Why Join our PG Data Science and Engineering Course?
Great Lakes PG Data Science and Engineering Course is a 5-month classroom program for fresh graduates
and early career professionals looking to build their career in data science & analytics. Candidates
from the course are able to transition to roles such as business analysts, data analysts, data
analytics engineer etc. by learning relevant data science techniques, tools and technologies and
hands-on application through industry case studies.
Ranked #1 in analytics education
Great Lakes’ program has been ranked #1 in India for 4 years in a row, and has an average rating
4.8/5 across parameters like Course Content, Pedagogy, Faculty, and Brand Value.
PG Certificate from Great Lakes
Great Lakes is one of India’s top 10 business schools, the youngest institute in India to
AMBA, UK accreditation, and a leader in analytics education.
World class faculty
You gain from the decades of experience and expertise brought to the table by Great Lakes
their chosen domains. Several of Great Lakes faculty have been ranked among India’s top Data
Intensive bootcamp format
The data science course follows an intensive bootcamp format where you learn data science and
machine learning from expert faculty in classroom and deepen your expertise by working on data
science lab sessions. The course duration is 20 weeks including 4 weeks of capstone project.
The course covers the tools and skills sought by leading companies in Data Science. Through the
duration of the course, candidates are trained on Python, SQL, Tableau, Data Science and Machine
Learning. Participants in the course build their knowledge through classroom lectures by expert
faculty and doing multiple challenging projects across various topics and applications in Data
Through the corporate network of Great Lakes, several leading companies participate in the
drives organised for PG Data Science Course candidates. Some of the companies that have recently
participated in the hiring process of PG Data Science and Engineering Course include: Uber,
Swiggy, Fractal Analytics, Oyo, KPMG, Mu Sigma, Mercedes Benz, Cognizant, Mahindra, Big
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The 5-month PG Data Science Course uses a combination of learning
that include classroom teaching, hands-on exercises, and sessions with industry practitioners. Classes
are conducted on weekdays and are assisted by online discussions and assignments.
Classroom sessions by our top-ranked faculty would be conducted
Monday to Thursday starting 9:30 AM at the Great Learning center.
Regular in-class lab sessions help candidates apply data science
to real-life scenarios under the guidance of a faculty and industry expert.
4-Week project work
Candidates work on an application-oriented industry project where
are mentored and evaluated by Great Lakes faculty and 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.
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
Exploratory Data Analysis
Summary statistics (mean, median, mode, variance, standard
Statistical Methods for Decision Making
Central limit theorem
One Sample T-Test
Anova and Chi-Square
Introduction to DBMS
Key constraints and basics of normalization
Subqueries involving joins and aggregations
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
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:
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.
The PG Data Science Course has been designed to help candidates jumpstart their careers in Data
and Machine Learning. Here is what some of our PG Data Science Course candidates have to share:
Eli Lilly and Company
After completing around 4 and a half months of the program, I had applied for Uber.
The knowledge that I gained through the course really helped to crack the interview.
This program is ideal for anyone who is looking for a transition into the field of
Data Science. The curriculum is very well designed and the placement support is really
The fact that I was able to bag an offer from a company of choice even before the
completion of the course speaks volumes about the support and the rigorous training
that helped me become job ready. The quality of faculty is impeccable and the concepts
were explained deeply from scratch. The practical sessions helped me to see in action what
I had learned. Overall it was the best blend.
The way the faculty explain the concepts is very good. They go deep into the topics and
even now after I started working, I realized that I can better understand the core
concepts than others. This made me more confident in my current role.
Most of the students in the batch were from non-IT background, the course is designed
keeping them in mind. The faculties ensured that the basics were covered. They put in a
lot of time and attention towards us and even repeated the sessions whenever required.
With Career support, I got to interview with many companies like CTS, Mercedes, etc. Based
on my experience, I realized that the curriculum is self-sufficient to crack any
As a fresher, I knew very little about data science but at the end of the program, I was
well-versed with all the industry-relevant tools and topics. It was the ideal and the best
way to learn data science. All the concepts were taught during this program with hands-on
training on topics like text mining, Hadoop, SQL etc. All the Faculty were really great
I really love the way this program is structured.
If you are sincere and perform well during the program, you will definitely land a job in
good company. I can say that the mock interviews, career fairs, and CV reviews were quite
helpful and played a major role in my transition. I had an opportunity to be interviewed
3 companies from which, I was offered roles by two companies.
Program Curriculum was designed with the help of industry experts so, we were directly
able to jump into industry applications as a result. Career Support is one of the best you
can find, they will stick with you, motivate you, scold you when needed, It was more like
a family which took care of every possible problem I had regarding the course.
The program is very well designed and in line with what the industry needs. I had no
data science before and wasn’t sure if I would be disciplined enough to take up an online
classroom learning allowed me to clear my doubts right then and there which helped a lot.
inputs that I gained from the mock interview sessions helped me crack the placement
I had an opportunity to get interviewed by some of the top companies.
Career support here is what that stands out and makes Great Learning better apart from
reasons. Thanks to the guidance given here I grabbed this opportunity and joined in
my dream company as a fresher.
We got to learn a lot from the experience of some of the expert faculties here,
making the learning very enriching. We had mock interviews, multiple CV reviews,
career prep sessions, aptitude sessions etc which helped me outperform myself in all my
The initial classes were easy but as the major topics came in, it needed an extra effort
and the whole management was very helpful with extra classes and other guidance as
The placement team was an important part of the program as many top-notch companies were
brought in and a placement boot camp was set-up for each company. I got an offer from
Fractal Analytics as a consultant analyst which gave a great career boost to me being a
fresher. The company is great to work for.
One of the best things about the program was the kind of peers I got to interact with. Everyone had a new approach to understand the problem. I will be grateful for their support and being one of the reasons for me to get better.
With the help of Career support, I got to interview with many companies like Nielsen, Bridgei2i Analytics, Oppo etc. Using the foundations from topics learnt and working on those concepts was necessary to crack the interviews.
One who really puts in hard work and makes use of whatever that has been taught in this course will truly shine in both their career and life. I would definitely recommend Great Learning to anyone out there who is confused about how and where to start a career in data science. This is the best place to start your career.
Initially, I found it difficult because I had very less prior exposure to programming. But as the sessions progressed, it became easier because of classroom training, rigorous practice, take-home lab exercises, and support from the colleagues. As the batch progressed, new tools were introduced by the faculty in a manner which helped even first-timers.
What is the Capstone Project all about and how exactly would it help me?
The capstone project is an opportunity for candidates to work on industry-like data science problems
under the mentorship of faculty/industry mentors. This project would bring in the all the learnings
that candidates would have gained in the course and would work on problems relevant in the industry
using techniques and tools mastered in the PG Data Science course. The capstone project also becomes
a way for candidates to showcase their analytics credentials and learning to their future employers.
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Who will be the faculty for Data Science Course?
The academic modules would be taught by senior faculty from Great Lakes. In addition to Great Lakes
faculty, senior leadership from the industry would also participate in delivering certain
See the indicative list here.
What is the eligibility criterion for Data Science Course?
The PG Data Science course is open for candidates in their final semester and recent graduates
with 0-3 years of experience. Applicants should also have 60% or above in Xth, XIIth, and
Bachelor's. Apply Now for Data Science Course Demo.
What certificate will I receive?
Successful participants will be awarded a PG Program in Data Science and Engineering certificate by
Great Lakes Executive Learning. Great Lakes has consistently been ranked among top business
schools in the country for its Data Science, Analytics and MBA programs. Great Lakes has been ranked
among top 10 in recruiter’s perception meaning that the Great Lakes certificate is valued highly 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 a holistic and rigorous program and follows a continuous evaluation
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
Fee Structure here. Admissions office will help you in applying for loans once you receive the
offer of admission. We ensure money is not a constraint in the path of learning.
Would the content be available to me after completion of the course?
We believe that learning should continue and hence, access to Learning Management System (Olympus)
which houses the learning material would be available to the candidates up to one year post
completion of the program.
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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 Olympus - Learning
Management System. Candidates are free to purchase any reference books or material as may be
recommended by the faculty.
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Where will the classes be held?
The classes for Gurgaon, Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad will be held at
the Great Lakes Learning Center in the city. Classes for Mumbai will be held at Hotel Ramada-Powai,
and for Pune at MCCIA Trade Tower-Shivajinagar.
No accommodation is provided at our learning center. Outstation candidates are requested to arrange
Do I need to bring my own laptop?
The candidates need to bring their own laptops, the technology requirement shall be shared at the
time of enrollment.
What is the admission process?
All interested candidates are required to apply for the Data Science Course through the online
application form. A panel of Great Lakes faculty screen and shortlist candidates. The shortlisted
candidates would then appear for an aptitude test followed by a personal interview. Selected
candidates will receive admission offer letter.
What is the refund policy for the Course?
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.
Will there be placements at the completion of the course?
Yes, candidates do receive placement assistance in the Post Graduate Program in Data
Science & Engineering. Upon successful completion of the program, candidates would be provided
interview opportunities up to 3 months’ post completion of the program. We would also prepare
candidates for these interviews by providing extensive support in terms of mentoring, CV review,
interview preparation etc.
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Careers in analytics and data science are amongst the highest paid in the industry. Furthermore, the
career growth that one can expect in these roles is far superior to other roles. With leading Indian
and Global companies looking to ramp up their analytics hiring, this is the best time to build a
career in analytics and data science. Salaries for these roles while being higher than other
comparable roles are subjective and depend on the quality of candidate and the recruiting company.
As per analytics salary studies, average salaries for fresher roles in analytics (0-3 years) in
India vary between 3-8 lakhs.
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An industry-aligned and up-to-date course in Data Science
Gone are the days where a high five education was only accessible to a certain group of people. With the
inception of the internet, anyone is able to access the data gathered from all corners of the world and
gain knowledge. Data is a powerful tool of modern-day technology. The study related to this data has now
become a buzzword which is Data Science.
What is Data Science?
In simple words, Data science can be defined as the scientific study of data to extract the needed
information. Data Science also constitutes numerous methods of documentation, warehousing, and
interpreting data to extract useful information productively. The ultimate aim of data science is to
retrieve the sensible insights from the give data. There exists a huge amount of data on the internet on
a daily basis, a lot of data is generated on the internet in the form of videos, content, photos and
many more. Accessing this data, through data science can result in deriving the most appropriate
insights. All the algorithms in this technology teach about the application of various procedures and
systems to extract meaningful insights and knowledge from the unstructured and structured data sets.
The Demand for Data Science
A career in data science now has become one of the most desirable jobs. In Post Millennium no corner of
our lives left untouched by the application of technology, data science has been creating an insane
impact. The demand for data science and data analytics is on the rise and it is expected to grow in the
future. Data science has demonstrated its potential by invading many organizations regardless of the
dynamics surrounding an organization. It has already become an integral part of many organizations. But,
there is also a lack of data science employees in and around the country. With Organizations adapting
data science, the requirement is growing exponentially while there is an obvious lack of talent. It has
become a conundrum for many organizations across India.
Many youngsters that have perceived the importance of this technology and the revolution it has been
creating in every industry it has been embraced by are now seeking a career in this field. As many job
roles are being replaced by robots, it is important to look for a career that is promising. Companies
such as Google, Cognizant, Oracle and many are in dire need of data science professionals. The field of
data science in India has around 97,000 vacancies which are really huge in number. This displays the
ultimate demand that data science has all over the country. One of the studies by IBM has stated that
the demand for data science would increase by 28% by 2020. So, make data science as your career choice
as it assures a bright future.
The Impact of Data Science
Big data and Data Science are two elements are reigning the modern era and it will rule relentlessly.
Many companies are applying the techniques of data science to analyze and design their marketing plans
and advertise their business in a better way. One better example that we could quote is the analysis of
customer feedback using data science techniques and formulate the business meeting their requirements.
Considering the huge amounts of data available, you can determine the best way to make a wise move to
improve your market. A simple conclusion we could draw is that data science is a necessity to every
Job Roles of Data science
If you are someone who is desiring to take up a data science course, you must need to know
various job roles that it offers. Once you are done with the data science training, you will be
these job roles.
Business Intelligence Manager
Major responsibilities of a Data science professional
Understanding the responsibilities of the job role is one of the major concerns one has before deciding
to take up the data science course.
The following are the major responsibilities of a data scientist.
Plan and develop new data set methods for modeling, data mining, and production goals.
Discover distinct approaches to enhance data and search quality and predictive inclinations.
Produce and understand data studies and product analysis.
Design prototypes, algorithms, predictive models, and custom study.
Payscale of Data Scientists in India
What is the salary scale of the data science professionals in the country?
The average pay scale of a data science professional in India is estimated as 606,987 rupees. A fresher
who finished the data scientist course could expect a minimum of 3 to 5 lakh packages in the
An experienced data science professional makes around 10lakhs a year. Many multinational companies
offer way beyond the estimated packages for data science professionals working in different job
What are the Different Applications of Data Science?
Any organization, be it a small or medium enterprise or a multinational company, everything revolves
around data. The most important decisions are always taken studying the previous data. Every
organization formulates strategies to improve their marketing by studying the data. Data science helps
them to derive the most accurate outcomes that help formulate the best strategies. Being a data science
professional, you will be the core decision maker of your organization.
Search Engine Optimization
The search engine even applies the techniques of data science to give the best results to the search
query given by the user. Uses image recognition and suggestions for the related suggestions.
Data science in E-commerce is mainly used for improving user experience. It is widely used in the field
of e-commerce to study the user's behavior by analyzing his previous purchases and recommend products
according to the user's relevance. It also helps in forecasting the market and formulating the right
Since everything around us is turning out to be automatic, data science has wide applications in the
area of electronics. Alexa works on the data science engine to understand the user and work
Prerequisites of Learning Data Science
Concerning the rising demand and the exciting impact of this amazing field, it is the right time to the
best data science course. If you are keen on learning data science, let us know what are the
prerequisites to take up the data science certification program?
Even as the modules of data science demands math skills, being good at mathematical concepts such as
linear algebra, matrices, calculus, gradients etc is one of the prerequisites for taking up a data
science course online.
Possessing a minimum knowledge of programming would aid you to gain complete knowledge and
understanding throughout the data science training. The list of these programming languages
Python, C, C++, SQL, Java and many more. Knowing these programming languages would assist you in
modeling the unstructured datasets which are the primary role of any data science professional. The more
understanding you have on these languages, the more it makes the data science course easy.
Being good with statistical analysis would be a great asset to master data science. The main aim of
data science is to extract useful insights from a huge collection of data. Experience working with
analytical tools such as Hadoop, R, SAS and many more will serve you in efficiently performing the
statistical analytics of the given data.
Data visualization skills
Being a data scientist, it is important to converse with people in the organization to implement the
strategies he/she makes by studying the data. Possessing knowledge of the data visualization tools such
as Matplottlib, tableau and many more would help you comprehend the complex outcomes and let the
audience understand the metrics. These tools let people easily grasp the insights you are trying to
deliver. Choose the best data science institute to design your career the best way you can.
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