PG Diploma in Data Science (Full-time)

Diploma from Manipal Academy of Higher Education

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Your Journey to become a successful Data Scientist begins today!

Hands-on learning on R, Excel, Tableau, Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Apache, Spark, Storm, etc.

11 month program, with 9-month residential training, followed by 2-month internship (non-residential)

Industry-relevant course curriculum, with applications in multiple domains taught by highly experienced Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from academia, IT & Data Science industry



100% Placement Assistance with leading organisation on successful completion of the course


of Electives

Placement Assistance


Launch your career in data science by mastering Data Management & Visualization, Statistics, Machine Learning and Big Data

Industry Electives in different domains like Banking Analytics / Marketing Analytics

Become a 

Data Scientist

Comprehensive Curriculum

Receive 40 credits, recognized by Global Universities for Higher Education

 Loans available from

 Bank of Baroda, Axis

 Bank and Avanse

 Financial Services




of students placed on day 1 of placement

Highest Salary 


Average Salary


* List is partial.


Any Data Analyst or Software Developer aspiring to be a Data Scientist

Engineering or Non-Engineering aspirants wanting to become a Data Scientist

Managers from Analytical background and those who are leading a team of Analysts

Any professional from Business Analytics/ Business Intelligence background

Professionals wanting to build machine learning models, using distributed storage and distributed processing


If admitted, you will be required to attend classes (face to face) in Bangalore during weekdays (Monday - Friday) and select Saturdays. 

Freshers without prior experience and Working professionals on a sabbatical from their work can join the program.



Applicants should have the following minimum Academic qualifications:

1. B.E/B.Tech/BCA/B-Pharm graduates and/or ME/M.Tech/MCA/M-Pharm or Science Graduates (BSc. & MSc.) in Maths/Stats/Operations Research/ Physics/Economics/Computer Science/Information Technology or Commerce Graduates in Maths/Stats/Economics/Computer Science/ Information Technology.

2. Min 50% marks or equivalent in the qualifying examinations.



Applicants will be required to attempt and pass the Online Pre-Admission Test with sections on verbal, quantitative and analytical test.





Course fee


Batches start on 14th July 2018

  i. Online Application can be purchased by paying Rs. 2000




(GST included)

Batch Start Date

Description: The project is about analysing how the sentiments of non-quantifiable data, like International news articles about a company, influences the future stock trend.

Project Title: Influence of international news headlines over stock trends: a sentiment analysis

Description: The project is about building a conversational chat bot based on the dataset of the website information and queries raised by the customers.

Some of the Industry Projects completed by our students

Project Title: Conversational Chatbots

Project Title: Safe driver prediction using machine learning algorithms

Description: Using the historical data of stocks, an analysis will be done using techniques like EDA and Data Visualization. Further, Machine Learning and Deep Learning will be used alongside Statistical methods like ARIMA. RShiny will be used to build a user friendly web application for the same. Unstructured Data Analysis will be used on Web Scrapping of Stock market news and economic news.

Description: The objective of the project is to recognise and design an application system for Handwritten digits. The input to the system would be a pure digit’s image and output would be recognized digits.

Project Title: Analysis of Stock Market Data and prediction of Stock Prices

Description: To predict whether or not a project proposal submitted by a teacher will be approved, using the text of project descriptions (Text analytics) as well as additional metadata about the project, teacher, and school. can then use this information to identify projects most likely to need further review before approval .

Project Title: Handwritten Digit Recognition

Project Title: Application Screening

Description: Using the historical data of stocks, an analysis will be done using techniques like EDA and Data Visualization. Further, Machine Learning and Deep Learning will be used alongside Statistical methods like ARIMA. RShiny will be used to build a user friendly web application for the same. Unstructured Data Analysis will be used on Web Scrapping of Stock market news and economic news.

Description: Building a predictive model to predict the probability that a driver will initiate an auto insurance in future.

Project Title: Data Mining Approach For Studying about Sales of different Products and Studying behaviour of different customers for predicting future sales.

Mr Mohan Kumar Silaparasetty has been in 

the IT industry for more than 25 years. After graduating from IIT - Kharagpur, Mohan worked for SAP and IBM in a variety of leadership roles before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey. 

Mr R.N. Prasad

Dr Ramesh Babu

Mr Nagabhushan M has over 13 years of business experience, of which 7+ years were in the role of SME and educator. In the Big Data Ecosystem his focus areas include Hadoop, YARN, MapReduce, HDFS, HBase, Zookeeper, Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Cassandra, Oozie, Flume, Ambari, MAPR Hadoop, Hortonworks Hadoop and Cloudera Hadoop.

Dr Ramesh Babu has two decades of professional experience in various positions in Technology, Management, Consulting and Leadership in the IT industry. His functional 

areas include driving enterprise-wide capacity 

and capabilities programs.

Mr Nagabhushan M

Dr Gangaboraiah

Mr R.N. Prasad is a Senior Analytics Consultant helping companies to design and implement innovative decision support and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Systems. He is associated with Manipal Global Academy of IT and Data Science for over 3 years to design, develop and deliver education programs for big data, analytics, data architecture and product management areas.


Dr Gangaboraiah has held several positions at the Department of Community Medicine.As a Visiting Professor, he has taught Research Methodology 

and Statistics in various Educational institutions across the country.


Mr Mallikarjuna Doddamane

Mr Mallikarjuna Doddamane has been in the education sector for 15 years across engineering and management areas. His is very passionate 

about Statistical Techniques and teaches the same at Manipal ProLearn.

Mr Kathirmani Sukumar

Mr Amit Choudhary

Mr Kathirmani Sukumar has 8 years experience in data analytics. Kathirmani is specialized in data visualization , exploratory data analysis, and text analytics. He has also developed various data science applications using Python. He has worked with Gramener Technologies as a senior data scientist and then has now co-founded Quelit Innovations.

Mr Amit Choudhary has 9 years 8 months of work experience in Manipal Global Education Service Pvt. Ltd. He has worked on various government projects like EGMM, UPSD, UDD etc where analytics was a part of project.

Mr Raghavendra N.

Mr Mohan Kumar Silaparasetty

Mr Raghavendra N. has 9 years of experience in Industrial IT(Oracle, Open Source) Competency Development &Technical Consulting and Assessment Operations with agile learning methodologies. He has sound knowledge and training experience in Data structures and Database programming,

Oracle Database administration UNIX, Java, C, C++ and Hadoop fundamentals.

Dr Venu is a seasoned analytics professional from an Economics background. He has spent over 12 years in analytics product development & implementation, client consulting and project delivery. Dr. Venu is a PhD from ISEC in International Business Strategy.

Mr Pankaj Rai is the Head of Strategic Planning at Wells Fargo’s GIC where he is responsible for creating a culture of 3Es (effectiveness, efficiency & experience) in the shared services operations spread out across India and Philippines. 

Mr Pankaj Rai


Dr Venu Gopal Jarugumalli

Mr Renuka Prasad

Mr Sudhir S

Mr Renuka Prasad is the General Manager and Head of Recruitment For Analytics at WNS Global Services.

Mr Sudhir S is currently working as a Principal Consultant at Fractal Analytics. His previous work experienceincludes eminent positions at Cognizant, Genpact and GE. His core areas of expertise include Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Predictive modelling and analytics. 

Dr Suman Katragadda

Mr Gaurav Sundararaman

Mr Suman Katragadda is an analytics thought leader with deep expertise in healthcare payers and providers. He is one of the founding members of health care analytics practice at PwC, US that has consistently been ranked as No.1 for more than three years. 

Mr Gaurav works as a Senior Stats Analyst with ESPN. He’s been in the sports analytics domain for close to  6 years. He has previously worked with the Indian cricket team and with IPL franchises. Gaurav has presented a paper at MIT Sloan sports analytics 

conference at Boston.

Restricted Batch Size



Supplementary Online Training Program provided – “Python with Data Science”

Learning Mode 

Preparatory Courses


Limited Batch Size for Quality Interaction during lectures

Instructor led classroom sessions on weekdays complimented by seamless

assignments & case studies during after class hours

Choose your elective based on domain/industry interest - Banking / Marketing Analytics

Preparatory Courses on “Java Programming” and “Advanced Excel”

Communicate analytics problems, methods, and findings effectively orally, visually, and in writing


Perform data analysis, modelling, predictive analysis, and story-telling through data visualization which is crucial to business decision-making.


Apply the methods, tools and techniques to real-world problems by leveraging technologies such as R, Excel, SQL, NoSQL, Tableau, Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Apache Spark and Storm, and other open source and proprietary products as well



Understand and use Big Data technologies as enablers to deploy enterprise information management and solve business problems


Help Companies make critical decisions through analysis, modelling, visualization, etc.


Rohit Singh

Hear it directly from the learners on what they have to say about our program

“A nitro boost, would be an apt rendition for what this PGD in Data Science Program has been to my career skill sets, be it Analytical or presentation or extracting patterns/insights, consequently acting as a springboard for my career prospects.” 

“I am working as Technical Program Manager for 

PayPal Credit. PGDDS course from Manipal Global 

Academy is not only helping me to understand how 

credits to merchants and consumers are getting 

rejected/approved but also the algorithm behind them.”

Vijayalakshmi Kapoor


“I thank myself that I chose this program. Well balanced theory and applications, highly skilled faculties and a diverse set of students are what I appreciate most.”

“Manipal helped us change our career paths by bringing so many companies for campus recruitment. This course has given us a wide variety subject exposure which will definitely help each one of us in our career.”

Sushanth Raj

Meghashree Shridhar

“The program is designed with keeping in mind interest of both freshers and working professional. The right balance of theory, practical and hackathons makes the students industry ready.” 

Anurag Sindhu

Vishu Kasivelu

“This course has given us the platform to start a career in Data Science/Machine Learning. It has given me a baseline where to start with.”

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