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    Key Highlights

    Guaranteed minimum 3 interview opportunities
    Guaranteed minimum 3 interview opportunities
    Certification from IIIT Bangalore
    Certification from IIIT Bangalore
    Designed for making an entry in Data Science field
    Designed for making an entry in Data Science field
     Industry Relevant Curriculum
    Industry Relevant Curriculum
    300+ Hours of Learning
    300+ Hours of Learning
    7+ Projects and Case Studies & 2 Programming Labs/Hackathons
    7+ Projects and Case Studies & 2 Programming Labs/Hackathons
    15+ Hours of Async Interview Preparatory Content
    15+ Hours of Async Interview Preparatory Content
    5+ Interview Playbooks comprising Comprehensive List of Interview Questions
    5+ Interview Playbooks comprising Comprehensive List of Interview Questions
    8+ Industry Readiness Assessments (IRA) Tests
    8+ Industry Readiness Assessments (IRA) Tests
    Daily Doubt Resolution Sessions
    Daily Doubt Resolution Sessions
    Personalized Industry Sessions
    Personalized Industry Sessions
    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1)
    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1)
    Mock/Just-in-time Interview Calls
    Mock/Just-in-time Interview Calls
    Career Essential Soft Skills Programme
    Career Essential Soft Skills Programme
    Access to upGrad Job Portal
    Access to upGrad Job Portal
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    Student support is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com or for urgent queries use the " Talk to Us" option on the learn platform
    Student support is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com or for urgent queries use the " Talk to Us" option on the learn platform

    "Our aim is simple: We strive to create high-impact, hands-on experiences that prepare students for meaningful and productive careers.”

    - Ronnie Screwvala, Co-Founder, upGrad

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    Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects

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    Top Subjects You Will Learn
    Statistics, Python Programming, Predictive Analytics using Pview more
    Job Opportunities
    Data Scientist, ML Engineer, Data Analyst, Product Analyst,view more
    Who Is This Programme For?
    Fresh Graduates, Managers, Engineers, Software and IT Profesview more
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    Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% or equivalent passing marview more

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    Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore
    Complete all the courses in the programme successfully to receive Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore. It is India's #1 Technical University (Private) as per the survey of India Today, 2021.
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    • Network with Data Science professionals across all industry sectors
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    Our instructors are from all top companies across the globe

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    Best in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions.

     

    *Some portions of curriculum are subject to change based on university requirements.

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    300+
    Hours of Live Sessions
    7+
    Case Studies & Projects
    2
    Programming Labs/Hackathons
    22
    Credits
    3
    Assured Interview Opportunities
    20+
    Industry & Mentorship Calls

    Course 1: Data Toolkit

    18 Weeks
    • Maths for DS
    • Intro to Python
    • Programming in Python-I
    • Programming in Python-II
    • Python for DS
    • Data Analysis in Excel + Advanced Excel
    • Data Visualisation in Python
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Credit EDA Assignment
    • Advanced Programming
    • Best Programming Practices + GIT
    • Basics of SQL
    • Advanced SQL - I
    • Advanced SQL - II
    • Advanced SQL - III
    • SQL - RSVP Movies Case Study
    • Python/SQL Lab
    • Basic Viz. using Tableau
    • Advanced Tableau
    • Data Storytelling
    • Airbnb Case Study

    Course 2 - Machine Learning-I

    12 Weeks
    • Inferential Stats
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Business Problem Solving - I
    • Linear Regression - I
    • Linear Regression - II
    • Linear Regression Assignment
    • Logistic Regression
    • Decision Trees
    • Unsupervised Learning: Clustering
    • Basics of NLP and Text Mining
    • Case Study: Lead Scoring
    • Hackathon
    • System Design + Reporting Analytics
    • Deployment Basics

    Capstone Project

    2 Weeks
    • Capstone Project

    ACP Electives (Option to choose from 5 tracks)

    6 Weeks
    • Data Analytics
    • Business Analytics
    • Deep Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Data Engineering

    Specialisation

    Post Course 2 (Machine Learning), choose any one of the below 5 specialisations as per your background and career aspirations

    Topics Covered

    Data Analytics

    6 Weeks
    Data ModellingAdvanced SQL Programming Introduction to Cloud and AWSAnalytics at Large Scale in Spark - IAnalytics at Large Scale in Spark - IIBig Data Case Study

    Note

    Get an option to upgrade to Executive PG Programme in Data Science and choose from 5 specialisations

    Industry Projects

    Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries
    • Solve actual industry problems designed by experts
    • Engage in collaborative projects with your peers
    • Personalised subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

    The upGrad Advantage

    Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you master Data Science
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    Job Opportunities

    Job Opportunities
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    • Get access to our virtual hiring drives. Our Alumni work at 5000+ top companies
    • Job Opportunities Portal: Gain exclusive access to upGrad's Job Opportunities portal which has 100+ openings from upGrad's hiring partners at any given time
    • Be the first to know vacancies to gain an edge in the application process
    • Connect with companies that are the best match for you
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    Career Assistance

    Career Assistance
    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1)
    • Get mentored by an experienced industry expert and receive personalised feedback to achieve your desired outcome
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    • Obtain specific, AI powered inputs on your resume and Linkedin structure along with content on real time basis
    Interview Preparation
    • Get access to Industry Experts and discuss any queries before your interview
    • Career bootcamps to refresh your technical concepts and improve your soft skill
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    Learning Support

    Learning Support
    Industry Expert Guidance
    • Interactive Live Sessions with leading industry experts covering curriculum + advance topics
    • Personalised Industry in small groups (of 10-12) with industry experts to augment program curriculum with customized industry based learning
    Student Support
    • Student support is available 7 days a week, 24*7.
    • You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com or for urgent queries use the " Talk to Us" option on the learn platform.
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    Practical Learning and Networking

    Practical Learning and Networking
    Networking & Learning Experience
    • Live Discussion forum for peer to peer doubt resolution monitored by technical experts
    • Peer to peer networking opportunities with a alumni pool of 10000+
    • Lab walkthroughs of industry-driven projects
    • Weekly real-time doubt clearing sessions

    Career Impact

    Admission Process

    There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Course Curriculum

    What is the Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science?

    The programme is an engaging, yet rigorous, 9-10 months online programme designed specifically for working professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills, and accelerate entry into a Data Science careers. The certification is awarded by IIIT Bangalore.

    What should I expect from the Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science?

    Expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, strengthening your knowledge of the fundamental concepts of Data Science.

    What should I NOT expect from the Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science?

    The programme is NOT going to be easy. It will require at least 12-15 hours of time commitment per week for applying new concepts and executing industry-relevant projects.

    What are the topics that will be covered in the programme?

    The programme is designed for professionals with limited data analytics experience to help them build their understanding from the basics to an advanced level. The programme covers tools such as Python, MySQL and Excel, as well as important Data Science concepts such as Statistics, Python Programming, Predictive Analytics using Python, Basic & Advanced SQL, Visualization using Python, EDA, Basic & Advanced Machine Learning Algorithms.

    Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in?

    No, the programme is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.

    What type of learning experience should I expect?

    The content will be delivered by industry experts from world renowned organizations. The program will teach the concepts through demonstrations and case study and make you interview ready by the end of the program. Additionally, the programme comprises hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforce learning.

    Time Commitment

    What is the time commitment expected for the programme?

    At least 15-18 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the programme.

    Is there any certification granted at the end of the programme?

    Post completion of the programme, an  Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science would be granted from IIIT Bangalore.

    Refund/Financials

    What is the programme fee?

    The programme is priced at INR 1,50,000/- inclusive of taxes.

    Is there any deferral or refund policy for this Programme?

    Refund Policy: (Programmes with prep-session component) 

    • Student must pay an applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Programme. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Programme fee payable by the student.
    • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. You can request your Admissions Counselor to help you in applying and withdrawing for a refund by sending them an email with reasons listed. Processing fee of Rs. 10,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 10,000/- have been paid in total, student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
    • Student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Programme deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
    • In case of a refund, student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
    • Student must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise the admission letter will be rescinded.
    • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the programme after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

     

    Deferral Policy: (Pre- Programme Commencement) 

    • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
    • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of initial batch the student enrolled for.
    • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
    • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

     

    Deferral Policy: (Post Programme Commencement) 

    • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
    • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of initial batch the student enrolled for.
    • The student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential programme fees between the two cohorts
    • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
    • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
    • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
    • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.

    No Cost Credit Card EMI FAQ's

    0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

    1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank)

    2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
    Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

    3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
    No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

    4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

    5. Are there any fees or down payment?
    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

    6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
    Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
    Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
    HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
    ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

    9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

    10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
    Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

    11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
    Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

    Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
    Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
    [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
    EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
    Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

    Selection Criteria

    How do I know if the programme is right for me?

    If you like finding meaningful insights from the data if you get excited by the prospect of informing business decisions through analysis and have an analytical bend of mind, then this programme is meant for you. As long as you are able to clear the selection test (or are exempt) and are excited about the transition to Data Science, this programme is meant for you.

    Is there any minimum education qualification required for the programme?

    Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% or equivalent passing marks.
    - Age less than 26 years as on batch start date
    - Current Salary < 4 lakhs

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