Data SCIENCES WORKSHOP, IIT BHILAI
AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy
Name of the Host Institute/Organization: IIT Bhilai
Title of the Workshop: Data Science Technologies and Applications
From: 16 To 20, November 2019
Target audience: UG and PG students, faculty members, engineers, and scientists
Coordinator: Subhajit Sidhanta
About the Course:
With the rise of Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, and Web 3.0, amount of data being produced and captured by computer systems and applications is ever increasing at an exponential rate. The era of Big data presents us with a great opportunity and challenge to develop the next generation technologies to store, manage, analyze, share and understand the huge volume of data that is generated in business.
International Data Corp. (IDC) forecasts that data generation will increase to roughly 40 Zetta (or 40 billion terabytes) by 2020, 50 time more than what we had in 2010. In India the analytics market is also expected to double between 2013 and 2018, according to a report published by NASSCOM recently. There will be an estimated need of approximately about 2 lakhs of trained data scientists in India over the next few years, according to sources in the Analytics Special Interest Group set up by NASSCOM. The enormous amount of data can be used by business enterprises to generate new insights, enable better decision making and improve processes in organizations. Hence, creation of trained industry-ready business analytics technocrat professionals is the need of the day.
To that end, IIT Bhilai with the support of AICTE is conducting a five day workshop on Data Science Technologies and Applications under the ATAL scheme of AICTE. Curriculum for the program is designed to train the faculty and scholars on the state-of-the-art of Data Science.