As data science is emerging as a field with explosive growth in the past few years, due to wide adoption of technologies like artificial intelligence among SMEs, IIT Guwahati has also now come to offer MTech programme in data science.
Three departments of IIT Guwahati – Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Mathematics – are offering the MTech programme in data science. It’s an interdisciplinary programme.
Informing about the programme in the prestigious institute of the Northeast, IIT Guwahati on its official website on Sunday stated: “IIT Guwahati offers an MTech programme in Data Science. It’s an interdisciplinary programme offered by the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.”
IIT Guwahati offers an MTech programme in Data Science. It's an interdisciplinary programme offered by the departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. https://t.co/tc0jalfD6N
— IIT Guwahati (@_iitg) March 24, 2019
With the skills landscape has undergone a significant change globally to usher in a skill-based economy, there is a greater need for data-centric learning opportunities.
Data science is gradually gaining prominence in both academia and industry.
Data science is witnessing applications in diverse research disciplines.
Introduction to the new MTech programme opens up several new opportunities in science and engineering research.
Data scientist positions are new roles where industry is looking for trained resources.
A media report indicated that there has been a massive talent shortage for data science and analytics professionals in India, with 97,000 vacant job openings.
This demand-supply gap in the data science field translates to a huge opportunity for the not only the freshers but also for mid-level professionals who are looking to transition to artificial intelligence and advanced analytics in different industries.
According to information available on the IIT Guwahati website, the curriculum for the MTech programme in data has been designed keeping in view diversity of the students, emphasizing on the foundational subjects the programme expects.
The new programme will be started from the July 2019 academic year.
The programme will be started with a total of 20 seats and the best of the candidate will be selected.
This degree programme, offered by only a few institutions, is a two-year course including one year research exposure in this field.
The online application filling, which started on March 16, 2019, will be closed on April 8, 2019 while the written rest will be held at IIT Guwahati on May 13, 2019 tentatively.