05 April 2022 12:05:31 IST

RV University inks pact with Mu Sigma, launches BSc decision sciences

RV University

Bengaluru-based RV University (RVU) and data analytics firm Mu Sigma have signed an MoU to offer a unique four-year BSc (Hons) programme in decision sciences.  This four-year programme offered by the School of Computer Science and Engineering at RVU allows students to learn from the university and train as apprentices at Mu Sigma simultaneously with 50 per cent duration of the programme as an apprenticeship at Mu Sigma.

It is an apprenticeship-based UG programme along the lines of the ‘Co-op’ concept from the US and Canadian universities. During this programme, students will get an opportunity to work on existing problems of Fortune 500 companies.

They will spend 50 per cent of their time working on real projects and the other half at the university, developing a strong foundation in fundamentals, skills in the rising technical field of decision sciences, and life skills that are critical for their future. 

Learning by doing

Dhiraj Rajaram, CEO and Founder of Mu Sigma, said “I am delighted to announce our partnership with RV University’s School of Computing. RV University is a storied institution that has contributed scholars and professionals to India and the world for over eight decades.”

RVU vice-chancellor Prof YSR Murthy said, “We are proud to partner with Mu Sigma in offering this unique programme in decision sciences.  This collaboration will further research and innovation. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has emphasised, among other things, apprenticeships, and learning-by-doing. “

“The apprenticeship model will empower students with relevant work experience and essential soft skills, making them more employable. It will also provide students with a solid grounding and enable them to take on future leadership roles in the industry”.