Data Science and Data Analytics are the key industrial activities with a focus on jobs such as Data Scientist, Big Data Analyst and so on. Hence, universities have started to offer postgraduate programmes catering to the needs of industries. The difference between Data Science and Data Analytics is rather loosely defined in the corporate sector. Data Science tends to lean more on machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing and big data, whilst Data Analytics focuses on exploratory data analytics. Both are equally concerned with data mining and supporting decision making, and Bishop Heber’s MSc Data Science covers Data Analytics too.
The Department of Data Science strengthens Bishop Heber College as a trailblazer in Data Science in India and promotes the transformative use of Data Science across many disciplines to achieve lasting impact in India. The department offers a two year MSc Data Science programme and prepares the students to be on their toes to begin their careers in industry, academia, and government, by providing an outstanding learning environment for the core and emerging areas of Data Science. The programme prepares the graduates to pursue rewarding careers in the emerging and high-growth fields of data science. It offers a deep understanding of computational skills, technologies, techniques, and analytic tools that are helpful to master the art of handling big data. Further, it provides the necessary communication and leadership skills for successful careers as data science professionals.
The curriculum is designed to develop key skills to fulfil the requirements of professions relating to data science. The curriculum strikes a perfect balance among theoretical underpinnings, practical hands-on experience, summer internships and industry relevant project work. Upon graduation, graduates will be well prepared to work in public and private organizations. Some of the industries in which the students can pursue their career include, but not limited to, information technology, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, communication, finance, insurance and transportation.
Our vision is to build a research identity at the confluence of data science and analytics, artificial intelligence, big data and decision sciences and to build an educational identity through leading Degree programmes based on curricular innovation and research.