PG Certificate with Honours in Data Science

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2 Objectives
  • AI Product Development
  • Data Science Research
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World’s First Thesis Driven Data Science
Postgraduate Certificate Program

PG Certificate with Honours in Data Science is a New-Age, Computational Data Science Program for exceptional graduates and early career professionals of any engineering discipline. It helps students to accelerate career progression with a deeper understanding of Data, Engineering and Application Development. In terms of course content and rigour, it is equivalent to a Masters degree in the USA.

With a deep emphasis on building and deploying large scale Machine Learning Applications through intensive Bootcamps, students learn to Code and Architect Modern AI Applications. With immersive research, under the supervision of a research scholar students learn to contribute to cutting edge AI Research.

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The Triple Advantage

Co-Taught and Co-Certified by Three World-Class Institutes

Highest-ranked Indian newcomer in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.

  • No.1 Among 56 Indian Institutes
  • 2nd Top Indian Institute to be in the Global Universities
  • 100 in the Research Citation Parameter

Canada-India Centre for Excellence (CICE) - Carleton University is one of the oldest public universities in Canada

  • 40 Years of Experience in Working with India
  • Globally Renowned Faculty
  • Brings in Interdisciplinary Approach to Benefit Both the Countries

International School of Engineering is Asia’s largest AI, Machine Learning and Data Science education and research institute

  • PhD Holders from Top Universities
  • 20+ Years of Avg. Work Experience
  • 300+ Research Papers

75+ World-Class Faculty




Program Benefits

Teaching and thesis guidance by world-class faculty of INSOFE, IIT - Ropar, CICE - Carleton University, Canada
A unique combination of Data Science, Software Engineering and Research
Hands-on Product Development skills with intensive Bootcamps and Hackathons
A full-scale, 4 month thesis to transform you into a AI researcher

Program Curriculum


Core Data Science Modules

(Includes 295 Hours of Live Lectures, Lab Exercises, Quizzes and Module Exams)

Foundations of Probability and Statistics for Data Science
32 Hours
Essential Engineering Skills in Data Analytics Using R and Python
20 Hours
Statistics and Probability in Decision Modeling
56 Hours
The Art and Science of Storytelling with Data Visualizations
16 Hours
Methods and Algorithms in Machine Learning
64 Hours
AI and Decision Sciences
35 Hours
Developing Production-Ready ML/AI Application using Docker, Git, Python, VS Code and Co.
20 Hours
Core Business Modules

(Includes 18 Hours of Live Lectures, Lab Exercises, Quizzes and Module Exams)

Design Thinking for Data Scientists
16 Hours
Core Software Engineering Modules

(Includes 48 Hours of Live Lectures, Lab Exercises and Quizzes)

Advanced Programming Paradigms (Python)
16 Hours
Architecting Enterprise Scale AI Applications
28 Hours
Quantitative Research Methods
4 Hours
Technology Electives (any 2)

(Includes 72 Hours of Live Lectures, Lab Exercises, Quizzes and Module Exams)

Track 1

Computer Vision Fundamentals and Deep Learning Applications

Track 2

Text Mining and Natural Language Processing
Deep Learning for NLP

Track 3

Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Reinforcement Learning

Track 4

An Overview of Big Data and Hadoop Ecosystem
Machine Learning at Scale using Spark Ecosystems

*INSOFE offers 4 tracks of specializations. Every student must mandatorily choose 2 tracks. Each track consists of 2 electives of 2 credits each.


A Triple Certified Global Program

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There is a tremendous demand in research labs for Engineers who can actually advance Data Science through cutting edge research. PG Certificate Program's thesis work prepares you for the most exceptional jobs with outstanding skills.

  • The Students in their fifth month are allocated with a Research Mentor.
  • The Research Mentor identifies an influential publication in the field of AI and Machine Learning.
  • The students will have to do a literature survey, implement the publication from the ground up and validate the assertions made by the publication on much diverse Data Science.
  • The Research Scholars will be chosen from the Department of Computer Science at IIT-Ropar, CICE-Carleton University and INSOFE.
  • The Student and the Scholar Mentors spend 200 hours on doing the literature survey, creating the code base and publishing a thesis.

Bootcamp and Mindcamp - Scaling and Deployment

Bootcamp is designed to prepare you for an AI-Product Engineer job. It gives hands-on exposure to how machine learning solutions can be developed and deployed in production using various tools.

Students spend 20 Hours in Live Lectures of Bootcamps and in addition, they also spend 60 Hours on Live Projects. Thus they roughly spend 80 hours working on problems related to images and text. Students are also encouraged to build and improve their online presence on platforms such as StackOver Flow, Kaggle and GitHub.

Program Overview

Students build a couple of end to end applications using various tools and deploy the solutions in the production environment. All end-to-end application development would include:

  • Developing Web Application Architecture
  • Complete Data Science Life Cycle Development
  • Productionizing a Machine Learning Solution


As a part of the PG Certificate with Honours in Data Science, every student must participate in at least 2 Hackathons.

These Hackathons are carefully designed by INSOFE experts to test students’ learning and practical skills and to provide hands-on experience, foster critical thinking, teamwork skills, and time management.

Here are a few Hackathons:

  • Robust yield forecasting of farm and food processing units
  • Long term stock growth prediction using text mining on financial reports
  • Sales forecasting for an online grocery retailer
  • Uncovering alpha from microblogging data
  • Predicting the demand for perishable retail products

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Career Opportunities

INSOFE provides very comprehensive career support:

  • AI specialists are the highest paid jobs in the world today.
  • They are recruited by top product development companies and research labs worldwide.
  • There is a huge shortage of talent and companies are willing to pay 100-150 per cent more salary than IT Engineers of same experience.


Well, the average salary of an AI Engineer is around ₹10-15 Lakhs in India. While the Machine Learning expert earns $144 thousand per year, in the US and $85,000 - $185,000 in Canada, says Glassdoor reports.

Last year, at INSOFE, 50 students were placed in the top AI companies with a median salary of ₹12.4 Lakh.

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Fees & Financing

Fees directly payable to CICE-Carleton University, Canada

Program Fees: 3,35,000 + 18% GST

First instalment:
1,67,500 + 18% GST

Second instalment:
1,67,500 + 18% GST

  • 11-Months program with rigorous 650 hours of live teaching
  • Live sessions by world-renowned faculty and researchers
  • Hands-on assignments and case studies
  • 24/7 students support with frequent performance evaluations
  • Personalized weekly mentoring sessions with easy assessments
  • Unparalleled Career guidance, mock interviews and resume building sessions

Financial Partners

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  • 70% in the INEX - INSOFE Entrance Examination
  • Graduate degree in any discipline (Grades will be considered for the admission)
  • Good communication skills

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 applicable to all program fees.
    1. None of the fee paid are refundable including Application, Admission and Tuition Fee.
    2. The fee paid is also non-transferable.
  • In all of 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 and not negotiable.

Deferral Policy: (Pre Program Commencement)
  • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
  • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
  • A student can request for deferral only once and from the batch start date of the initial batch, the student enrolled for.
  • The student has time till the launch date of the current cohort to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
  • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per the prevailing fee for the batch student has opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
  • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
  • A student can request for deferral only once and from the batch start date of the initial batch, the student enrolled for.
  • The student will be required to pay a deferral fee of​ INR. 25,000 + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts.
  • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
  • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
  • The student has to raise the request from SCT portal​.
  • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student's login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress until that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether or not the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
  • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the "last grace deadline" as communicated.