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Manipal Education Group commences programmes in Data Science

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Manipal University to confer 11-month PG Diploma in Data Science
Manipal Global Academy of Data Science to skill & upskill corporate employees

Bangalore, Oct 17th, 2016: Manipal University announced today that it has commenced its first cohort of full time and part time programmes in Data Science, which will culminate into a PG Diploma from the university.

Simultaneously, Manipal Global Academy of Data Science (a unit of Manipal Global Education Services) announced the launch of short term certification programmes for corporate learners. The offerings to Enterprise clients range from boot-camps for fresh entrants to advanced modules in various aspects of Data Science across BFSI, IT, healthcare, retail, e-commerce and many others.

The Commencement function was marked by great interest from industry participants who attended the event. Organizations like AIG, Bain Consulting, Cognizant, Experian, KPMG, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Gramener, Dell, among others were present through their senior leaders.

Given that various industry estimates suggest that India will require over 200,000 data scientists by 2018, there has been strong interest in the PG Diploma programmes from both freshers and working professionals.

Dr Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor of Manipal University said, "The unprecedented demand in this field and the rigor and professional skills that the Manipal educational institutions bring in have made this a much sought after program. As cohort sizes are limited, we have closed admissions for this batch. However, we will announce the next batch dates very soon. For the first batch, we are also evaluating offering them world class certifications with international universities through our recently announced partnership with Coursera."

Manipal Edu Group starts Data Science programmes

To ensure that the programme has strong industry relevance, Manipal Education group has tied up with leading corporates like Experian (a $4.8 billion global information services company), Genpact (a global leader in business process management and services) and IBM's Big Data University as partners who will help in building the curriculum, provide real case studies for students and participate in the placement process.

Speaking at the commencement function, Mr. AP Ramabhadran, Sr. Vice President, Manipal Global Education Services said, "With the explosion of data in literally every field of the business world, there is a strong need to train tomorrow's roles in Data Science:  data engineers, data visualizers, data scientists, and business analysts. At Manipal Global - being leaders in the corporate education space with our Academies in Banking and IT - we are focused on creating curricula and learning methodologies that train the students to be productive from the word go.

Our corporate partners help us achieve this. Overwhelming interest from more organizations to partner with Manipal Global helps us to strengthen the professional readiness of our learners and in turn helps industry gain ready talent. This creates a virtuous cycle of contemporary professional talent".

Speaking about this partnership, Siddharth Shishoo, VP- HR, Genpact said "'Data needs to be deciphered for intelligent insights and it is imperative to build talent in this field for more meaningful actionable insights across industry domains. With our deep expertise in analytics, we are delighted to extend this knowledge through our partnership with MaGE towards the common purpose of building a market-ready talent pool in the analytics world"

The PG Diploma in Data Science is a first of its programme because the first nine months will teach the learners the concepts, give hands-on experience on tools and programming languages as well as familiarising them with real data sets. The last two months will be an internship or live project with various companies. In the full time program, many organizations have expressed their desire to hire the candidates on successful completion of the programme.

The next batch for admissions will soon be announced on datascience.manipal.edu

Manipal Global Academy of Data Science (http://datascience.manipal.edu)

Manipal University offers an 11-month Full Time and Part Time Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science award. The Full time program is an intensive residential program while the Part Time program caters to working professionals with classes on weekends at Bangalore.

Manipal Global Academy of Data Science (MGADS) is Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE)'s latest offering to address skill challenges in India. MGADS offers a full-suite of solution to individual learners and enterprises.  The academy is equipped to hire & assess data science talent, conduct boot-camp & on-boarding for data science hires at entry level and advanced level training interventions in niche areas such as machine learning, natural language programming, financial analytics and marketing analytics amongst other domains.

Experian, a leading global information services company, is knowledge partner from BFSI industry. IBM Big Data University is also a content and solutions partner.  Genpact is a corporate partner.

About Genpact  (www.genpact.com)

Genpact (NYSE: G) stands for "generating business impact."  We are a global leader in digitally-powered business process management and services. We architect the Lean DigitalSM enterprise through our patented Smart Enterprise Processes (SEPSM) framework that reimagines our clients' operating models end-to-end, including the middle and back offices. This creates Intelligent Operations SM that we help design, transform, and run. 

The impact on our clients is a high return on transformation investments through growth, efficiency, and business agility. For two decades, first as a General Electric division and later as an independent company, we have been passionately serving our clients.

Today, we generate impact for a few hundred strategic clients, including approximately one-fifth of the Fortune Global 500, and have grown to over 75,000 people in 25 countries, with key offices in New York City. The resulting business process and industry domain expertise and experience running complex operations are a unique heritage and focus that help us drive the best choices across technology, analytics, and organizational design.

About Experian (www.experian.in)

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to our clients around the world. We help businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.

We also help people to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.  In 2014, we were named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 'World's Most Innovative Companies'.

We employ approximately 16,000 people in 39 countries and our corporate headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2014, was US$4.8 billion.

IBM Big Data University (https://bigdatauniversity.com)

As a society we cannot let the benefits of analysis, data science and potential learnings from Big Data pass us by because of a lack of people with skills in this area.

At IBM we are strong proponents of providing opportunities to learn the fundamental concepts required to develop, process, and analyze big data and break down the traditional barriers to participation in this sector.

The Big Data University, an IBM community initiative, is not like other on-line training sites. Our content is free, access to tool sets used within the courses is free, and we have designed our courses to be accessed at your pace based on your priorities.

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