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IIM Calcutta | Advanced Programme in Data Sciences (APDS BATCH 04)

Accelerate your career in Data Science with leading techniques & industry relevant curriculum.

Course Snapshot
  • FeeINR 4,40,000 + GST (To be paid in Installments)
  • Work Experience3 - 30 Years
  • Duration1 year
  • Delivery MethodBlended- Online
Course Detail

About IIM Calcutta
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. Over the past four decades, IIM Calcutta has blossomed into one of Asia's finest Business Schools. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities. Today, IIM Calcutta attracts the best talent in India - a melting pot of academia, industry and research. The best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs. The main thrust of training is to imbibe a sense of strategic outlook to management problems in the students. The emphasis, therefore, is on management as an integrated process and requires the students to develop a global view of economic, technological, cultural and political environment of the business.
IIMC has a very strong alumni base, which makes it unique among the top management institutes of the world. IIMC alumni are occupying leadership positions as corporate managers, academicians and successful entrepreneurs, worldwide. The alumni maintain a close relation with the institute, helping each other in their growth.

About VCNow Virtual Classroom
VCNow is a brand owned by Unified Collaboration Services LLP and is the largest infrastructure based HD Video Conference Service provider of the country with over 70 Virtual Classroom studios spread across 32 cities in India. VCNow Virtual Classroom provides for a near-real classroom experience with its highly interactive Live 2- Way High Definition Video Conference interface. Each classroom is equipped with global class Video Conference equipments, 50 inch HD LED displays and acoustics that makes learning a seamless and pleasurable experience
● Unique HD Video Conference technology & infra for immersive learning experience
● Promoted by Telecom Veterans with decades of industry experience
● Alliances with top ranked B-Schools
● Alumni base of over 3000 executives
● Over 800 executive enrollments year on year and growing

Why Data Science?
Data science is an interdisciplinary field that strives to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured. Data science employs techniques and theories drawn from many fields within the broad areas of mathematics, statistics, operations research, information science, and computer science.
As demand for data scientist skills remains strong, hiring for these positions poses a challenge. With this ongoing talent shortage, individuals and organizations must consider training resources with data science skills as well as keeping their data scientists’ skills up to date with a fast changing industry.

Program Objective
The objective of this programme is to introduce participants to the different tools and techniques used for handling, managing, analyzing and interpreting data. The program will be hands-on with introduction to software such as Tableau, SPSS, R, @Risk, Arena, Oracle SQL, Hadoop, etc. The programme is suited for working professionals who would like to have a hands-on feel on working with data and making sense of it.
As part of the programme, participants will be required to form small teams and undertake organization-based specialized or comprehensive projects of their choice, in the areas of marketing, finance and operations, to be guided by IIMC faculty. These projects will have to be submitted and presented during a 4-day IIMC Campus module towards the end of the programme. Successful completion of the program will enable the participants to acquire a strong foundation for applying advanced quantitative and statistical tools to make most effective decisions driven by sound data analysis.

Who Should Attend?
Professionals who are keen to build a career in Data Science or those seeking to accelerate their career in Data Science with leading techniques & industry relevant curriculum gaining through the knowledge & skills of the finest faculties at IIM
Calcutta. These programme provides for extensive knowledge on most popular data science techniques used by analytics professionals.

Programme Highlights
● All successful candidates will be awarded with certificate of completion and 'Executive Education Alumni Status' from IIM Calcutta.
● Periodic assessments and evaluation will be conducted by IIM Calcutta.
● The lectures will be enriched with corporate examples and general discussions.
● 3 mandatory On-Campus Modules at IIM Calcutta

Course Schedule

● Every Sunday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and on select Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
● 3 campus visits spanning 10 days (3+4+3 days respectively for each visit) in total.

Desired Candidate Profile

● Graduates (10+2+3)/post graduates in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in either graduation or post graduation.
● Working professionals/Self employed with an experience profile of 3 years or more post graduation
● Applicants would be selected through assessment of background and motivation based on the application form submitted

Course Modules

● Understanding Data Science
● Mathematics for Data Science
● Statistics for Data Science
● Econometrics
● Machine Learning with R
● Advanced Topics in Data Science
● Data Management and Datawarehousing
● Data Interpretation, Visualization and Analysis
● Stochastic Process and Simulation
● Decision Support Systems for Actionable Insights
● Big Data Storage and Analytics
● Project in Data Science