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Why Join our PG Data Science and Engineering Course?

Great Learning and Great Lakes offers the PGP-Data Science Engineering Course in Pune, a 5-month classroom program that’s perfect for graduates and early career professionals who wish to transition to roles of analytics engineers, data engineers, data analysts, business analysts, etc. The course will help the candidates in doing so by teaching them the relevant data science techniques and acclimatizing them to different tools and technologies with a hands-on application through case studies of the industry.
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Ranked #1 in analytics education

With an average rating of 4.8/5 in regards to Pedagogy, Course Content, Faculty, and Brand Value; Great Lakes has maintained Rank 1 position for 4 continuous years in India.

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Great Lakes, being the youngest institute in all of India to have received a UK accreditation and AMBA, is counted among the top 10 business schools in India, and is a leading university in analytics education.

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World class faculty

Great Lakes brings to you decades of experience and expertise for candidates to benefit from in their respective domains. Furthermore, the executive learning course benefits from the presence of several of India’s top Data Science academicians as the course faculty.

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Intensive bootcamp format

The Data Science course at Great Lakes incorporates an intensive boot camp format so that the candidates get to learn Data Science and Machine Learning in the most knowledge-intensive way. The classroom and lab sessions help you build upon your expertise in the field. The course has a targeted completion in 20 weeks out of which 4 weeks are dedicated to the capstone project.

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Hands-on learning

The Data Science Course helps you develop the skills and tools required by leading Data Science companies. During the course, training on SQL, Tableau, Python, Data Science and Machine Learning is covered. The participants of the course are facilitated through classroom lectures by the experienced faculty and the numerous challenging projects from various topics and applications in the domain of Data Science.

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Placement assistance

With the large corporate network that Great lakes have multiple leading companies partake in the hiring drives that are organized for the participants of PGP-Data Science Course. Several of these companies recently participated in the hiring process; namely Mahindra, Vestas, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Big Basket, TVS, Marlabs, HSBC, Kantar, Jana Finance, etc.

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Program Structure

Combining classroom teaching, hands-on exercises and sessions with leading industry practitioners, the 5-month PGP-Data Science Engineering course facilitates the learning process in every way possible. The classes are conducted on weekdays. The learning is assisted by the assignments and discussions held online.

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Classroom learning

The sessions are held in classrooms at the Great Learning centre and are conducted from Monday to Thursday starting at 9:30 AM.

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Lab sessions

There are lab sessions held in-class regularly to help candidates apply data science concepts to real-life scenarios. All of this is done under the expert guidance of the faculty and industry experts.

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4-Week project work

Candidates are given the opportunity to work on projects that are application-oriented, and it is ensured that they are mentored and evaluated by the top-ranked faculty at Great Lakes along with other industry experts.

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.

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Our corporate partners are deeply involved in curriculum design ensuring that it meets the current industry requirements for data science professionals.

Introduction to programming using Python
  • Syntax and Semantics of Python programming
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Iterators
  • User-defined functions
  • NumPy
  • Pandas
Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Pandas
  • Summary statistics (mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation)
  • Seaborne
  • matplotlib
Statistical Methods for Decision Making
  • Probability distribution
  • Normal distribution
  • Poisson's distribution
  • Bayes’ theorem
  • Central limit theorem
  • Hypothesis testing
  • One Sample T-Test
  • Anova and Chi-Square
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
Machine Learning Techniques
Linear and Logistic Regression
  • Multiple linear regression
  • Fitted regression lines
  • AIC, BIC, Model Fitting, Training and Test Data
  • Introduction to Logistic regression, interpretation, odds ratio
  • Misclassification, Probability, AUC, R-Square
Supervised Learning Classification
  • CART
  • KNN (classifier, distance metrics, KNN regression)
  • Decision Trees (hyper parameter, depth, number of leaves)
  • Naive Bayes
Unsupervised Learning
  • Clustering - K-Means & Hierarchical
  • Distance methods - Euclidean, Manhattan, Cosine, Mahalanobis
  • Features of a Cluster - Labels, Centroids, Inertia
  • Eigen vectors and Eigen values
  • Principal component analysis
Ensemble Techniques
  • Bagging & Boosting
  • Random Forest
  • AdaBoost & Gradient boosting
  • Hackathon
Time Series (*Online Instruction)
  • Trend and seasonality
  • Decomposition
  • Smoothing (moving average)
  • SES, Holt & Holt-Winter Model
  • AR, Lag Series, ACF, PACF
  • ADF, Random walk and Auto Arima
Text Mining (*Online Instruction)
  • Text cleaning, regular expressions, Stemming, Lemmatization
  • Word cloud, Principal Component Analysis, Bigrams & Trigrams
  • Web scrapping, Text summarization, Lex Rank algorithm
  • Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) Technique
  • Word2vec Architecture (Skip Grams vs CBOW)
  • Text classification, Document vectors, Text classification using Doc2vec
Data Visualization (*Online Instruction)
  • Building interactive dashboards using Tableau
  • Data Visualization using Tableau

Learn from the Best

Learn from leading academicians and experienced industry practitioners in the field of data science.

Placement Assistance

Participants from the course have secured roles such as Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, Data Analysts, Analytics Consultants, etc. Here are some of the companies that have recently participated in the PG Data Science Course hiring drives:

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Building Rewarding Careers in Data Science

The program offers Placement Readiness Evaluation at the end of the course, to help students prepare for interviews, on clearance of which students sit for the placements.

Success Stories

The PG Data Science Course has been designed to help candidates jumpstart their careers in Data Science. Here is what some of our PG Data Science Course candidates have to shared.

Reviews by Learners

11 Mar 2020
Batch of March 2020 - Chennai
This program was very professional with such a great start! The faculty team was excellent and maintained a good pace with simple examples to go through the concept which made it easy to understand. This program is one of the best I have encountered so far.
11 Mar 2020
Batch of March 2020 - Chennai
This program by Great Learning is such a great one. To start with, A very warm and clear introduction was provided by Ms. Anne Grace. Also, we got to know the respective faculty members which we need to contact in case of queries. The teaching was done at a good pace where concepts are understood to the fullest. Even the interaction and clearing of doubts were done instantaneously. I have thoroughly enjoyed my learning journey with Great Learning.
11 Mar 2020
Batch of March 2020 - Chennai | Associate Software Engineer at Analance By Ducen
This program is well structured. The faculty gave a wonderful start to the course by introducing to the structure of the entire course, and other important details on the first day itself. We have got a clear overview of the program and the program was carried out very well. The way the faculty members explained things from the very scratch made us clearly understand every bit of it.
05 Mar 2020
Batch of February 2020 - Bangalore
This program is so exhaustive and well structured. We had the best sessions with the best faculty members. All the concepts were taught so neatly which gave us a clear understanding. There were also sessions conducted to revise the topics that we were lacking behind which helped us to gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding.
29 Feb 2020
Batch of November 2019 - Gurgaon
This program gave me a path to walk upon. Also, I was able to understand and track my performance in accordance with my peers. Advice for Students: Start studying from day one and try to learn as much as you can from the very starting. Statistics should be practiced from the starting of the batch and you will be successful in getting hired into the job role of your dreams. I strongly recommend this program to the ones passionate about learning data science.

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Admission Details


  • done Applicants should have 60% or above in Xth, XIIth and Bachelor's degree.
  • done The program is open for candidates in their final semester and recent graduates with 0-3 years of experience.
  • done The PG Data Science Course is ideal for candidates with a graduation in a quantitative discipline like engineering, mathematics, commerce, sciences, statistics, economics, etc.
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Selection Process

Step 1

Fill application form

Step 2

Application review

Admissions committee will review and shortlist.

Step 3

Screening call

Screening call with Alumni/ Program Director/ Faculty

Step 4

Aptitude test

Shortlisted candidates are required to appear for an online aptitude test.

Fee Details

Great Learning rupee icon 3,50,000 + GST

*Program fee will be revised to Rs. 4,00,000/- + GST effective 31st March 2020.

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1st Installment Great Learning rupee icon 1,00,000
2nd Installment Great Learning rupee icon 1,00,000
3rd Installment Great Learning rupee icon 1,00,000
Total 3,50,000


Candidates can pay the program fee through

Net Banking
Credit/Debit Cards
Cheque, DD

Financial Aid

Our tie-ups with several lending partners like Axis Bank and Eduvanz ensure that money is not a constraint in the path of learning.

Upcoming Application Deadline


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 program structure for PGP-DSE?
The Data Science PG program is a full-time classroom program and lasts for 5 months including 1-month capstone project. Classes occur Monday to Thursday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Explore Here - Data Science Program Structure.
What is the Capstone Project all about and how exactly would it help me?
The capstone project is an outstanding opportunity for candidates to work on industry-like data science puzzles under the mentorship of faculty/industry mentors. This project would bring in all the learnings that candidates would have obtained in the course and would work on problems associated with the industry using several techniques and tools comprehended in the PG Data Science course. The capstone project also paves a way for candidates to exhibit their analytics credentials and learning to their future employers. Click Here - Data Science Benefits.
Who will be the faculty for Data Science Course?
The academic modules would be taught by superior faculty from Great Lakes. Besides theGreat Lakes faculty, senior leadership from the analytical industry would also participate in presenting certain topics/modules. See the indicative list here.
What is the eligibility criterion for Data Science Course?

The PG Data Science course is admissible for those candidates pursuing their final semester and recent graduates with 0-3 years of experience. Applicants must have 60% or above in Xth, XIIth, and Bachelor's. Apply Now for Data Science Course Demo.

What certificate will I receive?
All the successful participants will be bestowed with a PG program in Data Science and Engineering certificate by Great Lakes Executive Learning. Great Lakes has constantly been ranked as one among the top business schools in the country for its Data Science, Analytics and MBA programs. Great Lakes has also been ranked among the top 10 in recruiter’s perception determining that the Great Lakes certificate is valued deeply by leading companies in India. Click here to View Data Science Certificate.
How will I be evaluated during the Data Science Course?
The PG Data Science Course is an outstanding and rigorous program and follows a continuous assessing scheme. Candidates are evaluated in the courses they undergo through case studies, quizzes, assignments or project reports.
What is the Data Science course fee? Is there any financial aid provided?
Please see the Program Fee Structure here. The admissions office will assist you in applying for loans once you accept the offer of admission. We vouch money is not a constraint in the path of learning.
Would the content be available to me after completion of the course?
We firmly believe that learning is continuous and hence, access to Learning Management System (Olympus) which houses the learning material would be accessible to the candidates up to one-year post completion of the program. Click Here - Download Data Science Course Brochure.
Would I have to spend extra on books, online learning material or license fee?
All the necessary learning material is provided online to candidates through the Olympus - Learning Management System. Candidates are free to purchase any reference books or material as may be advised by the faculty. Apply Now for Data Science Course Demo.
Where will the classes be held?
The data science Classes for Pune at MCCIA Trade Tower-Shivajinagar.
Is accommodation provided?
Great Learning will not offer any accommodation to the candidates. Outstation candidates are requested to plan accommodation for themselves.
Do I need to bring my own laptop?
All the candidates need to bring their own laptops and the technology requirements will be shared once you get enrolled for the program.
What is the admission process?
All the interested candidates can easily apply for the Data Science Course by filling the online application form. The great Lakes board will screen and shortlist the candidates. These candidates will be asked to appear for an aptitude test followed by a personal interview. An admission offer letter will be sent to the selected candidates. Click Here for Data Science Program Admission & Selection Process.
What is the refund policy for the Course?
We would want all the candidates to be aware of the complete information before they get enrolled for the program. No refund requests will be entertained once the fee has been paid. However, the candidate will be allowed to choose to differ his/her enrollment to a future batch.
Will there be placements at the completion of the course?
Yes, all the candidates who successfully finish this program will receive placement assistance. Once the candidates finish the program, candidates will be provided a lot of interview opportunities for up to 3 months. Candidates will also be provided with extensive support with constant mentorship, reviews, interview preparation, etc. Click Here - Great Learning Career Excelerate.
How can I apply for the Data Science Course?
If you are keen on taking up this program, you can straightaway apply for this program by filling up the online application form. Do get in touch with us at dse@greatlearning.in or +91 92056 80225 for any queries related to this program.
What would be the average package offered?
A career in analytics and data science are recognized as the highest-paid job roles in the IT industry. Many analytical studies state that the average salaries in these domains would vary from 3-8 lakhs in India. Besides, the career growth rates expected in these roles are way better than many other roles in many domains. Many studies state that this period is the best time to start up a career in analytics and data science. Click Here to Explore about Data Science Placement Assistance.
What is the demand for Data Science in Pune?
Pune is recognised as one of the central IT hubs of our country, India. Taking up a data science training in Pune would let you achieve the desired job role as it has immense demand for data science. Pune is also expected to have about 800 openings for different job roles in the field of Data Science.
Where is the Data Science course center located in Pune?
The center is located at 05, The Pride hotel, University Rd, Narveer Tanaji Wadi, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411005.

An industry-aligned and up-to-date course in Data Science

In recent times, Data science is observed to have a profound influence in many sectors. Data science has now become a buzz word as we hear it more often. Data science has evolved over the years and now has attained enormous demand. Many industries are moving towards data science and many are dreaming of a career in this fast growing sector. If you are interested in learning data science, it is important to possess a minimum understanding of the concepts of data science.

Let us learn what is data science?

Data science is a combination of several disciplines as it applies several scientific patterns, systems, algorithms, etc to derive meaningful insights from the given data. Data science involves the application of different tools and techniques to derive the needed information from the given data ( both structured and unstructured). The techniques of data science are now being adopted by many sectors for their outstanding contributions. In fact data science has now become a critical category in every sector enlarging it's scope.

The Rising Impact of Data Science

Data science has invaded various industries and refined the fundamentals of their working principles forever. It has caused many industries and several businesses to an upgraded level in their enhancement. Furthermore, data science techniques and methodologies have become integral parts of many industries all across the world. Apart from the IT sector, Data science has already become an essential part of many businesses. Most of the integral decision making has been done on data analysis. Many contemporary projects are demanding the employment of data science to achieve the best outcomes. The data science industry is now experiencing a deficit of talents not just for data scientists, it has now become a necessity for many superior job roles such as managers too. Since data science plays a key role in problem solving and decision making, it is important for every individual involved in it to understand the techniques of data science.

So, many working professionals are now striving to learn data science. For the immense demand data science has got these days, many freshers are preparing themselves to start up their careers in the field of data science.

The Exploding Demand for Data Science in Pune

Pune is one of the top cities in India that has contributed a great amount to the Indian economy through it's IT sector. Pune stands as one of the major IT hubs of our country, India. Many It professionals and fresh graduates are seeking a Data Science course in Pune. In fact, taking up a data science training in Pune would surely stand out as the wisest career choice you could ever make. Currently, there are around 800 openings in Pune for different job roles in the field of Data Science. The field of data science is expected to grow in the near future and this count is expected to increase rapidly and there exists a lot of scope for taking up a successful career in the field of data science. Hence there are many learning institutes being opened to help learn the candidates get a degree in data science.

Salary Scale of the Data Scientists in Pune

Many studies state that data scientists do make 620,244 on average. Data scientists possessing 3+ years of experience are expected to make 1,147,826 rupees a year. These studies display the existing demand for the field of data science.

What are the various applications of data science in different fields?

Problem solving

Data science is mainly applied for problem solving in different fields and different scenarios. By effective analysis of the given data, a data scientist could derive the most suitable solution for a given problem.

Error detection

Error detection is an important role played by data science in the field it has been applied. Identifying the existing errors in the initial stages would let save time, energy and economy. This application is also being used by the doctors in the medical field to analyze and detect the diseases in early stages.

Risk analysis

Risk analysis is considered as the highly used application of data science in many fields. Especially in fields like e-commerce, banking, business risk analysis gives outstanding results that helps the organizations to take necessary steps to eradicate the risks and strategize accordingly.

Customer analysis

Understanding the customer's behavior is an important application of data science as this helps the businesses to enhance their services and keep the customers satisfied. This application is also being used by the e commerce websites to predict the customer's intention and suggest them related products by studying their previous purchases. This helps them promote good customer experience as well as improve their businesses by meeting customer needs and desires.

Fraud detection

Fraud detection is one of the major applications of data science in many fields. Especially in sectors like finance, banking etc fraud detection is rapidly applied to prevent fraudulent activities.

Constant monitoring

Monitoring a specific task is another application of data science. This helps eradicate mistakes and promote efficiency besides improving efficiency. Especially in fields like manufacturing this application is being used widely.

Future prediction

Data science is observed to derive the most accurate outcomes which made it invade many sector. Even as the data scientists study the past data, the predictions they make applying the tools and techniques of data science are highly accurate. This helps any sector to prepare, strategize and plan accordingly.

What are the Prerequisites of Data Science?

Let us learn about the various prerequisites demanded to take up the data scientist course in Pune.

Mathematical skills

Even as every concept of data science revolves around the application of mathematical concepts such as linear algebra, matrices etc, possessing a strong command on the subject of mathematics would help you get a clear understanding of the various concepts of data science. Calculus is another conec[pt of mathematics is employed in data science to perform many operations on the given data.


Having basic understanding of the various concepts of statistics would be a great aid in learning most of the modules of data science. Especially the theories of Normal distribution, variability etc plays a vital role in performing the most important operations on a given data.

Programming languages

The knowledge of programming languages such as R, Hadoop, Java etc are a must to master data science. One of the major specifications is to have a sound knowledge of Excel. Python stands as another major prerequisite to learn data science course.

Data Visualization Tools

Being a data scientist, it is definitely important to know the ideal way to convey the impact of your data study to the people involved in the specific project. So, data visualization tools like tableau, Infogram, plotly etc make your job easy. Hence, possessing hands on experience in data visualization tools would be a great aid for you to master data science as they promote effective communication and a better understanding of the people involved. To be a potential data scientist you must be good at these tools.

If you are keen on starting a career in the field of data science. Do not delay, considering the existing demand it is the right time for taking up a course in data science. In fact, data science is also expected to invade many job roles by replacing them. Hence taking up a career in data science also stands as the safest career choice you could ever make. Choose the best data science institute in Pune to ensure that you will gain complete knowledge of this prestigious subject.