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Online Certification Program in Data Sciences and Analytics for Business

 Shiv Nadar University, India’s leading multidisciplinary and research-based
university, also recognized as an Institution of eminence (IoE) by the Government of
India, today launched a new online certificate program in Data Sciences and Analytics
for Business (DSAB). The program aims to provide hands-on-training to equip students
with the relevant domain knowledge and the technical skills to help companies solve for business challenges using insights from data. This unique and intensive 14-week
program, which will be delivered online, will commence from the 3 rd week of July, 2020.
The DSAB program will cover essential concepts of statistics and econometrics required for modelling, exploratory data analysis and data manipulation by using different tools,predictive modelling, machine learning, prescriptive modelling, text mining and neural networks. This program will help students develop essential technical skills with tools including SQL, Python, TensorFlow, Tableau and more. The teaching method will use real-business case studies, challenge hackathons on specific business scenarios using actual datasets, and help students learn through rigorous mentorship. Practitioner faculty members with rich experience from industry will combine with experienced academics to provide the real business exposure and insight to students that will prepare them robustly for their future career – either in the analytics industry or in the sectors using analytics.
Shiv Nadar University has partnered with Jigsaw Academy, India’s leading globally
recognized learning company in the field of data sciences and business analytics, to
deliver select content elements for this course. Besides Jigsaw, the course will be
delivered by the esteemed faculty of Shiv Nadar University who have profound industry experience and are alumni of globally renowned institutions. The graduates of this course will have opportunities to work in various sectors including Analytics, FMCG,BFSI, healthcare, IT/ITeS, manufacturing, retail, ecommerce, consulting and others.
Announcing the new program, Dr Bibek Banerjee, Senior Dean and University Head
of Strategic Initiatives, and the Director of School of Management and
Entrepreneurship at Shiv Nadar University said, “The demand for skilled data science
talent across sectors is rapidly growing; however not enough well-trained and skilled
professionals are entering the industry every year to help bridge this excess-demand.
Post-COVID, the digital economy is expected grow and with that the demand for
analysts will also see increasing trends. The Data Sciences and Analytics for Business
program resonates with Shiv Nadar University’s mission of developing and educating the path-shapers of tomorrow with relevant industry-ready skills. This program is specifically designed to drive specific learning outcomes that give our students a clear edge as they drive ahead to the future.”
Students with a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent or enrolled in any recognised
undergraduate degree program and having Mathematics in 10+2 board can apply for the
program. Candidates will also have to qualify a personal interview for final selection.
Classes for the program will be conducted online with ample hands-on practice in a
simulated environment. The program will span over 12 weeks with approximately nine

hours of contact tutorials spread across three sessions every week. The program will be
concluded with a capstone project. 
For more information about the program, visit the program’s website at: and email
Notes to the Editor:
About Shiv Nadar University, National Capital Region (NCR)
Shiv Nadar University (, a Shiv Nadar Foundation initiative, is multidisciplinary,
research-based University offering a wide range of academic programs at the undergraduate,
postgraduate and doctoral level. Shiv Nadar University’s multidisciplinary curriculum provides
students a strong foundation in disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, natural
sciences, technology and engineering studies, communications and management, while enabling
them to gain mastery of a subject of their choosing. Taught by world-class faculty, undergraduate
education at the University is designed to develop students with the breadth of vision, knowledge,
skills and attitudes required to succeed in the careers of the 21 st century. Located on a 265-acre
campus in India's National Capital Region, Shiv Nadar University is a private philanthropic
institution established in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh. Shiv Nadar University
has recently been selected as one of the 10 private “Institutions of Eminence” by the
Government. The University was also awarded the prestigious Atal Incubation Center grant by
the Niti Aayog, Government of India, in the very first round in 2017.  
About Shiv Nadar Foundation
The Shiv Nadar Foundation ( has been established by Shiv
Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $9.9 billion leading technology and healthcare enterprise. The
Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the process of national development and social
transformation by establishing institutions and undertaking new initiatives in the fields of
education and culture. The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-
based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide through
philanthropy based transformational education.
The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions ( in 1996, comprising the SSN
College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai,
Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for
meritorious rural children, at Bulandshar and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation
runs the Shiv Nadar University (, an international multidisciplinary university with
strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the
Shiv Nadar School (, a network of progressive urban schools across
India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has
also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (, India’s largest private philanthropic
museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.

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