Education and Career News: Enhance your career as a data scientist

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Edition: May 5th, 2021
Curated by the Knowledge Team of ICS Career GPS


The rising demand for data science professionals presses on the need to have some significant courses to upskill.
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Excerpts from article published by the India Today Web Desk

Data science is the field of study that combines domain expertise, programming skills, and knowledge of mathematics and statistics to extract meaningful insights from data. Today, from multinational companies to small startups, every organisation requires a Data Scientist for proper usage of the huge amount of data it generates and stores.

As India steps into the era of online businesses and organisations, it is the second-highest country next to the US to have generated the demand to recruit about 50,000 Data Scientists for 2020 and 2021. Analysts have predicted that there will be more than 11 million job openings by 2026.

The rising demand for data science professionals presses on the need to have some significant courses and curriculum to skill-up the budding leaders.

Here is a list of institutes/online platforms offering comprehensive and advanced data science online courses to enhance your career in data science:

1. Henry Harvin

The Data Science Course from Henry Harvin equips students and Data Analysts with the most essential skills needed to apply data science in any number of real-world contexts. It blends theory, computation, and application in a most easy-to-understand and practical way.

2. IntelliPaat

IntelliPaat’s Data Science training program offered in collaboration with IBM lets learners gain proficiency in Data Science with Python, Machine Learning, AI, Deep Learning, Big Data Hadoop, Spark, Tableau Desktop, etc. Learners will get access to the IBM course and earn a certificate from IBM. The best part of this course is that learners have lifetime access to attend multiple batches and keep themselves abreast with technology updates. This course also provides career assistance which includes resume preparation, mock interviews.

3. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIM Kozhikode has launched the Certificate Programme in Data Science, designed to give you a detailed insight into modern data science practices. The course helps participants to understand the differences between small data and big data, explore Python and learn to import Python libraries such as NumPy and Pandas amongst other skills. Graduate or Diploma Holders in any discipline with minimum 1 year of work experience can apply. Participants will be awarded a Certificate from IIM Kozhikode on the successful completion of the programme.

4. Simplilearn

Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Data Science in partnership with Purdue University is a comprehensive Data Science bootcamp program leveraging Purdue’s academic excellence in Data Science and Simplilearn’s partnership with IBM. This Data Science Bootcamp program is ideal for all working professionals, covering job-critical topics like R, Python programming, machine learning algorithms, NLP concepts, data visualisation with Tableau in great detail via our interactive learning model with live sessions by global practitioners, practical labs, IBM Hackathons, and industry projects. Upon successful completion of the bootcamp, you will be awarded a Post Graduate Program in Data Science joint certification by Simplilearn and Purdue University.

5. Upgrad

Upgrad offers India’s 1st NASSCOM certified Executive PGP in Data Science from IITB. Participants are given 6 specilaisations to choose from- Data Science Generalist, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Business Analytics and Data Engineering. The eligibility for the course is to have a Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% or equivalent passing marks. No prior coding experience is required. Post successful completion of the program, an Executive PGP in Data Science would be granted from IIT Bangalore.


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