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SP Jain School of Global Management's Bachelor of Data Science (BDS) has been given the top spot in the annual Data Science Education Rankings by India’s foremost data analytics publication, the Analytics India Magazine (AIM). The ranking is done on the basis of various parameters such as course pedagogy, gender diversity, faculty profile and credentials, faculty to student ratio, external relations, graduation outcome, return on investment, placement assistance, brand value, and student review.
The latest ranking places SP Jain Global ahead of most of the established data science courses in India as it has received top scores in pedagogy and course structure, faculty-to-student ratio, and faculty profile and credentials. The Director of the BDS programme at SP Jain, Dr. Abhijit Dasgupta, said that the college aims to pave the way for students so that they can develop the important technical and analytical skills in order to strengthen their value as Data Scientists and Analysts. He revealed that companies are now pouring millions into their digital transformation initiatives, thus making data science emerge as one of the most important skills for the modern workforce. The demand is so high that even junior Data Scientists command starting salaries of over USD 100,000 in top companies.
BDS at SP Jain is a three-year multi-city course of the UG level aimed at preparing the next generation of innovative Data Scientists and Analysts. Through this programme, students learn the most cutting-edge skills required to manage, distil, and interpret data for many industries - from Finance and Healthcare to Advertising and Marketing. The curriculum of BDS at SP Jain Global includes programming languages like R and Python and big data frameworks like Hadoop. With a focus on extracting meaning from data, this programme is designed for preparing students for careers in a wide array of industries and also for master’s programmes in Data Science.
Dr. Dasgupta further stated that one of the most unique aspects of the BDS course is the internship opportunities that give students exposure and hands-on experience of working with real and complex data at a fast-growing company. Through this programme, students have secured internships and research opportunities at IIT Bombay, Johnson & Johnson (Australia), Adaptive Investments (USA), AI Australia, University of Massachusetts (USA), Oracle, AWS, VP Bank (Vietnam) and Faethm AI (Australia), IBM, IEEE, SAS Institute, ACS, Tableau, and Instagram, among others.
In the year 2019, the BDS course of SP Jain was accredited by DASCA (the Data Science Council of America) which is the foremost credentialing body for Data Science and Engineering programme in the United States and around the world.
S P Jain is an Australian business school which has campuses in Mumbai, Singapore, Dubai, and Sydney. The school offers several programmes of the undergraduate, postgraduate, professional, and doctoral level with the aim of crafting leaders for the 21st-century workplace. The full-time MBA (Master of Business Administration) programmes of SP Jain School of Global Management have significant recognition worldwide and have also been featured in many global rankings.