What is Data Analytics?
Data analytics is the science of analyzing raw data in order to make conclusions about that information. Many of the techniques and processes of data analytics have been automated into mechanical processes and algorithms that work over raw data for human consumption.
What Does a Data Analyst Do?
A data analyst collects and stores data on sales numbers, market research, logistics, linguistics, or other behaviors. They regulate, normalize, and calibrate the data so that it can be easily extracted and used. They interpret data, analyze results by using statistical techniques and provide reports. Data Analysts usually, work with Data Scientists in both IT as well as management department. A data analyst salary usually averages from 4 – 6 lakh rupees per annum in India.
Data Analytics at Shiv Nadar University
Shiv Nadar University is one of the few institutions that provide courses on Data Analytics. In 2014 Shiv Nadar University set up The Big Data Analytics Center (BDAC) under the aegis of the School of Natural Sciences (SoNS), which is an interdisciplinary center for Big Data Analytics. The BDAC provides a post-graduate diploma and a Master's degree in Data Analytics for young minds interested in this field.
- The applicants should have either a four-year undergraduate degree in engineering/ mathematics/ statistics/ physics/ economics/ commerce or a Masters degree in mathematics/ physics/ statistics/ economics/ commerce, or a three-year undergraduate degree in mathematics/ statistics/ physics/ economics/ commerce plus two or more years of relevant industrial experience.
- The applicants for executive education are expected to have at least five years of work experience.
- The minimum eligibility criteria can be waived for exceptionally qualified profiles.
The program consists of ten courses in the first and second semester. Out of ten courses, eight are core courses and two are elective courses. The elective courses will have a wide range in the big data analytics to suite the research interest of the student. The summer internship is for two months, based on available choices and the interest of the student. Third and fourth semesters will involve Master’s thesis.
- Statistical Package For The Social Sciences (SPSS)
- Statistical Analysis System (SAS)
The detailed fee structure (in Rupees) for pursuing M.Sc. in Data Analyst at Shiv Nadar University is given below:
|Fee Type||Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3||Semester 4||Total|
|Tuition and Special Fee||1,87,500||1,87,500||1,87,500||1,87,500||7,50,000|
|Student Activity Fee||1,000||-||1,000||-||2,000|
In addition to the scholarship amount for each semester, up to 5 students, based on Director’s discretion, are eligible for teaching assistantships of Rs. 12,000 per month for working as a teaching assistant. This assistantship may continue up to a maximum of 4 semesters, subject to satisfactory performance evaluated continuously and compliance with all University regulations.
Here is the scholarship amount (in Rupees) for each semester:
|Course||Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3||Semester 4||Total|
|M.Sc. in Data||1,37,500||1,37,500||1,37,500||1,37,500||5,50,000|
Data Analysts are recruited by MNCs. Top organizations that recruit a Data Analyst are:
- Walmart Labs
- Fractal Analytics
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Only a handful of institutions provide Data Analytics degree and Shiv Nadar is among them, which makes it unique. If you pursue your career in Shiv Nadar, you will get immense opportunities and success by opening numerous career paths.
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