Is Data Science the next big thing?

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Data Science

When the world entered the domain of big data, storage was the major concern for enterprise industries until 2010. However, once it resolved, the focus moved towards the processing of this data. The solution to this concern was Data Science.

The word found its prominence among the techies across the world. For a layman, the question was, “What is Data Science?

To explain Data Science in simple words, it is a mix of various algorithms, tools, and machine learning principles to discover hidden patterns from raw data. In other words, it is used to extract knowledge and insights from any structured or unstructured data.

But how is it different from data analysis? Well, a data analyst usually processes the data to explain the current scenario, behavior, and trends. A data scientist, on the other hand, takes a step further of exploratory analysis. He can use the same data for making predictive analysis. It may involve presenting the data in a completely new form, previously unknown

Why to opt for Data Science courses?

There isn’t a single answer to this question but the following reasons to opt for Data Science:

  1. There is a high demand across industries.
  2. Only specialized professional can be a part of this domain
  3. There is a Shortage of skilled resources
  4. The pay is high.

Let’s look at the Universities offering Data Science courses

  1. SRM University​ - 

SRM University
Course Eligibility Duration
B.Tech CSE ( Specialisation in Big Data Analytics) Minimum 50% in PCM in 10+2, Candidates who have attempted Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English & Aptitude in SRMJEEE(UG)  4 years

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering provides extensive computing resources for research and education. These include more than 2500 high-end Linux, Windows, SUN, and Apple workstations and laptops. The network communications include a fiber-optic backbone, offering connectivity within the Tech Park labs and University building labs.

Check SRM University Courses & Fees

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  1. Lovely Professional University - 

Course Eligibility Duration
B.Tech. (Computer Science and Engg. - Data Science) Pass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with Physics, Mathematics and English) or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST or JEE Mains.  4 years
B.Tech. (Computer Science and Engg. - Big Data) 4 years

An Engineering program that seamlessly articulates the concepts from basic science to technology with relevant practice through lab and projects for building problem-solving skills, keeping industry requirements in place. Students will develop competence in areas like programming, Database Management Systems, Networks and Security, Operating Systems, Cloud Computing, etc.

Click here LPU Courses & Fees

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  1. Chandigarh University - 

Chandigarh University
Course Eligibility Duration
BE - CSE Big Data and Analytics 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects: Chemistry / Biotechnology / Computer Science / Biology with at least 60% marks in the aggregate throughout. 4 years

The department of Engineering is a coveted department of Apex that offers various new-age engineering programs in collaboration with Big Blue- IBM. Chandigarh University & IBM inked MoU in the academic year 2014 and had set up an IBM Software Lab for Emerging Technologies on the campus to help students and faculty enhance their skills in areas of Big Data & Analytics, Cloud Computing, Business Analytics, and Information Security.

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  1. SP Jain School of Global Management - 

SP Jain School of Global Management

SP Jain Global’s Bachelor of Data Science (BDS) is a 3-year undergraduate program designed to prepare graduates who can conduct data-driven investigations and visual and advanced analytics by acquiring and managing data of all types. Through this program, students will develop an in-depth understanding of Data Science and the techniques for analysis of quantitative and qualitative data to arrive at solutions. They will be able to identify patterns to predict trends from analyzing data of various sectors such as manufacturing, banking, and finance, retail, and healthcare.

Course Eligibility Duration
Bachelor of Data Science All India Senior School Certification Examination (CBSE), India School Certificate (ISC) Year 12 exam, or Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) from the Indian State Boards,
IELTS overall score of 6, with no band less than 5.5 ,
Entrance exam - SAT/SPJET
3 years