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IIT Ropar-CICE-INSOFE announces the launch of new-age multidimensional certificate programs in Data Science

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IIT Ropar-CICE-INSOFE announces the launch of new-age multidimensional certificate programs in Data Science

March 10
02:50 2020
IIT Ropar, CICE and INSOFE come together to launch a new program in data science, PGP (Honours) & Advanced Certification

Chandigarh – Mar 9, 2020 – PGP (Honours) is a multidimensional program that will deliver data science, application architecture, and engineering skills. INSOFE will be offering this intensive 10 months PGP (Honours) in Data Science Program that enables prospects to implement a chosen research publication under the guidance of world-class faculty and present it as a full-fledged thesis to a panel in collaboration with the Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Centre on AI and ML at IIT Ropar and the Canada-India Centre for Excellence (CICE), Canada at Carleton University.

Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science is a uniquely designed Techno-Managerial Program to lead Data Science teams for Management roles. This three-month program creates efficient middle management teams and helps organizations adopt the latest technologies of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science.

Both the programs offer guidance from world-class instructors from INSOFE India, IIT – Ropar, Carleton University and industry – Canada. The students can leverage strong programming skills in AI and relevant management skills for demanding new-age careers. Hands-on skill development through intensive Bootcamps will be provided. There will also be closely monitored guidance from the thesis scholars. Skill enhancement through deep-dive classes and a full-scale thesis submission will pave the way for the triple certification.

The triple certified program will pave way for careers in that demand command over programming, AI and management skills put together. The type of jobs that are the most demanding for a student having done the Advanced Certificate Program are:

  • AI Engineer
  • Machine Learning expert

The average salary of an AI Engineer is around ₹10-15 Lakhs in India. While the Machine Learning expert earns $144 thousand per year, in the US and $85,000 – $185,000 in Canada, says Glassdoor reports. Last year, at INSOFE, 50 students were placed in the top AI companies with a median salary of ₹12.4 Lakh.

Speaking on the occasion Prof. S K Das, Director, IIT Ropar said “Online education is the future of skilling in India. We aim to bring classroom teaching to the businesses and offices across the country. This will help in bridging the productivity gap and increase greater learning of new-age disruptive technologies.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Karen Schwartz, (Associate Vice-President (Research and International), Carleton University said “Those looking to strengthen their skills, cultivate their knowledge, and grow their careers while gaining exposure to a new culture (both in industry and country perspectives), will find these programs a vital asset.”

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Ravishankar, Professor & Dean (International Collaborations) – INSOFE said “Any aspirant that wants to lead data science teams both from a technical & business perspective will find these programs indispensable”.


INSOFE is a world-class research, consulting and graduate education institution with a focus on Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning. Extending the horizon beyond a perception that Data Science is a specialization in computer science, we recognize the discipline as a fundamental alternative that practices deductive Science with Data.  We work hard to bake a Data Science way of solving problems in many domains like healthcare, supply chain, financial markets, and robotics.  We are passionate about teaching applied engineering in a technology-intensive industry.  We cascade this learning through our work with CXOs, Non-tech leaders, tech leaders, and executives. We believe it will change the world for good.

INSOFE specializes in:

  • Creating innovative academic programs in applications of data science in various domains.  
  • Researching the changing roles within the enterprise due to the proliferation of Data Science 
  • Create & offer suitable intervention driven hands-on programs for each of these roles.   
  • Conducting research, building IP, innovating products and consulting with companies to help solve some extremely challenging real-world problems.
  • 15 Full-time Faculty
  • 7 Adjunct Faculty
  • 40+ Data Scientists
  • 6000+ Alumni

About IIT – Ropar

IIT Ropar was founded in 2008, as an engineering, science, and technology higher education institute located in Rupnagar, Punjab, India. It has been awarded the “Highest-ranked Indian newcomer in 2020s table, ensconced in the 301-350 band by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020.” No.1 Among 56 Indian Institutes. 2nd Top Indian Institute to be in the Global Universities. 100 in the Research Citation Parameter.

The Canada-India Centre for Excellence (CICE) – Carleton University, Canada

CICE, Canada is a research and training centre that works to build strong partnerships and strengthen the bilateral ties between both Canada and India. With years of experience in working with India, CICE strives to bring in an interdisciplinary approach to benefit both countries, while utilizing key strengths like their renowned faculty and industry instructors, training and logistics.

For further details, contact:

Bharath Mirchandani
Manager – Marketing and Communications
Email Id: [email protected]
Mobile: +91 9618 483 483

Brettany Shannon
Marketing and Communications
Office: 613.520.2600 ext. 7873
Email: [email protected]

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Company Name: INSOFE
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Phone: +91 9618 483 483
Country: India

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