Why Data Science? (Industry Perspective)

Data Science
  • The demand for data professionals has grown but a corresponding surge in supply has failed to happen. Experts estimate a shortfall of approximately 200,000 data analysts in India by 2018.
  • There are more than 50,000 Data Science jobs listed across various job portals.
  • Data science and data analytics jobs are posted across a variety of industries - BFSI, healthcare, retail, logistics, manufacturing, etc.
  • Median salary for a data science job in India is 10.5 Lakhs.

Data Science is indisputably the most happening of all areas in computer science today. With vast amounts of data available, many companies are looking to make sense of the value they can derive from that data. Data Science provides all the tools and skills necessary to extract valuable insights from the data, by using Mathematical and Statistical techniques. Naturally, this specialisation also focuses on handling Big Data.

We take for granted that every professional knows how to work with a computer, very soon working with domain relevant data will be equally mainstream. Whether you are an engineer, a scientist, or a finance major Data Science is quickly becoming an inevitable part of the tool kit you will need in the future. Knowing how to work with data - storing it, mining it, gaining insights from it, and being able to predict outcomes based on it will give you an edge over your compatriots. Our program is designed to equip you with the pertinent skills and tools that will.