Corporate India needs about 1.5 million data analysts: S P Jain School of Global Management

The program will incorporate a hands-on approach with emphasis on real-world problem-solving and extensive interaction with the industry.

Mar 10, 2016 11:03 IST India Infoline News Service

Big Data is playing a crucial role in driving decisions, innovations and production in top multinationals nonprofits and government. It is being used to analyze retail data, formulating election strategies and evaluating social media trends.

The 'Big Data' program, launched by SP Jain Global, is one of its kind that enables the students to get a thorough understanding on the subject. The program will incorporate a hands-on approach with emphasis on real-world problem-solving and extensive interaction with the industry.

Dr. Mahendra Mehta, Program Director, SP Jain Global, explains, “S P Jain’s certificate program in Big Data & Analytics allows students to develop a thorough understanding of Big Data analysis, determine the changing role of Information Sciences and bring in creative solutions to tackle the challenges that arise.”

The demand is huge! THE MCKINSEY GLOBAL INSTITUTE has predicted that by 2018, the US alone could face a shortage of between 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills, and a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts who can leverage data analysis to make effective decisions for their organisations.

McKinsey, Amazon, Flipkart, Accenture, Genpact, Wipro, IBM, Vodafone, Citibank, KPMG, Google, TCS are some of the firms that are hiring business analysts.

S P JAIN SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT, MUMBAI CAMPUS started its first cohort  of ‘Big Data & Analytics Program’ (BDAP) with 30 students on October 10, 2015.

This batch saw students joining from companies like Apple India, Tata Consultancy Services, Microsoft, L&T Infotech, Reliance, Hitachi, Capgemini, Deloitte Consulting, Accenture, Ugam, Blue Star, J P Morgan India and several others. The average work experience of the batch is 5.25 years with students from across India - Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad joining the full-time and part-time batch.

The certificate program is available as a 6 month full-time and 12 month part-time to suit the schedules of working professionals:. The Big data program is well-suited for graduates/post graduates in engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics, economics etc. with relevant work experience.

This program equips students to with expertise in varied domains such as IT, Consulting, BFSI, Telecom and Media.

To apply for BDAP, you need:
  • A Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in a discipline with a strong quantitative component like: Engineering (any discipline) | Mathematics | Physics Statistics | Economics
  • Students with 0 – 5 years of relevant work experience will be preferred
  • Minimum eligibility criteria may be waived for exceptionally qualified candidates.

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