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Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (PGD-DS) awarded by Amity University in collaboration with eCornell


Rs. 155000/- (All-Inclusive)

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Online + Optional Campus Sessions


  • One-on-One Mentoring
  • Industry-driven comprehensive curriculum
  • 24/7 access to study material & video lectures
  • Live interactions with Data Scientists and Corporate leaders
  • Real-world Projects & Case Studies
  • Face to face meetup’s with top experts & your peers
  • Get Alumni Status from Amity University

About Program

A rigorous program designed by top academicians & experts to help working professionals develop frameworks and acquire skills to take up roles in data science.

    • Asia’s No. 1 online education platform.
    • Ruling in the area of online education for more than two decades.
    • Only internationally accredited online university with over 200,000 international students across 135 countries.
    • Most preferred online degree by employers and recruiters across the globe.
  • As Cornell University’s online learning platform, eCornell delivers online professional certificates and courses to individuals and organizations around the world. Courses are personally developed by Cornell faculty with expertise in a wide range of topics, including leadership and management, marketing, finance, data science, healthcare, and human resources. Students gain skills they can immediately apply in their organizations, ultimately earning a professional certificate from Cornell University.

  • Why Study Data Science?
    • Hottest career option for future. Harvard Business Review, termed it the sexiest job of the 21st century. Wired had famously quipped: “Tell your kids to be data scientists, not doctors.”
    • Humongous amount of data being generated by industry. There is a dearth of qualified professionals to make sense of this data.
    • A Data Scientist can now work in an industry s/he wants to and is not restricted to any particular sector. S/he can choose working in business, energy, supply chain, government, or healthcare.
    • Data is reshaping the landscape for many job roles, without knowledge of data it would be tough to sustain jobs in the future.
  • Why Amity’s PG Diploma in Data Science?

    Course in partnership with Cornell’s SC Johnson Business School - One of the most premium names in Business education.

    • You gain a well-rounded foundation and deeper understanding to create solutions using ML & AI.
    • You master essential concepts and exceptional skills to train intelligent machines and AI systems effectively.
    • You attain practical mastery over a wide range of ML applications in healthcare, retail, financial services and manufacturing industries.
  • From Cornell University
    Paul Krause

    CEO of eCornell, Associate Vice Provost for Online Learning at Cornell University

    "Data analytics is among today’s fastest-growing and highest-paid professions as organizations increasingly rely on data to drive strategic business decisions. eCornell is pleased to collaborate with Amity University to offer courses from Cornell University faculty that will help students achieve success."

Program Structure & Format

Candidates can complete the 12-months course of study through:
  • Recorded video lectures and other study material from faculty with real-world expertise
  • Optional contact sessions at Amity Campuses with industry mentors and experts to solve queries and doubts
  • Online coursework that includes case studies, mini-projects and assignments
  • Hands-on exercises in Python, R and Other Data tools
  • Work on real life data sets.
  • Capstone Data Science Project to work on practical business cases.
Our Campuses for Contact Classes
  • Amity Bangalore, Kormangala

  • Amity Chennai, Gopalapuram

  • Amity Hyderabad, Punjagutta

  • Amity Mumbai, Malad & Kurla

  • Amity Pune, Senapati Bapat Road

  • Amity Noida, Sector 125

  • Amity Dubai, UAE

  • Amity Singapore, 3 Kay Siang Road

If the contact classes are not available in your city, don’t worry. You will be provided access to the recorded lectures of contact sessions of another nearby city.

Eligibility & Selection

  • For whom
    • Working professionals in IT / Analytics / Statistics / Big Data / Machine Learning
    • Fresh graduates from Engineering / Mathematics / IT backgrounds
    • Professionals looking to develop skills to do statistical analysis to support decision making
    • Final year students completing their graduation on or before December 2019
  • Eligibility
    • BE / B.Tech / BCA / MCA / B.Sc. (Maths) / M.Sc (Maths) with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks is compulsory
    • Candidates with Mathematics, Statistics background will be given preference.
    • Minimum of two years full-time work experience after graduation or post-graduation is required.
    • For meritorious fresher students / Young Professionals (CGPA > 7/10), the work experience will be relaxed on the basis of application.


Our team of world-class faculties have years of experience as professional trainers and have worked closely with analytics adopters across various sectors. Their industry exposure will help you to understand the everyday nitty-gritty to be a successful Data Scientist.

Ashish Gilotra

  • 20+ Years of Experience in Machine Learning
  • ME - BITS Pilani - Software Engineering
  • Ex, Head ML & AI (HT Media), VP - AuthBridge

Dr. Suresh Varadarajan

  • 26+ Years of Experience
  • PhD, Engineering - Marquette University
  • BE, IISc Bangalore | MTech, IIT Kanpur

Dr. Himanshu Choudhary

  • Data Scientist, Soft Maverick Technologies Inc.
  • Ex-Associate Professor, The Northcap University
  • Ex-Academic Associate, IIM Ahmedabad


  • Alumni - IIM Bangalore
  • Data Analyst - Dell EMC
  • Ex Engineering - Infosys

Dr. Karthic Narayanan

  • MSc & PhD - Nanyang Technical University (NTU)
  • Experience in Modelling using Stats, Algo Modelling
  • Has worked with leading Hedge Funds for Advisory in Futures, Commodities & Options

Dr. Sakshi Babbar

  • PhD - Data Mining - University of Sydney, Australia
  • Worked on Predicting Water Quality Index of Yamuna River
  • 14 Years experience in Education
  • Faculty from eCornell

    Chris Anderson

    • Professor - Cornell University- College of Business, School of Hotel Administration
    • MBA Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario 1998
    • PhD Management Science, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario 2002

Course Curriculum 12 months | 8 Modules

  • Module I – Introduction to Data Science
    • What is Data Science and why is it so important?
    • Overview of Data Science and Analytics
    • Mathematics for Data Science
      1. Probability and Inferential Statistics
      2. Linear Algebra
      3. Calculus
    • Introduction to Python and R
      1. Basic Python Programming constructs
      2. Functions and OOP in Python, NumPy basics
      3. Learn Pandas basic concepts, work with Series
      4. Work with Pandas DataFrame (Advanced)
      5. Fundamentals of R
      6. Univariate statistics in R
      7. Data preparation using R
  • Module II – Data Visualization techniques
    • Understanding and Visualizing Data
      1. Learn to utilize your own decision-making framework to achieve desired outcomes.
      2. Evaluate decisions by looking at key performance measures and determining their implications for stakeholders.
    • Data Visualization in Python using Matplot
    • Work with Pandas DataFrame (Advanced)
    • Data Visualization in Tableau
  • Module III – Decision Making and Predictive Analysis
    • Implementing Scientific Decision Making
      1. Use statistics and test hypotheses to forecast uncertain outcomes.
      2. Determine the likelihood of arriving at specific results and favorable outcomes.
    • Using Predictive Data Analysis
      1. Identify data relationships to reduce uncertainty and use regression models to drive decisions.
      2. Make better predictions and estimates for outcomes using modeling frameworks.
    • Case Study
  • Module IV – Data Modeling and Optimization
    • Modeling Uncertainty and Risk
      1. Use estimates of probable future outcomes for simple Yes/No decisions, based on increasingly complex modeling situations.
      2. Develop and use a Monte Carlo simulation to examine outcomes that vary based on multiple, interdependent decisions.
    • Optimization and Modeling Simultaneous Decisions
      1. Create an optimization model for linear and non-linear decision situations.
      2. Use data models to predict and optimize outcomes in complex situations involving multiple, simultaneous decisions.
    • Case Study
  • Module V – Machine Learning (Supervised Learning - I)
    • Generalised Linear Models
      1. Linear Regression
      2. Ridge and Lasso Regression
      3. Logistic Regression
    • Classification
      1. Random Forest
      2. Decision Trees
      3. Support Vector Machines
      4. KNN
      5. Naïve Bayes
      6. Usage
    • Boosting Algorithms using Python
      1. Concept of weak learners
      2. Introduction to boosting algorithms
      3. Adaptive Boosting
      4. Extreme Gradient Boosting (XGBoost)
    • Case Study
  • Module VI – Machine Learning (UnSupervised Learning - II)
    • Clustering
      1. K-Means
      2. K Nearest Neighbours
      3. Association Rule Learning
    • Dimensionality Reduction
      1. Need for dimensionality reduction
      2. Principal Component Analysis (PCA)
      3. Singular Value Decomposition(SVD)
      4. T-distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding (t-SNE)
    • Reinforcement Learning
      1. Markov Decision
      2. Monte Carlo Prediction
  • Module VII – Deep Learning
    • Time Series Forecasting
      1. Logistic
      2. Time Series (ARIMA)
      3. Assignment & Case Study (Time Series)
    • Neural Networks
      1. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)
      2. Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN)
      3. Long Short-Term memory (LSTM)
      4. Gated recurrent units (GRUs)
    • Case Study
  • Module VIII – Big Data Analytics
    • Introduction to Big data and Hadoop
    • HDFS and YARN
    • MapReduce and Sqoop
    • Basics of Hive and Impala
    • Working with Hive and Impala
    • Types of data formats
    • Advanced Hive Concept and Data File
    • Apache Flume and HBase
    • Pig
    • Basics of Apache Spark
    • RDDs in Spark
    • Implementation of Spark Applications
    • Spark Parallel Processing
    • Spark RDD Optimizatoin Techniques
    • Spark Algorithm
    • Spark SQL
    • Case Study

Case Studies

Case 1

Improving Customer Engagement at VMWare through Analytics

Case 2

Linear Regression a high level overview

Case 3

Larsen and Toubro: Spare Parts Forecasting

Case 4

Big Data Dreams: A Framework for Corporate Strategy

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Application Process

  • 1. Fill up the Application Form

  • 2. Screening call from Admission Director's Office basis on Profile

  • 3. Final Application to be shared with Admission Committee for final selection

Program Fees

155000 /- (All-Inclusive)

  • One Time Payment

    Rs. 155000/-

    • No Interest EMI Option
    • Faster payment with Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking
  • Cardless EMI Payment


    • Pay Hassle free Zero percent EMI in 12 months.
    • No Credit Card required

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the PGD-DS program, you will be able to
  • Learn to make sense of organizational data, develop processes for managing data and use data to inform key business decisions
  • Learn how to combine data visualization and predictive models to increase the accuracy of your predictions
  • Learn to formulate a business question as a scientific hypothesis that can be tested using statistical methods
  • Create and validate regression models that can be used to determine the effect of attributes on a decision and predict likely outcomes
  • Gain the expertise to use a wide range of modern statistical tools and software packages like R, Python, Spark, Excel, MySQL,Hadoop
  • Learn to do visual analytics with free access to paid software packages like Tableau


Earn a Certificate of Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science ( PGD-DS) from Amity University.

Add the certificate to your CV and improve your job/business prospects

eCornell Certification

Earn a Completion Certificate in Data Analytics 360 from eCornell

40 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

26 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward PMI recertification

Add the internationally accredited certificate to your CV and improve your job / business prospects

Case Studies & Assignments

  • Case Studies
    • Get hands-on experience with real-life case studies
    • Work on real life data sets from the industry
  • Assignments
    • Regular assignments after each module to help you apply concepts and understand gaps in your knowledge.

Projects & Quizzes

  • Online Quiz
    • Be responsible for your own learning with optional online quizzes at the end of each module.
    • Test your subject understanding and determine your readiness for program completion.
  • Capstone Project
    • Capstone Project - the main highlight of PGD-DS
    • Get an opportunity to apply tools and techniques learnt in the program on real-world data science problems
    • Have access to continuous guidance from a Project Mentor to execute the project
    • Submit a detailed report along with a recorded presentation to achieve success in the project


Class performance will be based on following components:

  • Data Science projects across various domains
  • Capstone Project
  • Module-based Assignments
  • Quizzes.

Faculty members may choose a few or all above stated components.

Career Assistance

  • Enhance your career aspirations with assistance from our Virtual Job Fair, existing Corporate and Alumni network, and recruitment partners like and many others.
  • On successful completion of the program, equip yourself with sophisticated expertise to apply for jobs in Analytics domain in the roles of Business Intelligence Analyst, Business Analytics Consultant, Data Specialist, Data Mining Expert, Research Analyst, Big Data Analyst and Data Scientist.
  • Get connected with our Career Counsellor towards the end of the program to be interview-ready as per the current industry requirements.

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