About the Program
With its long experience in business education, Praxis understands that students need both the time to understand the complex theory and practice of Business Analytics and the guidance from knowledgeable faculty who are available on campus for mentoring. This is why Praxis has chosen a full-time program to teach Analytics – and perhaps why our program has been recognized as being one of the top Analytics programs in India*. As a further endorsement of the quality of our program and faculty, Praxis has been selected by the Andhra Pradesh government as a model program for the International Institute of Digital Technologies, Tirupati and by Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Accolades for the Praxis PGP in Data Science
The Post Graduate Program in Data Science with ML and AI (Formerly known as PGP in Business Analytics) aims at equipping students with the tools, techniques and skills to enable a seamless absorption into the domain of Analytics and grow into the roles of Data Scientists. Praxis thus focuses on offering its students a comprehensive analytics experience, a deep-dive that ensures extensive coverage, rigor and hands-on lab-work in the following:
- Technology Skills: an understanding of a wide range of tools like Python, R, Spark, Excel, SQL, SAS, Hadoop, MongoDB (NOSQL), Amazon AWS (EMR / EC2), QlikView and Tableau that are commonly used to extract, analyse and visualize data.
- Statistical Modeling and Analytical Skills: knowledge of statistics, data mining, machine learning and deep learning techniques and the ability to create predictive models
- Applying analytics to business situations: a fair understanding of business functions like marketing, finance, operations and the application of Analytics in verticals like BFSI, retail, telecom, Healthcare etc.
- Communication and Visualization Skills: the ability to tell an effective story.
The program is divided into three trimesters of three months each comprise classroom training on campus addressing the three pillars of Analytics:
|Techniques||Tools & Technology||Business Insights|
|Bayesian Networks||Big Data Spark||Analytics in Finance|
|Data Visualization||Data Visualization Lab||Business Analytics Approach|
|Deep Learning||Introduction to Python||Marketing Analytics|
|Econometrics||Introduction to R||Human Resources Analytics|
|Machine Learning||Introduction to SAS||Managerial Communication|
|Model Interpretation||NoSQL with MongoDB||Market Research|
|Statistical Modelling||RDBMS and Data Warehousing||Optimisation Techniques|
|Text Analytics||TensorFlow||Web, Healthcare & Telecom Analytics|
Praxis has put in place a well thought out and structured process for campus recruitment – The Praxis Placement Program and is committed to creating quality placement opportunities. All the enrolled students for the Analytics course are part of the Praxis Placement Program. Students are guided to make good career choices. Praxis faculty counsels the students and helps them discover their strengths and aptitude – so that there is a fit between what the students are good at and what the companies want. As a result, companies that have selected Praxis students in the past have come back every year to participate in our campus placement process.
Who is the Business Analytics & Data Science Program for?
The Praxis program is targeted at candidates who are serious about carving a career in analytics for themselves – and are willing to commit a full year to learning. These are candidates who wish to see themselves grow as successful Data Scientists.
Who should apply?
Candidates must have a minimum of 60% in their class X, XII and Graduation
Candidates must have completed their graduation from the following:
- MBA/ PGDM
- BA/MA – With Economics, Econometrics, Statistics & Mathematics
- BSc/MSc – With Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects
- Any other Graduate with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects
|Application||Students can apply online from Praxis website – www.praxis.ac.in|
|Tests Accepted||Praxis Admission Test (PAT)/CAT / XAT / GMAT / GRE (Last three year scores are accepted). Praxis reserves the right to conduct the Praxis Admission Test (PAT) in order to assess the candidate’s suitability.|
|Selection Process||Short list by assessment test score and profile. Shortlisted candidates appear for an interview with a panel comprising representatives from Praxis and the industry.|
|Interview Centres||Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Patna*|
|Assessment Dates||Fall Intake – January to May 2020
Spring Intake – September to December 2019
|Course Commencement||Fall intake – July 2020
Spring intake – January 2020
|Particulars||Academic Fee||Tuition Fee||Course Material||GST||Refundable Deposit||Installment Amount|
|Total Program Fee||5,10,000||85,300||6,05,300|
*Academic Fee includes Tuition, , Library and Academic activity fee.
* The above fee is applicable for all candidates who are selected after 11/02/2019
Refunds: After admission the entire amount paid by the student shall stand forfeited except the refundable deposit mentioned above. This applies to dismissals as well as withdrawals, voluntary or otherwise, from the institute’s rolls.
Laptop: Each student must have a wi-fi enabled personal laptop before the start of classes. For the Business Analytics program, the laptop has to be a 64 bit machine and should be equipped with a minimum of 4 GB RAM.
Educational Loans: Praxis has tied up with Credila and Avanse Financial Services for student loans, details of which would be furnished on selection.
Disputes: Any disputes are subject to the jurisdiction of Kolkata courts only.
The 9 month PG Program in Data Science with ML & AI ( Formerly known as PGP in Business Analytics – PGPBA) is offered from the Praxis campus at Bakrahat Road, Kolkata, the Praxis campus at HSR Layout, Bangalore and IMS Proschool Campus at Mumbai