Delhi School of Analytics to DU on cards, many courses planned | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: In a bid to ensure ‘one is not left behind in the digital age’, Delhi University (DU) plans to establish the Delhi School of Analytics under the Institute of Eminence . The proposal to create a DSA which will focus on areas related to economics and finance, business management, law, environment and applied sciences, is expected to be presented at a meeting of the executive council scheduled for March 25.
According to DU officials, DSA will offer short-term and long-term certificate courses, diplomas and degrees to equip students with required data and business analytical skills. Building a research platform to explore new data analysis techniques, promoting entrepreneurship by creating a platform for connecting incubees, mentors and funders are some of the other goals . The school will also aim to combine classroom and technology-assisted learning to prepare data scientists who can handle large and complex datasets, the officials added.
“(The aim is) to develop networks with international and local academic and research institutions, businesses and social organizations, government agencies and innovation platforms in order to create the desired exposure for participants and to ‘exploit global opportunities. Develop human potential by undertaking faculty training and development programmes,’ the proposal reads.
Registrants will also be expected to undertake research projects and studies that provide innovative and long-term opportunities for both researchers and practitioners, officials added.
Stating that the school will work on applying various data techniques to find optimal solutions to critical issues facing business and society, the vision document further reads, “DSA envisions fostering the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurs in the field of data science, business analytics and other related fields to strengthen the government’s India start-up initiatives.
In addition to DU-appointed professors, DSA will also have visiting professors, fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates.
Scholars with notable contributions in the field of business and financial analysis, data analytics and related fields or those with research and teaching experience may be invited as fellows or visiting professors, according to the proposal. Distinguished experts in the fields may be appointed as Distinguished Fellows.

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