I am delighted to note that you are planning to pursue the Post Graduate Diploma Program in Data Science and AI.
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a thriving field from Industry Utility and Employability point of view. This market is likely to swell to USD 20 billion by 2025. Companies are increasingly reliant on data-backed intelligence and are eager to hire data professionals who can make sense of the information their respective businesses collect day in and day out. With the fast-paced expansion of the AI/ML job market, the skill gap is becoming a reason for worry. The Employer demand for AI skill outstripped job seekers by 2.2 times in Jun 2018. This supply-demand gap indicates a huge opportunity for mid and senior-level professionals to transit into the field of Data Science and AI. To cater to the upskilling needs of IT professionals and to meet the industry requirements, IIIT-D in collaboration with IBM has launched a nine-month long PG Diploma program in Data Science and AI (PGDDS&AI). The entire program will be conducted online on the weekends (Saturdays and one Sunday every month).
It is the most comprehensive diploma program which allows professionals from different industry verticals to reboot their careers. Our industry collaboration will allow the participants to ample opportunities to work on real-life data science projects. The courses will be taught by IIIT-D faculty members, as well as IBM leaders in Analytics. Towards this, an MOU has been signed between IIIT-D and IBM on 27th Dec 2019.
Dr. Debarka Sengupta
Assistant Professor (CB, CSE)