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ADL and IIIT-BH Inks MoU to Offer PG Diploma in Data Science

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Bhubaneswar: AptusLearn, a premier academia driven by innovative Big Data and Advanced Analytics Company- Aptus Data Labs (ADL), announced to offer one year Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (PGDDS) for the academic year 2019-20 following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ADL and International Institute of Information Technology -Bhubaneswar (IIT-BH), a prestigious university in Bhubaneswar.

Through this partnership, ADL and IIIT-BH have set foot to jointly design and conduct a program that aims to bring in market-ready Data Scientists. The program participants will receive hands-on training in Statistics & Mathematics, Databases, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data & Business Intelligence using cutting-edge software tools like SQL, R, Python, TensorFlow, RapidMiner, Power BI, Tableau, Hadoop and Spark.

AptusLearn, led by ADL’s more than 650+ years of cumulative professional experience, will offer deep technology and business mentorship to the PGDDS program participants. The program, designed for graduate students (or students pursuing final year of graduation) and for working professionals, will encompass comprehensive courses. Qualified and experienced faculty from IIIT-BH as well as certified professionals & veterans from Data Science industry will lead it.

Above all, the program participants will be encouraged to soak in lots of real-world case study presentations and intense tool-based exercises, which are essential to succeed in the current competitive market. Selected top-performing candidates will be offered six months internship as Data Scientists. IIIT-BH will award the PG Diploma upon successful completion of the course.

“According to leading research institutes, there will be a dire shortage of data scientist with deep analytical skills. We are now on a mission to create a talent pool addressing this skills shortage,” said Samir Kumar Sahoo, Founder & CEO, Aptus Data Labs in a statement. “Most online-offline Data Science courses currently available in the market falls short in balancing syllabus, course material, industry relevance, faculty experience, and delivery methods. Aptus Data Labs will closely work with IIIT-BH to fill in all these gaps”.

Samir added, “IIIT-BH is a host to one of India’s finest faculty with academic interest and relevant background in computer science, statistics, mathematics, etc. This capability of IIIT-BH along with the confluence of industry expertise from Aptus Data Labs and other leading corporates will help aspiring Data Scientists to dive into the waters of this niche industry and swim to the shore of success.”

Dr. Gopal Krishna Nayak, Founding Director, IIIT-BH said, “IIIT-BH is like a technology playground where students are players in action acquiring skills, learning to be team players and cultivating a winning spirit. Similarly, we want to offer such a playground focusing on Data Science as well. To this end, we are investing in research and are keen on developing Data Science capabilities. This upcoming PGDDS program, in collaboration with ADL, will help upgrade the students’ knowledge, skills, and business perspectives around data science techniques.”

Apart from catering to the skills upgrade in the areas of Data and Decision Science, the collaboration arrangement will also cover many student and corporate programs, organized seminars and workshops, various consulting and research assignments, and provide holistic engagement to the graduating students. There are plans to set up centers of learning or excellence, incubation hubs or data labs in fields of data engineering, data science, decision science and artificial intelligence in the future.

 AptusLearn is a forward-thinking academia venture by Aptus Data Labs (ADL), an innovative Big Data and Advanced Analytics Company headquartered in Bangalore with the presence in Bhubaneswar, San-Jose (USA) and Melbourne (Australia). The academia offers post-graduation diploma courses for working professionals and graduate students in the niche field of Data Science. While these courses are expert-designed to bring holistic learning of Data Analytics concepts to aspiring Data Scientists, they also help learners to upturn their career in this field and be successful Data gurus. The courses are conducted in collaboration with prestigious universities and aligned with the current industry trends and cutting-edge technologies.

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