PGDBA is a two-year full time diploma programme aimed at creating business analytics professionals employable by leading Indian and foreign firms. This programme is designed for those who have an analytical mindset, are interested in tackling challenging business problems, and possess an inclination towards mathematics. Some of the salient features of the programme include courses taught by reputed faculty members at the campuses of three globally renowned institutes, hands-on business analytics training at a related company, continuous interaction with industry leaders throughout the course of the diploma programme, and the availability of placement opportunities at all three institutes jointly offering this programme.
The amount of data being produced and captured is increasing at an exponential rate. International Data Corp. (IDC) forecasts that data production will increase to 40 Zettabytes (or 40 billion terabytes) by 2020, 50 times more than in 2010. This enormous amount of data can be used by business enterprises to generate new insights, enable better decision making and improve processes of organizations. Business analytics refers to the analysis of data using statistical, machine learning and quantitative techniques with the purpose of understanding past performance of the business and generating new insights for the future. According to a forecast made by IDC, the global spending on business analytics services is expected to rise from US$ 51.6 billion in 2014 to US$ 89.6 billion in 2018. Despite the growing significance of business analytics, the supply of trained analytics professionals is lagging far behind the demand for such professionals. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, by 2018, the United States alone will lack about 140,000 to 190,000 workers with deep analytical skills and another 1.5 million managers and analysts who can utilize large data sets to make better decisions.
In India, the analytics market is expected to double between 2013 and 2018, reaching a figure of US$ 2.3 billion by 2018, according to a report published by Nasscom and Blueocean Market Intelligence. There will be a shortage of about 200,000data scientists in India over the next few years, according to sources in the Analytics Special Interest Group set up by NASSCOM. Hence, creation of trained industry-ready business analytics professionals is the need of the day.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) – jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI Kolkata – aims to help shape the emerging profession of business analytics by delivering a cutting edge inter disciplinary educational experience to graduate applicants with an aspiration of building a career in this field.
PGDBA is a two year full time residential diploma programme aimed at creating business analytics professionals employable by leading Indian and foreign firms. This programme is designed for those who have an analytical mindset, are interested in tackling challenging business problems, and possess an inclination towards mathematics. Some of the salient features of the programme include courses taught by reputed faculty members at the campuses of three globally renowned institutes, hands- on business analytics training at a related company, continuous interaction with industry leaders throughout the course of the diploma programme, and the availability of placement opportunities at all the three institutes jointly offering this programme.
A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with any of the following:
10+2+4 : Minimum of 60% marks in the BS/BTech/BE or equivalent Level
10+2+5: Minimum of 60% marks in the Integrated Masters or equivalent Level
10+2+3+2: Minimum of 60% marks in the Masters Level
For SC/ ST and Differently Abled (DA) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55%.
Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they appear in the final examination and complete other academic requirements as specified above by May 31, 2016.
For such cases, admission will be provisional subject to meeting the 60% for General / OBC category candidates and at least 55% aggregate marks or equivalent for SC/ ST and DA category candidates. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified above should be submitted by October 31, 2016.
Written Test and Personal Interview
A written test will be held on February 14, 2016, to shortlist candidates for personal interviews. Candidates shortlisted after the written test will be called for personal interview to be held in March, 2016.The final offer would be made on the basis of performance in the written test, personal interview, work experience, and academic background.
Syllabus for Written Test
Section A: Verbal Ability (Reading & Comprehension; Grammar/correction of sentences) and Logical Reasoning
Section B:(i) Data Interpretation: Data driven questions (pie charts, graphs, trends)
(ii) Quantitative Aptitude: Sets, combinatorics, Algebra (solutions of quadratic equations, inequalities, simultaneous linear equations, binomial theorem, series, AP, GP, HP, matrices) Euclidean geometry, Coordinate geometry (lines, circles, conic sections) Trigonometry (triangles, trigonometric identities, heights and distances) Calculus (functions, limits, continuity, derivative, maxima & minima, methods of integration, evaluation of areas using integration).
Cities for Written Test and Personal Interview:
Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai
As per Government of India stipulations for SC/ST/OBC (NCL) and Differently Abled (DA) candidates.