Now, Four Indian colleges offer M.Sc program in Big Data; Thanks to TCS

In a holdover news, the country’s largest firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has partnered with four Indian colleges to offer Big Data Courses. Indian companies are moving towards technological advancements at a greater pace. Many of them are adopting new tools and software over the conventional ones. This step of TCS will surely change the digital technology of India towards a positive sense.

The four colleges which will offer MSc in Big Data from July 2016 are – Swami Vivekanand University of West Bengal, St Xaviers College of Arts and Commerce of Ahmedabad, Central University of Rajasthan, and St Joseph’s College of Bengaluru. In a time when big data is being considered one of the most essential aspect of one business, the programme surely comes as a boon for the seekers of the same.

The programme would be covered in 2 years in which 3 semesters would be as a regular course and 1 semester would cover the internship programme. The course will also open for graduates for the students of statistics, economics, mathematics, and econometrics. Around 30 students from each college would be a part of this programme.

Big Data, by its name, is a collection of data sets with sizes beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, curate, manage and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. There are many benefits of Big Data for this advancing world, some of these are following:-

  • Saves Time: As it has been recorded that 60% of each workday workers spend their time to find and manage data. Big Data will play a crucial role here.
  • Accessibility: Sometimes accessing the right data is difficult for senior employees of the company, with Big Data it will become easier.
  • Security: to secure the data for a company generally costs $214 per customer whereas to maintain security by Big Data can save around 1.6% of the annual revenues.
  • Relevancy: some companies face problems to filter out irrelevant data. By using it, it will allay this problem.

TCS VP & Head, BPO HR Ranjan Bandyopadhyay told about the partnership with the colleges, “The digital revolution is being led by data and TCS is leading in that area. We have already trained 1.2 lakh employees in less than a year. We will be partnering with these colleges on the curriculum and the faculty will be trained by us.”
The company has also decided to merge with engineering colleges from the next year to offer M.tech course. Many companies like Oracle Corporation, IBM, Microsoft have spent more than $15 million on software firms specializing in data management and analytics. So, it seems a good thing coming for colleges in India.

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