Why should I choose to take a program in data analytics?
The recent years have seen an exponential growth of digital data. In the next decade the total digital data is expected to cross 35 zettabytes (1 zettabyte = 1021 bytes). There will be a huge requirement for qualified educated data scientists, data analysts and data managers to manage the data and provide real time solutions to deal with the technological, social and business challenges. Many surveys have shown that more than 4.4 million jobs in the area of Big Data Analytics will be created in the coming years. There is a huge opportunity for young graduates and budding professionals to prepare themselves to ‘make a difference’ in the domain of Big Data by handling the technological and social challenges from different perspectives.
SNU, an emerging premier university in India, has deigned two different programs to bridge the gap between demand and supply in the domain of business and data analytics. These programs educate and trained the students on the latest software tools, and in depth technological understanding of critical processing of the data. Hence, it enables them to take up various positions in the domain of business and data analytics.
How to decide for admission in M.Sc. in data analytics or in PG Diploma in data and business analytics?
Both the programs have their unique value and have been designed to cover up the wide range of candidates interested. Those students and working professionals who are interested in understanding the technological concepts, fundamentals and get trained themselves with the latest software tools and techniques behind the Big data, for them one year PG Diploma in Business and Data Analytics is best suitable program. On the other hand, those students who would like to explore and develop new algorithms and techniques, the two-year Master of Science in Data Analytics will be best suited. The M.Sc. program will also open up a path for pursuing Ph.D.
Are both the programs a distance education, online or full time program?
PG Diploma and M.Sc. are full time programs. The curriculum apart from class-room teaching includes significant portion of practical, group projects and assignments.
Will the students get to work on live projects with companies?
Projects are an integral part of the curriculum to reinforce the classroom learning. Students may work in groups on industry assigned projects.
What kind of companies will come to campus for placement and what will be the profile?
As we started the first session in August 2014, the Career Development Center at SNU has been dedicated to engage and negotiate with different companies in the relevant domain for both summer internships and final placement of the students.
Are both the programs approved?
The Shiv Nadar University has been set up through an Act of the State of Uttar Pradesh and is also recognized by the UGC. Being programs of the Shiv Nadar University, approved by its Academic Council, it is not necessary for the PG Diploma and M.Sc. programs offered by the Big Data Analytics Center in the School of Natural Sciences to be approved by any other organization/ body. We follow all UGC guidelines.
Who will teach the courses?
The Big Data Analytics Center (BDAC) at SNU is a research center. In this center, we have a good pool of renowned faculty and researchers from within SNU, and also IIT professors and industrial experts as adjunct/guest/visiting faculty who will teach the core and elective courses.
Whom should I contact for further queries?
Ms. Lakshmi Arya, EA to the HOD
Big Data Analytics Center
School of Natural Sciences
Shiv Nadar University
NH-91, Teshil Dadri
District Gautam Buddha Nagar, UP 201314, India.