M.Tech in Data Science – Amity University, Gurgaon

Introduction 

  • Amity University, Gurgaon is a private institution located in Pachgaon in Haryana, India 
  • It was established in 2010 through the Haryana Private Universities Amendment Act of 2010
  • The institution was established by the Amity Education Group to produce well-rounded graduates. It offers more than 1000 programs

Duration

  • It is a two-year full-time program

Nature of Course

  • Full-time

Course Description

  • The course is designed to provide comprehensive skills in data analytics and data management to professionals
  • All students must cover critical areas such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematical Modelling, and Product Development
  • Some of the statistical tools learned include Apache Storm, Apache Spark, and Apache Storm. These tools are crucial in the analysis and application of Big Data 
  • It uses up-to-date teaching techniques including case studies analysis, simulation, data visualization using Tableau, Deep Learning using TensorFlow, and Python data processing techniques
  • All students are expected to undertake a capstone project and a dissertation towards the end of the final semester. This ensures that they acquire hands-on experience 
  • The program offers continuous evaluation which ensures that the students understand all the concepts

Eligibility

  • Candidates must have a B.E/B.Tech Degree in IT/Engineering/Computer Science or an M.Sc in Statistics/Mathematics/Computer Science

Eligibility of International Candidates

  • International candidates are eligible to apply for the program. However, they must possess evidence of excellent academic performance
  • Candidates must prove fluency in the English language (must have passed TOEFL with a minimum of 213 in CBT or 550 on the paper-based test). Candidates with a band of 6.5 in IELTS are also considered

Entrance Exam

  • All interested candidates are required to undertake an online aptitude test to determine their suitability to undertake M.Tech in Data Science
  • They are required to access the test through the institution’s website. The test has 4 questions each with 2 answer choices (A and B)
  • The entire test sessions take 3-7 minutes

Application Details

  • Interested candidates must apply online or offline before the deadline
  • Candidates who fail to provide all the required documents will not be considered

Admission Criteria

  • Upon receiving the application forms, an admission committee shortlists all the candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria
  • Shortlisted candidates are invited to undertake an online aptitude test to determine their readiness to undertake the course
  • The admission panel selects the best candidates based on the following considerations:
    • Performance in the aptitude test
    • Past academic achievement
    • Work experience
    • Extracurricular activities 
  • Successful candidates are informed through the admissions portal as well as the addresses provided during the application
  • All qualified candidates must confirm interest for the course within the stipulated timelines failure to which the offer will be revoked

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC)
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Ranking

  • Ranked among the Top Universities in India and Top 120 in BRIC Nations

Fee Structure

  • 1st-year non-sponsored semester’s fee is 0.78 Lakhs covering admission fee, learning materials, tuition fee, library charges, and refundable deposits
  • Residential students will be required to pay approximately Rs 65,000 annually for accommodation

Amity Scholarships 

  • Amity awards scholarships to meritorious students annually
  • The scholarships are open to all students EXCEPT Ph.D. students
  • Eligibility of the scholarships is as follows:
    • 100% scholarship for students with more than 93% aggregate
    • 50% for students with at least 88% aggregate 
    • 25% for 80% and above aggregate achievement
  • The institution offers sports scholarships to students who possess valid sports certificates. Such candidates are admitted using a FastTrack method where no physical interview is required

Placement Details

  • The institution achieves more than 95% placement success
  • Highest placement salary is Rs 18 lakhs annually
  • The average placement salary is Rs 9 Lakhs annually 

Companies Where Graduates are Placed 

  • Approximately 100 companies are involved in the placement exercise
  • They include Cognizant, YES Bank, Google, Mahindra Electric, Novo Nordisk, KPMG, Nectar, and eBay

Job Prospects and Expected Salary

  • Majority of Data Science graduates develop their careers after completing the program
  • There is a surge in demand for data analysts and data specialists due to the increase in technology use and cybercriminal activities 
  • Introductory salaries for Data Science graduates range between Rs 10 to Rs 30 lakhs annually

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1: Can Amity University offer education loans to needy students?

Ans: No, Amity does not offer education loans. However, the institution has partnered with various financial institutions to avail loan facilities to needy students. Some of these banks include the Allahabad Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce

  • Q2: How will I know whether my application has been received and how long does it take to process the forms?

Ans: All the information about your application status is contained in the admission microsite (the portal that you opened during the application process). The process of form analysis takes approximately 1 week 

  • Q3: Can I select the date of the interview?

Ans: Yes, the university releases multiple dates for the interview. When you log into your portal and find a date that is not favorable, you can skip and wait for the next date. However, the earlier you attend the interviews, the better for you since the seats are limited

  • Q4: Where will I get an admit card from?

Ans: Your admit card will be available in your admission portal. You’ll be required to download and print it for presentation during the interview sessions

  • Q5: Is it mandatory to appear physically for the interviews?

Ans: Yes, all candidates must appear for a long-day interview and Amity, Noida Campus. However, international candidates use Skype for the interviews

  • Q6: Is it permissible to make a partial payment to reserve my seat?

Ans: No, students are required to pay the entire fee for the first semester upon admission. Also, the academic security fee must be submitted before the deadline failure to which the offer will be revoked

Contact Details

  • Gurugram, Manesar, Panchgaon, Haryana 122413, India
  • Official website https://www.amity.edu/ 

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