Learn Data Science and Analytics in 7-Months

PG Program in Data Science and Analytics

  • Hyderabad
  • Pune
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Application Deadline 10th Dec 2020

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Why Join PGP-DSA?

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India’s #1 analytics program

Our rigorous learning ensures demonstrable competence development which you can showcase to transform your career to succeed in the digital economy.

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Business focus

Industry-led modules on analytics in finance & risk, supply chain & logistics, marketing & retail, web & social media.

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Learn while you earn with our weekend classes. We accommodate transfer cases, sabbaticals & provide the option to catch up even when you have missed classes.

PGP-DSA Learning Experience

PGP-DSA uses a combination of learning methods that include classroom teaching, self-learning through videos and reading materials, team-based problem solving, and sessions with industry experts. Classes are conducted on weekends and assisted by online webinars, discussions, and assignments. Candidates can access the course content online even after they have graduated.

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Innovative approach

Our program offers a blended learning environment or an Online learning environment that causes minimal disruptions to work schedule. Sessions are assisted by online webinars, discussions and assignments for continuous and cumulative learning.

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Corporate collaboration

Our corporate partners are deeply involved in curriculum design, facilitating projects, industry lectures, and professional evaluation.

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Capstone project

The Capstone project allows you to apply your learning to real industry projects and add it to your portfolio for potential employers to see as a tangible body of work.

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Talent pool in PGP-DSA

Interaction in the classrooms is not just with peers but active employees from different industries who bring their unique experiences to the fore.

Great Lakes Certificate & ePortfolio

Earn a Great Lakes certificate and create an ePortfolio to showcase your learning & projects in a snapshot. Your certificate and ePortfolio can also be shared on social media channels to establish your credibility in Data Science and Analytics.


The program is carried out in Classroom mode, delivered by Great Lakes faculty and industry professionals from the field of analytics. This ensures a remarkable learning experience for the candidates combining academically-elegant and industry-relevant coursework.

Classroom Modules
Introduction to Analytics
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Python/R for Data Science
  • Introduction to Python/R
  • Dealing with Data using Python/R
  • Visualization using Python/R
  • Python-Markdown
  • Missing Value Treatment
  • Exploratory Data Analysis using Python/R
Data Visualization using Tableau
  • Introduction to Data Visualization
  • Introduction to Tableau
  • Basic charts and dashboard
  • Descriptive Statistics, Dimensions and Measures
  • Visual analytics: Storytelling through data
  • Dashboard design & principles
  • Advanced design components/ principles : Enhancing the power of dashboards
  • Special chart types
  • Case Study: Hands on using Tableau
  • Integrate Tableau with Google Sheets
Statistical Methods for Decision Making
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Probability Distributions
  • Hypothesis Testing and Estimation
  • Goodness of Fit
Advanced Statistics
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Regression Analysis
  • Dimension Reduction Techniques
Data Mining
  • Introduction to Supervised and Unsupervised Learning
  • Clustering
  • Decision Trees
  • Random Forest
  • Neural Networks
Predictive Modeling
  • Multiple Linear Regression(MLR) for Predictive Analytics
  • Logistic Regression
  • Linear Discriminant Analysis
Machine Learning
  • Handling Unstructured Data
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Bias Variance trade-off
  • Handling Unbalanced Data
  • Boosting
  • Model Validation
Languages and tools
  • R
  • Python
  • Tableau
  • Capstone Project
Online Modules
Optimization Techniques
  • Linear programming
  • Goal Programming
  • Integer Programming
  • Non-Linear Programming
Time Series Forecasting
  • Introduction to Time Series
  • Correlation
  • Forecasting
  • Autoregressive Moving Average (ARMA) models
  • Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) models
  • Case Studies
Big Data Analytics
Web & Social Media Analytics
  • Web Analytics: Understanding the metrics
  • Basic & Advanced Web Metrics
  • Google Analytics: Demo & Hands on
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Text Mining
Supply Chain & Logistics Analytics
  • Introduction to Supply Chain
  • Dealing with Demand uncertainty
  • Inventory Control & Management
  • Inventory classification Methods (EOQ)
  • Inventory Modeling (Reorder Point, Safety Stock)
  • Advanced Forecasting Methods
  • Procurement Analytics
Finance & Risk Analytics
  • Why Credit Risk-Using a market case study
  • Comparison of Credit Risk Models
  • Overview of Probability of Default (PD) Modeling
  • PD Models, types of models, Steps to make a good model
  • Market Risk
  • Value at Risk - using stock case study
  • Fraud Detection
Marketing and Retail Analytics
  • Marketing and Retail Terminologies: Review
  • Customer Analytics
  • Retail Dashboard
  • Customer Churn
  • Association Rules Mining
SQL Programming
  • Introduction to DBMS
  • ER diagram
  • Schema design
  • Key constraints and basics of normalization
  • Joins
  • Subqueries involving joins and aggregations
  • Sorting
  • Independent subqueries
  • Correlated subqueries
  • Analytic functions
  • Set operations
  • Grouping and filtering

Capstone - The Cornerstone

The Capstone Project is an application-oriented industry project where candidates are mentored and evaluated by Great Lakes faculty and Industry Experts. It allows them to apply their learning to real life projects and add it to their portfolio as a tangible 'body of work' for potential employers to see. It is a growth enabler that instills both confidence and conviction in our candidates.


Participate in company sponsored hackathons and establish your expertise. Apply your new skills to solve real-world business problems. Here are some of our recent hackathons.

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Hackathon: 21st Jul 2019

Restaurant Turnover

To predict annual turnover of a restaurant based upon various parameters.

35 Teams
  • Bangalore
  • Online
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Hackathon: 14th Jul 2019

Old Car Price

To predict the price of second hand cars based upon the various parameters.

30 Teams
  • Delhi NCR
  • Mumbai
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Hackathon: 07th Jul 2019

Loan Default

To predict whether a debtor is able to meet the legal obligation of debt repayment based upon the different parameters.

25 Teams
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Online
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Meet Your Faculty

The faculty and industry speaker pool of the course consists of leading academicians in the field of data analytics along with several experienced industry practitioners from leading organizations. Our esteemed faculty is consistently ranked among the Top 10 most prominent analytics and data science academicians.

Hands-On Learning from Analytics Practitioners

Get invaluable input from the who's who of the industry:

Delivery Format

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7-month classroom mode

Learn in real classrooms taking place one weekend a month along with a lot of online content, you also get access to an online learning management system.

Career Support - GL Excelerate

As a participant in the Great Learning's program, GL Excelerate helps you unlock your potential, highlight your skills and connect to the right opportunities for your next job.

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Exclusive recruitment drives

Attend Great Learning job fairs organised every 2 months across cities. Participate in our recruitment drives with top tech companies looking for professionals like you.

Access to curated jobs

Access a list of jobs relevant to your experience and domain. Leverage our dedicated career support team working with 350+ organisations, who’ll recommend the right jobs for you.

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Interview preparation workshops

Familiarise yourself with commonly asked questions that’ll help you crack any technical interview. Use your ePortfolio to showcase your skills and improve your chances of getting hired.

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Personalised career mentorship

Get an expert career mentor personalised to your experience and industry, who will help you navigate your path to career success. Get guidance on choosing the right opportunities, building a great CV and much more.

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Alumni Success Stories

Reviews by Learners

23 Aug 2020
Batch of December 2019
"Excellent session by Mr. Pavan. He also has hands on Tableau which helped to gain knowledge to me. Got to know many new things from him. "
16 Aug 2020
Batch of April 2020 | Deputy General Manager at Johnson Controls
This wasn't a course session, the session was organized on the demand of the batch mates to ensure that everyone has a clarity on going forward approach of the course. Thanks for arranging the sessions as the doubts was cleared.
04 Aug 2020
Batch of December 2019 | Technology Analyst at Infosys Technologies Limited
"Hi Team, It was a very informative and interactive session. The manner in which Prashant Sir explained was very clear and also was a good refresher to the SMDM and AS concepts. No improvement points and an overall excellent session as a start to the Predictive modeling. Regards, Astha"
05 Jul 2020
Batch of April 2020 | It Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services
Saurav Sir explained the alternate ways for using functions and also cleared any doubts in case of any.
10 May 2020
Batch of December 2019 | Senior Software Engineer at Satyam Computer Services Pvt Ltd
All concepts were clear & queries handled effectively. Appreciate it.

Admission Details


  • done At least 2 years of full-time post qualification work experience.
Grear Learning admission and selection process

Selection Process

Step 1

Fill application form

Step 2

Application review

Admissions committee will review and shortlist.

Step 3

Telephonic interview

Telephonic interview round which will then be reviewed by a faculty panel.

Step 4

Rolling basis admission

The admissions will be conducted on a rolling basis and the admission process shall be closed once the requisite number of candidates have taken admission into the program.

Fee Details

Great Learning rupee icon 2,75,000 + GST

Program fee will be increased to Rs. 3,05,000/- + GST in March 2020

No-Cost EMI available

Admission Fee Great Learning rupee icon 25,000
1st Installment Great Learning rupee icon 83,000
2nd Installment Great Learning rupee icon 83,000
3rd Installment Great Learning rupee icon 84,000
Total 2,75,000

Fee Includes

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Tuition fee

Great Learning material

Learning material

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Lab access



Candidates can pay the program fee through

Net Banking
Credit/Debit Cards
Cheque, DD

Financial Aid

With our corporate financial partnerships avail education loans at 0% interest rate*.

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*Conditions Apply. Please reach out to the admissions team for more details.

Upcoming Application Deadline

10th Dec 2020

We follow a rolling admission process and admissions are closed once the requisite number of participants enroll for the upcoming batch. So, we encourage you to apply early and secure your seat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the eligibility criteria for this Program?
The PG Program in Data Science and Analytics (PGP-DSA) is an Analytics focused management Program designed and delivered by Great Lakes. Since this is an executive Program that prepares professionals for managerial careers in Analytics, a prior work experience of at least two years is required. However, there is no upper limit on the amount of prior work experience.
What is the program structure for PGP-DSA?
The total course comprises about 360 hours of learning comprising 160 hours of classroom learning and 200 hours of online/off classroom. Classes happen on one weekend every month.
What is the Program calendar for PGP-DSA?
The program follows classroom sessions on one weekend a month. Check the Batch Commencement Details (under Deadlines above) for details.
What is unique about the curriculum in PGP-DSA?
PGP-DSA is unique in curriculum design on the following fronts:
  • The curriculum covers general management subjects and provides a detailed study in analytics
  • The courses are taught by eminent faculty from Great Lakes and senior executives from the analytics industry
  • The Program provides the candidates with hands-on exposure to tools such as Python, R and Tableau.
  • The blended delivery model (classroom and online) of the Program makes it convenient for working professionals to attend classroom sessions without having to quit their jobs and also, pace their learning through online sessions.
How will PGP-DSA help me progress in my career?
Is PGP-DSA a completely online Program?
PGP-DSA follows a blended learning model wherein classes are conducted at Great Lakes campuses/Centers (in Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Pune) and also through an online learning management system.
Will the Program certificates be awarded by Great Lakes?
The certificate for the Post Graduate Program in Data Science and Analytics will be awarded by Great Lakes.
Would Great Lakes faculty be teaching in this course?
The academic modules would be taught by senior faculty from Great Lakes. In addition to to Great Lakes faculty, senior leadership from the industry would also participate in delivering certain topics/modules.
Where will the classes be held?
The classes for Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Pune will be held at their respective Campuses/Centers in the city.
What is the fee payment schedule for the Program?
Hyderabad Program Fee The total Program fee of Rs.2.50 lacs plus GST and can be paid at one go or according to the following payment schedule:
  • Payment of Rs.25,000 at the time of acceptance of admission
  • Payment of the remaining amount in 3 equal installments
Is accommodation also provided?
No accommodation is provided at our learning centers. Outstation candidates are requested to arrange accommodation themselves.
What is the refund policy for the program?
We advise all candidates to have complete information before enrolling in the program. No refund requests will be accepted once the fee has been paid. However, there is a deferment policy where a candidate can choose to defer his enrollment to a future batch.
Would I have to spend extra on books, online learning material or license fee?
All the requisite learning material is provided online to candidates through the Learning Management System. Candidates are free to purchase any reference books or material as may be recommended by the faculty.
Would the content be available to me after completion of the course?
We believe that learning should continue and hence, all the learning material in terms of lectures and reading content would be available to the candidates upto one year post completion of Program.
How will I be evaluated during the Program?
Can my company sponsor me?
We accept corporate sponsorships and can assist you with the process. For more information, you can write to us at pgpba@greatlakes.edu.in
Will there be placements at the completion of the Program?
The career support activities at Great Learning are clubbed under the GL Excelerate program, which helps you unlock your potential, highlight your skills and connect to the right opportunities for your next job. GL Excelerate provides every learner Exclusive access to Regular Recruitment drives, 30-40 curated Jobs every month, Interview preparation workshops and Career mentorship from mentors personalised to your experience and industry, who will help you navigate your path to career success. Know more about GL Excelerate
What is the admission process?
How can I apply for the Program?
If you are interested in the Program, you can apply through the online application form. If you need assistance from our team, write to us at pgpdsba@greatlearning.in or call us at +91 84484 98158 and we shall guide you through the process.
Is there any financial aid provided?
Great Lakes PGP-DSA Program has tie-ups with HDFC Credlia, Avanse Education (DHFL Group), MoneyTap, Credifiable, and Axis Bank for providing education loans.
How many batches have been launched till date?
Till date, we have launched 40 batches across the centers.
Do candidate need to bring their own laptop?
The candidates need to bring their own laptops, the technology requirement shall be shared at the time of enrollment.