The School of Data Science and Forecasting at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore has been established with an objective to offer academic and research programmes in an emerging discipline of Data Science.
Data science is a multi-disciplinary field that uses collective processes, theories, concepts, tools and technologies drawn from mathematics, statistics, computer science and information science to extract valuable knowledge and information from structured and unstructured data. It is geared toward helping individuals and organizations make better decisions from stored, consumed and managed data.
The faculty members of the School are from diverse backgrounds. In addition to the expertise available the School also draws expertise from other schools of studies of the University and other academic and research institutions as well as industry to provide domain knowledge of interdisciplinary courses to the students.
The School offers following academic programmes:
M.Tech. in Data Science
M.Tech. in Big Data Analytics
M.B.A. in Business Analytics
M.Sc. in Data Science and Analytics
Programme for Working Executives:
M.Tech. in Data Science for Working Executives
Ph.D. and Research:
The School also conducts research and offers Ph.D. programme in interdisciplinary areas including Data Science, Machine Learning, Decision Sciences, Environmental Management, Modelling and Simulation, Technology Management, etc. The School has successfully completed several interdisciplinary research projects for various funding agencies like World Bank, DST, CSIR, UGC, etc.
The School is also engaged in consultancy services. In order to facilitate the consultancy services, a consultancy group named Ideas was established in the year 1992 with the prime objective of undertaking interdisciplinary consultancy assignments.
Many of the alumni are presently working at the senior positions in various multi-national companies, state and central government departments and organizations. Many of the alumni have also established their own companies.