With the exponential growth of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI), these two fields have become highly promising domains in India, offering lucrative career opportunities and high growth potential. As India develops at a rapid pace, the demand for skilled professionals in these domains has surged, leading several institutions across India to develop comprehensive courses in Data Science and AI. These courses provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in these fields, catering to the growing demand for trained professionals.
A joint study conducted by Microsoft and the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has revealed that India is among the top three talent markets for AI, producing 16% of the world’s AI talent pool. The study also states that India’s AI market is expected to witness a growth rate of 20% over the next five years. The market is expected to grow at the second-fastest rate of 20% among major economies, behind only China, according to the report titled ‘From Buzz to Reality: The Accelerating Pace of AI in India’.
As per the Bureau of Labour Statistics, jobs in data science are predicted to escalate by 27.9% by 2026, and the market is expected to grow to USD 322.9 billion by the same year. Furthermore, Analytics Insights predicts that India will capture 32% of the big data market worldwide and generate USD 20 billion by 2026. These statistics highlight the immense potential for career growth and development in Data Science and AI in India, making it a highly attractive field for students and professionals alike.
Let’s explore the top Data Science and AI courses available in India:
Certified Data Science Specialist program by Edvancer
The Certified Data Science Specialist program offers an extensive course duration of 150 hours of learning along with 150 hours of assignments and projects. It provides two learning options, including live online classes and self-paced learning with faculty support. The course covers topics such as R, Python, SQL, Predictive Analytics, and Machine Learning. The fee for the course is INR 71,500 plus GST for live online classes and INR 56,900 plus GST for self-paced learning.
The program offers Data Science Certification by IBM, Google, University of Michigan Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, and Imperial College London in collaboration with Coursera. The course highlights include 150 hours of online classes on weekends or video-based learning with support, 70% practical content with hands-on training, 150 hours of assignments, and nine industry projects. Learners also get 24×7 lifetime access to online videos and content and have access to top-class faculty from premier companies like EY, Fractal, Accenture, etc. Upon completion of the program, learners receive an industry-recognized certificate with full job assistance, making it a comprehensive course for those interested in data science.
Data Scientist Master’s Programme in collaboration with Udacity
Udacity has collaborated with IBM and Simplilearn to offer a 12-month intensive program that covers Python programming, data analysis, machine learning, deep learning, and big data analytics. This program is tailored for working professionals and comprises live online classes, practical projects, and real-world case studies. Upon successfully completing the course, students are awarded a certificate from IBM and Simplilearn.
Advanced Program in Data Science in IIM Calcutta
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) presents an exclusive 12-month program, the Advanced Program in Data Science, which encompasses a comprehensive range of topics such as big data analytics, data visualization, machine learning, and deep learning. This program features live online classes, hands-on projects, and real-world case studies, all tailored to the needs of working professionals seeking to advance their knowledge in this field. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate issued by IIM Calcutta, signifying their attainment of this valuable qualification.
Advanced Professional Certification Programme In Data Science & Machine Learning by Jaro
Jaro Education has collaborated with E&ICT, IIT Guwahati to offer an Advanced Professional Certification Programme in Data Science & Machine Learning, with a duration of 10 to 12 months. This program focuses on essential topics such as data extraction, data cleaning, data visualization, machine learning algorithms, and big data analytics. It is specially designed to cater to the needs of working professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge in this field. The program comprises live online classes, hands-on projects, and practical case studies that are relevant to industry needs. After completing the program, participants are awarded a certificate from E&ICT, IIT Guwahati, signifying their achievement of this valuable qualification.
Certified Artificial Intelligence Specialist by Edvancer
Edvancer offers a Certified Artificial Intelligence Specialist program that provides 180 hours of learning along with 250 hours of assignments and projects. The course fee is INR 105,000 plus GST for the live online format and INR 82,990 plus GST for the self-paced format. The program offers a comprehensive specialization course that covers R, Python, SQL, Tensorflow, Keras, Tableau, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Data Visualization. The certification is recognized by top universities and technology giants such as IBM, Google, University of Michigan, Duke University, University of Illinois, and Imperial College London in collaboration with Coursera. The course is designed to equip learners with in-depth knowledge and skills in AI, enabling them to become certified AI specialists.
Source: PR Agency