Advanced Data Science Certificate Program

Rotman School of Management (UofT) &
IITM Pravartak Technology Innovation Hub of IIT Madras

Course Duration
8 Months
Application Closure Date
12 August, 2023
Commencement Date
September 2023
Session Timing
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Advanced Data Science Program Overview

Acquire global level data literacy with the world-class Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) & IITM Pravartak Technology Innovation Hub of IIT Madras Advanced Data Science Certificate Program. This experiential, innovative and holistic program is specially designed for talented individuals seeking a transformative learning experience in data science. Participants will get exposure to the new age data analytics tools and techniques to extract insights from real-world data. The program pedagogy consists of an interdisciplinary curriculum and interdepartmental collaborative efforts of Rotman School of Management, Department of Statistical Sciences and Computer Science Department of the University of Toronto in design and delivery.
This interdisciplinary curriculum will enable participants to:
  • Leverage Internationally Recognized Instructors with combined academic excellence and extensive industry experience
  • Exposure to examining the subjects and concepts from different approaches and all related to the real business world
  • Seek engaging insights through discussions, assignments, practices, and case studies

Advanced Data Science Program will develop the data-driven skills and confidence to get a new career edge within this growing field of data science. Further, earn privilege to join the Rotman Connect community, participants will be able to gain professional leads and connections through Rotman School of Management’s global online community.

Advanced Data Science Program Highlights

Interdisciplinary Curriculum


Live Online Sessions


Case Studies and Interactive Activities

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Assignments and Presentations


Program Portal and Online
Learning Hub

Top-tier faculty from Rotman School of Management & IITM Pravartak


Technical Support for Online Teaching and Learning Platform

Privilege to Alumni network – Rotman Connect


  • Graduate /Diploma Holder
  •  Minimum 2+ years of work experience in the field of Engineering
  • For professionals, who are looking for a career transition in the Data Science field

Program Schedule

  • Weekend Lectures: 2.5 hours
  • No. of sessions: 40

Tools to be covered

*The above given is an indicative list of tools and is subject to change as per Rotman School Of Management (UofT) & IITM Pravartak's discretion.

Syllabus Breakdown

Taught by IITM Pravartak
Technology Innovation Hub of IIT Madras

  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Linear Regression
  • Bayesian Analysis
  •  Python basics and advance to be covered for data analytics
  • Data Structure & Algorithm: Python
  • Python
Data Collection & Preparation

Taught by Rotman School of Management (UofT)

  • Principles of effective visualizations
  • Telling stories with data
  • Techniques and Tools for data visualization
  • Presenting and communicating data to different audiences
  • Concepts, principles and types of ML
  • Design and train ML for different tasks
  • Popular ML algorithms and techniques
  • Metrics to evaluate the ML models
  • ML real-world applications
  • Differences between supervised and unsupervised learning
  • Classification, regression, and popular algorithms
  • Clustering, dimensionality reduction and anomaly detection
  • Feature selection and engineering techniques
  • Practical applications of supervised and unsupervised learning
  • AI and CI concepts, principles
  • AI and CI techniques
  • Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision
  • AI and CI applications in different industries
  • Work with large and complex datasets
  • Statistics and ML for big data analytics
  • Data tools and techniques for big data processing
  • Big data analytics in social media, healthcare, marketing and finance
    • Identify and articulate business problems and design and implement data-driven processes
    • Data strategy, data culture and data-driven decision making
    • Leadership development in building a data-driven organization
    • Measuring and evaluating the impact
    • Contemporary geospatial data analysis
    • Geostatistics and spatial data visualization
    • GIS software and tools
    • Advanced geospatial & social media metrics
  • Cluster analysis and factor analysis techniques
  • Results interpretation
  • The relationship between clustering and factor analysis
  • Applications of clustering analysis and factor analysis
  • Network properties and network path algorithm
  • Algorithms to understand nodes and to identify communities in a network
  • Techniques for predicting new edges in network and for node classification
  • Diffusion and influence maximization
  • 2.5 hours Weekend Classes

    Perks of Digital Marketing & Data Analytics Course

    Real time case study

    Live Online
    Interactive Lectures

    32 Sessions

    *The above list is indicative and is subject to change as per the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) and IITM Pravartak Technology Innovation Hub of IIT Madras discretion.

    About Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto)

    Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is recognized worldwide as Canada’s top research university, a reputation that will add value for students who aspire to careers with global dimensions. The Rotman School of Management is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and academic excellence at the heart of Canada’s multicultural commercial capital.
    Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. Upholding rigorous standards of scholarship, Rotman School of Management pushes boundaries of inquiry in the search for innovative answers to the most challenging questions. Institute is creating superior-quality learning experiences in the classroom, online, in the business arena, and society.

    Business school in Canada
    QS Global MBA Rankings,
    Rotman 2020

    by Times Higher
    Education for Business
    & Economics Rankings 2021

    for Faculty in the world
    by FT Rankings 2020


    About IITM Pravartak

    IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation is a section 08 Company housing the Technology Innovation Hub on Sensors, Networking, Actuators, and Control Systems (SNACS). IITM Pravartak is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under its National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems and hosted as a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) by IIT Madras. The IITM Pravartak Technology Innovation Hub aims to focus on new knowledge in the SNACS area through extensive and application-oriented research. IITM-PTF gladly takes the role of preparing young India for the next generation of world-class technologies. The NM-ICPS is a comprehensive Mission aimed at complete convergence with all stakeholders by establishing strong linkages between academia, industry, Government, and International Organisations.

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    Dual Certification

    Participants who complete the necessary program prerequisites will receive a dual certificate of Advanced Data Science Certificate Program from Rotman School of Management (UofT) and IITM Pravartak.
    IITM Pravartak

    Program Fee Details

    Fee Structure
    Application Fee
    INR 3,000/-  + GST
    Total Program Fee
    INR 1,61,000/- + GST
    No cost EMI available.
    Installment Pattern
    Installment Pattern
    Installment 1
    INR 78,000/- + GST

    As per the date mentioned in the offer letter

    Installment 2
    INR 80,000/- + GST

    20th November 2023

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    Frequently Asked Questions
    What is the duration of the Advanced Data Science Certificate Program?

    The Advanced Data Science Certificate Program from Rotman School of Management(University of Toronto) & IITM Pravartak Technology Innovation Hub of IIT Madras has 8 months standard program duration.

    What is the mode of delivery for the Advanced Data Science Certificate Program?

    Advanced Data Science Certificate Program – Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) & IITM Pravartak Technology Innovation Hub of IIT Madras is delivered in the online learning mode where participants will be given exposure to seamless synchronous and asynchronous online lectures.

    What is the fee for the Advanced Data Science Certificate Program - Rotman School of Management & IITM Pravartak Technology Innovation Hub of IIT Madras?

    This joint program has a total fee of INR 1,61,000/- + GST.

    Will I be awarded a certificate at the end of the Advanced Data Science Certificate Program?

    All students will be granted a Certificate in Advanced Data Science Program after they successfully complete the program requirements.

    Does Rotman School of Management have a global ranking?

    Yes, Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) has the most prestigious QS World Rankings.

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