New Delhi, October 11, 2022.

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT) Mandi have announced a strategic partnership to initiate two certification programs including six-month certification and nine-month long advance certification program in modern technologies to make India’s youth future ready. The students will be educated in two integral streams- data science and machine learning. The program will begin from1stNovember 2022.Through these courses, learners will be enabled to pursue several careers in data analytics, data management, data science, business analyticsand business intelligence.

The courses will be delivered through a live broadcast by the IIT Mandi faculty. The program will allow learners to build a strong foundation in data science and help them specialize in machine learning with Python certification for data-driven decision-making. The certification will be jointly provided by NSDC and IIT Mandi. Students pursuing BE/ B.Tech Graduates and Final Semester BE/B.Tech Under Graduates are eligible for these courses

The selection of interested candidates will be carried out through an eligibility test. An online screeningtest will be conducted on 15th and 16th Oct 2022 and students can register at https://bit.ly/CCEIITM

Appreciating the initiative, Shri Ved Mani Tiwari, COO, and Officiating CEO, NSDC said,at NSDC, we are taking a digital-first approach to ensure that our potential workforce is skilled to quickly get adapted to emerging technologies and to achieve this vision, IIT Mandi is the most suitable partner. I am certain that this collaboration will empower a large number of youth to become employable as they will receive an in-depth understanding of digital technologies through data science and machine learning courses. The need for constant upgrading of skills has never been more critical than now and we are excited to offer these courses by partnering with India’s most prestigious technology institute.

Prof. Tushar Jain, Head, Centre for Continuing Education( CCE,) IIT says, IIT Mandi has been established with a vision to become a leader in science and technology education and this collaboration is one such endeavor to march towards an era where our youth is ready to take up the opportunities provided by industry 4.0.Our approach through these courses is to build a rich culture of learning that is flexible, affordable, and customizable in today’s digital era. Our partnership with NSDC is an integral step in creating the next generation of engineers, scientists, and researchers.

The curriculum under this collaboration will comprise multiple modules, case studies, industry projects, interactive exercises, doubt-solving sessions, and more. The industry projects will enable the course participants to work on topics aligned with industry requirements in the field of data science and machine learning.

Data science and machine learning are rapidly being adopted in almost all the fields. The global machine learning market is poised to grow to USD 90.1 billion by 2026 from USD 17.1 billion in 2021 at a CAGR of 39.4 percent, according to BCC research. Additionally, the data analytics market is expected to reach USD 132.9 billion by 2026, from USD 23 billion in 2019, as reported by Market Research Future.