Professional Certificate in Data Science (PCDS)

Overview of the Program

  • The Professional Certificate in Data Science (CDS) is a six months distance learning program designed to learn the basics of data science skills to address real world business problems
  • Understand the concepts such as R and Python programming, business communication, statistical modelling and visualization to address relevant business problems
  • Understand, manage and critically analyze data using programming and tools
  • Confidently, develop basic programming with R and Python
  • Competency in statistical concepts like probability, inference and hypothesis testing for business data analysis and intervention strategies
  • Understanding algorithm development and visualization tools including R, Python and Tableau
  • Hands on experience with structured data algorithm building and working to apply business and data thinking to real world problems

Structure of the Program

Sr. No.Subjects
1Foundations of Probability and Statistics for Data Science
2Data Structures and Algorithms
3Business Communication and Presentation Skills for Data Analytics


Sr. No.Subjects
1Essential Engineering Skills in Big Data Analytics Using R and Python
2Statistics and Probability in Decision Modeling – 1
3Statistics and Probability in Decision Modeling – 2
4Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
5The Art and Science of Storytelling and Visualization
6Hands-on Project 1


Eligibility Criteria

  • Engineering (B. E. or B. Tech degree) OR
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree with Math components with minimum 50% marks
  • Candidates may have to go through an Online Interview Process
  • Math skills of linear algebra, calculus and coordinate geometry are required for the program
  • Programming concepts like looping and iteration (such as while and for loops), Branching (if-then-else constructs), Functions and recursion and experience of writing simple programs that use these constructs are required for programming

Fee Structure

The below mentioned Fee structure is subject to change at the discretion of the University. Any payment made via Demand Draft should be made in favour of “SVKM’s NMIMS” payable at Mumbai.
  • Admission Processing Fees (One time, non-refundable): Rs. 1200
  • Program Fee total Rs. 1,75,000 (excluding GST)

Additional Fee

In addition to the Fees, the following Fees are applicable:

  • An initial amount of Rs. 5,000/- from the program fee will be collected at the time of registration
  • The University offers special incentives to our armed forces with a 20% concession on the program fee
  • In addition, Students need to pay an examination fee of Rs 600/- per subject
  • Now avail loan facility to pay fees for the Program even without a credit card
  • EMI Facility (3, 6, 9, 12 months) available via credit cards of the following banks: HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Citi Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank

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