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PG PROGRAM - DATA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (FULL TIME)

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Why PGP-Data Science and Engineering (Full Time)

INDIA'S NO. 1 ANALYTICS SCHOOL

Great Lakes has been constantly ranked as the #1 Analytics school in the country.

Intensive Bootcamp Format

3 Months of classroom sessions followed by 2 months of project work ensures quick and well-rounded learning.

Placement Assistance

All qualifying candidates will be extended Placement assistance until 3 months post completion of program.

Great Lakes Certification

PG Certification from Great Lakes - India's premier business school.
 

5 Top Reasons to Join PGP - Data Science and Engineering

Great Lakes PGP-DSE (Full Time) is a 5-month full time program for fresh graduates and early career professionals looking to build their career in data science & analytics and move to roles such as business analysts, data analysts, data engineer, analytics engineer etc. by learning relevant data science techniques, tools and technologies, and hands-on application through industry case studies.

Intensive Bootcamp Format

3 Months of classroom sessions followed by 2 months of project work ensures well rounded and sturdy learning of data science and analytics concepts.

WORLD CLASS FACULTY

You gain from the decades of experience and expertise brought to the table by Great Lakes faculty in their chosen domains. Our faculty comes from leading international and national schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Kellogg, University of Chicago, IIMs, and IITs.

INDUSTRY MENTORS

Current industry knowledge and insights from industry practitioners in knowledge sharing sessions and guest lectures allow you to stay ahead in the industry.

Hands-on Learning

Candidates get hands-on exposure to data science tools & techniques such as R, SAS, Python, Tableau, MySQL. Industry case studies aid in effective application.

PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

In this program, candidates who clear the program are also offered placement assistance. Great Lakes, being one of India’s top 10 business schools and a leading institution when it comes to analytics education, would use its corporate network to help candidates in the program make the transition to careers in analytics. All qualifying candidates will be extended Placement assistance until 3 months post completion of program.
 

A Unique Learning Experience Awaits You

The PGP-DSE (Full Time) uses a combination of learning methods 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. Candidates can access the course content online even after they have graduated.

INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY

Our program offers a range of analytics tools and techniques widely used by industry today. Classroom sessions are assisted by hands-on exercises, online learning, and assignments for continuous and cumulative learning.

CORPORATE COLLABORATION

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

Intensive Bootcamp format

3 Months of classroom sessions followed by 2 months of project work ensures quick and well-rounded learning of data science and analytics concepts.
 

Program Structure

PGP-DSE full time is a 5-month classroom program which includes classroom learning with hands-on lab sessions with faculty and industry practitioners. Classroom and lab sessions would be conducted on Monday to Thursday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the Great Learning centre.

Data Science Foundation

  • Data Analytics Problem Solving
  • Structured and Unstructured Data
  • Data Cleansing and Data Manipulation
  • Data Science using R, SAS and Python
  • Creating dashboards using R-Shiny
  • Statistical Methods for Decision Making
  • Data Visualization using Tableau

Machine Learning

  • Dimensionality Reduction
  • Supervised Learning-Regression and Classification techniques
  • Unsupervised learning
  • Ensemble techniques
  • Linear and Logistic regression, KNN, LDA, Naïve Bayes, Random Forest, Association Rules
  • Decision Tree, Neural Network, Bagging and Boosting
  • Time Series

Data Engineering

  • Accessing Data Servers using MySQL
  • Data Querying - SQL, Joins, Indexing, Stored procedures, ETL Processes
  • Data Modeling - Financial Modeling, What if Analysis, Scenario Generation, Pivot tables, Excel Solver
  • Big Data using Spark and Hadoop

Domain Applications

  • Marketing Analytics
  • Financial Analytics
  • Risk Analytics
  • Text Mining
  • Sentiment Analysis

Tools Covered

  • R, SAS, Python, Tableau, MySQL

Placement Assistance

  • Access to opportunities with Leading Analytics Companies
  • Career Guidance and Mentorship by Great Lakes Faculty and Industry Leaders
  • Workshops on Resume Review and Interview Preparation
 

Learn from the Best

The faculty pool of the program consists of leading academicians in the field of data science along with several experienced industry practitioners from leading organizations.

Dr. Srabashi Basu

Professor

Dr. Sridhar Telidevara

Associate Professor, Great Lakes Institute of Mana ...

Dr. Mudit Kulshreshtha

Co-Director - Analytics Center of Excellence

Dr. Narayana Darapaneni

Professor, Great Lakes Institute Of Management

 

Hands-On Learning from Analytics Practitioners

Participants get invaluable insights and mentorship from leading analytics practitioners and senior industry executives. Industry leaders associated with us who have contributed to lectures, projects and case studies including:

SVP, Head of Finance Analytics, Retail Bank, HSBC

Chief Executive Officer Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Vice President, American Express

Director, Absolutdata Research & Analytics

Vice President - Deloitte

AVP - Decision Analytics At EXL

Principal Data Scientist At Accenture

Senior Applied Scientist At Microsoft

Director & Head-Analytics COE

Chief Data Scientist & Principal Consultant At Facts N Data, New Delhi

Practice Lead Data Scientist

DIRECTOR - DATA SCIENCE

 

A visual insight into the world of Great Lakes Analytics Programs

Here are a few class videos:

Understanding the Basics of Cluster Analysis
Analytics Problem solving
Learn 5 of the Hottest Analytics Techniques in Just 12 Minutes
Rise of Datafication and Its Impact

Placement Assistance

According to NASSCOM, by end of 2018, there are likely to be 50,000 job openings for professionals in this field. There has never been a better time to learn data science and build one’s career in this industry. In this program, candidates who clear the program are also offered placement assistance. Great Lakes, being one of India’s top 10 business schools and a leading institution when it comes to analytics education, would use its corporate network to help candidates in the program make the transition to careers in analytics. All qualifying candidates will be extended Placement assistance until 3 months post completion of program.

As a part of the placement assistance, candidates would be provided support in the following ways:

Interview Preparation

Workshops on Resume Review and Interview Preparation

Career Guidance

Career guidance and Mentorship by Great Lakes Faculty and industry Leaders

Job Opportunities

Access to opportunities with Leading Analytics Companies

 

Admission Details for the PG Program - Data Science and Engineering

Following are the eligibility criteria and selection process for PGP-DSE Full Time

Eligibility

Applicants should have 60% or above in Xth, XIIth and Bachelor's degree.The program is open for candidates in their final semester and recent graduates with 0-3 years of experience. Candidates awaiting their final graduation results can apply. PGP-DSE is best pursued by candidates with a graduation in a quantitative discipline like engineering, mathematics, commerce, sciences, statistics, economics, etc.

Selection Process

Interested candidates need to apply by filling a simple online application form. The Admissions committee will review all the applications and shortlisted candidates are required to appear in an aptitude test and attend a personal interview with the Program Director/ Faculty for final selection.

*Admissions will be closed once the requisite number of candidates have been admitted into the program.

 

Admission Details for the PG Program - Data Science and Engineering

Following are the payment details for the program:

Fees

  • Bangalore
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  • Chennai
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  • Gurgaon
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  • Hyderabad

Rs.3,00,000 + GST

Includes tuition fee, lab access, learning materials and cafeteria access on the days of classes.

 

Payments

Candidates can pay the program fee through Cheque, DD, Net Banking, Credit Cards or Debit Cards.*

*Great Learning does not accept cash payments and issues receipts for all fee payments made towards all our programs.

Financial aid

Selected students can contact the Admissions Office for assistance in applying for loans after receiving the offer of admission. Our lending partners include HDFC Credila, Avanse (DHFL), MoneyTap, Credifiable, and Axis Bank. We ensure money is not a constraint in the path of learning.

 

Mark the Dates

 Here are the Application Deadlines for the program

Upcoming Application Deadline: 21st June 2018

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. Apply Now


Batch commencement dates

Chennai


30 July 2018

Bangalore


August 2018

Hyderabad


August 2018

Gurgaon


September 2018

 

Get Career Guidance from Experts

We understand that you may have queries on how this program helps you build a lucrative career in data science and analytics. We are happy to arrange a career counseling session with the program faculty or director on any weekday. Please feel free to bring your mentor, friends or parents along.

Schedule the Meeting

Please reach out to admissions office on +91-9205680225 if you wish to schedule the meeting on a weekend.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a list of the commonly asked questions about the program.

What is the program structure for PGP-DSEFT?

The program comprises over 500 hours of learning with 384 hours of classroom learning and hands-on lab sessions followed by a 2 Month industry project called Capstone Project. Classes happen Monday to Thursday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

What is the Capstone Project all about and how exactly would it help me?

The 2 Month capstone project is an opportunity for candidates to work on industry-like analytics problems under the mentorship of faculty/industry mentors. This project would bring in the all the learnings that candidates would have gained in the program and would work on problems relevant in the industry using techniques and tools mastered in the PGP-DSE program. The capstone project also becomes a way for candidates to showcase their analytics credentials and learning to their future employers.

Who will be the faculty for the program?

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 topics/modules. See the indicative list here.

What is the eligibility criterion for this Program?

The Post Graduate Program in Data Science & Engineering 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.

Candidates awaiting their final graduation results can also apply. This program, with placement assistance, is for candidates who do not have a job right now.

Is PGP-DSEFT accredited by UGC or AICTE?

The format of the Program does not lend itself to accreditation from AICTE/UGC. However, Great Lakes is an AICTE accredited institution and is one of the few colleges in India to receive accreditation from AMBA (Association of MBAs, UK).

What certificate will I receive?

Successful participants will be awarded a PG Program in Data Science and Engineering certificate by Great Lakes Institute of Management. 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.

How will I be evaluated during the Program?

PGP-DSEFT 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 program fee? Is there any financial aid provided?

Please see the Program Fee Structure here. Admissions office will help you in applying for loans once you receive the offer of admission. Our lending partners include HDFC Credila, Avanse (DHFL), MoneyTap, Credifiable, and Axis Bank. 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.

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.

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.

Is accommodation provided?

No accommodation is provided at our learning center. Outstation candidates are requested to arrange accommodation themselves.

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 Program through the online application form. A panel of Great Lakes faculty will do screening 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 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.

Will there be placements at the completion of the Program?

Yes, candidates do receive placement assistance in the Full-Time 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.

How can I apply for the Program?

If you are interested in the Program, you can apply through the online application form. Please reach out to us at dse@greatlearning.in or 92056-80225 for any program or admission related queries.

What would be the average packaged offered?

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 4-11 lacs