Wipro launches Data Scientist academic programme for fresh hires


Bangalore: Wipro today announced the launch of its ‘WiSTA – Data Scientist’ programme in India, an integrated post graduate programme in Analytics for the 2014 batch of Engineering and Science graduates hired by Wipro as full-time employees.

The Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) will conduct the programme and award the Master of Technology and Master of Science degrees in analytics.

The WiSTA – Data Scientist programme is an initiative aimed at creating an industry ready cadre of Data Scientists within Wipro in the information management and analytics space. These Data Scientists will work with Wipro’s customers in the US and in various other international locations.

“Capturing new opportunities in the digital world hinges on our ability to have the best people in the industry?. This will be achieved by offering the ‘talent pool’ projects which excite and stimulate their intelligent minds. We believe investing in creating the frameworks to nurture the resources of the future will be in the best interests of our clients and the industries we operate in,” said Jeff Heenan-Jalil, Sr. VP & Global Head, Advanced Technologies & Solutions, Wipro.

This course, taught over weekends at Wipro’s corporate headquarters in Bangalore, comprises of various modules on analytics and is a two year programme for the engineering graduates and a four year programme for the Science graduates. Students are shortlisted for this programme based on their previous academic performance and college ranking. The course content has been jointly created by Wipro and VIT and also includes modules prescribed and taught by professors from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Michigan. The graduates will also receive programme completion certificates from MIT and the University of Michigan for the modules covered by them.

“The WiSTA – Data Scientist programme is designed to train fresh graduate employees in analytics, business processes, communication skills and relevant technologies, to help them become industry ready and chart out a career in the Data Analytics space. This program has been designed keeping in mind the current industry requirements and to build a cadre of data driven business leaders for the future. We believe that continuous learning expedites success and innovation,” said Rajeev Kumar, Global Head, Campus Hiring, Wipro.

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