TERMS AND CONDITIONS ADVANCED POST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN DATA SCIENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING
The following words and expressions shall, unless the context requires otherwise, have the following meanings as set out below:
"Advanced Standing" means a Candidate taking admission to the program, who has already completed or claim to have knowledge in the foundation part of the program and thus exempted from the same.
"Assessment" means various forms of tests that are conducted to evaluate the learning outcomes for each Learner in the Program.
"Attendance" means attending the Live Virtual connect sessions by a learner, for a significant part of the planned duration.
"Award/Title" is the certificate conferred to a Learner in the form of a digitally verifiable document, upon successful completion of the Program and meeting all the required prerequisites for conferring the same.
"Batch" is launched to facilitate the execution of a Program. A Batch is identified with its unique Batch Code, and its other attributes such as days and time of execution, start and projected end date. Candidates are allocated a batch, to learn and complete the respective program.
"Candidate" shall mean an individual meeting the Eligibility Criteria of the program.
"Career Guidance" shall mean the Candidates are provided support in creating their online portfolio, LinkedIn profiling and soft skill workshop.
"Certificate" is the digitally verifiable document issued to the Learner upon completing the Program and meeting the required prerequisites as applicable for completion of the said Program.
"Credential" shall include all the documents certifying the age, address, degree certificate etc. obtained by the Candidate. The Candidate shall be required to produce the original of the Credentials if required by NIIT or the Prospective Employer.
"Eligibility Criteria" shall mean the eligibility criteria that the Candidate must meet before he/she applies for the program
"Learner" shall mean the Candidate who has taken admission in the said program at NIIT as per the admission criteria and evaluation process.
"Learning Portal" Learners will be able to access the needful resources at the Learning Portal or Learning Management System (LMS) after enrolment. Learner’s access to the Learning Portal will be governed by the terms and conditions, which are available on the Portal.
"NIIT" shall mean NIIT Ltd, having it registered office at Plot No. 85, Sector 32, Institutional Area, Gurugram 122001 (Haryana) India.
"Offer Letter" shall mean a letter issued by a Prospective Employer offering gainful engagement / employment to the Learner, to join their organization from a particular date and for a particular position.
"Payment Option" shall mean any of the opted Payment plan as mentioned in the program page of the NIIT website.
"Placement" shall mean the offer of engagement / employment from a Prospective Employer by issuing an Offer Letter.
"Placement Assurance" shall mean the assurance of Placement to the Candidate who has duly complied with the mentioned Terms Conditions and clearing the selection process of the recruiting organization.
"Placement Assistance" shall mean providing the placement selection opportunities (maximum 3) with the organizations to the Candidate who has duly complied with the mentioned Terms Conditions.
"Procedure" shall mean the procedure to be followed by the Candidate for his/her Placement.
"Program" shall mean the program mentioned in the applicability section for which the Learner has taken admission at NIIT.
"Program Fee" shall mean the total fee for the program payable by the Learner for the services opted with the program, including Admission, Tuition Fee, Placement Fee, and Funding Charges (if applicable). Applicable taxes to be paid on and above the Program Fee.
"Prospective Employer" shall mean the third party organization who may issue the Offer Letter to the Candidate for his/her Placement.
"StackRoute" shall mean StackRoute (An NIIT initiative). StackRoute is a division of NIIT that runs programs to produce top class full stack engineers and tech professionals with deep skills.
These Terms and Conditions (T&C) shall apply to all the ‘Learners’ taking admission to any of the Data Science Track programs unless otherwise stated. The Data Science track include Data Science Foundation Program, Post Graduate Program in Data Science Machine Learning and Advanced Post Graduate Program in Data Science Machine Learning offered in Full Time or Part Time mode; Direct or Advanced Standing Admission. The enrolled Learner is bound by the rules, regulations, timings, administrative procedures and discipline requirements as applicable and must necessarily comply with the program guidelines.
The Candidate needs to apply for the program by filling the online application form on www.niit.com . It is implied that the Candidate is fully aware of the eligibility requirements and program details mentioned on the website and then applying for the program.
The Candidate needs to submit/upload the scanned copies of the following documents and produce the originals for verification when required.
- Date of Birth:10th certificate / Passport
- Academic Performance: Mark Sheet and/or Certificates of Class 10th, 12th, Graduation, Post Graduation (If applicable)
- Work experience (If applicable): Last salary slips, appointment letter relieving letter
- Identity: PAN Card
In the event of non submission and/or being unable to produce the originals and/or discrepancy in the documents/information furnished by the Candidate, the admission will be withheld / cancelled anytime at the sole discretion of NIIT with no refund of the fee paid.
Selection to the program is based on the performance in the Admission Test (which may include Aptitude Test, Language Test, Programming Test and Personal Interview etc.).
Candidates enrolling for the Advanced Post Graduate Program in Data Science Machine Learning (Level 2 Level 3) part time, need to appear in Level 1 proficiency equivalent test and clear the same for Advanced Standing admission. Also, they need to give a declaration stating that the Learner has the competencies in Level 1 contents of the Data Science program and is willing to join Level 1 program if found otherwise. Post the advanced standing admission in a higher level, if the mentor finds that the Learner has deficiency in the Level 1 competencies during the initial weeks of the program, the Candidate shall be detained from further continuing in the program until the candidate demonstrates the requisite skills for which he/she has claimed exemption. The candidate may need to join the Level 1 program separately and complete the same before resuming Level 2 and Level 3.
Selected Candidates will receive the Admission Selection Letter by email, post which they would need to pay the applicable program fee on or before the last date mentioned in the letter.
The admission selection letter is not transferable and does not guarantee the seat unless the registration formalities are completed within the last date mentioned in the letter or before the admissions are closed for the batch, whichever is earlier.
The registration is for a specific Program and for a specific batch with a defined delivery schedule only. Therefore, the admission is valid for the specific program, batch, and period. Candidate is expected to complete the program as per the batch schedule within this period.
Due to unavoidable reason if the batch start date is revised to a later date or advanced, the admission validity period will be revised accordingly. Candidates will be informed through email about the change in the batch start date. Any Candidate having an objection with the revised schedule may write to CustomerCareDigital@niit.com and discuss for alternate options, which may include the cancellation of admission. In the absence of any objection raised, it is construed as acceptance of the changes. NIIT will not be responsible for any financial damages / claims due to such changes.
Candidates would not be able to take a Break from the program or defer the admission to a later batch. Once the batch has started. For any unavoidable reasons, if the batch has to be changed asper the candidate’s requirement, the candidate may have to pay the applicable convenience charges. In case of a batch change, the days and timings of the new batch may be different from the current batch and NIIT does not guarantee of the same batch schedule.
Admission to NIIT programs is open for learners residing in India only.
Foreign nationals residing in India seeking admission needs to upload /email a copy of the Valid Passport, Valid Student Visa for staying and studying in India, Valid registration with FRRO, and residential address proof to CustomerCareDigital@niit.com.
If placement service (Job Assurance / Placement Assistance) is a part of the program offering, then for the foreign nationals, the placement service is subject to the recruiting organization’s acceptance and having a valid work visa. NIIT is not responsible to arrange a work visa, or any other requirements and Learner will not be eligible for any refund of the program fee.
In case of any cancellation of the admission, the refund amount (if applicable) will be refunded to the same source account through which the initial fee has been paid.
The onus of having all the valid documents, submitting the copies of the same to NIIT, and producing the originals on demand, lies solely with the Candidate. Noncompliance of the same shall lead to legal consequences as per law.
NIIT, in the best interest of the Candidates, has enabled loan facility in association through 3rd party Finance Companies (Lender). The Loan approval will be subject to the Learner's eligibility as determined by the Lender. Loan facility is applicable for select programs only.
Availing the loan through the Lender is optional and is a personal choice of the candidate. Candidates can also register in the program by paying the full fee without availing of the loan or they can avail loan from any other sources.
Candidates availing the loan should familiarize themselves with all the terms and conditions (such as the interest rates, EMI amount, moratorium period, foreclosure etc.) applicable before availing of the loan. The loan agreement is between the Candidate and the Lender and NIIT has no role in the Loan process.
Candidates availing of the loan, need to pay the applicable non refundable booking fee to NIIT within the due date as mentioned in the admission selection letter to reserve the seat in the selected batch.
Balance program fee needs to be paid after the loan is processed. Registration to the program is confirmed only on payment of the full fees.
If there is any delay in the loan process, and the registration formalities are not completed before the last date of admission for the batch, then the Candidate will be accommodated in the next available batch at the time of registration. NIIT will not be responsible for any delay in either loan processing or loan disbursement.
If the Candidate’s loan application is not approved, then the Candidate can pay the balance fee and register for the program. If the Candidate is not able to pay the requisite fee, then he/she can apply for a refund of the booking fee. The Refund will be processed within 10 working days and the amount will be credited to the Candidate’s bank account. The refund of booking fee is only possible, if the loan is rejected by the Lender and not if the Candidate wants to withdraw the admission offer.
Candidates availing of loan, need to pay a loan processing fee of 1% of loan amount + GST as applicable to the Lender at the time of loan approval. Candidates should pay their EMIs directly to the 3rd party loan provider.
For Loan closure or cancellation of loan application, or any dispute related to the loan, the Candidate is required to contact the Lender directly and NIIT has no role in the same.
REGISTRATION CANCELLATION / REFUNDS
The Booking amount paid is non refundable and will be forfeited if the registration process is not completed within the due date.
The Learner can cancel the registration or withdraw from the Program any time.
If the cancellation request is submitted up to one day before the batch start date, the Learner is entitled for full refund after deducting the non refundable fee, payment gateway charges and applicable taxes.
If the cancellation request is submitted on or after the batch start date (even if the Candidate did not attend any session and or did not avail any services), there will be no refund applicable.
If the cancellation of registration is due to delay/revision in starting the batch (program) from the scheduled start date or the batch/program is canceled, then the Learner will be eligible for full fee refund.
If the Learner decide to discontinue the program after the batch has started, the learner will carry the liability of paying the full program fee and there will be no refund of the program fee already paid. If the Learner has availed any loan towards the program fee, then the closure of the loan needs to be discussed with the Lender directly.
For Learners with Placement Assurance, subject to the Learner completing the program successfully and meeting all the Placement requirements, If NIIT is not able to provide a Job offer for the Learner within 90 days of the program completion as per the requirements, then NIIT will refund the program fee paid by the learner after retaining the non refundable fee component (booking amount) and any other gateway charges with applicable taxes.
If the Learner is eligible for any refund and the Learner has availed the loan facility, then the refund amount will be paid to the learner after settling the outstanding loan amount with the Loan Provider. The refund will be made to the Learner’s bank account only.
There will be no refund on cancellation of registration due to disciplinary action initiated against the Learner.
The program pedagogy follows an outcome driven, practitioner designed, immersive methodology.
The unique learning cycle Learn → Practice → Apply → Review → Refactor helps learners to learn from correcting their mistakes.
The Program ensures that the learner acquires the required skills. NIIT believes that by completing all activities as per the program design; every individual learner will acquire the necessary skills to be job ready.
All materials referred during the program are digital contents and code. During the program duration, learners will have access to the platform to access the digital contents.
All Digital contents access provided by NIIT is strictly for the use of Learner during the program only and cannot be copied or replicated or electronically transmitted or misused in any manner.
The medium of Instruction in the program will be in English only.
Learner should abide by the program’s academic milestones and all other guidelines governing the execution and completion of the program. The Learner undertakes to put in his best effort towards improving skills and knowledge by learning from the registered program.
The program duration mentioned is for reference purposes. The program can be completed as per the mentioned timeline, subject to the Learner’s participative Interest, involvement and timely completion of assignments/challenges as per the program design.
The actual duration of the program would depend on the individual Learner completing the assignments on time. The Learner will not be able to move ahead in the program until he/she completes the assignments.
If the Learner is not able to show progress as per the batch schedule, then in the interest of the learner, NIIT may be compelled to transfer the Learner to another batch or schedule remedial sessions for effective learning. Under such a situation, there might be a repetition of the previous sessions and the planned end date of the program will be revised as per the new batch schedule. Any implications on EMIs towards the loan repayment or moratorium period, due to delay in completion of the program will be the Learner’s responsibility only.
The Learner must honor the financial obligation even if he/she decides to discontinue the program at any time.
Learners not keeping pace with the batch schedule and need to change the batch may have to pay the applicable batch transfer convenience charges.
The Learner has to participate and complete all the assignments, assessments and project work successfully. This may include but not limited to quizzes, practice assignments, challenges, summative assignments, time bound assignments, group discussions and peer reviews.
The Learner will be awarded a Certificate, on successful completion of all assignments, assessments, and project work of the program.
The Learner has to be a Graduate to be awarded the Program Completion Certificate.
Learners who do not clear the assessments / assignments and have not met the attendance requirements will not receive any certificate.
A digitally verifiable certificate will be provided to the Learners, within 10 days of the completion of the program.
This program comes with different Placement Services, which is based on the Learner meeting the requisite eligibility criteria as defined below. The Placement Service is applicable for Advanced Post Graduate Program in Data Science Machine Learning offered in Full Time or Part Time mode and Direct or Advanced Standing Admission.
Placement Assurance with minimum CTCis applicable for Learners meeting the below criteria only
NIRF Top 300
>= 50% in X, XII, Graduation
Other than NIRF Top 300
>= 60% in X, XII, Graduation
Other than NIRF Top 300
>= 50% in X, XII, Graduation
Placement Assistance is applicable for Learners not part of Placement Assurance and meeting the below criteria (the below criteria overrule and are applicable for all learners irrespective of their Graduation College and Academic performance)
- Graduates having aggregate score = 50% in Class X, XII and Graduation
- Learner age is >= 25 and less than 28 years
- Learner who has not cleared or not appeared in the Cocubes exam
Career Guidance is applicable for all Learners whose age is > 28 years
Other rules which will apply for all:
Admission must be within Program defined Admission Process
STEM Graduate (BE/B Tech., BCA, B.Sc., MCA)
Must have successfully completed the program
Must have 100% Attendance in the Placement Engagement Sessions
The Learner shall create, update, maintain and share his/her profile/portfolio through the digital platforms (such as LinkedIn, GitHub, etc.) to NIIT, as required for the Placement services.
The Learner is expected to cooperate with NIIT’s placement process in its entirety.
The Learner shall maintain high standards of integrity, attendance, punctuality, regularity and participate in the placement process.
NIIT shall provide adequate opportunities to the Learner to prepare and appear for the Interviews and other selection processes, to secure a placement.
The Learner shall regularly attend the placement preparation modules, client briefing sessions and any other sessions as applicable.
The Learner shall attend the placement selection process (written test, Interviews etc.), anytime and anywhere in India as conducted by the Prospective employer at the Learner’s own cost (if so required).
The placement provided will be anywhere in India. The Learner shall be ready to relocate at their own cost to any location, as may be offered by the Prospective employer.
The Learner shall be provided with Placement opportunities based on his/her technical skills, personality attributes, academic performance etc. that will match with the Prospective Employer’s requirements. Job opportunities in Organizations having high cut off criteria in academic performance will be offered to only those Learners who will meet the criteria.
Placement will be according to the terms of employment as laid down by the Prospective Employer and the Learner has to abide by the same.
The Learner shall be provided with the placement service within 90 days of successful completion of the program.
NIIT shall be deemed to have discharged its obligations regarding Placement Service towards a Learner under the following circumstances
- If the Learner has received at least one offer letter, from a Prospective Employer
- If the Learner accepts a placement offer from the Prospective Employer even if it is lower than the minimum CTC, considering various other advantages of the employment offer
- If the Learner has received at least one offer letter as applicable for the program, from a Prospective Employer
- If the Learner has been provided with upto maximum three selection opportunities, irrespective of the Learner has availed the same or not.
- NIIT will organize workshops / sessions on creation of online portfolio, LinkedIn profiling and soft skills for each batch. Learners are informed about the schedule of these events through email. It is the responsibility of the Learners to attend these workshops / sessions and benefit from the same. Once the schedule is communicated to the Learners and the sessions are conducted, the service is considered as delivered irrespective of the Learner attendance or not. There will be no repeat of any of these sessions.
Non participation or any other act of non cooperation with NIIT or the Partner Organization’s Selection/Placement process, shall lead to the withdrawal of the Placement service on disciplinary grounds, at NIIT’s sole and absolute discretion.
For Learners with foreign nationality, the placement service will be subject to the prospective employer accepting the profile and sponsoring the necessary work visa. NIIT does not guarantee the placement services for foreign nationals.
Learner is not entitled to any refund once NIIT has deemed to have discharged its obligations regarding Placement Service towards the Learner under any of the above circumstances including Learner being expelled on disciplinary grounds.
The Learner needs to have their own desktop or laptop Computer (refer to www.niit.com for requisite configuration), Webcam, Headset with echo cancellation mic, broadband Internet connectivity with minimum 20 MBPS and Uninterrupted Power Supply to join this program.
Registration to the Program implies that the Learner has the requisite infrastructure as per the details mentioned in the product webpage/ Program brochure. Not having the requisite hardware and connectivity will affect the learning.
The Learner is responsible to arrange their own resources (hardware/software/connectivity) as required to attend the Program.
The Learner is fully responsible for the proper functioning of the computer hardware and internet access.
NIIT is not responsible for the charges incurred for the usage of hardware, software, or internet services provider fees.
For the procurement, installation, upgradation, or troubleshooting of any hardware, the Learners need to contact their own vendors and NIIT is not responsible for the same.
NIIT will only provide the details of the software required for the Program. It will be the responsibility of the Learners to arrange for the necessary open source or licensed software and install on their devices. Not having the requisite software will affect the learning.
For the procurement, installation, upgrade, or troubleshooting of any software, the Learners need to contact their own vendors and NIIT is not responsible for the same.
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS)
As part of the program, NIIT will provide access to the online LMS through www.niit.com portal.
The LMS will have the facility to attend online sessions, access to digital learning materials, session recordings, assignments and Learning Plan as applicable for the program.
The access to the LMS will be for the period of program completion only.
To keep the Learner informed and updated about the learning, and other services, NIIT may communicate with the Learner through anyone/or all means such as SMS/Call (at registered mobile number), email (at registered email ID) or by post (at residential address) or message on LMS.
All such communications sent to the Learner are considered as acknowledged and read.
It is the responsibility of the Learner to update any change in their details, by writing to the helpdesk at CustomerCareDigital@niit.com.
Learners should be aware that by taking admission to any program at NIIT, they have given the consent to NIIT to use their personal information which includes mobile number, email id and residential address for communicating with them, at present and in the future as well.
Learner confirms that laws in relation to the unsolicited communication referred in National Do Not Call Registry (the "NDNC Registry") as laid down by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India will not be applicable for such communication, calls, SMS received from NIIT, its employees, agents and/or associates.
For any grievances, the Learner may write to CustomerCareDigital@niit.com.
Learners are required to adhere to the norms of discipline and decorum during the Online Sessions. Non adherence to the same may result in consequential penal action, which may even include cancellation of Admission.
Any Learner who is found using unfair means during online examinations, or while doing hands on assignments and assessments, by indulging in activities like copying, discussions, using technology based instruments or other means to cheat, will be debarred from further continuation of the Program.
There will be Zero tolerance towards any form of copying. If there is even a small doubt about copying, the mentor may decide not to evaluate the assignments submitted. Mentors’ decision is final in cases of plagiarism.
Indiscipline shall include, but not be limited to misbehavior, nuisance, brawl, use of foul language in the online chat forums, posting objectionable material in the Learning Management System (LMS), use of unfair means at the time of assessments, being drunk, having consumed narcotics substances, and indulging in any act or omission which amounts to discouraging / demeaning/ hampering the program structure during the Online Sessions.
NIIT expects the Learner to resolve all matters relating to the enrolled program, delivery, fees, scholarship (if any) and placement; directly with the NIIT designated officer. Any attempt to bring any outside influence directly/or indirectly upon any NIIT authority or NIIT Partner Organization (if any) to further impact Learner’s interests, in respect of matters pertaining to the association with NIIT and NIIT Services with any Partner Organization; would amount to a breach of admission contract and academic norms. It would lead to debarring the Learner from availing further services from NIIT and thus will lead to initiation of appropriate action.
During the course of Learner’s association with NIIT, the Learner will not take part in any demonstration/agitation against NIIT and its officials for/or on behalf of any external bodies/political outfits either as a member or a sympathizer. Any act in contravention of the above, would be treated as prejudicial to the interest and reputation of the institute leading to the initiation of appropriate action.
NIIT expects the Learner to notify NIIT officials immediately with the past and current details of any civil or criminal case(s) instituted against the Learner in any Court of Law or any complaint / show cause notice / prosecution with/by any Police Station or by any statutory authority, as also the Learner will notify any outcome of such complaint to NIIT in writing. Any act in breach of this term or suppression of facts would entail initiation of appropriate action as deemed fit by NIIT/Partner Organization.
NIIT does not discriminate or encourage any kind of sexual harassment of women employees or Learners. Anyone found in violation of the same will be dealt with, as per the law.
Candidates enrolling in the program, confirms the understanding that this program is being offered through online admission and the training is delivered online, and they are medically fit to undergo the same without any constraints.
Since the program is backed with placement assurance, the placement of the Candidate post completing the program successfully is subject to the candidate clearing the medical fitness requirements of the recruiting organization.
If the Candidate is unable to clear / satisfy the medical requirements, NIIT will not be responsible for the placement of the Candidate and there will be no refund of the program fee. In such cases, NIIT shall be deemed to have discharged its obligations towards the learner’s placement.
NIIT reserves the right to amend, modify, withdraw or substitute any of the terms and conditions without any prior notice.
The changes may be necessitated due to NIIT’s focus on continuous improvement of the processes and services, research and development in the methodologies, pedagogy, technology obsolescence, industry requirements and statutory compliances.
All amendments will be updated in the Terms and Conditions section of the LMS and will be notified to the Learners for information.
The Learners would be requiring to read and abide by the amendments.
Candidate understands that the application form is to be filled by them only and they are responsible for correctness and completeness of the information provided including the supporting documents. Candidate also understand and agree that, In case if the details provided are found to be incorrect / misrepresented any time, the admission will be cancelled and there will be no refund of the fee paid.
A Candidate paying the requisite program fee and registered for the program confirms that the Candidate / Learner has read, understood and agreed to all the terms and conditions as mentioned in this document www.niit.com website and has not relied on any other oral representation by NIIT team or any 3rd party.
NIIT is not a University/Institute under UGC or AICTE act and does not award any Degrees recognized under them. NIIT is a Skills and Talent development organization providing Industry relevant training programs for the aspirants.