PGDM Data Science and Analytics

Start your career in Data Science with India’s only PGDM in Data Science and Analytics. 

No Prior Programming Knowledge Required

Program Duration

2 Years Full Time


AICTE Approved


60 Students

Program Fee

Rs. 7,95,000


Start your career in Data Science with India’s only PGDM in Data Science and Analytics. Be part of the industry growing at exponential speed, with over 95000 vacant jobs, and over 350% increment over the last decade. Through this program, you will learn the skills, technologies, applications, and processes that large organizations use, giving you a head start into the Data Science field.

Program Duration

2 Years Full Time


60 Students


AICTE Approved

Program Fee

Rs. 7,95,000

You Will Learn

Big Data Analytics

The science of using advanced analytics techniques to analyze large data sets (structured / unstructured / batch data).

Machine Learning (ML) Techniques

ML, through model building automation, teaches computers to do what humans and animals do naturally i.e., learn from experience.

Python/R/Hadoop for Future Managers

Master high performance statistical tools heavily used for data analysis.

Business analytics, Intelligence & Forecasting

Learn to solve business problems using data analysis, statistical models, and other quantitative methods.

Enterprise Data Visualization

Learn how to use Tableau to Visualize, Analyze, and Share Scientific and Operational Data.

Data Warehousing & Data Mining

Learn to organize data in one place and extract useful actionable insights from the dataset.

Deep Learning & Reinforcement Learning

Learn how to teach a computer to create rules and work according to these self-created rules.

Time Series & Forecasting Techniques

Learn the technique to predict future events by analyzing the trends of the past.

Natural Language Processing

Build machines that understand and respond to text/ voice with text/speech of their own, as a human would.

PGDM - Data Science and Analytics

As technology continues to evolve, it has become crucial to understand growing datacentric business processes, information, and knowledge, to make tactical and strategic decisions.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in Data Science fosters the ability to handle data analytics lifecycle activities as well as business problems through skills, technologies, applications, and processes used in organizations to gain data-driven insights. Students who enroll in this career-enhancing program will gain an understanding of data management, programming statistics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Students wishing to obtain a deep understanding of managing complex data structures within a specific technical environment should consider this program. By learning coding and IT (Information Technology) skills, students will shine in this field. Students are likely to start their career in banks, IT companies, software companies, and service industries as Risk Analysts, Business Analysts, and Data Scientists.

A unique component of the program is the combination of top-notch faculty, world-class campus facilities, and an industry speaker series, which brings innovative research, best practices, and domain knowledge to a diverse group of students.

In the  PGDM - Data Science & Analytics program, a strong emphasis is given to the application aspects of the concepts that are learned and practiced in industry. The program is comprised of classroom teaching as well as other pedagogies such as scenario building, simulation, industry analysis and case analysis. Aside from the academic rigor that ensures students learn and apply key concepts, the program also gives them the opportunity to apply leadership, interpersonal, and networking skills.

Our Strategy is three-pronged

Corporate Ready

Internships and simulations prepare students for a corporate environment. They develop the focus and thought process required for a demanding job and its environment through practical assignments. Critical thinking skills developed at the college assist them in understanding business issues in depth and finding feasible solutions, while interpersonal skills learned at the college help them maintain and handle challenging situations.

Entrepreneurial Skills

Due to NBS' student-centric approach, we can identify entrepreneurial mindsets in students much earlier, enabling us to customize and plan challenges for them at college. Different situations are put in front of them to help them develop their entrepreneurial skills. There are many industry networking opportunities and mentoring sessions to help them fine-tune their ideas. In addition, the college provides incubation for innovative and feasible ideas to boost morale.

Mentor Based Learning

At Narayana Business School, students experience three layers of mentorship. They learn not only from faculties, but also from industry leaders and their assigned buddy.

The first mentor is your buddy, typically a senior student who has been at NBS longer than the fresh joiners. The student mentor is always with you for any questions you have and will guide you in a way only peers can.

NBS faculties will be your second mentor. They will work on guiding you and developing you into a well-rounded professional ready to excel in the corporate environment.

Finally, you will have a mentor from the industry. You will learn from their work experience, the difficulties they faced, and the day-to-day work that they do at their job.

This is what makes NBS Ahmedabad the best PGDM College in India.

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

    • Candidate should be a graduate from any recognized University/ Institution of National Importance and must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade at 10th, 12th and graduation.
    • Candidates appearing for the final year of the bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications and are awaiting results can also apply.
    • In order to pursue this course, Candidates must have pursued their graduation in the IT/ Engineering/ statistics field.
    • The candidate must have appeared for NBSAT (NBS aptitude test), a management entrance exam devised by Narayana Business School, which assesses the candidates Mathematical Aptitude, General Knowledge, Verbal Ability & Abstract Reasoning.
    • There is no minimum or maximum work experience required to apply to PGDM program. However, having work experience will be an add on advantage which brighten the chances of selection.

How to Apply for NBS PGDM Quantitative Finance Program

  • If you meet these basic requirements, then you must submit an admission application form with all transcripts till graduation. All of these are evaluated and shortlisted candidates are called for Group Discussion / Extempore round followed by Personal Interview.
  • Overall weightage of various components for admission to the program is as given below.
    1. Score in Common Entrance Test 50%.
    2. Academic Performance & Prior Work Experience 20%.
    3. Group Discussion 15%.
    4. Personal Interview 15%.

Our Unique student-driven culture, Robust Corporate engagement model, and planned academic rigor turns students into corporate-ready professionals. It is not a surprise then that we have a 22+ year RECORD of 100% placements. Every year, over 670 companies come to NBS to select managers for key roles. Our students have bagged 32 lakhs per annum placements.  

NBS is among the first Premier B-schools in the country to conclude its final placements every year. We cross new milestones reaching greater heights with successful campus recruitment program, year after year.  

Our uniquely designed NEEP which is Narayana Employability Enhancement Program ensures your final placement 6 months before the completion of your course. During NEEP, we conduct one on one sessions with experts to create your CV as per the industry requirements. Also, your faculty mentors help you in preparation for Aptitude tests, Group discussions, and Mock interviews. 

The tremendous transformation our students undergo is clearly visible at the time of final placements. Majority of the batch gets multiple offers ranging from 8 to 32 lakhs, from the industry and companies of their choice. We do not restrict students from taking multiple offers, unlike many other top B-Schools of India. We assure students of PGDM with Strong Placements in top companies. 

All this while keeping our fees as low as possible. Truly, Narayana Business School is the best PGDM College in Ahmedabad. 

Lowest Possible Fees, Highest Possible Placement is what we want for our students. We can proudly say that we are the only private B-School that offers more than 100% ROI (return on investment) for the time, money, and efforts that our students put into the course. Proudly Gujarati.  

Here are some of our top recruiters: 

Students who complete the course are eligible for the below job profiles. Please note that this is a sample list and not an exhaustive list.

  • Data Analyst/Big Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Data Architect
  • Analytics Associate
  • Analytics Manager
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics Consultant
  • Risk Analyst
  • Data Engineer

Life at NBS offers many opportunities which give students the freedom and flexibility to live their passion and polish their innate skills. 

You will never see a moment of dullness at NBS, with over 12 students’ clubs & committees for every talent. Whatever your interest, there is always something for you at NBS. 

Students’ clubs & committees organize many events & activities around the year. 

Back to Bachpan FestSimulation ActivitiesMind Mapping GamesTeam-Building Events
Sports ActivitiesFriendship dayKnowledge FestCultural Fest
Batch PicnicFilm PromotionsCreative ThinkingDesign Thinking
Personal BrandingNetworking SkillsRural ImmersionBridge Programs
College FestInnovation FestStart-up FestIndustrial Visits
Nukkad NatakGamificationsFreshers PartyNavratri Celebrations
Valentine’s DayJanmashtami PartyGanesh UtsavMovie Screenings

And many more to fulfill your co-curricular/extra-curricular needs including all festivities & cultural programs.  

All these events & activities sharpen your management skills and teach you how to work in a culturally & geographically diverse team. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

PGDM in Data Science & Analytics from Narayana Business School is an AICTE-approved two-year full-time program designed for graduates who are interested in building a career in Data Science & Analytics.

Data Science 
Data Science is the science of data that makes use of algorithms, statistics, and technology to provide actionable insights. It resolves broader issues such as customer behavior with structured and unstructured data.

Business Analytics 
Statistical analysis of mostly structured business data is known as Business Analytics, and it provides solutions to specific business problems and roadblocks.

The first three trimesters provide students with a solid background in management and data science & analytics essentials. As part of the last three trimesters, our students get exposure and hands-on experience on technological tools related to data science and analytics. They also participate in independent projects, seminars, and conferences. Students end their course with a four-month industry project.

The industry project aims to provide students with confidence and empower them to face “real world” challenges. It also aims to create an impact on recruiters, who see the value our students will add to their organization.

Business Analytics and Data Science, although often used interchangeably, are very different fields. A layperson may not be bothered by this interchangeability, but professionals must understand it as it has a direct effect on the organization.

In simple terms, Data Science is the study of data using statistics to provide key insights but does not provide business-changing decisions, while Business Analytics is the analysis of data for the company to make key business decisions.

Narayana Business School’s PGDM Data Science & Analytics will put you in the league of those prestigious institutions that have global operations and are leaders in the data science and business analytics industry. During this course you will learn multiple programming languages, big data tools, and analysis techniques that are done with large data sets. Your skillset will be enhanced so that you can use your programming and big data analysis techniques on large data sets to make informed decisions.

Candidates from multiple streams, be it mathematics, economics, statistics, or science, can benefit from this course. It has been designed to accommodate students with diverse backgrounds for students to meet common professional objectives. 

The skills learned from the course make the student eligible for:

  • Data Analyst/Big Data Analyst 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Data Manager 
  • Business Consultant 
  • Data Architect 
  • Analytics Associate 
  • Analytics Manager 
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics Consultant 
  • Risk Analyst 
  • Data Engineer 

And many such high paying job roles.

Here’s why this course is a right fit for you.

Strong Demand: While many careers have been around forever, data science is a new and exciting field offering lucrative packages. A huge reason for choosing Data Science as a career is the fact that Data Scientists are in huge demand. As everything today generates data and companies need people capable of managing that data and making decisions from it, skilled data scientists are needed everywhere. 

Rewarding Career: In recent years, career opportunities in data have grown exponentially. Companies are eager to capture data, analyze the same and make decisions from it. As a result of this, companies are growing exponentially, and Data Scientists are rewarded heavily.

Industries that use Data Science & Analytics are: 

  • Ecommerce 
  • Telecom 
  • Healthcare 
  • Banking and Finance 
  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance 
  • Retail 
  • Consulting 
  • Information Technology 
  • Oil 
  • Gas 
  • Automobile 
  • Airline 
  • Government 
  • NGOs 
  • Media 
  • Entertainment 

 And many more.  

Some of the leading potential recruiters for the program are: 

Each course will have weightage of 100 marks wherein 50% will be of Continuous Evaluation Component & 50% will be of the Term End Examination. 

The grading scale is 10 points.

Maximum Grade Point (GP) is 10 corresponding to O (Outstanding). For all courses, a student is required to pass both Continuous Evaluation Components and Term End Examination separately with a minimum Grade point of 4 corresponding to Grade PASS. Students securing less than 40% absolute marks in each head of passing will be declared FAIL.