The 2nd Batch of Data Wizards from Manipal ProLearn is All Set to Shine!
By Arijit Banerjee
The 2nd batch of Data Science graduates from Manipal ProLearn is all set to fly high!
Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, however, it is also a time of celebration, of achievement and a new beginning. The PG Diploma in Data Science – Class of 2018 marked the celebration of their transformational journey by tossing their hats in unison, aiming for the sky, for greater heights and career milestones where their prepared minds and polished skills will usher them.
November 24, 2018 marked its importance on calendar as the convocation day of Manipal ProLearn's PG Diploma in Data Science - Class of 2018.
Full steam ahead!
The second batch of PG Diploma in Data Science has doubled the strength of the course as more aspirants are enrolling for it. Students and professionals with diverse background had shown their interest towards this and had opted for the course from Manipal ProLearn. Was it worth it? Well, the results are for you to see. Their exceptional data science skills have been identified by companies like Equifax, Nielsen, and Gramener among others.
In just two years since inception, the designers of the program saw their vision take form with historic tie-ups between Manipal ProLearn and the analytics industry giant Equifax, collaborating to draft industry oriented curriculum and fostering crucial industry exposure to data science students.
Today, Manipal ProLearn pioneers in its vision to create industry-ready talent to bridge the industry’s talent gap, full steam ahead.
Different paths, same goal.
All set to fly high, the 2nd batch of Data Science graduates were given the final bearings by distinguished guests of honor as well as ProLearn academic heads, encouraging each one of them to venture out and chart an illustrious course in the data analytics industry.
Dr. Vishupriya Raghavan commenced the ceremony by welcoming the gathering. Addressing the students, the mentors and academic gurus set the premise for the freshly graduated to excel in any path they choose. The ceremony was graced by Mr. Gopal Devanahalli (Sr. Vice President Manipal Global Education Services), Dr. Ramesh Babu (Director and Head, Data Science and Digital Products, Manipal ProLearn), Dr. Vinod Thomas (Registrar, Evaluation, MAHE) and Mr. K.M. Nanaiah (Managing Director, Equifax) who was also the Chief Guest at the event.
Forward thinking for an accelerated career growth
Chief Guest, Mr. K. M. Nanaiah, MD, Equifax Credit Information Services Pvt. Ltd. delivering the convocation address at the ceremony.
Mr. Nanaiah in his address to the audience explained how forward thinking is essential to success, in the field of analytics. Citing several examples on the immense possibilities in the world of data, he laid down his golden thumb rule for the future data wizards at Manipal ProLearn – “Make sure you understand the outcome for which the data is to be consumed.” He explained how one can go on analyzing a set of data without coming to a conclusion. Hence, it is important for the Data Scientists to understand how and for what purpose the data is to be consumed.
Today, learning is not about earning a degree anymore. It is about staying relevant to your field and learning skills that help you go the extra mile. One must stay up to date with their industry’s innovations and forward thinking is the key.
Throwing more light on this, Dr. Yogesh Kumar Bhatt, Vice-President – IT Education and Training at Manipal Global Education Services, described the need to not only be result oriented in the analytics sector but also emphasized on the importance of being purposeful. He gave a timeless mantra to his students as a souvenir for their professional journey ahead with the words “At the end of data analysis, you have to find a value out of it.”
Dr. Yogesh Bhatt, VP - Education and Training, Manipal ProLearn and Director - Centre for Executive Educaion, MAHE, addressing the audience at the ceremony.
Creating a future
Education institutes today must learn to listen from both ears. Merging Industry’s talent needs with students’ passion and individual strengths is a step in this direction. The PG in Data Science batch students chose Manipal ProLearn for key reasons like holistic curriculum, industry interactions and full-time classroom program. Today, professionals are ready to make a switch from their well-established careers and devote themselves completely to learn data science. Manipal ProLearn aspires to be their first and foremost choice when it comes to forging a robust career in data science. By constantly evolving the PG program to match the needs of both industry and students, Manipal ProLearn is creating a win-win situation for the data analytics industry.
Manipal ProLearn is proud to bring learners one step closer to their dreams by providing them the required opportunities. We wish the best to all our students who are now a part of one of the most challenging, but equally rewarding fields. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights of the event:
Facilitating the data wizards of tomorrow
Chief Guest, Mr. K. M. Nanaiah, MD, Equifax Credit Information Services Pvt. Ltd. (Left) and Gopal Devanahalli, Sr. VP, MaGE and CEO, MeritTrac Services (Right) giving the academic excellence award to Rahul Singh.
Chief Guest, Mr. K. M. Nanaiah, MD, Equifax Credit Information Services Pvt. Ltd. (Left) and Gopal Devanahalli, Sr. VP, MaGE and CEO, MeritTrac Services (Right) giving the academic excellence award to Gazal Patel.
An emotional and a proud moment for a mother, whose daughter (Gazal Patel) received the academic excellence award at the ceremony.
Graduates from the batch at the oath swearing ceremony.
A group photo of graduates along with the chief guest, leaders, faculty members, support staffs and other dignitaries.