Establishing pattern in a pile of huge data in quest of optimality, precision, time efficiency or making smarter decisions amidst diverse information are challenges faced by corporate sector in a world taken over by digital revolution. The role of a data scientist is to predict what is likely to happen given past data of what has happened and recommend decision makers cost effective changes to existing procedures and strategies. To meet this objective a data scientist explores and examines data from various perspectives to determine weaknesses, trends, and opportunities, and employs machine learning and statistical methods, invents new algorithms to solve problems and builds new tools to automate work. So professionals with background in Data Science are now most sought after in business, industry, scientific labs, etc. This course aims at producing competent data scientists with strong foundation in mathematics to address the above requirements in corporate sector while having ample scope for a career option in academics as well. The syllabus is designed for in-depth theoretical background in data science, hands on training in laboratory; interfere with industry with varieties of electives to choose for different requirements. The course is an amalgamation of Mathematics, Statistics, Computation, Big Data Analysis, Machine Learning including Deep Learning, Business Analytics and much more.
A candidate seeking admission to this programme should have passed Bachelor’s Degree with Mathematics/Statistics as honours/pass subject.
The maximum number of students to be admitted into the programme is 30 which include the number of students admitted under reserved categories as prescribed by the Govt. of Odisha and in vogue at the time of admission.