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Top 10 Analytics / Data Science Training Institutes In India – Ranking 2017


Amidst the growing number of institutes that are offering analytics courses, it often gets overwhelming as to which is the right one for you. Answering the same, we bring to you our annual ranking titled ‘Top 10 Analytics/Data Science Training Institutes in India’, that lists top 10 institutes for this year you can vouch for your analytics needs.

This is the sixth consecutive ranking by us and successfully provides insights into analytics education world. In an intensive analysis of over two months, these institutes were minutely analyzed on various parameters to come up with the ranking. These five parameters are— Course Content, Pedagogy, External Collaborations, Faculty and Other Attributes like Placement Assistance, Virtual Labs Events, LMS, etc. Each of these parameters was allotted ratings on the scale of 1-5, where 5 is for the best and 1 for the worst.

This is an independent Study by Analytics India Magazine and is based on information that institutes shared with us. This ranking is for the personal information only and is intended to serve as a guiding post for students in their search for analytics institutes. Students are advised to do their own research since there are various other factors that come into the picture for a subjective decision making on the institutes.


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1. Jigsaw Academy

  • Headquarter: Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Year of Inception: 2011
  • Cities of Operation: Online, so all over India and globally
  • Flagship Analytics Program: Data Science Specialization
  • Mode of Delivery: Online- mix of self paced and live online classes
  • Cost of the Program: INR 42,000 for a duration of 10 months
  • Website:  https://www.jigsawacademy.com/

Jigsaw Academy continues to be the leading analytics training provider in India, backed by strong focus on online learning and external collaborations. Also, being one of the early players in this space helps in ensuring that the material is industry relevant at all times and come with frequent updates. Founded by the duo of Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti, and funded by Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), Jigsaw Academy has helped over 40,000 students in 30+ countries to build a successful career in analytics with their specialized industry oriented courses.

Course Content (Rating 4.7): Course content is driven by the unique CATALYST method that offers case study workshops, industry driven contests, live interaction sessions, industry webinars, live projects, internships and placement preparation. Suited for fresher and working professionals, it covers all aspect of data science and machine learning in one course. It strongly aligns to job roles in data science, training in skills starting from problem articulation through data extraction, data wrangling, EDA, model building, and insight generation.

Pedagogy (Rating 4.7): The CATALYST approach is Jigsaw Academy‘s unique training methodology that enhances career growth. This methodology provides a student everything that is needed to grow as a skilled professional.

Faculty (Rating 4.7): The faculties comes with rich industry experience, across the domain and industry.

External Collaborations (Rating 4.8): One of the very strong points for Jigsaw, It has external collaborations with University of Chicago, SDA Bocconi, Asian Institute of Management, IBM and corporates such as Gramener, Microsoft, Adobe, Cognizant, Reliance, HCL, Genpact, Mahindra, Maersk, Applied Materials, WNS, Swiss Re, Societe Generale, GSK, Citibank, Flipkart, Nokia.

Other Attributes (Rating 4.7): It offers extensive placement assistance and job postings for Jigsaw students that don’t have previous experience in analytics. It also conducts mock interviews, live contests and offer question banks. Students can connect through Jigsaw learning center, at any time.  

The overall rating is 4.72


2. AnalytixLabs

  • Headquarter: Delhi, NCR
  • Year of Inception: 2011
  • Cities of Operation: Global, with classroom options in Delhi-NCR and Bangalore
  • Flagship Analytics Program: Business Analytics 360, Advance Big Data Science
  • Mode of Delivery: Both Online and Offline
  • Cost of the Program: INR 42,000 + taxes for Business Analytics 360 and INR 40,000 + taxes for Advance Big Data Science, both for a duration of 6 months with live classes on each Saturdays and Sunday
  • Website: www.analytixlabs.co.in

AnalytixLabs is a leading capability building and training solutions firm led by McKinsey, IIM, ISB and IIT alumni with deep industry experience and a flair for coaching. In addition to individual professional training, they have also delivered training programs for reputed clients, like American Express, BlackRock, Cisco, EXL Services, Genpact, Jabong, Kotak, Snapdeal, Times Group, Tech-Mahindra and Indian Army.

Course Content (Rating 4.7): AnalytixLab’s courses are meticulously mapped to various job roles rather than focusing on just making the students learn tools. The courses are designed and validated by seasoned professionals themselves. Periodic updates are made to the list of courses, and the courses themselves to match with the evolving analytics industry.

Pedagogy (Rating 4.6): Their courses are designed and delivered in such a way that it provides experiential learning to the candidates. The structure of the course is aligned to a typical project flow in analytics. They demonstrate use cases from close to real-life situations so that the students are fully prepared once they get to their jobs.

Faculty (Rating 4.7): It boasts a faculty to student ratio of 1:30, with 15 of them having core industry experience. Their team together has over 50 years of experience in analytics and consulting, and the trainers have experience with leading firms like McKinsey, Deloitte, Genpact, Fidelity and Facebook.

External Collaboration (Rating 4.6):  One of their biggest collaborations has been the partnership with Asean Data Analytics Exchange, Malaysia. This collaboration is recognized with the HR Ministry of Malaysia and they have already started delivery of programs there.

Other Attributes (Rating 4.6): Post successful course completion, candidates are offered assistance for profile building, followed by preparation for interviews. It also has the concept of job referral which are based on the requirements from various organizations, HR consultants and large pool of AnalytixLabs’ ex-students working in various companies. The students can also register to a discussion forum through the Integrated Learning Management System, where they can also access live classes, recordings and study material.

The overall rating is 4.64


3. Upx Academy

  • Headquarter: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Year of Inception: 2016
  • Cities of Operation: Online, and hence all cities
  • Flagship Analytics Program: 6 Month Comprehensive program in Data Science
  • Mode of Delivery: Online- Instructor led
  • Cost of the Program: INR 70,000 for a duration of 6 months
  • Website: www.upxacademy.com

A new entrant to the list this year, Upx has quickly moved up the rank and have showed the promise of being a leading education provider in the analytics space. An edtech platform powered by IT major Tech Mahindra, UpX Academy helps individuals and businesses move up in life by providing cutting edge training in big data, data analytics & machine learning.

Course Content (Rating 4.5): The Data Science Certificate Program covers a broad array of topics such as data extraction, exploratory data analysis, machine learning algorithms, python, NLP, advanced deep learning and many more. It provides opportunity to undertake projects on real-world data-sets from companies such as Amazon, Twitter, Walmart. Suited for professionals with experience of 1-20 years, it gives hands on exposure to students by giving an access to cloud lab.

Pedagogy (Rating 4.5): It has a diverse range of faculties with a combined experience of 40+ years in the industry. Along with conceptual learning, the candidates are given hands on exposure with the relevant subject matter using case studies and real life examples.  

Faculty (Rating 4.5): The faculty department is adorned with experienced professionals in the field such as Ratnakar, who is a seasoned analytics professional with 14+ years of data science and analytics experience and currently heads the analytics department at Kabbage, CVG who is the principal data scientist at HP, Suchit who is a machine learning and IoT expert and Arun who is instructor for Tableau and is also a part of the product development team at UpX Academy.

External Collaboration (Rating 4.6): Upx is powered by IT major Tech Mahindra.

Other Attributes (Rating 4.5): Guiding the candidates for employment, they help them craft resumes highlights the skills they have acquired correctly. Secondly, they conduct a lot of industry immersion sessions, bringing people from the industry to interact with students. Third, whenever organizations have any requirements, they float these job descriptions in student community. LMS is a key highlight where they upload recordings of every class. They also have thriving discussion forum in the LMS.

The overall rating is 4.56


4. Edvancer

  • Headquarter: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Year of Inception: 2013
  • Cities of Operation: Online, and hence all cities
  • Flagship Analytics Program: Certified Data Science Specialist
  • Mode of Delivery: Online
  • Cost of the Program: INR 32,500 for a duration of 140 hours
  • Website:  www.edvancer.in

Edvancer is one of India’s top analytics training institutes, providing training in analytics, data science & big data globally, and has trained over 5,000 professionals. It is an IIM-IIT alumni venture and is an online analytics knowledge hub designed to meet the learning needs of all kinds of professionals interested in analytics.

Course Content (Rating 4.4): Suited for both fresher and working professionals, the course is designed to provide significant hands-on capabilities to students through the use of real case studies and multiple projects. Senior data scientists from top companies in the industry are selected to be Edvancer’s faculty, who have 4-10 years of experience in the industry. Students have a life time access to all the course material and videos.   

Pedagogy (Rating 4.5): It has live instructor led online classes, delivered by the industry experts. Students are ensured a complete interaction with the trainers and other participants though voice and chat, which means the virtual classrooms work just like a normal class.

Faculty (Rating 4.8): All of Edvancer’s faculty are industry professionals with anything between 5-10 years of experience in this field. They are rigorously evaluated and then trained extensively in the online pedagogy before they take classes. A total of seven faculties also have Phd. The faculty to student ratio is 1:10.

External Collaborations (Rating 4.4): Edvancer has partnered with Wiley, the world’s largest education provider for a globally recognized certification in Big Data and Hadoop.

Other Attributes (Rating 4.6): It offers placement assistance to its students through its wide industry network including companies like Cognizant, Happiest Minds, Hansa Cequity, TCS, ICICI Lombard, Accenture, L&T, HCL, Wipro, etc. They also have discussion forums and Q&A forums on their LMS, along with whatsapp groups for each their students and the faculty.

The overall rating is 4.54


5. INSOFE

  • Headquarter: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Year of Inception: 2011
  • Cities of Operation: Hyderabad, Bengaluru
  • Flagship Analytics Program: PGP in Big Data Analytics & Optimization
  • Mode of Delivery: Classroom
  • Cost of the Program: INR 3,25,000 + 18 % GST for a duration of 6 months
  • Website: www.insofe.edu.in

Geared towards fulfilling contemporary and complex demands of industry, the curriculum of INSOFE stems from research led by the in-house team of 20+ strong data scientists who work on cutting-edge research and industry leading projects spread across verticals.

Course Content (Rating 4.4): INSOFE’s course curriculum is specially designed to meet the industry requirements. It is designed such that, it throws light on both conventional methods as well as cutting edge technology. The program aims to deliver Big Data Analytics and Optimization Certified, industry ready professionals with high expertise and problem solving skills.

Pedagogy (Rating 4.5): INSOFE’s Pedagogy is at par with the premier universities in the world and to complement that, CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) quoted INSOFE’s program to be equivalent to that of its own. The curriculum is designed such that it is based on the requirements and inputs taken from 3 stakeholders i.e. the industry, Universities and fellow practitioners.

Faculty (Rating 4.9): 100 % of INSOFE faculty hold PhD from some of the world’s top universities. With a faculty to student ratio of 1:10, INSOFE faculties have rich and unparalleled industry experience in senior leadership, consulting and advisory roles. Two of INSOFE’s mentors, Dr. Dakshinamurthy V Kolluru and Dr. Sreerama K V Murthy, have been listed among the ’10 most prominent analytics academicians in India’. All INSOFE mentors hold PhDs from world’s top Universities like Carnegie Mellon University, University of Texas – El Paso, State University of New York – Buffalo, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas – Austin and IIT Bombay. All mentors have numerous publications in international journals.

External Collaboration (Rating 4.4): INSOFE’s Big Data analytics and optimization program is the only one in Asia to be certified for the quality of Content, Pedagogy and Assessment by the Language Technologies Institute (LTI, ranked #1 in the world in the area of computer science) of Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

Other Attributes (Rating 4.4): It facilitates Almaconnect, an online portal for INSOFE alumni to stay connected with each other and keep in touch with INSOFE from any part of the world. In addition to being a full-fledged classroom system, INSOFE uses piazza an online learning platform that helps students gather, learn and explore under the guidance of an instructor.

The overall rating is 4.52


6. IMS Pro School

  • Headquarter: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Year of Inception: 2014
  • Cities of Operation: Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Gurgaon, Kochi
  • Flagship Analytics Program: Data Science & Analytics Course
  • Mode of Delivery: Both Online and Classroom
  • Cost of the Program: INR 90,000 + GST for a duration of 140 hours
  • Website: www.proschoolonline.com

IMS Proschool, in association with MSTB – Govt. Of Maharashtra offers Data Science Program and has trained more than 300,000 candidates for various professional courses in finance, accounts and analytics.

Course Content (Rating 4.2): The program is divided into three terms with first term including basic statistical concepts, excel proficiency, regression, market basket analysis, clustering, second term talking about SQL database, Hadoop, Python, tableau, while the third term includes the concepts of machine learning, text mining, marketing analytics and retail analytics.

Pedagogy (Rating 4.3): Course is prepared with inputs from practitioners and professionals in the academic and consulting side of business analytics, and suits professionals even if they don’t have prior IT or domain knowledge. They adopt a case study based approach to training with hands on assignments with data sets.

Faculty (Rating 4.3): Faculties are graduates from premier institutions like IIMs, IITs, ISB, and some of them are founders of start-ups working in analytics industry. They have tied up with Mettl (India’s leading company in Online assessment software for training and Certification) for conducting assessment using analytics tools such as R & Python in controlled environment. They have a team of faculty members with faculty to student ratio of 1:20.

External Collaboration (Rating 4.7): They have a collaboration with MSTB Govt. of Maharashtra, additional certification from NSE Academy, academic collaboration with more than five analytics consulting firms for content development, delivery and projects and with NSDC- National Skill Development Corporation, an initiative of Skill Ministry- Government of India.

Other Attributes (Rating 4.2): It provides placement assistance to the candidates who successfully complete the program. Along with assistance, it also helps candidates in resume building & interview preparation. Every student has an access to Q&A forum which is updated regularly, and they also have a whatsapp group with faculty and candidates. They have a LMS available on both desktop and mobile.

The overall rating is 4.34


7. Ivy Pro School

  • Headquarter: Kolkata, West Bengal with offices in Bangalore, New Delhi and Pune.
  • Year of Inception: 2007
  • Cities of Operation: Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata and Pune through the class-room mode. Students from rest of the cities can attend the classes via Live online mode.
  • Flagship Analytics Program: Data Science with Machine Learning Certification Program
  • Mode of Delivery: Both Online and Classroom. Class-room programs in cities like Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, and Pune, while online in rest of the cities.
  • Cost of the Program: INR 38,746 (including taxes) for a duration of 250 hours
  • Website: http://ivyproschool.com/

Since 2007, Ivy Professional School has trained 14,500+ students and professionals from elite colleges and companies like Oracle, Accenture, IBM, GE, KPMG, Deloitte, Moody’s, Infosys, etc. It is the official learning partner of large corporates like Genpact, Capgemini, HSBC, PwC, ITC Ltd. etc. and has launched a unique “Learn Now, Pay when you Earn” study option for merit based career acceleration.

Course Content (Rating 4.1): For individual participants, Ivy offers industry endorsed comprehensive course packages such as Business Analytics Certification (200 hours) including statistical modeling, excel dashboards, VBA, SAS, R, SQL etc.

Pedagogy (Rating 4.3): Ivy follows a ‘See-Act-Interpret-and-Assess’ model to train the students. It focuses on right amount of theory and concept coverage using carefully designed reference materials, ensuring that participants understand the concepts without having to go through several books.  

Faculty (Rating 4.2): It has 100% faculty with industry experience and 25% with PhD. Ivy’s core faculty team comes with 100+ years of data science, analytics & consulting experience and has experience with leading organizations like Genpact, AMEX, Deutsche Bank, Mu Sigma, HSBC, Capgemini, MarketRx, Cognizant, AC Nielson, etc.

External Collaboration (Rating 4.1): Ivy has trained several batches of post-graduate students from Calcutta University, Jadavpur University, a few US Universities, and a few other Indian universities as an industry partner of Genpact’s Risk Academy program in India and in the USA. It launched an Executive Quantitative Risk Analytics Program with Genpact.   

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Other Attributes (Rating 4.4):  100+ analytics companies have recruited Ivy’s candidates through Ivy’s dedicated Career Centre team. Its students have lifetime access to Ivy’s analytics exclusive job portal. It prepares for the interviews by mock interviews and case studies. It also has virtual labs, cloud hosted labs to help participants to practice remotely on large datasets. Ivy has partnered with IIFT Kolkata to organize an annual analytics hackathon – Enigmatics

The overall rating is 4.22


8. Imarticus

  • Headquarter: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Year of Inception: 2013
  • Cities of Operation: PAN India, Southeast Asia, Africa, UAE
  • Flagship Analytics Program: Data Science Pro Degree, In Collaboration with Genpact as Knowledge Partner
  • Mode of Delivery: Both Online and Classroom
  • Cost of the Program: Classroom- INR 72,500 and Online- INR 55,000 for a duration of 4 months
  • Website: www.imarticus.org

Founded with an aim to become India’s leading Analytics professional education company, Imarticus empowers individuals and large organizations in meeting their human capital and skillset requirements through a range of bespoke programs delivered via classroom and online platforms. Imarticus has educated over 20,000 individuals globally.

Course Content (Rating 4.1): It covers foundational concepts and hands-on learning of leading analytical tools, such as SAS, R, Python and Tableau through industry case studies and project work. Over the course of the 5 semesters, candidates will not only gain theoretical knowledge of data science tools, but also gain exposure to business perspectives and industry best practices through guest lectures and multiple project submissions. The program has been co-created with Genpact.

Pedagogy (Rating 4.1): The programs are extremely practical and hands-on, which ensures that candidate is equipped with the required skill sets to master job responsibilities from the day one. They adopt the concept of experiential learning i.e. learning through experience. They have curriculum designed to cover both conceptual and practical applications.

Faculty (Rating 4.5): With a faculty to student ratio of 1:15, it has a total of five faculties with PhD and 12 with industry experience. Some of the indicative faculties are Arun Upadhya with over 14 years experience in IT, Mohan Rai, who has 10+ years of experience and is currently is a Director for S & R Analytics involved in Delivery of Analytics Consulting/Training and SIP Partners of TCS.

External Collaboration (Rating 4.1): The DSP program at Imarticus is endorsed by Genpact, a global leader in digitally-powered business process management and services. Genpact contributes in the periodic review to ensure a curriculum that is timely and relevant, and futuristic.

Other Attributes (Rating 4.2): The Career Assistance Services (CAS) team at Imarticus provides 100% support throughout the program to guide and help navigate ample career options. Resume building, mock interviews and placement portal are some of its key highlights. It also has built a Center of Excellence around analytics, that involves an Industry Eco-system to steer product design and engage with the industry at large.

The overall rating is 4.20


9. Edupristine

  • Headquarter: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Year of Inception: 2008
  • Cities of Operation: Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune
  • Flagship Analytics Program: Joint Certification in analytics in association with Dun & Bradstreet
  • Mode of Delivery: Both Online and Classroom
  • Cost of the Program: INR 25,000 onwards for a duration of 10 weekends
  • Website: http://www.edupristine.com

Founded by industry professionals from MNCs like Standard Chartered, Goldman Sachs, S&P and Accenture, EduPristine is known as a Premier Finance Training Provider around the world.

Course Content (Rating 3.6): The Business Analytics course by EduPristine offers data mining, predictive modeling, predictive analytics, logistic regression, tools like R and Excel, etc. Distributed in three different modules, it covers all the aspect of analytics and basic statistics such as type of data variables, central tendency, random variables etc. followed by a case study.

Pedagogy (Rating 3.7): The Online training is 8 days with 24 hours online live instructor based training. It has 65+ video tutorials of over 1200 minutes created by topic experts. Whereas the classroom training is 50 hours weekend sessions that allows candidates to get trained by topic experts with interactive learning in small batches.

Faculty (Rating 4.4): They have a faculty to student ratio of 1:30 with 69 faculties with PhD. All faculty have a relevant experience of about 5 to15 years in their respective fields. It flaunts a mix of academic and industry experts such as those who have worked on large analytics projects for Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, telecom, banking, insurance etc. All Faculty have esteemed qualifications like M.Sc, BE, MBA from IIMs, Tier 1 MBA Institutes, IITs, BITS

External Collaboration (Rating 3.9): EduPristine has a collaboration with Dun & Bradstreet, world’s leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insight. It offers a wide range of solutions for Risk & Finance, Operations & Supply, Sales and Marketing professionals.

Other Attributes (Rating 4.5): They have 100% placement assistance and online forums on their website to get the doubts solved by experts within two business days. Students can also initiate a discussion by posting it on active forums.

The overall rating is 4.02


10. Nikhil Analytics

  • Headquarter: Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Year of Inception: 2012
  • Cities of Operation: Bangalore (offline), Online candidates from all over India and abroad (US, UK)
  • Flagship Analytics Program: Data Science & Modeling Power Pack
  • Mode of Delivery: Both Online and Classroom
  • Cost of the Program: INR 46,000 for a duration of 320 hours
  • Website: http://nikhilanalytics.com/

Nikhil Analytics was started in 2012 by two IBS Alumni, with a motto to train with rigor and produce industry ready candidates so that they are not only placed but also able to survive in organization they work for. Till date they have made the career of thousands of candidates.

Course Content (Rating 3.5):  They provide hand on training on R, Python, SQL, Tableau, Excel with VBA, SAS, Statistical Modelling, concepts on Machine Learning. They cover the training keeping in mind the industry requirements and keep on updating the course content on regular interval. Their course focuses on data science, modelling, machine learning, data visualisation.

Pedagogy (Rating 3.6): They provide training in pure hands on mode where students use their own systems. First concepts are explained then based on explained concepts, candidates are assigned practical work, which is followed by giving test.

Faculty (Rating 3.9): They have a Faculty to Student ratio of 1:10 with a total of 6 faculties with industry experience. All Faculties hold highest degree of MBA/MTech with B.Tech and additional certificate programs from Universities of repute such as MIT, US and NTU, Singapore.

External Collaboration (Rating 4.1): They have a collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) for providing training on Advanced Machine Learning from this year and their students have travelled to the university to get required training and certificate.

Other Attributes (Rating 4.4): They provide 100% placement assistance. To ensure that students do well in the interview, they conduct mock interview sessions before processing resumes.

The overall rating is 3.90


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