Our Data Science Warriors are Ready Again!
By Aditi Bhat
Having seen the cup of glory from an arm’s length last time at Academia Datathon, Bulgaria, this year the Manipal Data Science teams are determined to win it and bring it home. By airing their competitive spirit, the students also aim to test their knowledge in real-life settings on a global level.
Today, the speed of innovation surpasses the speed of education, making it vital for leading institutes like Manipal ProLearn to look for learning hotspots outside the classroom. By collaborating with developers and academic leaders from other universities, ProLearn students are encouraged to get creative and experiment with their classroom learning.
Hackathons are proving grounds for newer ideas
Students gain immense confidence in hackathons owing to low risk conditions as compared to a real job. This confidence helps them make a bold transition from academia to the professional world without losing their creative confidence.
“Students are free to test out bold ideas during hackathons”
Manipal ProLearn has been integrating such practical challenges as a part of the training to make our PG Diploma in Data Science batch students creatively confident and industry-ready.
Empowering data enthusiasts in the country
This year, Manipal ProLearn is proud to announce that we will be co-hosting the Global Datathon event from September 28-30 in association with the Data Science Society!
This means that data enthusiasts in the country can participate in the global event without actually having to travel abroad. The event will be conducted in our Electronic City campus in Bangalore where the participants (including our students) will get a chance to showcase their talent!
Taking place in the last week of September 2018, the event will witness 200+ data enthusiasts fighting it out for a place in the podium in a 48-hour long datathon, by showcasing their data analytics techniques and their big data analytics prowess.
The students will collaborate and solve practical business challenges in the areas of IoT, Retail, FinTech, AI and more. They’ll also get a chance to be mentored by leading industry experts and network with the key opinion leaders in the data science industry.
Remembering a photo finish
Last time our data science students created history by making their mark on the global data science map. In what looked like a photo finish, two teams from Manipal ProLearn - Team KAUTILYA and Team RISE bagged the 4th and 5th positions in Academia Datathon on their debut appearance to make India proud.
Data Science Society to test it yet again!
Last year, the international data science competition Academia Datathon was organized by the Data Science Society, Sophia, Bulgaria and saw around 150 students participating from close to 10 universities worldwide. A total of 8 groups and 37 students from Manipal ProLearn participated in the datathon.
Comparable to the Iron Man Cup for triathletes in terms of endurance testing, the Academia Datahon was a 3-day event testing the ProLearn data science students against the best in the world.
The torchbearers of success
Manipal ProLearn takes forth its vision of positioning India as a top data science talent hub by doing things differently. This year, the institute has made it possible even for local students to participate in the international datathon event. Manipal ProLearn is investing in the next generation of data wizards and this is just the beginning!