Chennai, December 2017: Virginia Tech India Research and Education Forum, a leader in being a center for advanced research and education has launched an exclusive and truly unique one-year Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics. The new program, which starts in February 2018, is accepting applications from students and working professionals, who in turn transform into innovative thinkers providing effective solutions that benefit the society and the economy.
Virginia Tech has adopted a bold challenge to develop trans disciplinary teams in different destination areas to address the world’s most pressing problems through research, education, and engagement. One of the five destination areas is data analytics and decision sciences, a critical worldwide focus of interest with the growing proliferation of data through the Internet. In line with this, they have launched their first Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics.
Dr.Roop Mahajan, Global Ambassador, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science Virginia Tech elucidates; “According to Forbes, by 2020, we will be creating 1.7 megabytes of data every second per person, giving us 44 trillion gigabytes of data. From ordering food to entertainment to autonomous vehicles, each of us will be engulfed by more data than we are neurologically equipped to handle. The scale and ubiquity of data is already forcing corporations to find ingenious ways to analyze, track, and leverage data for strategy and operations.
As data volumes continue to explode, businesses need to continually upgrade the education and skill level of their employees to fully utilize the power of data for a competitive edge in the market. With the role of information technology in the industry shifting from that of an enabler to a strategic partner, there is a great demand for specialists in this area. The Virginia Tech, India, Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics is designed to fulfill this immediate need.”
The PGPBA program is designed by industry academia collaboration and offers a global business perspective rich in opportunities and expertise. The faculty has over 30 years experience in decision theory, artificial intelligence, databases, and enterprise computing from the schools of business, engineering, computer science and science. It is the only program focused on integration of data, enterprise technology and models to provide analytics insights in different domains. It is also an interdisciplinary program which requires expertise from marketing, finance, A.I, statistics, database, programming languages, cloud computing, enterprise systems and a host of other areas that are needed to build an effective environment for analytics solutions.
While there are a few course offerings in the Indian academic landscape, this unique postgraduate program being offered by Virginia Tech, a leading U.S. university that is ranked in the top 10% among 3,500 of the world’s best universities ensures that every participant is trained to become a holistic business analytics specialist.
The program is organized into six sequential units of approximately two months each. The classes are modular in approach, led by a faculty member from Virginia Tech USA. Interested students can visit www.vtindia.res.in or get in touch by sending an enquiry to [email protected]
About Virginia Tech India Research and Education Forum:
Virginia Tech, USA one of the world’s top research institutions as well as a center of learning and discovery across the world has strategically chosen India to help advance global interdisciplinary research and education. The Outreach and International Affairs, along with the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, established a roadmap to promote it’s global vision. An outcome was the founding of the Virginia Tech India Research and Education Forum, a nonprofit entity situated in Chennai. It is duly registered in India under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013, affiliated to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.
VTIEF has a laboratory for research, development and deployment of advanced multifunctional and 2-D materials, technologies for sustainable energy and water, and other relevant interdisciplinary endeavours in science and engineering. The institute’s main emphasis is on transfer of knowledge and innovation to promote economic development. Professional skill development in selected areas of critical need is an important component of the Virginia Tech’s mission. They undertake the state-of-the-art research in the synthesis and application of graphene and its derivatives (graphene-x) for a variety of applications including thermal management, carbon capture, and sensor development. modelling and demonstration of self-powered sensors and energy harvesters using piezoelectric and magneto electric materials , modelling and demonstration of thermal energy harvesters for large scale energy production.