Manipal ProLearn announces EXCELERATE Scholarship for Data Science

Manipal ProLearn announces EXCELERATE Scholarship for Data Science
Amita Jain | Nov 22, 2018 - 1:21 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 22: Manipal ProLearn, a leading professional learning platform and a division of Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), has announced the EXCELERATE scholarship for its Data Science program.

The scholarships aim at encouraging students to pursue a course in Data Science and more importantly, bridge the skill gap by creating industry ready professionals for a data-driven workplace. Under the endowment, up to10 meritorious students will receive financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh each. Also, one outstanding candidate will be offered a full fee waiver of Rs. 5 lakhs.

Students would be evaluated through a scholarship entrance test which will assess them on aptitude, data interpretation/programming skills. These students would also be required to submit a Statement of Purpose, which would be followed by an interview.

Manipal ProLearn offers a variety of professional certification courses across Technology, Digital Marketing, Data Sciences, Project Management, and Finance domains. “ EXCELERATE scholarship will form the bridge between raw talent and the industry’s quest for professionals in Data Science. It is a natural step towards leveraging our expertise and stature as a leading data science training organisation to supplement India’s rise as knowledge economy capital of the world”, said Dr Yogesh Kumar Bhatt, Vice-President, IT-Education and Training, Manipal ProLearn.

Gopal Devanahalli, Sr Vice-President, Manipal Global Education Services said, “The confluence of data mining and insights is a requisite for professionals, more so as the fourth industrial revolution accelerates. In India alone, the need for data scientists is rising exponentially. The EXCELERATE scholarship is designed to encourage the most talented and students and professionals to apply for the program and help them transform their career trajectory.”

Manipal ProLearn recently tied up with Equifax to evangelise Data Science and Analytics through training, curriculum inputs and hiring in the BFSI domain. The tie-up enhances the learning experience for its students by updating their curriculum with case studies and other industry inputs. Equifax and Manipal ProLearn will hold regular webinars and classroom sessions to help train the students of data analytics in the BFSI industry.

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