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Training programme launched to meet demand for data, analytics skills

jigsaw-academy The programme aims to equip students with the training required to solve real-life business problems through big data analysis | via Facebook

There is expected to be an increased demand for skilled professionals in big data and analytics across the globe in the near future, hinted Gaurav Vohra, CEO and co-founder of Bengaluru based Jigsaw Academy—an online analytics training institute.

As organisations would be looking at using their data effectively to have a competitive edge over their rivals, they would require skilled professionals in big data and analytics.

Keeping this in mind, Jigsaw Academy has recently launched an integrated programme in data science and machine learning, in collaboration with the University of Chicago Graham School. The programme, which is open to young professionals working across different domains or functions, will have a duration of nine months and would cost around $5,000.

The programme aims to equip students with the training required to solve real-life business problems through big data analysis, and technical skills on machine learning platforms. It also integrates business strategy, project-based learning, simulations and case studies. The content and curriculum for the course has been jointly designed by lecturers from University of Chicago and experts from Jigsaw Academy. This is also the University of Chicago’s first venture in the analytics education space in India.

“We have customised the programme as per the industry requirements in India. It took us almost six months along with the University of Chicago to design the curriculum. We expect to have around 30 to 40 students in the first batch. There would be regular live streaming sessions with the Chicago University faculty from our Bengaluru centre. The course will kick start from June this year,” Vohra told THE WEEK.

Rob Schnieders, senior associate dean, Academic Affairs, Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, University of Chicago, noted that there has been a huge upsurge in the quantum of data being produced globally and the power of this data needs to be harnessed effectively. “This programme will help tech workers with the necessary skills to remain competitive and relevant in a dynamic industry environment,” said Schnieders.

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