Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1. What is the PG Diploma program in Data Analytics with UpGrad? The PG Diploma program is an engaging, yet rigorous, 11-month online program designed specifically for working professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into data analytics careers. The diploma is awarded by IIIT Bangalore.
  • Q2. What should I expect from the PG Diploma program in Data Analytics? Expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled data analytics professional at par with leading industry standards.
  • Q3. What should I NOT expect from the PG Diploma program in Data Analytics? The program is NOT going to be easy. It will requiring at least 8 to 10 hours of time commitment per week applying new concepts and executing industry relevant projects.
  • Q4. What type of career support should I expect from this Program? Preparatory Support Mentoring on how to make the best analytics resume, highlight technical and domain expertise. Analytics Interview preparation and interview mentoring by industry experts. Access to Opportunities Profiles of students will be circulated in the network of companies that UpGrad and IIITB has. For learners with 5+ years of experience, it becomes more difficult to convert these opportunities than others. For them, it is more about how to inculcate data driven leadership in the current job and plan a transition into analytics in the medium to long run.
  • Q5. What topics are going to be covered as part of the program? The program is designed for professionals with limited data analytics experience to build their understanding from the basics to the advance. The program includes the following: Introduction to Data Management Statistics and EDA Predictive Analysis Introduction to Big Data and Analysis Domain Electives
  • Q6. Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in? No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.
  • Q7. How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program? All academic doubts would be cleared in the following way: Dedicated team of teaching associates (TAs) to help you with your academic doubts. Private group chat, wherein you and your team members will help each other work through the study material and assignments monitored by a teaching assistant. Batch-wide discussion forum, wherein other students respond to your doubts.
  • Q8. What type of learning experience should I expect? The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world renowned faculty. Additionally the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforce learning.
  • Q9. What is the time commitment expected for the program? At least 6-10 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.
  • Q10. Is there any certification granted at the end of the program? Post completion of the program, a PG diploma in Data Analytics would be granted from IIIT – Bangalore.
  • Q11. How do I know if the program is right for me? If you like finding meaningful insights from the data, if you get excited by the prospect of informing business decisions through analysis and have an analytics bend of mind, then this program is meant for you.
  • Q12. Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program? To be eligible for the program, the following criteria needs to be fulfilled: College Degree: The applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree in science/engineering/business administration/commerce/mathematics or masters in mathematics/statistics with 50% or equivalent passing marks. Work experience: The applicant should preferably have at least 1-2 year of professional experience
  • Q13. My current role in my company does not include data analysis. Does it make sense for me to opt for this program? Absolutely! Data analytics is becoming a necessity for all industries and is no more a choice. Hence there is a critical demand of quality data analysts and because the supply is constrained, this is one of the most lucrative career options across industries.
  • Q14. What is the application process and what are the timelines? UpGrad and IIITB will come up with the details of the application process soon. We plan on starting the selections process by Mid March.
  • Q15. What is the selection process for this program? UpGrad, IIITB, world renowned faculty and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time in conceptualizing and creating this program to make sure that the candidates can receive the best possible learning experience in data analytics. Hence we want to make sure that the participants of this program also show a very high level of commitment and passion towards Data Analytics The applicants will have to take a selection test designed to check their aptitude and quantitative abilities. The applicants can skip the test if they meet one of the following criteria: GRE score is greater than 300 GMAT score is greater than 650 CAT score is greater than 90 percentile
  • Q16. What is the program fee for PG diploma in Data Analytics? The program is priced at INR 2,25,000 inclusive of taxes
  • Q17. Is there any deferral or refund policy for this Program ? Refund: As per UGC guidelines, student can ask for a refund anytime before start of the program. Rs. 1000 + 2% payment gateway charges would be deducted for the same. Post the issue of logins (i.e. start of the program), no refunds will be processed. Deferral: If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student defer to another batch. Student can request for deferral ONLY ONCE and to either of the next 2 scheduled cohorts of the same program. Student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of program fees + ST. The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fees is paid. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. Student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of leaving the deferred cohort. If, however, the deferral request is raised before the issue of login - 10% deferral fees will not be charged and student will be deferred to the next scheduled cohort.