EY supports new Advanced Data Science Programme launched by IMT CDL

16 July 2019 Consultancy.in 2 min. read

The Institute of Management Technology Centre for Distance learning (IMT CDL) has added a new dimension to its IMT Online module, having launched a new Post-Graduate programme in the Advanced Data Science domain. The nine-month programme will be supported by global professional services firm EY.

The new programme reflects broader trends within the Indian market vis-à-vis the global economy, given that the country is set to become a major contributor to global talent in advanced analytics. Jobs such as Data Architect, Data Scientist, Data Engineer are set to become crucial in any sector over the next few years.

India has a considerable talent pool in this area, and is looking to further develop it to consolidate its value in the global economy. IMT CDL’s latest initiative has been developed with this objective in mind, and Big Four accounting and advisory firm EY is supporting with the talent development process.

Consultants from EY will offer training and expertise throughout the duration of the 9 month, 192-hour programme. Academics in the data analytics field will also offer training for the course, which will take place live and online. The training modules will focus on in-depth advanced analytic skills.

EY to support new Advanced Data Science Programme launched by IMT CDL

In addition, the programme will cover other Industry 4.0 areas such as familiarity with artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning and a number of other fields. The post-graduate programme is looking to develop talent in the digital sphere, something that EY recognises the necessity for. 

The firm has released analysis in recent years that predicts that one in ten jobs over the next five years is likely to require entirely novel skills, as the nature of jobs evolves to demand working in collaboration with machines, AI and other technological applications.

Commenting on the programme, CEO of IMT CDL Vikas Aggarwal said, “We are extremely delighted to launch the all-new Advanced Data Science program for students and young professionals who are seeking a specialised online course in the Data Science/Analytics domain. This extensive program will widen opportunities for students to work with data-centric organisations that are evolving at a fast pace. Our partnership with EY will give students the right opportunity to have an industry-centric learning experience.”

Sandip Khetan, National Lead and Partner for Financial Accounting and Advisory Services at EY said, “Data analytics plays an instrumental role in helping companies make smarter and insightful decisions by predicting scenarios and outcomes. I am sure this program will help students leverage the many opportunities around data analytics.”