Careers after class 12: Data Science and Analytics

Industry: Technology

What is Data Science and Analytics?

Data science is an interdisciplinary field using scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data and applying them across a broad range of application domains. Analytics is the systematic computational analysis of data or statistics. Data Analytics is used for the discovery, interpretation and communication of meaningful patterns in data and applies those patterns towards effective decision making and the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to quantify performance.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities of a data scientist and analyst include processing, analysing and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Preparing reports based on analysis that effectively communicate trends and predictions and presenting to management
  • Data mining from primary and secondary sources and reorganising data using state-of-the-art methods
  • Designing and maintaining data and analytic systems and databases including fixing coding errors and other data-related problems

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Science stream with PCM subjects/Statistics/Computer Science

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.Sc. Data Science Analytics
  • B.E. in Data Science
  • B.Tech.in Data Science
  • B.C.A. (Bachelors of Computer Applications) in Data Science

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Data Analytics

Top 5 Institutes for Data Science and Analytics courses

1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras

Value for Money- 4.8/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Programming and Data Science

Tenure- 3 years

Website: https://www.iitm.ac.in/

2. Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Tech. in Data Science and Engineering

Tenure- 4 years

Website: https://manipal.edu/mit.html 

3. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Data Science

Tenure- 3 years

Website: http://www.sret.edu.in/

4. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai

Value for Money- 3.8/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Tech. in Data Sciences

Tenure- 4 years

Website: https://nmims.edu/ 

5. SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram (Tamil Nadu)

Value for Money- 3.6/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Tech. in Big Data Analytics

Tenure- 4 years

Website: https://srmrmp.edu.in/

Career Progression

Career Progression Data Analytics


Pay Data Analytics

Expert View

Dhanurjay Patil

“I think the greatest thing to focus on, as a data scientist, is not necessarily all the skills you need, but to focus on the problems you want to solve, and develop a deep sense of curiosity and a passion for playing with the data.”

— Dhanurjay Patil
Chief data scientist US Office of Science and Technology Policy 2015-17, co-coined the term “Data Science”


Angela Ahrendts“Consumer data will be the biggest differentiator in the next two to three years. Whoever unlocks the reams of data and uses it strategically will win.”

— Angela Ahrendts,
Senior VP of retail at Apple


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