upGrad, higher edtech in partnership with IIM Kozhikode has announced a Professional Certification program in Data Science for Business Decision Making.
This eight-month Professional Certification in Data Science is designed for anyone who wants to take up the next generation technology-driven roles in top IT, Tech, E-commerce, Product, and Services Firms. It could be fresh MBA graduates to Entrepreneurs, business managers, or leaders looking for career acceleration. This program will enable professionals to apply simple concepts of data science in their current profession, thus helping them achieve insightful results to accelerate business decisions in a streamlined manner. Complex concepts of data science and machine learning will also be taught simplistically with emphasis on real-world business applications.
Commenting on the partnership – Phalgun Kompalli, Co-founder upGrad said, “A recent LinkedIn survey revealed that three out of four people in India are looking for jobs in 2021, and therefore, we want to make online education a new wave of learning that can not only enhance the subject foundation and offer deep technical expertise but also help our learners with powerful career acceleration. Our partnership with IIM Kozhikode and other premium institutes will further strengthen our position across the higher education space in India and beyond. After having an overwhelming 2020 wherein we expanded our program portfolio three-fold, we look at closing 15 partnerships in the coming fiscal across India, US and the UK.”
Professor Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, added, “We at IIMK, are excited to partner with leading learning phenomenon in India, for a robust online program which is designed to ensure that all learners are able to learn the difficult/complex concepts of data science in the simplest way, thus enhancing their overall subject foundation. Additionally, our strong industry presence, the credibility of the Advanced Program and career services will provide learners with the right push to accelerate their careers.”
Professor C Raju, Dean (Executive Education), IIMK, also commented, “We are happy to partner with upGrad who is constantly working towards making online education mainstream. This program involves world-class faculty members & industry experts who will introduce complex concepts of Data Science and Machine Learning algorithms in a way to enable learners, understand the new-age business applications. Such detailed program structure will further help our learners enhance their subject foundation, thus bettering their chance of rapid career growth.”