Jigsaw Academy and University of Chicago’s School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies have collaborated to introduce an integrated programme in Data Science and Machine Learning. Jigsaw Academy is an online school for analytics funded by Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE).
Lecturers from University of Chicago and industry experts from Jigsaw Academy will prepare the content and curriculum for the course that will last for nine months and will cost around $5000 (approximately Rs 3.25 lakhs).
“Globally, we are producing more data than ever before. We have the tools to harness the power of data to draw insights that can affect real world change. With Jigsaw Academy’s considerable industry expertise, we have launched a comprehensive program that equips the tech workers of tomorrow with the necessary skills to remain competitive and relevant in a dynamic industry environment,” said Rob Schnieders , Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, University of Chicago.
Young professionals working across domains or functions can join the programme. The study programme features specific electives addressing the analytical needs across different industry sectors. It integrates business strategy, project-based learning, simulations and case studies.
It will be a chance for the students to work with real data sets to provide data-driven strategic and tactical recommendations. The curriculum includes a module on Spark, one of the most actively used platforms for machine learning which also combines well with R and Big Data.
“We are confident that the IDM programme is unique in its approach. We have created this course keeping in mind both – the requisite technical skills and crucial softer aspects like storytelling and project management in analytics. With this program, we have built a strong industry connect with guest speakers, industry projects, company contests. Beyond the classroom, we also empower our students with valuable networking opportunities and career connections,” said Sarita Digumarti, cofounder, Jigsaw Academy.