Data Science Courses in Chennai

A preeminent IT hub in India, Chennai thrives on tech and all things related! upGrad offers a Data Science course for professionals in Chennai. Learn both the basics as well as the nitty-gritty of Data Science, including Data Collection, Data Cleansing, and much more - only with upGrad’s specifically designed Data Science Course in Chennai.


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Why Data Science in Chennai?
Chennai could be your hometown, or you might be looking for opportunities to start or build a career in one of the most tech-friendly cities in India. Whatever be the case, you will certainly find many opportunities for growth, and perhaps the job of your dreams as well!
The availability of a competitive but worry-free climate describes Chennai best. Although the background of the investors has been relatively modest so far, the city is experiencing rapid growth, and is sure to be at the top of India’s software exports soon! It already accounts for 15% of all software professionals at the moment, being home to tech mammoths such as TCS and Infosys. With a relatively cheaper cost of living, and dedicated IT Parks where professionals dedicate their lives to work, Chennai is the place to be if you want to perform to your fullest potential!
A high-powered career in the tech industry awaits those who wish to become Data Scientists in Chennai! Not only does it offer the opportunity to contribute meaningfully, but it also provides a handsome salary to boot. Pick a Data Science Course in Chennai today!
Data Science Salaries in Chennai
The average salary for a Data Scientist in Chennai, India is Rupees 632,800. Data scientists have been in demand for a while, and the demand has not reduced. This is in part due to the fact that the supply was never met with, in the first place! Taking this account, it is easy to see why the starting salary for even a fresher in the data science field is quite high when compared to other fields.
An entry-level professional in the data science field can expect around INR 572,442 each year - a worthy sum! With the experience of about 5 years under their wing, they can work towards a yearly package around the INR 733,451 mark. With every year a data scientist works beyond this point, they earn an estimated INR 125,232 to INR 167,243 more. Beyond this, once the professional has gathered about a decade or so experience, they can earn somewhere around the INR 13,38,519 each year. This is, as we can see, a definite shift up when compared to a mid-career data scientist!
The scope of earning goes as high up as INR 23 lacs per year as we go further beyond this point. Clearly, there is no dearth of money to be made in this profession!
How to be a Data Scientist?
Ideal educational qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Maths, or a related field.
  • Master’s degree in Data Science or a related field.
  • Experience in the field you want to work in (physics, healthcare, pharma, etc.)
Ideal pre-requisite knowledge:
  • Knowledge of statistics, mathematics and machine learning
  • Coding in R or Python
  • Ability to study databases: the data types, the technologies used to store them, and how they are retrieved
  • Knowledge of tools like Hadoop, Spark, and MapReduce. Couple these with visualization and data reporting tools like Tableau.
Data Science Career Path in Chennai
Those who successfully finish a Data Science course can continue directly to becoming a Data Scientist. Here, the average salary is around 8.33 Lacs. The next step to achieve after this is to become a Senior Data Scientist. Here, the yearly package progresses to around 15 Lacs. Moving beyond this point, one can work slowly and systematically to becoming a Lead Data Scientist. This pays the most handsomely - a neat 30 Lacs a year, or more!
As the candidates do the course, they will learn an important set of skills required to master Data Science, such as Statistical analysis, Predictive Analysis (using Python), Big Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Machine Learning, and more. Being emphasized appropriately in each part of the curriculum, these skills will prepare the candidates for a whole host of tasks, ranging from working on statistical packages like numpy, scipy, scikit, etc., to devising ML / Deep Learning experiments based on statistical analyses.
It goes without saying that a basic understanding of statistics, linear algebra, and calculus will be given to the candidates. With this, as they work through the curriculum, they will have enough capacity to quickly switch across a range of problem statements that cut across Computer Vision & NLP. Thus, all sorts of possibilities will be open to them, to be a part of this dynamic industry today!
Why delay? Select a Data Science Course in Chennai today, and realize all your career goals today!
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Professional Certificate In Data Science

The Data Science courses provided by upGrad will make you industry-ready. Our courses allow you the flexibility to choose a course depending on your current skill level, your career aspirations and the time that you are willing to devote.

You’ll get to study the basic as well as advanced Data Science concepts in the fields of statistics, machine learning, programming and incorporate them with Data Science.

In the statistics domain, you’ll learn about probability, regression and inference, to name a few. Segments on machine learning will prepare you design algorithms that learn on their own. SQL and Hadoop will help you to deal with large volumes of data- access it, manipulate it and break it. Programming will help you put all of this into practice and derive the insights and results you want.

The case studies for the Data Science certification program have been carefully chosen from a variety of fields so that no matter which one you go in, you will be able to apply your Data Science skills. These skills can be used in the fields of banking, finance, entertainment, pharmaceutical, environment, economics and many more.

What you learn:

  • Fundamental programming skills
  • Implementing machine learning algorithms
  • Using data visualization and reporting tools for real-world scenarios
  • Theoretical and practical aspects of statistical concepts like inference, probability, Bayes Theorem, modeling
  • Putting it all into practice through case studies and projects
Programs in Data Science (5 to 18 months)

Anyone including novices, statisticians, information architects, developers, big data professionals, business analysts, or someone who is simply curious about this rapidly growing field can take a course that fits their needs and can confidently take the next step in their Data Science journey.

PG Diploma in Data Science
PG Diploma in Data Science | 12 months
Become a Data Scientist and learn how Uber bridges its supply-demand gap and lots more
Program Level
12 Months
Hours of Learning
No of Case Studies
PG Diploma in Data Science | Online + Offline
PG Diploma in Data Science | Online + Offline | 12 months
Learn in-demand skills with 22 classroom lectures in IIIT-B's campus and 400+ hours of online learning
Program Level
12 Months
Hours of Learning
No of Case Studies
Master of Science in Data Science
Master of Science in Data Science | 18 months
Pursue an integrated Master's Program in Data Science from IIIT-B and LJMU
Program Level
18 Months
Hours of Learning
No of Case Studies
PG Certification in Data Science
PG Certification in Data Science | 5 months
Become a Data Analyst by learning how Gramener identifies credit defaulters and lots more
Program Level
5 Months
Hours of Learning
No of Case Studies
The upGrad Advantage
Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you master Data Science
  • Industry Mentors
    • Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants and graders
    • Receive one-on-one feedback on submissions and personalised feedbacks on improvement
    Student Success Mentors
    • A dedicated Success Mentors is allocated to each student so as to ensure consistent progress
    • Success Mentors are your single points of contact for all your non-academic queries
  • Q&A Forum
    • Timely doubt resolution by Industry experts and peers
    • 100% Expert-verified responses to ensure quality learning
    Expert Feedback
    • Personalised expert feedback on assignments and projects
    • Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept related doubts
  • upGrad BaseCamp
    • Fun-packed, informative and career building workshops Sessions by industry professionals and professors
    • Group activities with your peers and alumni
    Industry Networking
    • Live sessions by experts on various industry topics
    • One-on-one discussion and feedback sessions with industry mentors

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