Top 5 Analytics Programs in India (2014 – 15)

Kunal Jain 26 Jul, 2020 • 5 min read

We created our first set of rankings of analytics programmes about 18 months back. We didn’t expect the roaring response those rankings received. The rankings still continue to be one of the most visited page on our website – a way to connect with people who probably need help the most!

However, a lot has changed in these 18 months. A lot of new courses have come up, A few courses which were there, at that time are no longer available. We have also become wiser with time! Hence, it was time that we refreshed our rankings and did a more holistic job at ranking various institutes running analytics programmes in India.

Latest Rankings 2015 -16 : Top Business Analytics Programs in India

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Which programmes are covered in these rankings?

As part of these rankings, we are covering only long duration courses (more than 9 months). We are not covering short term certification courses here. Those will be done in a separate article shortly. Also, we have excluded MOOCs from the rankings as they would form a different consideration.


 So, here are the rankings:

1.  Certified Program in Business Analytics (CBA) – Indian School of Business:

The offering from Indian School of Business (ISB) continues to retain the top spot in this year rankings as well. The course covers several topics and is run in a format where the students have to attend class rooms every alternate month. The course uses technology aided platform during the months of no classroom. There is ample industry interaction and a 3 – 6 month project at the end of the course. With the ISB brand and tie-up with SAS, the course provides almost everything a person would have wished for!

I say almost because the only thing which goes against the course is considerably higher fees compared to other courses. Add the expense of travelling to Hyderabad every alternate month and you might end up thinking twice, even if you get selected for the program.


2.  PGPBA – Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai and Gurgaon

Great Lakes arrived with its analytics programme slightly late into the game, but when it came – it came in style! It comes closest to challenge ISB with its focus on structured thinking and business application. The format is again a mix of classroom and tech aided platform. Significant industry interaction, tie-up with Jigsaw Academy to deliver online content and option to choose from 2 destination are some of the reasons why this course makes it to this spot.

My discontent with this course is mainly the lack of focus on a particular tool. While tool is only a means to an end, depth on at least one tool would make the offering very compelling. You can read detailed review about the program here.


3.  Certificate program in business analytics for executives (CPBAE)- IIM Lucknow

This course is taught jointly by faculty from IIM Lucknow and Kelley School of Business. The course is divided in 4 modules and requires a residency in each module. In addition, there is a tie-up with SAS for E-Miner training at the end. The positives for the course include 2 (or 3 if you take up SAS training) big brands backing it up with a wide range of topics.

The main discontent with the past participants of the programme has been the gap between what is taught in the classroom and what is required on the job. As per discussions with one of past participants (with 6 years of experience in IT before taking this course) “The focus on practical aspects and applications needs to be higher.”


4.  Executive Programme in Business Analytics – IIM Kolkata

The course is spread over a year and is divided in 10 modules. With only 2 visits on the campus, majority of the course is delivered through Hughes Education. While the programme has lower work experience requirement compared to some of the counter parts, relatively lower class room interactions make it a less desired choice. Again, the focus is on covering a range of topics and the theory behind them as opposed to practical applications on the job.


5.  Business analytics and Intelligence – IIM Bangalore

IIM Bangalore was probably the pioneer in starting the one year executive programme in Analytics. This course is again a mix of classroom and online platform, with an optional module to cover SAS E-Miner at the end. The positives include a course which covers wide range of algorithms and topics and is backed by the brand of an IIM.


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Special mentions

I have not ranked these courses in the list because of different nature of offering they have to offer:

Post Graduate Programme, Praxis Business School, Kolkata

Praxis gets brownie points for taking a different approach to solving the talent gap. A full time programme which is open to freshers as well as professionals with experience and is probably the only one which takes ownership to solve for placements of students by its industry tie-ups. So, if you have relatively low work experience and can afford to take a break, this might be a good choice.


CPEE- Big Data Analytics & Optimization-International School of Engineering (INSOFE)

INSOFE has not only crafted a niche by focusing on Big Data and Optimization. It also has tie-ups with universities in the United States. A few students are sent to these universities as part of their tie-up. So, if you want to learn Big Data Analytics or aim to settle down in the US, this might be the preferred route.

Note – How have we ranked these programs?

We have used the similar framework, which we use to rank all the programs on our trainings page. It is based on 4 parameters:

  • Coverage of the course: Coverage refers to the breadth of material covered during the program. Do the programmes cover aspects like structured thinking? Advanced topics like Big Data? Data Visualization tools and methods. The broader the coverage, the higher the score on this attribute.
  • Quality of the content: Quality of content refers to depth of the core topics in the program. In takes into account factors like industry interaction, pedigree of the faculty, time spent on class room interaction etc.
  • Industry Recognition: This refers to the recognition a program has earned in the analytics industry – it is somewhat synonymous with the brand value of the course. Since we are looking at long duration courses, this recognition would reflect in placements of the candidates
  • Value for money

Once we have the score on all these parameters, we weigh them up and compute overall score:

Program effectiveness score = a x Coverage score + b x Quality score + c x Brand score + d x Value score

In the current version of ratings, we have used following weights: a = 0.2; b = 0.4; c = 0.2; d = 0.2. Once we have the overall scores, we rank order the programs.

End Notes:

Hope these rankings and information would help our readers in making the right choices about their career. If you have been part of any of these courses or want to add further information, please feel free to add it through comments below or on the individual course pages.

Disclaimer: I take guest lectures in Great Lakes Institute of Management, but that has not affected any of the views presented in the article. These views are completely ours, which we have formulated by our own research and interaction with people undergoing these courses.

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Kunal Jain 26 Jul 2020

Kunal is a post graduate from IIT Bombay in Aerospace Engineering. He has spent more than 10 years in field of Data Science. His work experience ranges from mature markets like UK to a developing market like India. During this period he has lead teams of various sizes and has worked on various tools like SAS, SPSS, Qlikview, R, Python and Matlab.

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Responses From Readers


Manish Mahajan
Manish Mahajan 03 Dec, 2014

Hi Kunal Very informative article. I am a regular reader of Analytics Vidya and always look forward to your posts. I am a current student of IIMC Executive Program of Business Analytics 2014-15. I more or less agree with your rankings too. However a few points 1. Starting this year, based on the request from the students, IIMC has introduced a course on Data Analytics with R. Although it remains to be seen to what depth does the module go into, but its fair to assume that it is a encouraging step in the right direction. R will be taught by a faculty from the US. 2. To your point on low experience requirement, on the contrary, the average work ex of the batch is around 5-7years. with almost 30% >10Yrs. We even have 20, 25 years work ex people. So although the criteria appears relaxed, the selection process seems to favour more experienced people. Thanks and Regards Manish

siva 03 Dec, 2014

let me know the process for getting into ISB.I had experience as storage admin for 2 years will this help me.Do I need to learn SQL for entering into this.

Jyotirmoy 03 Dec, 2014

Hi Kunal, Great post once again! I could notice much effort is given this time on formatting of the topics and categorization, one can easily get the relevant information out of it and compare various choices. I have joined the 2014-15 PGBA in Greatlakes and I have found your earlier posts on Advance Analytics to be great help. I would like add a point, that while choosing the campus I specifically asked for the Chennai campus as it will have 5 days continuous session. Also, there are differences in fees and schedule for the two campus'. Regards, Jyotirmoy

Ganesh 06 Dec, 2014

Hi Kunal, I have 5 years experience in MIS reporting using excel and tableau visualization tool in telecom industry. I have completed my B.Com and Diploma in Financial Management. I don't have any technical background. Pls suggest me which course is suitable for me to build my carrier in Business Analytics. Thx

Dinesh 07 Dec, 2014

Hi Kunal I have been following your the blog quite regularly. I have joined the PGPBA course in Great Lakes Chennai for 2014-2015. I amn't sure whether they have revised the syllabus or not but from the Great Lakes webinar session which I attended they seems to give enough focus and attention on SAS and R. The course will start in a week from now. Will comment further after joining the course. Thanks for your hard work and the time which you spend to make this blog lively. May god bless your family. Rgds Dinesh

Mayur P
Mayur P 10 Dec, 2014

Dear Kunal, how about NMIMS Business Analytics Course (Mumbai) in collaboration with SAS (Enterprise Guide & Miner) - for someone new to Business Analytics like me ???

Kirankumar chikka
Kirankumar chikka 11 Dec, 2014

helloo kunal.... I am a SAS programmer since the last 2years....I am a postgraduate in MS(Pharm.)...I would like to know whether I am eligible for the CBA at ISB,Hyderabad.

Reshma 11 Dec, 2014

Hi Kunal, I am looking to join one of the institutes for course in Business Analytics. Can you give more insights about Great Lakes, Chennai and Praxis Business School, Kolkata. Are the courses affiliated to UGC? Thank You

Amit 15 Dec, 2014

Hi Kunal, I have 15 years of work exp in software development in telecom domain. I read in another blog of yours, I do have a thing for numbers, the car number plates. I am not able to decide the right entry point in Analytics Industry and the right path to achieve it. Need advise on which role shall I aim for, Data scientist, analyst or something else. regards Amit

Anurag 22 Dec, 2014

Hi Kunal , Thanks for providing all the information about Analytics courses. Can you please provide me some information about how to prepare of entrance of these course, I don't have any CAT and GMAT score with me. I am applying for the ISB course. They have a online test and and a interview. As per their sample test paper Online Test would have 4 sections on LR, Data Interpretation, Probability and Statistics. I am preparing for it with some online websites , But haven't got any good material for Probability/Statistics. Do you know any good website/Book to prepare for these tests. How to prepare for the interviews of these course. I have close to 10 years of experience out of which 5.5 years in US in Data warehousing especially in Reporting(Microstrategy/Tableau). Is my profile good enough to be selected in these courses. Thanks Anurag

Gopal 09 Jan, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have asked this question few days back, however didnt hear back, hencc checking again. I am working as Finance Manager in MNC IT Company and have 10 years of experience. I'm interested to shift into Analytics area, however have couple of questions for which I need your advice: - I'm from MBA Finance and ICWAI background - Does this suffice for making a shift into Analytics industry which is dominated by people with Stats/Math background. - As my background is in Finance area, and I already have 10 yrs of experience, I would like to go into Analytics Manager role, however if I do any of these courses will it give me enough credentials for applying for such jobs. - Also I need to make sure that this shift doesnt affect my earning capacity as I'm sole earning member of my family, hence any course i undertake should give me enough knowledge to go for a job with simillar or better pay - which course or steps would you recommend in my case. Appreciate your advise on above. Thanks, Gopal

myt 05 Mar, 2015

How is the M.Mgmt program at iisc which focuses on Business Analytics.Placements look decent.Could you share your opinion.

sandeep 08 Mar, 2015

Hi Kunal, Thank you so much for valuable inputs. I have come across Executive Program in Business Analytics from Jigsaw. Can you please let me know is it better to opt for that program. Do you only recommend the above mentioned ones. Thanks, Sandeep.

Skidztr 08 Mar, 2015

Hi, I have done my graduation in Chemistry, but have since moved into the content and analysis. I would like to build a career in Business Analytics. Would this be possible for me? Also, are the courses mentioned above all full-time or are they part time?

K.Bangar Raju
K.Bangar Raju 15 Mar, 2015

Hi Kunal, I am an MBA(Marketing) graduate with 5 years of experience in sales and marketing in Hyderabad. I am confused between CPEE program from INSOFE and analytics course from JIGSAW Academy . Please suggest which one is better in terms of course curriculum. Regards, Raju

Nirmal Pant
Nirmal Pant 23 Mar, 2015

Hello Kunal Sir, Thanks for giving these vital information regarding Business Analytic in your blogs. I am a credit risk analyst & having 3 years of work experience but now i want to move into business analytic field. Pls suggest me, am I eligible for the IIM C program EPBA (executive Program in Business Analytic). Thanks & Regards, Nirmal Pant

Sainath Reddy
Sainath Reddy 24 Mar, 2015

Hi Kunal sir Now I am writing degree final year exams with specification BSc (computer science&Statistics). Actually the point is I am under confusion to selecting software course am I eligible to do SAS course if I did it may I get job. If I am not eligible would you please suggest me sir which software course I have to do and please mail me list of software courses which have more job opportunities I hope u will help me Thanks & Regards Sainath Reddy [email protected] 09959810941

Sainath Reddy
Sainath Reddy 24 Mar, 2015

Hi Kunal sir I am writing degree final year exams which are completes at 15.04.2015 with the specification Bsc ( maths,Statistics &Computer science) I am interested in software ware course am I eligible to do SAS course if I am not eligible would you please suggest me sir which software course is better and more job opportunities and I hope u will help me kindly please help me kunal sir. Thanks&Regards Sainath Reddy

Shilpa katira
Shilpa katira 25 Mar, 2015

I am a faculty of statistics , OR,OM. I am interested in doing a business analytics course online...hows manipal global for an online course or any other if you could suggest.... Thnakyou

wasim 28 Mar, 2015

hi kunal i completed my graduation (computer science.).i am fresher in the field of praxis bussiness school is good for me..give me some info about paraxis b school

Rishi 01 Apr, 2015

Hi Kunal, I am having 9+ years of experience in Software Quality Assurance profile with Knowledge & flair for Six sigma, can you please suggest me which course will be better for me PGPBA from Great Lakes or BAI- IIM Bangalore? I got an offer for admission in Great Lakes, but since I am staying in Bangalore, I am confused. & even in your ranking Great lakes is most promising institute after ISB & IIM Bangalore is least ranked in top 5 institute.

Rishi 03 Apr, 2015

Hi Kunal, thanks for the reply. it will be really helpful if you can really share the details of recent passed out students. Regards Rishi

Rishi 06 Apr, 2015

hi Prabhat, can we connect ? mail me at [email protected] Regards Rishi

Bhaskar 06 Apr, 2015

Hi Kunal, I am having 8+ Years of experience in Software Dev. and Maint. projects on mainframe technology.Can you please suggest that which course would be better for me to excel my career in analytic. I am currently based in Pune so location would be bit of concern. Please suggest on this. Regards, Bhaskar

Manjunatha 25 Apr, 2015

Hi Kunal, thanks for your guidance to needy people of Analytics & I am reading this blog since 1 year. I am 12+ years in IT development - worked on mainframe, SAS. - Also trained on R from (Learned from one week boot camp training from Jigsaw academy). - and I also I learned Hadoop & executed on POC. Currently trying on Hadoop but not getting any jobs as they expect more JAVA people in India. So planning to do 1 year Analytics course from IIM-B or Great Lakes. But for this year IIM-B admission date is over. My Questions: 1. I know Great Lakes is very good from your blog but when it comes to brand IIM_B comes first right? 2. I have applied for Great lakes, is this institute good option to join? Will this enrich my profile? 3. or Shall I wait & join next year batch in IIM-B? Please advice. I am working in Bangalore now. Thank you.

Anuhya 01 May, 2015

Hi Kunal Is it possible to get an admission in INSOFE with one year of relevant experience in big data?

rajat 04 May, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have more than 9 years of IT experience in programming field. Now i am planning to switch to analytics industry which seems to have significant growth in future. I recently enrolled my self with JIGSAW academy with their analytical 99k course. i am planning to do simultaneously EPBA from MISB bocconi or PGPBA from Great lakes. which course would give me an edge in terms of career prospectus?? Would you recommend for this option or shall i stay focused with JIGSAW course.?? Regards Rajat

Selvam 05 May, 2015

I have an opinion to join in INSOFE this month, kindly give your suggestions about 1. this institute, 2. the course (Big data analytics & optimization) offered here & 3. career placements I have 8yrs of exp in Retail & a PGDBM graduate, Iam looking for a shift in my career towards analytics, esp RETAIL ANALYTICS. I learnt SAS & tableau also.

Akankshya 05 May, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have a total of 8 years of experience in IT and keen to work on Business Analytics. Requesting you to guide me on how one can proceed into this and which would be right way. I reside in Mumbai and keen to learn the necessary fundamentals/ tools through classroom programs. Please suggest some good institutions in Mumbai for this. Thanks Akankshya Prusty

abhinav 05 May, 2015

Dear Kunal I had a ten year exp. In power industry, I want to switch is there any part time course in business analytics in delhi. Regards

sundar 12 May, 2015

i am sundaram.i am finished m.e cse and working assistant professor in engineering friend told me "In future Big data analysis" field make in more employment .i decide to shift my job in big data analytics.please suggest best institute offer that my age is 28.can u tell me after finishing big data analysis.?

Indranil Mukherjee
Indranil Mukherjee 12 May, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have 12 years of experience in Sales and Business Development in the IT/Consulting space and am considering doing the PGD course from either Great Lakes (Gurgaon) or Aegis Institute of Business & Telecommunication, Mumbai? Which one should I choose and why? Can you help?

Sagar Rakhonde
Sagar Rakhonde 16 May, 2015

Hi Kunal That you so much for helping out people here. I m currently working with telecom MNC in sales and distribution after my MBA n Engg entc Total work ex 4 years Do not have any technical skills How can BA program help me to advance or shift my career to analytics part

Madhu 16 May, 2015

Hello Kunal Aegis school of business is also offering EPGP in business analytics and big data. How would you rate this programme? Thank you

RKumar 19 May, 2015

Hi Kunal, I want to know about the online course provided by jigsawacademy. Is it worth of doing course from jigsaw. What is you view?

Ashish 20 May, 2015

Dear Kunal I need a suggestion as i have planned to switch career from sales to business analytic. I did base sas from some individual and i am looking for job in to that but i need to do some analytic course as i am not getting openings. i do have 6 years of experience in brokerage house and now i am 35 years old and is it right to move. i have done mba in finance from isbm bangalore in 2008. so please suggest me some courses which can support me to move ahead and also suggest if any certification is needed.

Vignesh C
Vignesh C 30 May, 2015

Dear kunal, Can you please tell me the prerequisites for a career in business analytics. The educational requirement and experience in which industry would be helpful, etc. Thanks in advance.

srinu.chimata 03 Jun, 2015

• Hi Kunal, I have a total 3 years of experience in Finance as a Financial Analyst and I am from MBA background, and keen to work on Business Analytics. Requesting you to guide me on how one can I proceed into this and which would be right way. I reside in Hyderabad and keen to learn the necessary fundamentals/ tools through classroom programs. Please suggest some good courses and institutions in Hyderabad for this. Thanks Srinu.chimata

Abhi jadeja
Abhi jadeja 10 Jun, 2015

Hello kunal, I am currently pursuing my BE and i want to be in the field of data analysis. What do i need to do at this stage? ??

navneet 18 Jun, 2015

hi kunal, can you plz guide me b/w great lakes and bridge school of management (gurgaon center for both), which is btter? Greatlakes seems to be better but bridge school is giving placement assurance ? is it worth going bridge?

Rajeev 20 Jun, 2015

Hi Kunal, Can you please let me know how is the program "Executive Diploma in Business Analytics" in LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration) in Chennai...Is that course in worth?

lakshmi 02 Jul, 2015

I am interested in distance learning MBA programs on Bigdata and analytics. Please guide me

vishwanath 09 Jul, 2015

Hi kunal i have 1+year of experience in the field of finance am completed BE with MBA (fin),now i am interested to learn about the business analytic, so please tell me any good institute in Bangalore which teaches the BA well.

aashish 19 Jul, 2015

Hi, i have 6 years of work ex in telco. I am planning to persue my PGP from Aegis school of telecommunication ( Hybrid modle). Please suggest if this is good. My expectations are: 1: good understanding of data analytics with practical knowledge of tools. 2: placement assistance

Arun Prasath Santhanam
Arun Prasath Santhanam 23 Jul, 2015

Where do I register for the online test for 2015 batch

Arun Prasath Santhanam
Arun Prasath Santhanam 23 Jul, 2015

Where do I register for the 2015 batch online test

Alisha Dsilva
Alisha Dsilva 29 Jul, 2015

Dear Kunal I am posting this on behalf of a friend of mine. He has 7 years of work experience in the digital marketing domain mainly into SEO. He is now looking forward to make a shift in web analytic area wholly. Can you guide here as to how he can proceed ahead at this juncture of his career?Also, he lives in Mumbai. Please suggest something in the same area. Any help with regards to training institutes or material will be helpful Awaiting a positive response Regards Alisha

Kamal T
Kamal T 31 Jul, 2015

There is a course by S.P. Jain Global Management which will start in the third quarter of this year. The difference in this course is that it will be full time (part time available) and it provides placement "assistance". Would really love to know how it would be ranked.

Sumit 02 Aug, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have 11 years IT experience both hands on and management and would like to further my career in analytics. Is it advisable to go for this course from placement perspective keeping in mind my 11 yrs exp? I am looking for part time course in SP Jain.

Tushar D
Tushar D 08 Aug, 2015

Hello Kunal sir, I am big fan of I am final year student of BE Informaion Technology from Mumbai. I am very excited about big data. I learned R course from Coursera, also doing final year project on big data and cloud. What will be best career path for me after my graduation?. Do I need to do any course? Are there any opportunities for freshers in India? Please reply. Thanks in advance.

Arun Prakaash V G
Arun Prakaash V G 11 Aug, 2015

Great info Kunal! I always have a keen interest towards Data. I have 6+ years of experience and currently working as a social media lead (3 years) and prior to this i was working as a market research analyst (secondary) and learning digital (complete cycle starting from SEO) out of my own interest. Should I give a try in Analytics because Social/Web (Digital) is a part of this course?

Meenakshi 24 Aug, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have 8 yrs of experience in Software testing (automation and manual). Can you please advice if switching to data analytics would be a good option at this point? Also it would be great if you can help in advising a good institute to pursue the course. Thanks and Regards, Meenakshi

pavan 24 Aug, 2015

Hello Kunal, I am a commerce post graduate with 12 years of F&A experience currently working with Accenture. Please guide me on enrolling to finance analytics course. Thanks, Pavan

Prabaharan 25 Aug, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have 5 years of work experience in Programming (Java and PL/SQL) . At present i am working on a analytics engagement using "R" . I learned "R" through the Coursera courses. I wanted to do a course to improve the concepts of data analytics . Please suggest a course for me . Thanks , Prabu

Manish 27 Aug, 2015

S P Jain Global Management is Starting a Program in Big Data and Analytic. Any idea as how it would be ? Duration is 6 months for regular courses and 12 months for part time. I am a working individual looking to make career into Analytics. My Past experience is into IT on Telecom BSS/OSS Functional testing.

Rishi 29 Aug, 2015

Hi, I have got Admission offer for ISB Certificate in Business Analytics Sep 2015 batch? is anybody else from Bangalore. Regards Rishi

Tina 29 Aug, 2015

Is predictive analytics a part of business analytics or a different program? As I have been told by IMS Proschool that their business analytics course contains a module of predictive analytics with R. I wanted to know about the predictive analytics and how it is helpful in business analytics?

dadamchand 29 Aug, 2015

I am BE (computer science)final year student .how I can do analytic course after BE

Roopesh 13 Sep, 2015

Hi Kunal, Thank You for such a comprehensive site for information on everything Analytics. I am looking to begin a long term course/degree on Data Analytics or Data Scientist. I have recently come across the work integrated M Tech course from BITS Pilani with a specialization in Data Analytics. It is a 4 semester course with few mandatory core courses in addition to the core courses. The Program Brochure is here: The course list is here: I was wondering if you have heard about it and have any reviews. BITS Pilani is a reputed institution and I am curious to hear any feedback before I seriously consider it. Thank You for your input.

Debarpita 15 Sep, 2015

Hi Kunal, Thanks so much all the great articles on Business / Data Analytics. I came across this post while searching for Data Analytics courses available in India. I have also come across this course from IIMC : . Can you let me know the review of this course and whether it is better to go for a 2 year course or 1 year courses mentioned in your article. I am also looking for courses which I can attend online and self learn, because it would be best for me to not quitting my current job to learn a new trade :)

Bhushan 18 Sep, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have 11 yrs of experience in Software testing ( manual). Can you please advice if switching to data analytics would be a good option at this point? Also it would be great if you can help in advising a good institute to pursue the course in physical class room mode? Thanks and Regards, Bhushan

Srihari 04 Oct, 2015

Hi Kunal, Thanks for the great insights. I have a query: I am a software professional with 6 years of experience in testing domain. I want to make a move into analytics and make a career in the same.I am good in the basics of R programming tool and basic stats concepts of mean, median and mode. I am thinking of joining Insofe CPEE program go further my concepts, as I am based in Hyderabad. Will this be a good move.Does Insofe has good placement record for experienced profiles with non - analytics back ground? I am ready to put in the hard work to learn the concepts.

Karan Ahuja
Karan Ahuja 12 Oct, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have 5 years of experience in software development and my education background is B.E(Comps).. However i am more interested to make my carrier in Data science or analytics. I am unable to decide on next steps to start with data science learning or courses. Could you please help me with your recommendation to attend courses or training ? Would be great if i get to learn in mumbai only, As i am mumbai resident and working here with product firm. Thanks very much!

abhishek 15 Oct, 2015

I'm planning to persue mba in business analyst course from Alliance university or BMJ Munjal university...but fee is very high 16 lakh for Allaince univ and 9 lakh for Munjal it worth it ? plz reply

Abhishek Chauhan
Abhishek Chauhan 15 Oct, 2015

Hi Kunal Hope you are doing great. Like all the people above, I would like to have some advice from you on business analytics. I am currently working in an e-commerce start-up in Franchise management &Operations. It’s been more than 2 years and now I have taken another job as research analyst and by side doing MOOC on coursera (Specialisation in business analytics). It’s clear that from my recent actions that I want to build my career in Business analytics. As from my understanding it is a very vast term and I am unable to identify from where to start or which certifications I can do (Considering that I am a fresher in analytics and have no prior experience) I am ready to do masters in it as well but again I am not sure from India or Outside. (or from which institute ), or if I should learn some software first. Please provide your thoughts on what should be my next step in order to kickstart my career in Business analytics. (I am a mechanical engineer). Thanks & regards Abhishek Chauhan

Shrikant 18 Oct, 2015

Hi Kunal, First of all thanks for the efforts. Like others I like to know whether this course will make any difference to my career prospects and whether I am eligible for it. U can judge by my details as: Work experience 4 years in e-commerce giant Profile: Business analyst including research based work & reporting Hand on:excel, financial statements, Capex, apex workings & framework Qualification :CA final Area of interest:Have a deep interest in sas software Weakness :no experience regarding statistical terms although have theoretical knowledge to some extent. Location:Bangalore Please even guide me which Institute should I go Thanks

Amir 18 Oct, 2015

Hi Kunal Sir. I have recently started working at Mu Sigma as a Trainee Decision Scientist. I did engineering in Computer Science. I am considering joining the 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics programme by IIM-C, ISI Kolkata and IIT Kharagpur next year. Since I am already working in the analytics field, I wanted to know which option would be better for me: Gaining 2 year experience in Mu Sigma or joining the PGDBA programme. I request you to please help me decide what to do next. Thanks very much!

Anshula 20 Oct, 2015

Hi Kunal, Thanks for such great information. I have 3 years of work experience in IT sector and has been working on SAS from the last one year. I have also cleared SAS Base certification. I want to pursue 1 year executive program in Business Analytics. Can you please tell me which course offered by these institutes would be best for me and also what are my chances of getting selected in them with this profile. Thanks in advance.

Raghavendra 21 Oct, 2015

Hi Kunal, I am a software tester , planning to do Pharmaceutical Data Analytics to change my career abroad, do you have any suggestions for SAS or Data Analytics training courses suitabe to me in Hyderabad the best ones please ?. Thanks in advance, Regards, Raghavendra

Ravinder 03 Nov, 2015

Hi Kunal, I want to make a career in business analytics. I have done B.Sc in Physics Hons and have worked in ITES set up in MIS reporting and quality assurance roles. I called ISB for the CBA but they said I have to know coding to understand the course. BA is such a vast subject, how does one start ? Please advise. I would highly appreciate your response. Thanks Ravinder Kaur

B. Ashish Kumar
B. Ashish Kumar 04 Nov, 2015

Just if you could add to the list: Business Analytics from Indian Institute of Science

sourav 16 Nov, 2015

Hi Kunal, I am engineering graduate with specialization in IT and also MBA in Finance.I am presently working with ICICI Bank,Delhi NCR for last 5 years in trade forex department. Please if you can guide whether the course provided GLIBM,Gurgaon will be a good option or it can help me in shifting my career to analytics. After completion of the course can I get good opportunities in the market. Regards Sourav

Priyanka 20 Nov, 2015

Hi, I am a medical doctor with Post graduation in Epidemiology. I want to pursue carrier in Healthcare Analytic.Kindly guide me on which shall be the right course and institute for me. Regards.

Beena 23 Nov, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have @10+ years of experience and working as a technical architect in a IT Firm. I an planning to join Great Lakes Advanced Analytics Online program. Could you please let me know if there is any better option in Bangalore available for me to consider. I am looking at my self as Data scientist in next 2 years. Thanks, Beena

seshadri 27 Nov, 2015

Hi Kunal, I am Business Analyst with +1 year of experience.There are various Business Analytics courses available abroad such as in MS.. Are the courses mentioned above are really good enough on par to the courses offered abroad.What would be the fee structure for the courses available in India ?

Richlyn 03 Dec, 2015

Hi Kunal, Please guide me for classroom course in Mumbai.

jaideep 06 Dec, 2015

Hi Kunal, This blog has helped me to take decision on PGPBA. I have an offer from GL,can you help me to get in touch with few passed out students.. Thanks in adavance

Sanjay 08 Dec, 2015

Hi, Aegis is offering a Business Analytics course (Post Graduate program in Business Analytics & Big Data) in partnership with IBM. Wanted your specific inputs on 1>the quality of teaching at Aegis 2> how attuned is it to the market requirement? 3> how does the market perceive its output (job prospects)? 4> How strong is IBM in the Analytics space? What is its market share globally and India specifically and future outlook on IBM technologies.. Would you advise that people take up this course? Regards,

Ajit 22 Dec, 2015

Dear Kunal Thanks for your sincere efforts and kind guidance for fresh entrants into this domain. Would like to know your opinion how are the chances for a person like me with 18+ years exp in IT dev and delivery managment to consider for this new area. My academic background is mathematics and I like this subject of Predictive Analytics. Would just doing Self Study, reading books to understand stastistics concepts can ensure me to get opportunity in this area? Also looking to get hands on exp on the tools like SAS, R. Or do I necessarity need to have some certification in this area from one of the management schools. Regards. Ajit

Nagraj Nabar
Nagraj Nabar 22 Dec, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have around 20+ years of IT experience into Project Management and would like to know which would be good course to do for getting into Analytics. I have background of Powerbuilder, ASP, .NET, Java etc

Pooja 03 Jan, 2016

Hi Kunal, I am a btech graduate working with Oracle as web analyst... have 4yrs of experience... worked on tools like omniture, data ware housing, Adobe report builder, Google analytics... I want to build my career in the web analytics and also want to learn the data analytics. Could you please let me know aiming to the above mba colleges u have mentioned will build my career.. --Poona

Anil 10 Jan, 2016

I am planning to take BigData specialization course(self paced), from jigsaw. How do you rate the content and the course

Molishree 14 Jan, 2016

Hi!! Kunal I am a beginner in the field of Analytics. Its been almost 7months working as business analyst in a healthcare organization. I would like to know which would be the best course for me in data analytics. Moreover, I am from non- IT background so want some specific inputs regarding courses available that I can do along with my job. Regards Molly

Mahender 18 Jan, 2016

Hi Kunal, I am a Science Graduate(BSc,Mathematics& Phy.) with oracle & MSSQL dba experience of around 5 years and overall 14 yrs in Geographic informations systems. Recently our organization has decided to explore the Spatial & Data Analytics with Big Data & Hadoop infrastructure on internal private Cloud. As it is completely new technology,and want to know what can be the prospects for me in this area considering my profile. Any suggestions for Courses would be appreciated.Are online courses in BigData and Hadoop are helpful? Thanks, Mahender

Kaushik Bhattacharjee
Kaushik Bhattacharjee 22 Jan, 2016

Hi Kunal, I am a graduate in Bio. Sc. and having 10+Yrs of experience in sales in Pharmaceuticals company. If I am trying to do online certificate business analytics course how it will help me to shift from sales job to others analytics job. Hoping for your reply. Regards Kaushiik

rohan 02 Feb, 2016

Hi Kunal I have done my B.E. in Textile Technology with five years of business experience in same field. Now I want to switch my career and i want to do job of business analytic. Please guide me in this.

Rajesh 03 Feb, 2016

Hi Kunal, I am working as an ETL developer with 4 plus years of experience. I work with Oracle, Informatica and Tableau. I would like to know suitable course for me in analytics/ data science field. I need some inputs regarding the courses so that I can pursue along with my job. Thank You in advance. Rajesh

Jatin 07 Feb, 2016

Hi Kunal, I am from commerce back ground and did my Masters in Finance from mumbai university. I have total of 5 + years of experience in Finance domain. Could you please suggest me a course to begin my career in Analytic, Regards, Jatin

Shakuntala Das
Shakuntala Das 08 Feb, 2016

Hello Kunal, I have completed M.Sc in Economics ( as specilization subjects I had International Economics of Trade and Indian Economics ) . At Graduation level along with Economics I had Statistics and Mathematics as optional subjects. I have 1 + year work experience as Project Management Office Analyst. Please suggest me a course to start a carrer in Analytics .

Sanjay Desai
Sanjay Desai 17 Feb, 2016

Hi Kunal, I'm a chartered accountant with 3+ experience with Big 4 firms in risk practice. I want to know how this course can help me and would it be recommended for me to join data analysis with my education background and work profile. Would appreciate your views. Thanks in advance for your reply.

Paras Kalra
Paras Kalra 17 Feb, 2016

Hi Kunal, Just started following the article and found quite informative. I am a commerce graduate with 10 years exp in Supply Chain Management with know how on Budgeting, Costing & Project management but didn't have any experience in IT. Would like to pursue career in Business Analysis. Could you suggest the starting point & course to pursue further. I understand often the BA has a technical background but i would like to move into a BA role from a business role, more of a strategy or planning role. Which can later be expanded into Project, Finance or Marketing rolls. I understand for that analytical skills may help. Please suggest. Thanks

android 23 Feb, 2016

I just wanna thank you for sharing your information and your site or blog this is simple but nice article I've ever seen i like it i learn something today.

Tauseef 23 Feb, 2016

hi kunal currently i am doing B.E final year i want to make carreer in big data and hadoop . .....please tell me what are the best opportuinity for me. suggest me the best course i have to do

kaustav das
kaustav das 24 Feb, 2016

i am Btech Computer Science Background and i have 4 years experience in SAP ABAP Developer(Programmer). so i am thinking about business analytics program in any of IIM. which IIM will be the best and which Course also suits my Profile

Anant Saxena
Anant Saxena 08 Mar, 2016

Hi Kunal, Can I please have a quick advice? Thank you for this extremely informative article.. I have always thought of building my career in this field. I have about 5 years of experience in Sales and marketing in IT services and Products with niche in different domains where I have also accounted for Product Management and Market development mainly in US and Europe AND I am a BBA (so without a "technical background"). I have three questions: A. Is it possible for me to build my career as a business Analyst with a BBA and no technical background? B. If yes, what kind of companies and opportunities am I looking at? C. What is it like if I were to at all begin as a freshers and How do I start? Thanking you in advance

Mehul Kukreti
Mehul Kukreti 08 Mar, 2016

Hi Kunal! Can You Also Give Some Brief Regarding the Business Analytic Program at SCMHRD Pune, there 1st Batch Placements are Going on, so Much Information regarding the same is Not Available. The Companies Visiting, Salaries Offered, etc. Thanks in Advance

Nidhi 12 Mar, 2016

Hi Sir, I am working in aerospace field from last 2 years.I want to change my domain to business analysis.I want full time classroom programme. Which is the best?And Can I change my field now?

Prabhuram 12 Mar, 2016

Hi Kunal, Is there any place in Bangalore, where i can learn analytics as part time. I am working as a Risk Analyst as of now, so need to look in to part time learning. I have heard about Jigsaw and ATI , Please suggest some places if you know any. Many thanks in advance.

Sumit Malviya
Sumit Malviya 12 Mar, 2016

Hi Kunal. I am HR graduate from XLRI with 5 years of experience. Want to pursue HR predictive analytics from scratch. Can you suggest how should I take this ahead. An based in Mumbai, hence Mumbai based courses would suit me. Rgds

Jamir Shaikh
Jamir Shaikh 17 Mar, 2016

Hi Kunal, I have working in a IT support for last 5 year, currently I am leading a team in IT support, please suggest if i am eligible for this course.

Ron 20 Mar, 2016

How is aegis pgp ba and bd in comparison to praxis and great lakes in terms of curriculum, hands on exposure,fee, worth, market and industry recognitions, etc. Many similar queries havenot been yet answered. Hence, request you to please throw some light on this asap. Thanks.

Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar 24 Mar, 2016

Hi Kunal, I was currently working on SAP SD Consultant and want to know how far this program going to help in improving my career.I have an experience of %= in Marketing and SAP ..Kindly suggest a good path. Thanks in advance

manoj kumar sharma
manoj kumar sharma 25 Mar, 2016

i am 35 years old and m.Tech .B.Tech in mechanical engineering with 5+ year of academic experience . will companies allow me to if i switch my career to business analyst job

Arun 27 Mar, 2016

Hi Kunal, I am working in healthcare industry since last 5 years. Majority of my work is related to MS Excel. However I want to specialize in Analytics through quality part time courses. Can you please guide me which course should I opt for? I have no statistical experience.

Ankit Singhal
Ankit Singhal 04 Apr, 2016

Hello SIr, I am the first time user of your website. As far as my education is concerned, I have done M.Sc in maths and MBA (finance). I am keenly interested in learning data analytics. Please do refer me the courses in this regard and enlighten me. With regards

Amod kankekar
Amod kankekar 17 Apr, 2016

Hi Kunal, I have done mba in marketing with 6 yrs of experience in business development and sales experience in airline and travel industry. Is data analytics will be suitable for me.. i am interested in data mining and analysis on excel.

Varun 18 Apr, 2016

Hi Kunal, I am working as a Marine Engineer in Merchant Navy with 12 years experience, Now I wish to make a career switch into Business Analytics . Am I eligible to get into this field. Also which path would you recommend for a profile like mine to follow from here. Highly appreciate your advice and guidance into the matter.

akhil 25 Apr, 2016

Hello kunal, I am a Third year EXTC student. ...I'm interested in Data analytics as i see huge scope in this field..but i have no knowledge about excel and programming languages..What are the steps I need to take in order to build myself up for this field... How should i go about it. Please guide.. thank you :)

Saushthav 25 Apr, 2016

IIIT banglore PG in data analytics Vs certification in Big data analytics from INSOFE

Manikanth 26 Apr, 2016

Hi Kunal, This is Manikanth and I have completed my B.Sc in 2001. I am having around 9 years of experience in ERP as a Techno-Functional consultant and working as a Sr.Associate in a reputed company in Chennai. I am pretty much interested in doing a distance/part-time Post Graduate Program in Business/Data Analytics. Could you please suggest a good program/university. Appreciate your advise on above. Thanks in Advance. Manikanth

Anjali 28 Apr, 2016

Hey I'm doing bba from ipu cllg It's my first year . Im planning to do some additional courses like data anytical , languages ( Japanese) Can u tell me wht all courses should I go for and from where

Amitav Banerjee
Amitav Banerjee 04 May, 2016

Hi I have done my graduation in ECE,I have a work exp of 2 years in electronics.But i am looking to change my field to business analytic,could you help me to figure out how do i go about it! I have shortlisted 2 institutes namely GREAT LAKES and PRAXCIS. which one is preferable in terms of faculty and placement facilities. Please reply ASAP. Thanks in advance

g 07 May, 2016

Hi, Which is best online course / PG program for business analytics ?

Varun 08 May, 2016

Hi Kumar, is there any institute in Pune I can consider for this course? Thanks.

Akash Garg
Akash Garg 12 May, 2016

Hi Kunal, This is my first reading of your article and I liked it, However i am looking for a guidance from you. I have around 6.5 years of experience in Business Intelligence with OBIEE tool. I am looking for a course in Analytics as an Executive program where I need to break my service. please help me. Thanks Akash

Pawan 14 May, 2016

Dear Kunal There is one more college in India where Data Science is being tough namely "NMIMS" Mumbai..

G 14 May, 2016

Hi Kunal , Any feedback on pg BA program of IBM n Aegis? Thnks

Harshil 23 Aug, 2016

Hi Kunal, although it's almost 2 years later, I still find this blog really helpful. One query though: i'm just finishing my M.Sc. in Ops & Supply Chain Mgmt. Do you know of any good data analytics course for beginners in Supply Chain? regards, Harshil

Vineet 14 Jan, 2017

Hi Kunal I follow Analytics Vidhya quite frequently. Really good work you & your team is doing. I would like to know your view points on the PGDBA program offered jointly by ISI, IIM C & IIT-K. I am currently working & looking forward joining the program this year.

Ram 12 May, 2017

Hi, Could I please have a quick advice ? Thank you for this informative article.. I am planning to build my career in Business Analytics. I have about 5 years of experience in Testing and Operations in IT services and I am a BCA graduate with a technical background. 1. Is it possible for me to build my career as a business Analyst with a BCA degree and to enter into business analytics field ?? 2. What is it like if I were to at all begin as a freshers and How do I start ?? Thank you in advance

Sree 15 May, 2017

HI Kunal, I have 11 years of experience in Oracle E Business Suite (SQL & PLSQL.) with various technologies and i am good in programming. I would like come to Data Analysis side, please let me know which courses are better . Thanks Sree

Rohan 15 May, 2017

Hi Kunal, I wanted to know how is the Data NAalytics and Machine Learning program of SP Jain Instistute of Management Mumbai. I am having 5 Years of work experience in IT/Telecom and have interest in the data analytics and machine learning domain but unable to choose a good institute and i have heard of SP Jain providing the course. Can you please let me know. Thanks Rohan

Gopal Saxena
Gopal Saxena 19 May, 2017

Hi kunal Reading ur post here.. It is quite good.. But u are not answering .. I have done MBA in international marketing and finance and have 7 years work exp in retail and sales.. Can u tell me which analytics course should i do for my career growth??

QA Guru
QA Guru 20 Jun, 2017

Yes, In this Blog very informative Information Publish Regarding QA Training and Placement. Thanks for sharing such a great ideas!

Raghu 24 Jun, 2017

Hi Kunal, I have around 8yrs of experience in Service Management. i am interested in pursuing Data Scientist course. i m not sure how this will help me grow. Could you please let me know if this is the wise decision to go for it. Currently i m positioned as a manager in an organization to Manage IT infrastructure.

Madhu Kumar
Madhu Kumar 08 Jul, 2017

Hi Kunal, I am Madhu, i have 10 years experience in Software Development, currently working as Senior ETL Developer and looking towards changing career into Data Science. I am from Bangalore and looking out to join INSOFE seeing it as a brand. Please suggest me a good training institutes or Business schools to take up this course as i am unable to make a choice whether to join business school or Training institute. Does brand really matter while looking for a career shfit. Thanks

harshalmittal 11 Jul, 2017

hello sir, i am a graduate student from commerce background and looking forward gor data anaytics programme so please can u help in how can i start building a carrer in this course or suggest some college or degree which help me learning so that i am eligible for it.

Bizsmart 13 Jul, 2017

Great compilation of list of analytics training in india. Really very useful info.

SUSHANT GUPTA 20 Aug, 2017

Hi kunal, I am a Banker and have a Branch Banking experience of more than 12 years but now i want to pursue my career in Data science/Analytics.From which institute should i complete the course.I have resigned and am ready for full time course Also in which institutes i am eligible to apply. regards Sushant

Pavan Kulkarni
Pavan Kulkarni 11 Sep, 2017

Hii kunal, i recently completed my B.E. in information science and i want to start my carrier in big data so please suggest me the course i have to undergo?? which university i have to take coaching??

Prathamesh Vikas Sawant
Prathamesh Vikas Sawant 03 Oct, 2017

Hi guys, I am working as a production engineer since last 1.5 years. I have completed my BE (mechanical) from mumbai university. But my interest is towards business analytics field. I want to change my career to analytics field. Can anyone suggest me which course should i do ? . My budget is only 30 to 40 k. Please suggest me the course which could help me to penatrate into this field without any struggle. Please anyone can help me its really important for my career decision. I am in a big confusion because my degree and work experience is not relevant to this field.

Pranav.C.R 08 Oct, 2017

Hello Kunal Sir, I happened to see this post today ! Thanks for the Article. Sir, I have completed my B.E Information Science (2014 batch) from VTU University Bangalore.I have a work experience as a Manual software tester in Insurance and Mutual Fund domain for 2.7 yr. I have also completed a course in ETL testing. Post the work experience of 2.7 years,I have one year gap in career and currently I'm not working anywhere ie looking forward for opportunities. So needless to say I'm struggling a bit in career :),but giving up is the last thing i want to do :D I'm interested and I'm planning to pursue a career in Data Science/Big Data/Business Analytics. . I want to join a full time classroom for the same.Need your advice to help me make an informed decision Please advice me regarding which programs I should apply for, which are suitable for me considering my education and work experience. ? I have gone through your article and it seems that most of the programs mentioned need a work ex of min 4-5 years.Also request your inputs regarding the worth of programs offered by the Aegis School of Data Science,Big Data and Telecommunication. Please help Sir :)

Bhaskar 27 Oct, 2017

Hi Kunal , Hope you are doing great ! I have 5 Years of experience in Software Testing and trying to move in some new technology as per Industry demands.Can I expect good opportunities after completing any of the above courses listed by you in Data Analytics?

Abhishek gupta
Abhishek gupta 28 Nov, 2017

Hey, I am fresher 2016 batch passout student. can i go with this course)data science). That time i am having 6 month internship experience in data science. pls tell me asap. Regards, Abhishek R Gupta 9039709204 / 7760071231 [email protected]

mahesh 18 Dec, 2017

ohh thanks for this great information

Swagatika Mohapatra
Swagatika Mohapatra 11 Jan, 2018

Hi, I have 12+ years of industry exp from TCS and Infosys respectively.Could you please guide me if the PG Diploma Program in Data Analytics- IIT Bangalore & Upgrad is a valuable course for me or not. Thanks, Swagatika

Nirupama 09 Mar, 2018

Hie Kunal I am doing job in market research and having one year of work experience. I am currently looking forward for masters in data science or business analytics. I need your help in selecting college for my master in India.

awani patil
awani patil 23 Mar, 2018

Hi, Very informative article, I am planning to take admission for online MBA program. i shortlist IGNOU,IMT for same but i recently got some information that welingkar institite is now providing Online PGDM program. can i go for that please suggest.

Mukul 23 Apr, 2018

Hi, Can you please provide some information about the MBA- Business Analytics and MBA-Intelligent Data Science by NIIT University ?

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