept cash or cash deposits. You can pay through Net Banking, Credit/ Debit card, NEFT/ RTGS, Cheque or you can use the payment gateway that is available on our website.

Am I still eligible for the 5% waiver, if I opt for the educational loan?
Yes, you are eligible.

Can I transfer/postpone my admission from Hyderabad to Bangalore or vice-versa post the commencement of the program
Yes, it is solely at the discretion of management and availability of seats, where location transfer comes into place.

Will INSOFE guarantee me a placement?
We don’t guarantee placements, but we assure that each student seeking for Career Services are shown opportunities.

How often do the companies visit INSOFE for recruitment?
We have companies recruitment drives happening every week.

Does INSOFE offer any professional development sessions like grooming, resume critiques, etc.?
Yes, we have a dedicated Professional Development team who will assist students in this regard.

What makes INSOFE’s PGP in Data Science unique?
INSOFE’s PGP in Data Science Program is perhaps the oldest such program. From day one, we have been striving to bring the quality of the top US universities to Data Science education. Amongst Data Science institutes, INSOFE stands tall with its highly qualified faculty, career services and infrastructure. Our faculty holds PhDs and have worked for top research labs globally. Not just students, but top corporates like Microsoft, ADP, Deloitte, Flipkart, Target look up to INSOFE for their Data Science education and placement needs.

Tell me more about Data Science education?
INSOFE’s Data Science program is designed to create technical competency. It teaches advanced data science concepts like machine learning, deep learning, Data Science/Hadoop, optimization, natural language processing and computer vision etc. These skills make the candidates much more preferred over graduates of typical Data Science courses for organizations like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Deloitte, ADP.


Is it mandatory for PGP certification?
No. It is encouraged but not mandatory for certification.

Can I attend multiple bootcamps-mindcamps?
Yes, you can attend as many bootcamps and mindcamps as you want across the cities. You may be required to register separately for each one. However, we may restrict the admission if too many people subscribe to ensure that we give focused care. In such cases, people attending for the first time, needing mandatory career services are given priority.

When will bootcamp-mindcamp for my batch offered?
Bootcamp-Mindcamp sessions will not be offered per batch. There will be calendar published and you can register for one as per the calendar schedule and your own availability. In general, we do one bootcamp per city per quarter.

Do I have to pay to attend bootcamp-mindcamp sessions?
No. It is free for all PGP students.

Do I get a monetary benefit for attending these sessions?
No. There may be a prize for the best performer at the end of two weeks but you will not get paid to attend the sessions. This is an additional service being offered by INOSFE to better prepare for industry those students who need additional help. While all students will benefit from these sessions, our focus will remain on those who need additional support to gain expertise.

Under what circumstances, bootcamp-mindcamp will be mandatory for me?
If you are seeking career support and have not been able to perform to the desired level in the course, Career Services team may make it mandatory for you to attend a bootcamp-mindcamp to become industry-ready before they start showing opportunities to you.

Can I take this bootcamp-mindcamp remotely?
No. You will be required to be physically present in the bootcamp-mindcamp sessions full day (9-7 PM) for all the 10 days (2-weeks). We will offer these in our Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Mumbai locations.

What exactly is mindcamp?
Mindcamp sessions are daily 1-2 hour sessions for personality, confidence and resume building. These will be non-technical but heavily interactive sessions where everyone in the audience will be expected to participate. It is simply not sufficient to be strong technically in a subject like Data Science where your holistic thinking skills become as important to solve industry problems.

What do I get out of this bootcamp-mindcamp?
Knowledge refresher, hands-on coding, public visibility through popular profiles, confidence-building and resume writing sessions. This will collectively help you prepare for jobs. This will help you not only for getting a job initially, but also to grow in the career well.

Can I attend only the Bootcamp or only the Mindcamp?
No. All these sessions have various aspects integrated into each other. You have to attend all sessions.

If I miss one or two sessions due to unavoidable circumstances, will it disqualify me from getting Career Services?
Please understand that we are going the extra mile, only to help our students. We expect the students to reciprocate for their own benefit. If you miss one or two sessions, we may ask you to attend another bootcamp-mindcamp session again for 2 weeks, unless you have performed so well in the remaining time that we assess you are ready to face interviews. This will purely be our subjective assessment and no discussion on the decision will be entertained. Again, please note we are doing it for you and so, you must follow our rules and decisions, which we take only in your best interests.