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Graduation ceremony for Post Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics (PGDDA) in IIIT-B (International Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore)

Plan to launch Post Graduate Diploma in Software Engineering (PGDSE) online program in November 2017

Bangalore: IIIT Bangalore held its first Graduation Ceremony for successful students of its fully online program, Post Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics (PGDDA) at its campus in Electronics City, Bengaluru on Saturday, August 5th 2017. Mr. Naresh Shah, President, EG India R&D, HP was the chief guest for the occasion.

Batch 2016-17

PGDDA is a rigorous 11 month online program conducted jointly by IIIT Bangalore and UpGrad. This course is primarily designed for working professionals who would like to upskill themselves even as they continue to work. PGDDA programme  covers the depth and breadth of the subject in the form of interactive lectures, live sessions and a 3 month capstone project mentored by industry professionals

Highlights of the first PGDDA programme:

  • First Cohort of Post Graduate Diploma in Data Analytics is graduating.
  • Total number of students enrolled in the 1st Cohort is 291.
  • We have achieved 88.84% Completion Rate in the 1st Cohort, a record number for fully online programmes.

The success of the IIIT Bangalore PGDDA programme is reflected in the enrolment of 466 students for the 2nd Cohort which started on 31st Mar, 2017, and 400 students for the 3rd Cohort which started on 31st July, 2017.

Speaking at the Graduation ceremony, Prof Sadagopan, Director, IIIT Bangalore said, ”We are positioned to be a high quality education partner for the IT professional throughout his/her career in this fast changing world, by offering programs on cutting-edge technology, delivered both online and offline”. 

 Mr Ronnie Screwvala , Cofounder, UpGrad said, “IIIT Bangalore and UpGrad have responded to the IT industry demand for high quality professional education by announcing yet another fully online program. We are planning to launch our next program is the online 11 month Post-Graduate Diploma Program in Software Engineering (PGDSE),   conceptualized and developed by IIIT Bangalore and UpGrad together, for which admissions will start from August – 2017”

These programmes being completely online provide flexibility to students to learn at their convenience without quitting their jobs and up skill themselves. After achieving great success in their first online Program, IIIT Bangalore and UpGrad are planning to launch their next 11 month online program, ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Software Engineering’.

PGDSE program is being developed by experienced faculty from IIITB and leading senior professionals from Indian IT/ Technology sector. The program will prepare students to excel in this rapidly evolving technology landscape, by strengthening their core concepts in computer science and providing exposure to the latest software engineering technologies and practices. Post this program, students will be able to function as well-rounded Software Engineers, developing software products and solutions.

About IIIT Bangalore
IIIT Bangalore is a premier institute focused on Post-Graduate IT education and research, located in the heart of Electronic City, Bangalore. It contains state of the art infrastructure, world-class faculty, vibrant alumni community, cutting edge research facilities and close industry collaboration. The institute’s specially designed courses make the students cognitive of the current technologies and practices, thereby equipping them with the tools and knowledge to solve contemporary real problems.

About UpGrad
UpGrad is an online education company focused on upskilling working professionals in the area of Data, Digital and Technology. Co-fouded by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Prabhav Phalgun and Ravijot Chugh. UpGrad takes a full stack approach of content, technology and services. UpGrad has designed and created quality learning experience and aims to take it to every working professional in India and over time globally.

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