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    Key Highlights

    Python Programming Essentials
    Python Programming Essentials
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Designed for working professionals and early career aspirants
    Designed for working professionals and early career aspirants
    20+ Industry Projects
    20+ Industry Projects
    10+ Programming Tools & Languages
    10+ Programming Tools & Languages
    70+% Instruction by UMD Professors
    70+% Instruction by UMD Professors
    Dedicated Student Support available
    Dedicated Student Support available
    Career mentorship Sessions(1:1)
    Career mentorship Sessions(1:1)
    Exclusive Job opportunities Portal
    Exclusive Job opportunities Portal
    High Performance Coaching(1:1)
    High Performance Coaching(1:1)
    Personalized expert feedback on assignments & projects
    Personalized expert feedback on assignments & projects
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    Personalised Industry Session
    Personalised Industry Session
    Career Bootcamp
    Career Bootcamp
    No Cost EMI Option
    No Cost EMI Option
    Doubt Resolution Support
    Doubt Resolution Support

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    Hands-on Capstone Projects

    Hands-on Capstone Projects

    An extensive project that aims to enable learners to solve a business problem by applying a variety of skills learnt throughout the program.

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    Top Skills You Will Learn:

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    Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Financial Analyst, Management view more

    Who Is This Program For?

    - Software Engineers who wish to enter DS
    - Mid Level IT
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    University of Maryland

    Executive Post Graduate Program in Data Science and Machine Learning from University of Maryland
    On successful completion of the Program, you receive a verified certificate from University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
    Executive Post Graduate Program in Data Science and Machine Learning from University of Maryland
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    • Showcase your certificate from a globally recognized university
    • Get a chance to network with Maryland Smith's faculty, industry experts and peers during the course
    • Gain demonstrable hands on skills in data science and machine learning

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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. 

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    Preparatory Content

    • Data Analysis in Excel

    Data Science Toolkit

    11 Weeks
    • Introduction to the program + Introduction to DS Landscape
    • Python Programming Essentials I - Variables, Expressions, and Control Statements
    • Python Programming Essentials II - Functions and Data Structures
    • Python Libraries for Data Science - NumPy
    • Python Libraries for Data Science - Pandas
    • Python Assignment ( 2 Weeks)
    • Data Analysis using SQL
    • Practical Data Considerations: Data Cleaning and Preparation
    • Course Project: Python

    Statistical Analysis & Visualisation

    10 Weeks
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Visualization in Python
    • Visualisation using Tableau
    • Data Storytelling
    • Visualisation and Storytelling Assignment
    • Inferential Statistics
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Designing Business Experiments
    • Course Project: Statistics

    Machine Learning

    8 Weeks
    • Linear Regression in an Inferential Setting
    • Linear Regression in a Predictive Setting
    • Introduction to Classification: Logistic Regression
    • Classification: Performance Measures
    • Decision Tree Models
    • Model Selection & Practical Consideration around Modelling + KNN
    • Assignment
    • Unsupervised Learning: Clustering

    Capstone 1

    3 Weeks
    • Capstone 1

    Advanced Machine Learning + Business Strategy

    11 Weeks
    • Ensemble Models: Random Forest & Boosting
    • Association Rules
    • Introduction to Deep Learning
    • Optimization of Neural Networks
    • Convolutional Neural Networks
    • RNN - I
    • RNN - II
    • NN Assignment
    • AI & Business Strategy
    • Ethics and Governance of AI

    Advanced Machine Learning II

    8 Weeks
    • Introduction to Natural Language Processing
    • Modelling on Text data
    • Deep Learning for NLP - I
    • Deep Learning for NLP - II
    • Assignment
    • Deep Learning Applications in Computer Vision
    • Time Series Modeling - I
    • Time Series Modeling - II

    Capstone 2

    3 Weeks
    • Capstone 2

    Industry Projects

    Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries
    • Engage in collaborative projects with student-mentor interaction
    • Benefit by learning in-person with expert mentors
    • Personalised subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

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

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    Student Support Team
    Student Support
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    • For urgent queries, use the Call Back option on the platform.

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    Q&A Forum
    Q&A Forum
    • Timely doubt resolution by peers and Teaching Assistants on the Q&A forum
    • Personalized feedback on assignments and case studies

    Expert Feedback

    Expert Feedback
    Expert Feedback
    • Personalized expert feedback on assignments and projects
    • Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept-related doubts

    Industry Networking

    Industry Networking
    Industry Networking
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    • One-on-one discussions and feedback sessions with industry mentors

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    Course Curriculum

    What is the Executive Post Graduate Program in Data Science & Machine Learning with upGrad?

    The Program is an engaging yet rigorous 12 months online program designed specifically for managers and working professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate their careers. The certification is awarded by the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

    What should I expect from the Executive Post Graduate Program in Data Science & Machine Learning?

    Expect to understand formulation of data and machine learning problems, the actual algorithms that are used, and how data is presented to help take important business decisions. The curriculum consists of live sessions, expert coaching sessions and projects making you a skilled data science manager at par with leading industry standards.

    What should I NOT expect from the Executive Post Graduate Program in Data Science & Machine Learning??

    Learners will not be able to derive the most out of the program unless they are committed and focused. It will be requiring at least 12-15 hours of time commitment per week, applying new concepts, and executing industry-relevant projects.

    Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

    The curriculum will consist of the following courses:


    Course 1: Pre-Program Preparatory Content

    Course 2: Data Science toolkit

    Course 3: Statistical Analysis & Visualization

    Course 4: Machine Learning

    Course 5: Advanced Machine Learning & Business Strategy

    Course 6: Advanced Machine Learning II

    Course 7: Capstone

    What type of learning experience should I expect?

    The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning.

    Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

    Post successful completion of the program, a Certification of completion for Executive Post Graduation Program in Data Science and Machine Learning would be granted from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. 

    What are the top in-demand skills to learn in Machine Learning?

    Artificial Intelligence Courses, Tableau Courses, NLP Courses, and Deep Learning Courses are some of the top in-demand skills to learn in Machine Learning.

    Time Commitment

    What is the time commitment expected for the program?

    At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.

    Career Prospects and Support

    How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

    Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

    What career prospects does this program help me with?

    Job opportunities like Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Financial Analyst, Management Analyst/Consultant, Market Researcher, Operations Research Analysts, Independent Consultant, Business Analyst, Predictive Modeling Analyst/Consultant, Business Intelligence and Analytics Manager, Strategy Consultant, Risk Analyst are possible career prospects for you post completion of this program.

    Refund Policy/Financials

    What is the fee for the Executive Post Graduate Program in Data Science and Machine Learning?

    The program is priced at INR 2,50,000 (incl. taxes).

    Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

    Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)  

    • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting 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 the 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-Program 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 program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.


    Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program 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 Program 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 program 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, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC).

    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 program is right for me?

    If you like finding meaningful insights from data and if you get excited by the prospect of taking informed business decisions through analysis and have an analytical bend of mind, then this program is meant for you. As long as you are able to clear the selection test this program is meant for you.

    My current role does not include exposure to data. Does it make sense for me to opt for this program?

    Absolutely! data and business analytics is becoming a necessity for all industries and is no more a choice. Hence, there is a critical demand for quality data professionals and because the supply is constrained, this is one of the most lucrative career options across industries.

    What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

    Step 1: Take the Test

    Complete and submit your online application form and complete the short 15-minute test for the admission committee to assess your candidature.

    Step 2: Get Shortlisted and Receive your Offer Letter

    Our admissions team will review your details. An offer letter will be sent to you if you qualify for the program.

    Step 3: Block your Seat

    Upon receiving the offer letter you can proceed to confirm your candidature to the program by paying a minimum block amount of INR 25,000.  

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