04 Jul 2019 20:45 IST

IMT-CDL launches PG programme in Advanced Data Science

The course is being offered in association with EY under the IMT Online umbrella

IMT-CDL (Institute of Management Technology-Centre for Distance Learning) has announced a new Post-Graduate Programme in Advanced Data Science. This nine-month course will fall under its newly launched domain, IMT Online. It will be a joint certificate course conducted in collaboration with consulting and advisory major Ernst & Young (EY) India.

The PG programme offers 192 hours of live online lectures, delivered by experts from academia and industry, as well as consultants from EY India.

The programme has been designed to provide in-depth knowledge and skills in the use of data analytics tools. Beginning with the fundamentals of statistics and data modelling, it moves to advanced tools and technologies, including Python, artificial intelligence and machine learning. It covers blockchain, and the future of technology. Post-graduates and graduates seeking a career in data science, as also IT professionals and other working professionals will be eligible for this course.

Industry-centric learning

Commenting on the launch, Vikas Aggarwal, CEO, IMT-CDL, said: “We are delighted to launch the all-new Advanced Data Science programme for students and young professionals who seek a specialised online course in the data science / analytics domain. This extensive course will widen opportunities for students to work with data-centric organisations that are evolving at a fast pace. Our partnership with EY will give students the right opportunity to gain from an industry-centric learning experience.”

“Data analytics plays an instrumental role in helping companies make smarter, more insightful decisions by predicting scenarios and outcomes. I am sure this programme will help students leverage the many opportunities around data analytics,” said Sandip Khetan, National Leader and Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY India.

Direct learning model

During the course, students will be required to perform two projects of three weeks and eight weeks duration respectively, that will be selected for them according to their domain experience. Top performing students stand a chance to intern with EY India, a leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. After course completion, the students will be a part of the IMT-CDL alumni network of more than 30,000 working professionals, many of whom hold senior corporate positions at present.

With over three decades of academic experience in delivering premium education, the IMT group has established many top ranking B-schools. IMT-CDL is a pioneer of the Direct to Learner Model in management education in India. It offers various PGDM courses in finance, marketing, operations, human resources management and business analytics. Since its inception, the institute has been named among the top-ranking distance learning institutes in India.