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PGP-Data Science and Engineering

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Pune
  • Mumbai
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Application Deadline 22nd Nov 2018

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Why Join PGP-DSE?

Ranked #1 in analytics education

Great Lakes' program has been ranked as the #1 in India for 4 years in a row.

Great Lakes certificate

PG Certificate from Great Lakes - India’s top 10 business schools and a leader in analytics education.

Intensive bootcamp format

16 weeks of classroom sessions followed by 4 weeks of project work ensures a well rounded and sturdy learning of data science and analytics concepts.

Placement assistance

Great Lakes would use its corporate network to help candidates who clear the program, make the transition to careers in analytics by extending placement assistance for 3 months post completion of the program.

PGP-DSE Experience

Great Lakes PGP-DSE 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.

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

Knowledge sharing sessions and guest lectures by industry experts help candidates understand applications of analytics in the real world and stay ahead of the curve.

Hands-on learning

Candidates get hands-on exposure to data science techniques such as machine learning, statistics, data mining using tools like R, Python, Tableau, MySQL.

Corporate collaboration

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

Program Structure

The 5-month PGP-DSE program 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.

Classroom learning

Classroom sessions by our top-ranked faculty would be conducted from Monday to Thursday starting 9:30 AM at the Great Learning center.

Lab sessions

Regular in-class lab sessions help candidates apply data science concepts 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 they 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 in Python
  • SQL Programming
  • Python for Data Science ( Data Cleansing, Manipulation, and EDA)
  • Statistical Methods for Decision Making
  • Supervised Learning (Regression, CART, Naive Bayes, KNN)
  • Unsupervised Learning (Clustering, PCA, Decision Trees)
  • Ensemble techniques (Bagging and Boosting)
  • Database Management Systems (Data Querying-SQL, Joins, Indexing, Stored Procedures)
  • Data Visualisation using Tableau
  • Time Series Forecasting
  • Text Mining & Sentiment Analysis
Languages and tools
  • Python
  • Tableau
  • MySQL

Learn from the Best

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

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 contribute to lectures, projects and case studies.

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.

Great Lakes 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 the program.

Interview preparation

Workshops on resume building 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

Success Stories

Listen to what our students have to say about the DSE program

Shambhavi Patel

Venkata Suryateja

Classroom Experience

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 PGP-DSE is ideal for candidates with a graduation in a quantitative discipline like engineering, mathematics, commerce, sciences, statistics, economics, etc.

Selection Process

Step 1

Fill application form

Apply by filling a simple online application form.

Step 2

Application review

Admissions committee will review and shortlist.

Step 3

Aptitude test

Candidates are required to appear in an aptitude test.

Step 4

Personal interview

Personal interview with the Program Director/ Faculty for final selection.

Fee Details

3,00,000 + GST

Fee Includes

Tuition fee

Learning material

Lab access



Candidates can pay the program fee through

Net Banking
Credit/Debit Cards
Cheque, DD

Financial Aid

Our tie-ups with several lending partners like HDFC Credila, Avanse (DHFL), MoneyTap, Credifiable, and Axis Bank ensure that money is not a constraint in the path of learning.

Batch Start Dates


14th Jan 2019


21st Jan 2019


3rd Dec 2018


10th Dec 2018


24th Dec 2018


7th Jan 2019

Upcoming Application Deadline

22nd Nov 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.

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Contact Us

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 92056 80225 or mail us at dse@greatlearning.in if you wish to schedule the meeting on a weekend.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

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.

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).
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.
PGP-DSE 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.
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.
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.
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.
The classes for Gurgaon, Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad will be held at the Great Lakes Learning Center in the city. The classes for Mumbai and Pune will be held at Hotel Ramada-Powai and Hotel Pride-Shivaji Nagar, respectively.
No accommodation is provided at our learning center. Outstation candidates are requested to arrange accommodation themselves.
The candidates need to bring their own laptops, the technology requirement shall be shared at the time of enrollment.
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.
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.
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.
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 +91 92056 80225 for any program or admission related queries.
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.