The 10-month programme includes over 250 hours of classroom instruction across the full spectrum of data science: statistics, machine learning (including deep learning and natural language processing), programming in Python and R, the management of Big Data, and application of analytics to finance, marketing, retailing and supply chain management. Modules on forecasting, optimization and data visualization are the skill sets imparted to students of the certificate program.
Classes are held every Sunday at our Chennai office at 196, TTK Road, Alwarpet in Chennai. Classes that need specialized hardware (such as a computing cluster) or software (such as IBM SPSS) are conducted at the Krea University campus in Sri City (transportation provided).
The specific topics covered in the curriculum include*:
* subject to minor changes to reflect new development in the field
The certificate program is taught by a team of instructors drawn from the IFMR GSB faculty as well as accomplished practitioners from Amazon, Flipkart, and other data-intensive businesses. The following full-time IFMR faculty members teach in the program: