Aegis School of Data Science

By Bhupesh Daheria, CEO
Bhupesh Daheria,CEO

Envisioning the need for ‘Renaissance Leaders' having cross functional competency, in 2002 with the support of Bharti Airtel, Aegis was founded in Indore. Becoming the first institution in India to offer one-year Masters in Telecom Management, Aegis later shifted its campus to Mumbai. This was the one of the rare industry academia collaboration India witnesses in reality beyond the higher education conferences. Over the years, Aegis extended partnership with several industry giants and has been offering the best possible education to the future leaders.

Seeing the success of industry and academia collaboration in 2015 under the backdrop of exponential disruptive technologies Aegis joined hands with IBM. "Notably, IBM is one of the leading proponents of open source technologies and has invested approximately 24 billion dollars into big data, cognitive, analytics, data science and AI. Our association with IBM has helped us to launch India's first Data Science Program known as Post Graduate Program in Data Science, Business Analytics and Big Data in 2015," elaborates Bhupesh Daheria, CEO, Aegis School of Data Science. The candidate who successfully completes this program is awarded Through this exclusive 11 months program, the institute promises a globally acceptable credit based post graduate program, which consists of 45 credit units and is highly demandable in national as well as international market.
"To be precise, this program is spread over 9 months plus 2-3 months internship with industry or consulting assignment," shares Daheria. Courses like Business Intelligence using Cognos BI, Big Data Analytics using IBM InfoSphere Big Insight, IBM SPSS, IBM Cognitive Computing and so on, are taught by the IBM subject matter experts.

In a short span based on the high quality of work Aegis students and alumni has done in industry, Aegis has emerged as one of the best choice to hire the best brains for Data Science, Analytics, Machine Learning, AI and Deep Learning in India"

"We assure our students to receive an intensive hands-on training and develop the unique set of skills that are necessitated in the fastest growing and intellectually stimulating fields of Data Science, Big Data, Business Analytics, Predictive Analytics, and so on," pinpoints Daheria. The receiver of this program varies from 22 years to 60 years old professionals.

"Having students from across the world and of different age groups, we offer this programme both in classroom and online (live interactive classes) mode. The classroom sessions are organized on-campus in Mumbai, Pune, and Bangalore," claims Daheria. Ensuring a comprehensive analytics programme which matches the needs and standards of the typical Indian business industry, Aegis felicitates its students with everything- from a strong theory base to be able to do complex data analysis to developing data products and AI products to technical expertise and this what the industry is appreciating about Aegis' graduates. Aegis is trying to develop full stack data scientists.

"Our candidates get to learnand practice in the analytics lab that has been set by IBM at our campuses. They are exposed to foundation
and advance level applied theory along with wide range of Technologies, Tools and Software including Statistics, R, Python, SAS, Machine Learning, Deep Learning by NVIDIA, AI, Natural Language Processing, Google Tensor flow, IBM Cognos Insight, IBM InfoSphere Big Insight, IBM BlueMix, Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark MLlinb for machine learning at scale, Tableau, Machine Learning over Microsoft Azure, ML over AWS, IBM Watson Analytics, Cognitive Computing, Alexa Skills, Business Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Operations Analytics and many more.

“We moreover make sure to invite two industry leaders, professionals, experts every week who interact with the students and share their knowledge," says Daheria. Possessing the support of the Career Management Cell, which helps in bridging the gap between students’ and employers’ needs. In a short span based on the high quality of work Aegis students and alumni has done in industry, Aegis has emerged as one of the best choice to hire the best brains for Data Science, Analytics, Machine Learning, AI and Deep Learning in India. Institute is launching a PGP in Cyber Security in association with IBM in Bangalore this September, which will have inputs of cognitive, data science and machine learning. Aegis has also launched PGP in Applied AI, Machine learning and Deep Learning in association with IBM and the first batch will commence in Oct in Mumbai. This program is mainly focused on imparting skills for developing AI products like Virtual Assistants and Chatbots, conversional AI, driverless cars, Image Recognition, computer vision, Natural Language Generation (NLG) tools, auto content creators, voice recognition, visual recommendation, facial recognition based attendance system, gesture recognition, emotion recognition, pose estimation, intruder detection, breast cancer detection etc. "We are also planning to soon initiate our programs in Delhi," concludes Daheria.