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Owing to the dearth of qualified professionals, more than 90,000 positions related to business analytics and data science in the country remain vacant. The data indicates a 45% increase in the unfilled positions for this sector over last year. With this, it is clear that there is a huge talent gap in the industry and the need for skilled data scientists and business analysts.
This has encouraged educational institutes in India to offer Data Science and Analytics courses. Such courses guarantee to offer the right skills, making it easier for aspirants to bag a job of their dreams. Let us take a dive into the variety of data science, big data and business analytics courses available in India.
1. Graduate programs in Data Science, Business Analytics & Big Data
Other than taking up a certificate or diploma programme, aspirants also have an option of pursuing a full-time graduation programme in Data Science or Business Analytics. Popular institutes in India including Symbiosis, LPU, Manipal and SRM offer BSc, BCA or BTech degrees in such fields.
Such programmes with 3 to 4 years of intensive course duration, provide candidates with an opportunity to get exposed to a broad range of subjects leading to a high level of data science and analytical skills.
2. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics
The programme jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur and ISI aims to shape business analytics professionals. Some of the salient features of this programme include reputed faculty, globally renowned institute, business analytics training and continuous interaction with industry leaders.
3. Certificate Program in Business Analytics
Identified as a rigorous and challenging programme, the course curriculum of CBA is designed on a schedule that minimises disruption of work. This programme is a perfect blend of classroom learning and technology-aided learning.
Majorly offered by the Indian School of Business (ISB), it is a 15 months part-time programme. The course curriculum is very well structured and covers every aspect of Business Analytics including fundamentals, tools, concepts and techniques.
4. Post Graduate Certificate program in Big Data & Analytics
It is a seven months program offered by BITS Pilani (Birla Institute of Technology) in association with upGrad. This programme helps students season their skills in Computer Science & Data Engineering required to develop Big Data Applications. The aim is to prepare professionals for Engineering and Development roles in the Big Data industry.
5. Post Graduate programs in Data Science, Business Analytics & Big Data
Apart from the conventional graduation degrees in Data Science, Business Analytics & Big Data, aspirants also prefer taking up MTech or MBA programmes in the aforementioned areas of study.
Their curriculum is designed in such a manner that its students get exposure to different areas of managerial and business applications of data science.
Popular institutes like Symbiosis Centre of Information Technology and Lovely Professional University offer a full time two year MTech or MBA programme in Data Science and Business Analytics. Such courses are highly engaging in forms of guest sessions and industry connect.