Starting career as a Data Analyst in India: Story of Abhinay Bandaru

This article was originally published by Abhinay Bandaru (UpGrad Data Science Program Alumnus) on LinkedIn Pulse.
I am a Data Analyst at Head Infotech Pvt. Ltd., a gaming company in Hyderabad. I have done my B. Tech from NIT Surat in Electronics & Communication Engineering. It was clear in my final year of graduation that I was not going to continue my career as an Electronics Engineer due to many reasons. This is the point where I thought of a career transition. Then, I researched about the areas where I can do well and for many obvious reasons, I was good at Mathematics, Statistics and Physics right from my childhood. This helped me in taking the decision to shift towards data science. It was a field where you can play with mathematics and logic to help answer difficult business problems using analytics.
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I got to know about UpGrad’s PGDP in Data Science, with a certification from IIIT Bangalore, through one of my friends. After checking the course content, I found the pedagogy of content to be well organized. The reviews were very good as it was taught by professors from IIIT Bangalore. Even after that, I had a lot of discussions with many people along with the UpGrad mentor before arriving at the decision to take the course, as it was priced a little high for me. Finally, I enrolled in the course and it was the best decision I took just after completing my B. Tech. At some point in your life, you have to take a calculated risk to achieve success in life and this was it.
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I had taken this online course leaving all the Electronics engineering knowledge and completely concentrating on Data Science. The content taught by IIIT-B professors made me more excited about this field. The support of UpGrad student mentors in the course was a crucial part. I followed them and they helped a lot in clarifying my queries. There was also placement assistance given where you are perfectly guided on how to start a career as a Data Analyst. When everything was going fine while learning all these, I got a call from Head Infotech Pvt. Ltd. to attend for an interview for Data Analyst role. After several rounds, finally, all my efforts after the graduation from my home, paid off – achieving career start as a Data Analyst. I would like to thank once again the IIIT-B professors and UpGrad for providing strong content and delivering such a huge course so systematically, and also Head Infotech Pvt. Ltd. for believing in me to join their family.

Abhinay Bandaru

Abhinay is an alumnus of UpGrad Data Science program. He's working as Data Analyst at Head Infotech, a gaming company in Hyderabad. He has done his B. Tech from NIT Surat in Electronics & Communication Engineering.
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