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    About the Programme

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study 8 Months online with IIITB and upGrad, 12 Months at Clark University, U.S.A.

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    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    upGrad team will help you with application to Clark University, U.S.A., securing confirmed offer letter & support with US visa application.

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    Key Highlights

    Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as Clark University, U.S.A.
    Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as Clark University, U.S.A.
    Clark University is accredited by AACSB and NECHE
    Clark University is accredited by AACSB and NECHE
    Ranked at #97, as per US News & World Report Rankings 2022-23
    Ranked at #97, as per US News & World Report Rankings 2022-23
    Eligible to apply for up to 36-months STEM OPT after graduation
    Eligible to apply for up to 36-months STEM OPT after graduation
    In-built TOEFL/IELTS training and study abroad modules to meet U.S.A. study requirements
    In-built TOEFL/IELTS training and study abroad modules to meet U.S.A. study requirements
    End-to-end application, counseling and visa application support from upGrad
    End-to-end application, counseling and visa application support from upGrad
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    Dedicated Student Success Team
    Dedicated Student Success Team
    Alumni status from IIITB and Clark university
    Alumni status from IIITB and Clark university

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    Who Is This Programme For

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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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    Pre-Programme Preparatory Content (Year 1)

    • Data Analysis in Excel
    • Analytics Problem Solving

    Course 1- Data Toolkit (Year 1)

    13 Weeks
    • Introduction to Python
    • Programming in Python
    • Python for Data Science
    • Data Visualization in Python
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Credit EDA Case Study
    • Inferential Statistics
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Data Analysis using SQL
    • Advanced SQL & Best Practices
    • SQL Assignment: RSVP Movies

    Course 2 - Machine Learning-I (Year 1)

    10 Weeks
    • Linear Regression
    • Linear Regression Assignment
    • Logistic Regression
    • Classification using Decision Trees
    • Unsupervised Learning: Clustering
    • Basics of NLP and Text Mining
    • Business Problem Solving
    • Case Study: Lead Scoring

    Course 3 - Specialisation (Option to choose from 5 tracks) (Year 1)

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

    Core Courses (Year 2)

    • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
    • Survey of Systems and Programming Languages
    • Software Engineering*
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    Data Intelligence (Concentrations) (Year 2)

    • Applied Data Analytics*
    • Fundamentals of Data Engineering
    • Applied Machine Learning
    • Advanced Data Intelligence Concepts

    Human Computer Interaction (Concentrations) (Year 2)

    • Data Visualization and Storytelling
    • Human Computer Interaction
    • Usability Engineering
    • Social Informatics

    Software Engineering (Concentrations) (Year 2)

    • Software Design and Architecture
    • Software Project Management
    • Software Quality Assurance and Testing
    • Advanced Software Engineering Concepts

    Electives (Year 2)

    • Cyber Security Fundamentals
    • Network Architecture and Design
    • Fundamentals of Data Engineering
    • Applied Machine Learning
    • Data Visualization and Storytelling
    • Applied Data Analytics*

    Internship (Compulsory) (Year 2)

      *2 units would be waived for all the learners on the basis of successful completion of ACP in Data Science.

        10 units are required for the successful completion of this course.

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                    Program Fee (On-Campus) at Clark University - USD 22,126 (Indicative Tuition Fees)

                    Living Cost Per annum in USA - USD 20,000

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                    Frequently Asked Questions

                    Course Curriculum

                    What is the scope of the MS Computer Science program?

                    The MS Computer Science is an engaging yet rigorous course split into 2 parts - 8 months online course (with IIIT-Bangalore) and 12-months on-campus program (Clark University, U.S.A.) designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into the field of software engineering, human computer interaction, data intelligence and information technology. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification - an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Clark University.
                     

                    What should I expect from MS Computer Science?

                    The MS Computer Science program equips students with the skills needed to meet the high demand in the field of computer science. The curriculum focuses on essential areas such as programming languages, technology, and business intelligence, and provides hands-on experience through real-world projects. With diverse programming options, students can tailor their studies to align with their interests and career goals. Additionally, the program facilitates the development of a strong professional network, allowing students to connect with industry leaders. Graduates of the program can pursue rewarding careers as Systems Engineer, Data Scientists, Business Analysts, Data Engineers, Information Systems manager, and Machine Learning Engineers. Upon program completion, students also have the opportunity to apply for OPT in the U.S.A., and receive support from Clark University Career Services to kickstart their careers in the United States.

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

                    The online program is designed for professionals with limited data analytics experience to help them build their understanding from the basics to an advanced level. The program covers tools such as Python, MySQL and Excel, as well as important Data Science concepts such as statistics and exploratory data analytics, regression, clustering, tree models, model selection, principal component analysis, machine learning & artificial intelligence, Aligned Mathematical Theory, applications, signal processing and many more.

                    What type of learning experience should I expect?

                    The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will offer students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty.
                     

                    Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

                    Post successful completion of the online program, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science certificate would be awarded from IIIT Bangalore and on completion of the on-campus degree program, a Master's degree in MS Computer Science shall be conferred upon by Clark University.

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

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

                    About Clark University, U.S.A.

                    Why should you pursue MS Computer Science from Clark University, U.S.A.?

                    • Flagship Program: Learners can access state-of-the-art laboratories and resources to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.
                    • Successful Outcomes: Clark graduates have been hired by global giants like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Boston Scientific, and more. 
                    • Academically Stimulating Environment: Clark is home to over 1000 international students, faculty members, and scholars from 80+ countries. 
                    • Exceptional Faculty: Leverage the opportunity of learning under the aegis of industry experts. 
                    • Ethics & Social Responsibility: The notions of ethics and social responsibility are extended to the program via the lens of the issue of programming and data integrity, which can help with analytical architecture that is applied in a fair and equitable manner.
                    • Personalized Attention: With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1, learners can experience personalized attention, which is especially important for application-based courses like computer science.
                    • Experiential Learning: Clark offers an immersive learning experience with internships & capstone research.
                    • Stay Ahead of the Curve: Clark graduates are trained to be job-ready and can work in many industries, including Financial, Healthcare, Professional Services, Scientific, Retail, and all forms of manufacturing.
                    • Acquire Job-Ready Skills: Learn the application of the framework and tools for making prudent, information-driven business decisions.
                    • Unparalleled Exposure: Microsoft, Adobe Inc., Oracle Corp., and IBM are some of the top companies with a strong presence in the U.S.A.
                    • Student Support: Clark’s Career Connections Center provides learners with various interview-related resources, internships & jobs, workshops, and connects with alumni to better prepare them for the job market. 
                    • Unlock Impressive Package: The average annual salary in 2023 after an MS Computer Science in the U.S.A. is $110k (per Payscale, 2023).

                    Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

                    All students in the U.S.A. with a valid F-1 Visa are not eligible to work off-campus. Rather, such students are eligible to work on-campus as graduate assistants or research assistants or other on-campus ad-hoc jobs and receive compensation, beginning in their first semester. The list of available positions will be provided in advance of the Fall semester (please note the number of these positions are limited and not guaranteed).

                    Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

                    Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the U.S.A.

                    When will I go to Clark University, U.S.A.?

                    Clark University offers 2 intakes for students coming through the accelerator route. The first intake of the year will be the January (spring) intake and the second intake of the year will be September (Fall). Though the application process for Clark University will start during the IIIT Bangalore online program, you will be able to go to Clark University in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IIIT Bangalore program.

                    When will I get Offer Letter from Clark University?

                    upGrad will apply for you to Clark University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Clark University you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Clark University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

                    Selection Criteria

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

                    This program is right for:

                    • Individuals with a strong academic background, particularly from Science/Engineering/Technology.
                    • Ideal for individuals seeking career opportunities as software engineer, systems engineer, data engineer, software developer, information systems manager, business analyst.
                    • Individuals with a background in computer science, offering the opportunity to apply technical expertise to address information challenges and bridge computing skills with practical concerns in areas such as data governance, ethics, and business intelligence.

                    Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

                    To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: 

                    For IIITB

                    • Applicants with a 4 year bachelor's degree need to have a minimum 66% marks. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 6.
                    • Applicants with a 3 year bachelor's degree need to have a minimum 60% marks. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 4.
                    • If a learner has completed 3 years of Undergraduate, then the awarding University must be NAAC A or higher (in year 2021/2022/2023/2024) and must be from a Science background i.e. BCA/BSc/BIT.

                     

                    For Clark University

                    • An aggregate score of 3.0 GPA and above in the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course.
                    • TOEFL (ETS code 5969): 85 overall with sub-score minimum of 20, or IELTS: 6.5 overall with sub-score minimum of 6, or Duolingo: 120 with sub-score minimum of 100, or PTE: 53 or Completion of ELS 112, or Completion of EC English B2+ Pre-Advanced Level.

                    Is work experience required for this course?

                    A relevant professional work experience is recommended but not required.

                    What is the selection process for this programme?

                    There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed as.

                    Step 1- Complete Application -Complete your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application - which include your work experience & educational background.

                    Step 2- Apply for the Scholarship- Submit your Statement of Purpose to join a IIITB program.

                    Step 3- Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter- Upon qualifying, an Offer Letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the course.

                    Step 4- Block your Seat - Block your seat with an initial payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the Program. Begin your leadership journey.

                    What is the list of documents required for the application ?

                    • Scanned Copy of the Undergraduate Degree, Transcripts and Semester Marksheets
                    • Scanned copies of passport
                    • Statement of Purpose
                    • Two letters of recommendation (Academic/Professional)
                    • Resume
                    • Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL iBT, IELTS, PTE, etc.)

                    Time Commitment

                    What is the time commitment expected for the programme?

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

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

                    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. 

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                    Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

                    Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

                    How much are living expenses for a year in U.S.A.?

                    Living expenses in U.S.A. for international students are approximately USD 20,000 per annum. The same needs to be reflected in your bank account.

                    Payment

                    No cost CC 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

                    Refund policy

                    Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

                    Refund Policy:

                     

                    1. Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount for the enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
                    2. Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case. 
                    3. Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised post-program/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
                    4. Student shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.
                    5. In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider. 
                    6. If students do not provide documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch but they will not be eligible for any refunds.
                    7. You shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limiting to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.

                     

                    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, if a student is deferring from his assigned cohort batch mentioned in the offer letter, the student will not be eligible for any refund post the deferral.
                    • 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 the 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 the initial batch the student enrolled for. 
                    • The student will be required to pay 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 been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.   

                     

                    Deferral policy applicable only for International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (“IIIT Bangalore”) 

                    • The first deferral request to any program offered by IIIT Bangalore (pre-program commencement or post-program commencement) shall be free for one time. 

                     

                    1. The Executive Post Graduate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 3 years from the initial batch start date. 
                    2. The Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.
                    3. The Professional Advanced Certificate Program learners should complete the course in a maximum duration of 2 years from the initial batch start date.

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