INSOFE offers 3 different Post Graduate Programs (PGP) in Data Science for engineers, for practitioners of computer science, programmers, and business aspirants. These data science courses are jointly certified by Case Western Reserve University and eligible for lateral entry to master’s programs at our partner universities in India, Canada, France, USA, and UK.
Students who successfully complete the master’s degree requirements at our partner universities are also eligible to apply to the appropriate work permit upon graduation and receive global exposure that will enhance their understanding of the field.
The PGP data science courses are designed to create technical competency. Students are taught advanced
data science concepts such as machine learning, deep learning, big data, optimization, natural language processing, and computer vision.
Apart from the coursework, the data science certification programs require students to engage in hands on projects connected to industry problems and be able to use languages such as r programming and python to come up with innovative solutions that will help them build a strong career in data science upon graduation.
In addition, the PGP programs have been designed such that students pursue a data science specialization that is most connected to their skill set and educational background.
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The PGP data science courses are part-time certification programs offered to working professionals. Though newly graduated students can also apply to the programs, it is better for them to choose a master’s degree. These data science certification courses are intended for individuals who wish to pursue a career in data science but do not wish to enroll in a master’s program.
A PGP certification in a field of data science and a niche specialization will help enhance your career in data science and give your resume a competitive edge over your peers when applying to data science or analytics roles across industries.
The different data science course certifications were created to meet the needs of people with diverse educational backgrounds, understanding of mathematics, varied programming skills and industry requirements for skilled data science professionals.
In this data science certification programs, the small faculty to student ratio (1:10) ensures that students receive individualized guidance and numerous opportunities to learn applied data science; making it one of the best data science course certifications to be offered.
The pedagogy of the PGP data science certification has been designed such that INSOFE’s world class mentors are involved in teaching applied theoretical and conceptual sessions pertaining to concepts such as data science, machine learning algorithms, artificial intelligence, and design thinking.
Following the theoretical sessions, experienced data scientists engage students in hands on lab sessions on different libraries such as R programming, Python, Excel, Azure ML Studio, or Knime. These hands-on sessions provide students an in-depth understanding of data analysis and the application of data science and machine learning in different industries.
Students work on various real-world data science projects under the guidance of expert mentors and skilled data scientists. These projects give them a chance to practice the theories learnt in class to solve real-world industry problems.
The data science and machine learning projects are embedded into the structure of the three Data Science course certifications and require students to utilize domain knowledge to come up with innovative solutions.
Students will also have the opportunity to apply for apprenticeship positions with INSOFE partners and work on consulting projects that can be used for employment upon graduating from the certification. As part of the apprenticeship, students under the guidance of experienced data scientists will get opportunities to engage with clients in a real world setting and understand the requirements of organizations in different industries to build products and find innovative solutions. Students who perform well during their apprenticeship also have the opportunity to apply to a job at the center and continue the exciting work.
This combination of theory and practice on real-world problems helps students understand and execute data science and machine learning solutions better in the industry. The data science certification jointly provided by Case Western Reserve University further enhances the student’s resume to become a data scientist, data analyst, business analyst or machine learning dev ops engineer upon successfully completing all the program requirements.
At present, PGP Business Analytics is offered in an online mode where students can attend classes from the comfort of their home. However, PGP Data Science and PGP Computational Data Science courses are held as in person classes at the INSOFE campuses located in Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
All three PGP data science courses are designed to ensure that working professionals can comfortably attend INSOFE lectures and lab sessions without compromising their work schedules. The in-person data science courses pertaining to PGP Data Science and
PGP Computational Data Science are offered over the weekend. The online data science course pertaining to PGP Business Analytics is offered in the evenings on weekdays.
Irrespective of the format in which the data science course is presented, INSOFE strongly believes that the best data science learning occurs when applied theoretical knowledge is combined with hands on lab sessions on industry problems under the guidance of experienced mentors and data scientists.
Data Science is the most in demand and growing field with a projected growth rate of 26% and 11.6 million jobs being created by 2026 (U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics). With every organization gathering and using large amounts of data, there is a dire need for professionals who can extract meaningful information, analyze the data, and develop solutions to solve business problems across industries.
The PGP certifications provide expert guidance from experienced mentors and numerous opportunities to work on real world industry problems.
Senior data scientists guide students during the course of study such that individuals who graduate from any of the programs are highly sought after by different industries and top recruiters in the country.
You will receive assistance from the INSOFE career support team and counsellors upon completing all the program requirements so you may apply to roles such as data scientist, data analyst, machine learning dev ops engineer, or business analyst.
INSOFE’s PGP data science courses are recognized by numerous leading education institutes across the world. Our PGP in Data Science, Business Analytics, and Computational Data Science courses are one of the best data science certifications and the only programs accepted as a first-semester curriculum at our partner institutes in Canada, France, India, and USA.
We currently have 14 collaborative master’s, and doctoral data science courses that students can choose to attend after successfully completing their PGP data science certification with INSOFE in India.
Our prowess doesn’t end here, more than 500+ Companies recruit INSOFE students as Data Scientists every year! This reputation in academia and industry is one of the unique strengths of INSOFE.
In addition, several industry bodies such as Analytics India Magazine, KDnuggets, CIO.com have recognized and awarded INSOFE’s Data Science courses, since 2011.
What is a data science course?
There are different elements to data science courses that vary based on how the individual wishes to apply the knowledge and the career path they would like to go on.
A typical data science course with an orientation of business analytics teaches you introduction to statistics and basics of data analysis using Excel, operations research, and most importantly hands on applications in real-world. This PGP is primarily designed for non-programmers (B.Sc, MBA, M.Com graduates) who wish to pursue online data science.
A PGP in Data Science or Computational Data Science on the other hand emphasize python, R programming and approach data science and machine learning through a technical lens when solving real-world problems.
To break this down further, a PGP in Data Science is more focused on examining and solving engineering problems through the lens of artificial intelligence. A PGP in Computational Data Science on the other hand is for individuals from a computer science background who wish to gather large amounts of data, analyze it, extract meaningful information to provide solutions.
Which is the best course for data science?
Introduction to Data Science as an education path in India can be attributed to INSOFE. At the inception of the institute in 2011, data science courses and data science certification were mostly just offered by INSOFE. Though the initial certification was purely focused on Big Data, today we offer different programs to meet the needs of individuals with diverse educational qualifications and work experience.
To choose the best data science course, individual needs to determine their goal for their career path and combine that with their education qualification to understand the next best steps in data science.
The PGP data science certification courses are designed for newly graduated students who wish to venture into data science and for working professionals who wish to enhance their career through an executive data science program in place of pursuing a master's or a doctoral education.
Is data science course difficult?
The PGP data science program options at INSOFE are difficult in nature. They consist of intense course content and classroom sessions. There will be weekly quizzes, assignments, and regular projects that students have to complete with a good standing to succeed in the course.
Additionally, the theoretical knowledge learnt during the classes with mentors are immediately applied in the lab sessions conducted by data scientists and require students to keep track of what is being taught each day.
While all of this sounds intense, you will be guided by experienced mentors and expert data scientists every step of the way. The 1:10 faculty student ratio further ensures that each student receives individualized guidance and questions answered at every step of the program.
The numerous lab sessions, quizzes, and homework further ensure that learning happens at your own pace so you may become an expert in data science upon graduation.
Can I learn Data Science on my own?
Self-learning of any course requires the utmost discipline, if a person can dedicate the required amount of time to learning a concept, practice the theory on a daily basis, and stay up to date with the industry developments and advancements all on their own then yes, it is absolutely possible to learn concepts in data science by oneself.
However, if you are a student who prefers structured classes with guidance from highly qualified mentors, learning with peers by engaging in deep discussions on data science concepts, and undergoing assessments to determine the extent of knowledge retention and understanding then choosing a classroom structure is more suitable.
Why is data science course important?
Data science has permeated to different disciplines and across industries. It can be applied to develop cures for diseases, better medications, understand human behavior, improve organizational marketing strategies, so on and so forth. The applications of data science are endless as are the job opportunities for experienced and expert professionals.
In addition, due to the nature of the growing global economy companies are collecting vast amounts of data on a regular basis and need experts who can extract meaningful information and find solutions that will enhance the organization's growth.
On a different note, data science can also be used to design and build products that work towards protecting the environment and help address the impact of global warming. Sustainable AI in civil engineering and construction is one of the most in demand developments happening right now. Similarly manufacturing and retail industries in addition to pharmaceutical and health care also largely rely on utilizing AI principles for industry solution. A less talked about field is performing arts where machine learning algorithms can be used in video production and to create digital music.
If you are thinking of switching your career or venturing into data science, know that the field is growing in demand due to the versatility of its applications.
Is data science worth pursuing?
Yes, data science is absolutely worth pursuing. While investing in a good data science certification or program might seem expensive in the beginning the demand for trained professionals across industries has ensured that data scientists are one of the most highly paid professionals in the field.
Students pursuing a PGP in Data Science invest less than Rs. 5,00,000 for the certification and end up earning an average salary of Rs. 8,00,000 upon graduation. The return on investment for pursuing a good academic qualification is data science is quite high when you look at the industry pay scale for skilled professionals with strong academic backgrounds.
In addition, a good data science program will teach you both the theoretical and hands on lab sessions pertaining to real world problems. At INSOFE, you will learn all this and more under the expert guidance of experienced mentors and data science professionals who have not only worked on industry problems but have taught individuals and done corporate trainings for world-renown companies.
The programs at INSOFE will definitely boost your resume and put you in demand so you may be continuously hired by the industry.
Which is better, data science vs data analytics?
While most people use the terms data scientist and data analyst as interchangeable terms, they are in fact used to refer to different professional ways of approaching data science.
Data Science as a field largely deals with extracting meaningful information from large amounts of data, building algorithms to find solutions to complex problems or building innovative products.
Data Analysis on the other hand has more to do with organizational management and making informed business and investment decisions based on information gathered from data sets. This field deals more with looking at past behavioral trends and examining the emergent patters to understand the best course of action to be undertaken. In order to decide which profession would be more suitable, you need to identify your strengths, examine your education background, and clarify your professional goals.
If you are a person who loves to use mathematics and statistics to understand a problem and rely on scientific principles for building things, then a data science course such as PGP Data Science or PGP Computational Data Science is more suitable.
However, if you're a person who loves to use scientific principles to make predictions and decisions for the betterment of an organization then a data analysis course such as PGP Business Analytics is more suitable.
Who can do a data science course?
Any individual who is passionate about understanding data and utilizing it to either build products and applications or solve business/engineering problems should pursue the field of data science. Since the applications of data science have permeated across industries, there is a dire need for individuals across geographies who understand big data, are well-trained in AI applications, and capable of applying and executing data science and machine learning algorithm solutions.
To meet this growing global demand for such skilled professionals, different data science undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees have been designed in addition to certification programs such as the PGP programs. These diverse programs are intended for students with different academic backgrounds and professional experience who wish to enter the field of data science or enhance their exiting professional journey.
INSOFE data science programs focus on three niche domain areas: computer science, engineering, and business management. Individuals who wish to pursue data science as it is applicable to these three areas can apply for a certification program or a degree in that field.
The students program page outlines the level of education for the different programs and the specialization option for each level so an individual may choose the right program that will enhance their professional journey and make them experts in specific data science fields.
What qualification is required for a data science course?
The academic and professional qualifications for a data science course vary based on the type of course a person is registering for.
For a PGP certification, the most basic requirement in an undergraduate degree from a recognized education institute with a good academic standing. However, since each of the PGP programs is designed to address different industry requirements the education qualifications vary based on the niche area of the data science specialization.
- PGP Data Science - This data science certification is for individuals with a B.E or B.Tech in engineering as it focuses on addressing engineering problems through utilizing data science.
- PGP Computational Data Science - This data science certification individuals with a background in computer science engineering since it focuses more on building products or applications and developing algorithms.
- PGP Business Analytics - This data science certification is for individuals from any academic discipline such as a B.Sc, BBA, B.Pharm, B.Arch, B.A, etc since the focus of the certification is to understand the application of data science in business management. It has limited usage of programming in the course and does not require the applicant to have in-depth knowledge of mathematics and statistical principles.
However, if an individual is applying to pursue a more advanced degree in data science, then the academic qualifications would need to match the program level. For instance, a doctoral degree requires that an individual have a master's degree prior to working on a PhD research thesis. Similarly, a program like the DBA also accounts for the professional experience in addition to a master's degree. It is only applicable for senior executive professionals with at least 8 years of industry experience.
What does a data science course include?
Each data science course is designed to address the professional needs of different groups of individuals. However, the courses also take into account the education background of a person to ensure that people can specialize in their domain interests and gain further prowess in their area of expertise. Depending on what kind of program you are enrolled in, the course structure will begin to vary.
A PGP in Data Science usually has classes on Essentials of Engineering skills in Data Analytics, Deep Learning Applications, Foundations of Probability and Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, and Decision Sciences. In addition, students will undergo hands on lab sessions in different programming languages such as Python, Tableau, Knime, PsySpark, and R.
Students will also be required to complete projects on real-world industry problems using Machine Learning algorithms and data science.
A PGP in Business Analytics, however, has courses on basics of statistical modeling, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and text mining related to relevant business problems and used by business managers across different industries.
Students will also learn the basics of using Excel, R, Knime, and Python so as to understand the application of disruptive digital technologies and their real-world applications across different industries.
A PGP in Computational Data Science on the other hand teaches students in depth concepts in Data Mining, Computer Vision, Computational Networks, Contemporary Issues in Data Mining and Big Data, and Machine Learning.
Programming under this PGP certification is more intense than the other PGP certifications as the program is designed for individuals with a computer science and software background.
How can I do a data science course?
You need to first identify your professional goals and determine your education qualification prior to choosing a data science course.
If you are a high school or 12th grade graduate, you would need to pursue a bachelor’s in data science. INSOFE School of Data Science at Vijaybhoomi University offers 2 bachelor programs, B.E in Artificial Intelligence and B.Sc. in Data Science with 5 different major options for students to choose from.
However, if you already have a bachelor's degree (fresher) or are a working professional then a PGP certification would be a more suitable option for you. INSFOE has 3 different PGP data science certification options for you to choose from.
On the other hand, individuals interested in pursuing a more specialized domain of education or venture into research should consider doing either a master's or a doctoral degree.
INSOFE provides the following post graduate programs:
- Dual specialization master's in engineering and data science
- MBA programs in data science or business analytics
- Doctoral programs in data science
Refer to the student program page to understand the various options provided at INOSFE for individuals with different educational and professional qualifications.
Once you determine the best plan of action, get in touch with an academic counsellor at INSOFE to determine if the program choice and the career options associated with that program meet your needs and enroll in the program to start attending the exciting and enriching classes with us.
What data science course should I choose?
In order to decide which program is the best option for you, you need to first identify what aspect of the field you would like to pursue.
- PGP Computational Data Science - This certificate is for individuals who wish to develop algorithms and build large scale enterprise grade AI applications and complex machine systems to solve real world problems.
- PGP Data Science - This certification is for individuals who want to utilize existing frameworks and algorithms to solve problems and build products/services specific to their specialized engineering domain.
- PGP Business Analytics - This certification is for individuals who want to provide projections and advisory solutions to organizations by utilizing data science principles in business decision making.
In order to determine the right course choice, you can contact one of the counsellors at INSOFE who will guide on the best data science course in India that will transform your data science journey.
Is there a data science course for working professionals?
Yes, there are plenty of data science courses for working professionals to pursue. All INSOFE PGP programs have been designed such that the classes are either conducted over the weekend or held as online data science courses in the evenings during the week.
The PGP certifications were designed with executive professionals in mind so they may utilize their work experience in understanding the theoretical knowledge taught in classes and then apply it to the real-world projects provided during the duration of study.
In addition, the assignments and quizzes have been designed such that individuals get plenty of time to work out the solutions and submit the solutions on time to receive the appropriate grade. The mentors and data scientists at INSOFE definitely understand the work commitments of our students and are willing to work with them to enhance their learning as long as the individual demonstrates a willingness to learn and work hard towards understanding the course content.
These certification programs work on transforming an individual's career without anyone having to give up on working in the industry while studying and hence makes it one the best data science course in India.
What data science training and internship opportunities do I have?
The PGP certification programs have been designed such that students go through rigorous coursework on various data science topics and principles under the expert guidance of mentors. Following the theory classes experienced data scientists proceed to train students in the application of data science across different programming languages.
Students are then given numerous projects to work on where they can apply the theory and skills learned throughout the duration of study and demonstrate their understanding of the course content. This not only assess the student's progress in the course but provides them an opportunity to understand what problems arise in different industries.
In addition, students have the opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship at the Abdul Kalam Center of AI Innovations where they will work on real-world consulting projects alongside seasoned data scientists and receive hands on mentoring on how to deal with industry problems, interact with clients, understand project requirements, and provide appropriate solutions in a timely manner.
What is the benefit of going through a data science course and certification?
Data Science certifications unlike the data science degrees are provided over a shorter duration of time. They are designed for experienced executives and working professionals who wish to quickly learn the required skills for a career boost or career change. These certifications tend to be part-time courses offered over the weekend (Like PGP Data Science and PGP Computational Data Science) or offered online during weekdays (like PGP Business Analytics).
The benefit of doing such certification is that you will not only gain the required academic credential to develop your expertise in data science but pursue the academic qualification whilst still working.
Alternatively, the certifications are quite useful for freshers looking to enter the workforce with limited professional experience. If you are unsure of the career path you would like to enter into or unsure of whether you wish to pursue a post-graduate degree, going through a certification in one of the PGP data science specializations would be the most useful thing for you to do.
The certification will provide you with an overview of the field and teach you the application of data science while the projects and apprenticeship opportunity will get you professional experience that will boost your resume in the industry when applying for a job.
Furthermore, having a Case Western Reserve University certification is an added benefit and can be used to get a lateral entry to master's programs at one of INSOFE's partner universities in India, Canada, France, USA, and UK; should the student wish to pursue post-graduate study upon completing the PGP.
Is data science a good career?
Analytics Insight predicts that there will be 137,630 new data science job openings in India by 2025. However, only one third of these jobs will be filled due to lack of trained personnel. Similarly, LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report highlights continued proliferation of Data Science across industries. Pursuing data science is one of the most enriching things to do during this time to meet this growing demand for trained data science professionals in industries across geographies.
How do I start a career in data science?
For a career in data science, having the right education and professional background is highly important. A student who has just graduated from a bachelor's program can opt to do a master's in Business Analytics or Data Science.
A working professional with 3-4 years of work experience or an engineer with good credentials can opt to pursue an executive program in data science such as our PGP programs in data science, business analytics or computational data science.
A senior working professional or a business strategist who wish to make great strides and take on leadership roles should pursue a doctoral program in data science or a customized program in data science designed for the corporate they work in.
How do I get a data science job with no experience?
To get a well paying job in the field of data science, you need to have the right skill set and a good data science certification or degree.
INSOFE's data science certification programs and the engineering+data science or management+data science master's degree collaborations are designed for newly graduated students with no professional experience in data science.
Successful completion of the program requirements will help you get a good job as a data scientist, data analyst, operations analysts, business analyst or machine learning dev ops engineer upon graduating from the program.
Is it easy to get a job in data science?
The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 28% growth rate in data science jobs by 2026, the demand will lead to the creation of 11.5 million new jobs in the industry. With more industries adopting data science and its applications to better the organization, there is an increasing need for knowledgeable data science professionals.
While there are many data science jobs across industries, you have to work hard and build strong credentials to get a well-paying data science job. In order to do so, make sure you are equipped with right skill set, it is important to identify what role you wish to take on in the industry prior to enrolling in a course.
Data Science roles can be largely simplified into three categories:
- for programmers who wish to build enterprise solutions
- for engineers who wish to utilize existing algorithms to solve industry problems
- for techno-managers who wish to apply business analytics managing organizations and providing projections that will enhance profitability.
If you think your credentials match these broad domain requirements then you have plenty of job opportunities to choose from.
Can freshers get jobs in data science?
According to emerging trends, 70% of current data science jobs are for individuals with less than 5 years experience. The growing demand for skilled data science professionals across industries has paved the path for people with varying experience levels to get a job and become a data scientist. However, you need to have the right credentials and the required data science knowledge to pursue data science jobs.
The INSOFE PGP programs teach applied data science to students with projects on industry problems and hands on lab sessions on different programming languages. This pedagogy combined with guidance from experienced mentors and seasoned data scientists ensure that our graduates can work on real-world problems right form the get go. You do not need prior experience in the industry or data science to pursue a career in the field.
We encourage freshers as well as seasoned executive professionals to apply to our PGP programs and transform their careers in one of the most sought after and in-demand fields of all time.
What is data science salary?
Times of India reports that the media salary of a senior data science professional is registered at the highest among salaries reports in India in 2020. These salaries were 14.3% greater than the previously reported salaries in the field. The high demand for people with data science skills across industries has led to skilled professionals getting compensated at exorbitant rates so they may address industry problems in a timely manner.
Graduates of PGP in Computational Data Science, according to Payscale, DevOps Engineers make approximately 7+ Lakhs per annum in India.
Graduates of PGP Data Science, according to Glassdoor, the average salary of a Data Scientist is 11 Lakhs per annum in India.
Graduates of PGP Business Analytics, the average Salary of a Data Analytics Manager in India is 21 to 40 Lakhs per annum in India and in the USA is $80,000 to $90,000 per year.
Who is a Machine Learning Engineer?
These days many enterprises are automating several tasks that are previously done by human beings. Some companies are building products that are used by millions of people simultaneously (YouTube and Facebook etc.) Doing this, not only involves building a machine learning application but also connecting it with internal and external data bases and scaling the performance.
A machine learning engineer typically builds such products. INSOFE's programs designed for computer scientists and software engineers train one at bachelor's, master's and doctoral level to become a machine learning engineer.
However, if you wish to pursue a part-time certification, then PGP Computational data science is the most suitable option to pursue a job as a machine learning engineer. This is one of the best data science certification in India and offered in Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Who is a Data Scientist?
Many times business needs to take complex decisions. Right decision choice can be learnt by studying the actions of the past and the outcomes. In such situation, business, rely on data scientists to collect appropriate data, clean, and extract useful patterns. That is most typical role of a data scientist.
To carry out these tasks and extract meaningful information, data scientists typically use R programming, python for data science and machine learning algorithms. To become a data scientist, it is important to have the right credentials and programming skills along with an in-depth understanding of the field of data science and its applications across industries.
The PGP programs in data science certification equip individuals with all the skills required to become an expert data scientist should an individual or working professional wish to pursue a part-time course.
INSOFE's PGP certifications are one of the best data science courses in India that will boost your resume and put you in demand for employability across different industries. The courses are offered in Hyderabad and Bangalore over weekends to provide the opportunity for working professionals also to pursue data science while working in the industry.
Who is a Business Analyst?
Most companies know that machine learning and data science can help improve their productivity. However, they don’t know what applications to build and how to build them. This is where a Data Analyst/Business Analyst come into play.
Data Analysts/Business Analysts work with the business users, understand their needs, study the data, and understand the opportunities it provides to align the needs with the opportunities. They then help the data scientists and Machine Learning Engineers build and deploy the machine learning applications.
In order to acquire the skills needed to take on the role of a business analyst, you need to first understand the both the data science and business knowledge required to execute such tasks. The PGP Business Analytics course is one of the best data science courses in India that will help you acquire the skills needed to apply to such positions upon graduation.
What is Big Data Analytics?
With the emergence of cloud computing, the cost of storing data has come down drastically. Given the growing ability to harness such data, most companies want to start storing as much data as they generate. Traditional data bases are very expensive and hence they want to use the state-of-the-art Big Data technologies to store the data. Big Data analytics professionals understand how to create such environment store the data and read it when needed.
While INSOFE does not explicitly focus on Big Data, all the PGP courses have modules dedicated understanding and examining the role of big data in the industry and teach students how to engage with cloud computing and large data sets.
Is maths compulsory for data science?
While data science has been predominantly associated with programming and mathematics, a large part of data science applications have to do with the functional and managerial roles pertaining to business management and decision making.
If you are interested in pursuing an analytics orientation in your data science pathway then there is very minimal requirement to use mathematics. However, if you wish to orient towards programing, build large scale enterprise solutions or build engineering domain specific solutions to solve industry problems then yes, you need to understand mathematical concepts and possess ability to use languages such as r programming and python for data science.
If you wish to become a data scientist, it is imperative to learn mathematics and programming. However, to pursue a career as a data analyst or a business analyst, you do not need strong mathematical skills.
Can I learn data science without programming?
To pursue data science without getting into programming is quite possible. This field of data science is for individuals interested in analytics related to business management and providing advisory solutions in an organization.
The PGP Business Analytics program focuses on teaching students how to approach and understand business problems through the lens of artificial intelligence. However, the certificate program also provides an introduction to the basics of using R programming, excel, and python for data science so individuals have a basic understanding of the field and collaborate with data scientist teams when working in an organization.
Though programming is not the focus of this data science certification, students will still learn to think like a statistician and develop an understanding of the role of different programming languages in building effective solutions across industries in today's growing economy.
Can you be a data scientist without coding?
No, that is not possible. A data scientist is someone who builds applications and uses programming to find solutions to engineering problems and address other industry requirements. In order to be a data scientist you need to have an understanding of programming languages and be able to use mathematics and statistics.
On the other hand, if you do not want to learn coding and are not very interested in mathematics, you could venture into data analytics.
A data analyst focuses more on understanding the business components and overarching organizational and management issues. They rely on the existing principles of data science to clean and inspect existing data to make informed investment decisions and enhance organizational growth. Since, data analysts are not focused on building products or coming up with engineering solutions, the requirement to code or learn a programming language is minimal in the field.
If you want to build a career in data science without venturing into coding, pursing Business Analytics related courses such as a PGP BA would be the most suitable option.
Can we do data science after 12th?
Yes, you absolutely can! Students who wish to pursue data science after 12th can apply to the INSOFE School of Data Science undergraduate programs at Vijaybhoomi University located in Karjat, Maharashtra. It is one of the first education institutes and the first liberal university in India to offer a bachelor's degree in data science.
Students have the option to choose from two tracks, B.E in Artificial Intelligence and B.Sc in Data Science at this liberal university. In addition to the data science specialization, students can opt to pursue a second major as well.
B.E in Artificial Intelligence is a 4 year program with 5 major options for students to choose from: Engineering, Medical Science, Legal Studies, Management, and Performing Arts. The B.Sc. in Data Science on the other hand is a 3 year program with 3 major options: Performing Arts, Legal Studies, and Management.
Upon completing an undergraduate degree at this university, students can either apply for a master's in data science (M.Sc./MBA/M.Tech) or pursue jobs relevant to their major that utilize data science applications.
How much does a Data Science course cost?
PGP Data Science certificate courses in India cost between 3,00,000 to 5,00,000. Each training and education institute offering the certification program in data science price their program differently for various reasons. Among other factors, duration of the program, the content of the program and the mode of the program (online or in-person classes, offered full-time or part-time) tend to play a significant role in determining the price of the program. In addition, the collaborations and added benefits that students receive from the program can further influence the price.
INSOFE currently has 3 PGP data science certification programs which are jointly certified by Case Western Reserve University and counted as lateral entry to master's programs at our global partner universities located in India, Canada, France, USA, and UK. This is a one of a kind distinction that no other data science institute in India can boast of. However, all INSOFE programs are reasonable priced to ensure that every student has the opportunity to pursue data science certifications. In addition, INSOFE has tie-ups with leading banks in India to help our students receive collateral free loans that will enable them to pursue their academics without the hassle of financial burden overwhelming them.
In addition, the PGP certification programs are also eligible for merit scholarships that students may receive based on their academic performance in the program. Students who meet all the scholarship requirements are eligible to receive 20,000* during the completion of the data science coursework. The scholarships are awarded at various junctures of the program providing students an opportunity to apply numerous times and improve their performance as the course progresses.
The fees for the certifications are listed on their individual pages and vary based on whether they are in-person or online data science courses.
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