IIM Calcutta - Advanced Programme in Data Sciences (APDS)

“Advanced Course in Data Sciences from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM Calcutta)”

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Course Overview

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that strives to extract knowledge or insights from data in various forms, either structured or unstructured. Data science employs techniques and theories drawn from many fields within the broad areas of mathematics, statistics, operations research, information science, and computer science.

Demand for trained data scientists has witnessed a massive growth in recent years. Data analysis is not only essential but indispensable for meeting the challenges of making most efficient strategic as well as tactical decisions. Applications of data science take place in various domains such as government sector, agriculture, atmospheric sciences, infrastructure management, financial markets, e-commerce. The objective of this programme is to introduce participants to the different tools and techniques used for handling, managing, analyzing and interpreting data. The program will be hands-on with introduction to software such as XL-Miner, Tableau, SPSS, R, @Risk, Arena, Apache Spark, etc. The programme is suited for working professionals who would like to have a hands-on feel on working with data and making sense of it. Successful completion of the program will enable the participants to acquire a strong foundation for applying advanced quantitative and statistical tools to make most effective decisions driven by sound data analysis.

Key Benefits

  • Superior performance on the job, Exclusive focus on imparting relevant skills & Development of career.
  • Recognized Certification from the foremost B School in the country
  • Learning from the best faculty in India and Industry Experts
  • Case studies and simulations
  • Continue earning while you gain a high quality Certification and improve eligibility for better job profiles with a recognized certification

Mode of Delivery

This Program is delivered through Interactive Onsite Learning platform where LIVE and highly interactive Sessions are conducted in the Authorized Study Centres established across India.



Graduates (10+2+3) / Post Graduates in Science or Engineering with min. 50% marks [aggregate - considering results of all years (e.g. 3 or 4 together)] recognized by UGC/AICTE.

Experience Minimum

3 years of minimum work experience is required to apply

Experience Maximum


Selection Process

Profiles will be assesed by IIM Calcutta on the basis of Academics, work experience and Statement of Purpose


Executive Certificate "Advanced Programme in Data Sciences" will be awarded by IIM Calcutta to students on successful completion of the programme.

Course Content

  • Statistics for Data Science
  • Mathematical Methods for Data Science
  • Data Representation and Visualization
  • Econometric Methods
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Stochastic Processes and Simulation
  • Database Management and Datawarehousing
  • Machine Learning
  • Decision Support Systems and Actionable Intelligence
  • Big Data Storage and Analysis

Campus Component

On-campus sessions will be thrice during course.

How it Work

  • Theory & Practical Inputs
  • Case study approach.
  • Assignments and E-Learning

IIM Calcutta will conduct examination and other evaluation methods required for certification. Successful completion of the programme will require a participant to (a) attend at least 66% in each of the courses and (b) obtain no more than two “Poor” grades in the whole programme

Application fees

INR 1,000 plus GST as applicable

Total Fees

INR 3,90,000 plus GST as applicable


Total amount to be paid in 4 installments

Instalment Structure

  Installment 1 Installment 2 Installment 3 Installment 4
Amount INR 80000+18000 100000 70000+24000 80000+18000

Technological Partner

VC Now


Last date to apply is August 15, 2019.


Wonderful Content and three campus content assures the practical approach and IIM C rigor in this program

Applications can be submitted Online. Application Link can be shared with candidates post profile confirmation by the concerned team.

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Course Duration

12 Months

Start - October 2019

Sunday 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM and Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM