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January 4, 2017

PG Diploma in Business Analytics - Last Date : 12.01.2017

Indian Statistical Institute, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur association with Indian Institute of Management , Kolkata jointly invites Applications for  offering PG Diploma in Analytics Course.

Details : 

About the Course : 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 200,000 more

ELIGIBILITY : A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with any of the following:
 10+2+4 : Minimum of 60% marks, and/or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, and/or equivalent, in the BS/B Tech/BE or equivalent Level.

 10+2+5: Minimum of 60% marks, and/or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, and/or equivalent, in the Integrated Masters or equivalent Level.

10+2+3+2: Minimum of 60% marks, and/or CGPA 6.5 on a 10-point scale, and/or equivalent, in the Masters Level.

For SC/ ST and Differently Abled (DA) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55%, and/or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale, and/or equivalent.

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, 2017. For such cases, admission will be provisional subject to meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned above. Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified above should be submitted by October 31, 2017.

VERBAL ABILITY: Reading & Comprehension; Grammar/correction of sentences.
LOGICAL REASONING: Logical connectives, Statements and Conclusions, Matching and sequences.

DATA INTERPRETATION AND DATA VISUALIZATION: Data driven questions (pie charts, graphs, trends).

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).


Eligible candidates are requested to apply online. Click here to apply online. Application fee of Rs.2000/- (Rs.1000/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/DA categories) has to be paid through the “State Bank Collect” website of ISI admission portal for PGDBA. Application fee can be paid online/offline, two working days after submission of the application form.

Online payment can be made by using Debit/ Credit Card/net banking. Keep the print out of transaction details for future reference.

Offline payment can be made by cash only at any branch of SBI. For offline payment:
The applicant will have to download and print the Challan from the State Bank Collect website.
The applicant should proceed to a SBI branch, two working days after submission of the application form.

Applicant will have to pay the application fee and the bank charges in cash only.
After making payment the bank will return the applicant's copy of the Challan which must be retained by the candidate.

Online application starts: November 29, 2016
Payment of application fee starts: December 01, 2016
Last date of submission of online application: January 10, 2017  January 12, 2017
Last date of payment of application fee: January 17, 2017
Issue of admit cards (Online): January 24, 2017
Written Test:  February 19, 2017
Announcement of short-listed candidates and sending call letter (email) for personal interviews:  March 7, 2017
Personal interview for short-listed candidates:  Last Week of March, 2017
Announcement of final offer: On or before April 17, 2017
Closure of admission process:   June 14, 2017
Commencement of PGDBA program:   June 19, 2017

LAST DATE : Last date of submission of online application:   January 12, 2017