Data science professionals are currently in huge demand. The role of a data scientist did not exist a few years back, and many technologies that are used in data science did not exist either, in their current form. Hence there are very few institutes that cater to the increasing demand of jobs in this field. Most of the businesses have to train their workforce themselves before deploying them on the projects, because these skills are not readily available, not just in India, but anywhere in the world.

Aegis school of business, data science and telecommunication is one of the few eminent institutes in India that offers a cutting edge Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Data Science, Business Analytics and Big Data in association with IBM.Aegis1

Data science is a new field that combines skills of mathematics, business and computer science to solve real world problems using data. What sets Aegis apart from the competition is their unique ability to impart the professional consulting skills to the students, over and above the technical skills. These involve communication skills, presentation skills, team building skills, time management skills, problem solving skills and ‘self-starting’ skills that are extremely important for a data science professional.

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With the recent developments that have occurred in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and big data analytics, many working IT professionals who had left coding to perceive other roles like project management are choosing to return back to the programming world.

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Fees range from 4 to 6 lakhs and the duration is 11 months. The full time on-campus course is conducted in Mumbai. The weekend campuses for the executive program are available in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Gurgaon. Any stream graduate can apply for the full time program, while executive programs require a minimum 2 years of work experience.

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Aegis is heavily networked within the industry. They recently organized the data science congress event 2017, which was attended by various high profile corporate and political delegates across the country and many data science professionals, students and enthusiasts. Aegis and IBM have set up an IBM Business Analytics and IBM Cloud Computing Labs. They also have an Industry – Academia partnership with NVIDIA, the Artificial Intelligence computing company.

The companies that come to Aegis for internships and placements include Atos, Angel Broking, Deloitte, HDFC, Ford Automotive, Fractal Analytics, Cybage Software, VM Ware, IBM, edelweiss, Aditya Birla, Suzlon, AmdocsAureus Analytics, Exponentia, Clover Infotech, Value Direct, Virtusa, Credit Vidya, Guppy Media, Shzartech, Loginext, Persistent, L & T Finance, Whizminds, Mii app, Eclerx, Mobiliya, Emmfer, Infrasoft, Impact Analytics, Eigen Technologies, Intelenet, Pentation, Ixsight, Aangan NGO, Softcell etc.