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IIM Calcutta in association with announces the second batch of Advanced Program in Data Sciences

New Delhi, 9th November, 2017:  IIM Calcutta has announced the second batch of Advanced Program in Data Sciences, in association with - a multi-modal learning platform by NIIT, to help build a great career in the field of Data Science. The program will enable the learners to acquire a strong foundation in interpretation of data to succeed in leading organizations.

The one year Advanced Program in Data Sciences (APDS) will provide in-depth knowledge of different tools and techniques used for handling, managing, analysing and interpreting data. The applicants should also have a work experience of at least 3 years. On successful completion of the program the participant will receive a certificate of completion from IIM Calcutta. The candidates will also be awarded Alumni status by IIM Calcutta.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prakash Menon, President, Global Retail Business, NIIT Ltd. said, "We are delighted to launch the second batch of the pioneering APDS program. The first batch was a great success enabling students to provide data analysis in a visual manner, leading to faster and better decisions for the organizations they are working for."

"The programs offered by are uniquely positioned to meet the changing requirements of the industry. Through this program in association with IIM Calcutta, we aim to develop globally competitive workforce who can take on various challenging role and add greater value to their organization," added Mr Menon.

Prof Indranil Bose, Professor of Management Information Systems at IIM Calcutta, said, "IIM Calcutta, one of the most reputed business schools in Asia, believes in creating a distinct career path for professionals through its cutting-edge programs. Having received enthusiastic response to the first batch we are now introducing the second batch of APDS in association with Through this Avant Garde program, we will help participants to acquire a strong foundation in applying advanced quantitative and statistical tools in the industry."

Prof Preetam Basu, Assistant Professor of Operations at IIM Calcutta, said, "Due to extensive growth of data science across industries, there is an immense need for professionals with appropriate data science skills. Specialized training in data science will provide students with skills aligned to the industry needs, and accelerate their career. Through this program we aim to continue to work towards creating a pool of professionals trained in data science."

The Advanced Program in Data Sciences will introduce learners to software such as XL-Miner, SAS Enterprise Miner, SPSS, R, @Risk, Arena, Apache Spark etc. The program is suited for working professionals who would like to have a hands-on feel on working with data and making sense of it. There will be 275 hours of live online classes and 3 campus visits spanning 10 days at the beautiful IIMC campus. As part of the program, participants will be required to form small teams and undertake projects of their choice, in the areas of marketing, finance, operations, agriculture, construction and healthcare, to be guided by IIMC faculty. These projects will have to be submitted and presented during a 4-day IIMC Campus module towards the end of the program. Successful completion of the program will enable the participants to acquire a strong foundation for applying advanced quantitative and statistical tools to make most effective decisions driven by sound data analysis.

Professionals undertaking the program will be trained in statistics in data science, data representation and visualization, econometric methods, stochastic processes and stimulation, machine learning, big data storage and analysis and much more.

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About IIM Calcutta

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry.

Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.

The vision of the Institute is to emerge as an International Centre of Excellence in all facets of Management Education, rooted in Indian ethos and societal values. Over the past four decades, IIM Calcutta has developed into one of Asia's finest Business Schools. Its strong ties to the business community make it an effective mechanism for the promotion of professional management practices in Indian organizations. Today, IIM Calcutta attracts the best talent in India to its faculty and the best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs.

The residential experience is a foundation of the IIM Calcutta culture, which promotes teamwork and the building of lifelong relationships. Students and partners live on or near campus, making social events and shared activities a way of life. Through a core curriculum which stresses general management skills and advanced elective and seminar courses, IIM Calcutta students have access to a preeminent faculty of thought leaders.

To its students, IIM Calcutta offers intellectual depth, abundant resources, and individual attention. To our alumni, we provide a lifelong connection to excellence. To the world, we have a commitment to developing ethical and responsible leaders.

IIMC's Accreditations and Rankings

IIM Calcutta is the only Management Institute in India with triple accreditations by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS, the three major international accreditation bodies for Business Schools. It is also the only Indian school to be part of the prestigious CEMS Alliance comprising 30 top Business Schools from around the world. This alliance is in addition to our existing partnerships with leading Universities, B-schools and renowned institutions such as Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University; Ivey Business School; Asian Institute of Management; etc. (A list of our academic partners across the globe can be found at


An internationally recognized Business school, IIMC stood at rank no. 16 globally and 2nd in Asia in the Financial Times' Master in Management rankings 2015.IIMC was the top ranked B-school in 'Finance' in Asia and 2nd in 'Economics' worldwide, in this list.


About, an NIIT initiative, offers industry relevant training programs in Executive Management, Technology, Data Science, Digital Marketing and Finance. Many of the programs are offered in collaboration with premium institutions like IIM Calcutta, edX, DMI amongst others, and delivered by reputed industry experts through live online classes. All the training programs are live online instructor-led classes that engage learners in an interactive session at a convenient environment that can be their home or an office. 

Industry experts and mentors with deep experience and extensive functional expertise help learners to understand the intricacies of the subject with confidence for competency enhancement. Learners also receive a verified certification from globally recognized institutes. is powered by NIIT's expertise in learning science and technology through distributed delivery of education. The next-gen platform enables learners to experience the best features of conventional classroom education coupled with advanced e-learning methodologies. The learning techniques focus on improving learning outcomes leading to relevant job roles while increasing convenience and reducing time to competence.


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