St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), 30 Mother Teresa Sarani Kolkata 700016 West Bengal, India

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Post Graduate Department of Statistics (M.Sc. in Data Science)


Dr. Durba Bhattacharya (DB) M.Sc., Ph.D.
Head of the department

After completing more than sixty glorious years of undergraduate teaching, the Department of Statistics is set to offer MSc in Data Science from the academic year 2022-23.

Data Science is a dynamic interdisciplinary field unifying Statistics, Computer science, Mathematics, Data visualization and integration to solve problems covering a wide range of applications using knowledge extracted from noisy, structured and unstructured data, typically large. From capturing data to communicating results, data scientists play an important role in making high-level decisions in a variety of applications, including strategic business solutions for small, medium and large-scale companies. This course not only includes data mining, programming skills and analysing sets of data but goes beyond to look at the entire data science life cycle.


This course is designed to develop an in depth understanding of the key concepts and technologies in data science, machine learning, visualization techniques, predictive modelling, and statistics.


The students are expected to gain holistic knowledge about various computational platforms available for big data analytics.


Integrating the fields of Statistics, Computer Science and Optimization Techniques, this course intends to create adept and well-versed data scientists by exposing the students to real-world problems in the classroom and through experiential learning.

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