Foundation of Data Science

Online Live | 40 Hours | Basic Certification
19,900.00 +GST

Classes starts from 25th March 2024

Faculty would be from the industry

To further the objectives of EICT Academy under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), IFACET brings you various courses in Emerging Technologies, Computer Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Business and many more. This course is curated and delivered by Industry Experts equipped with a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of the subject matter.


  • Start Date : 25th March 2024
  • Course Type: Self-Paced Videos / Online Live Delivery 
  • Duration: 40 hours (2 Months) 
  • Total Lectures: 20 
  • Number of Lectures (if Online Live Delivery): 20 
  • Skill Level: Intermediate 
  • Assessments: Assignments, Final Project 
  • Certificate: Yes 

For Self-Paced Programs: 2 Doubt Sessions/Master Classes

Objective / Outcome Expected 

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of data science and its applications. 
  • Learn data manipulation techniques using Python and Pandas. 
  • Gain proficiency in data visualization to effectively communicate insights. 
  • Apply statistical concepts and hypothesis testing for data analysis. 
  • Explore the basics of machine learning and build predictive models.

Target Audience 

  • Individuals interested in starting a career in data science and analytics. 
  • Participants should have a basic understanding of programming and mathematics.

Key Features 

  • Comprehensive coverage of data science fundamentals. 
  • Hands-on experience through practical projects. 
  • Certificate of completion. 

Faculty Members

  • S. Aggarwal
  • Nandan Mishra
  • Niraj T.
  • Shantam D.
  • U. Tiwari
  • S. Garg

Delivery Mode & Duration

  • Online Live Mode- 2 Months (40 Hours Online Live sessions + 60 Hours of Assignment and Hands on)


Module 1: Introduction to Data Science (4 hours) 

  • Understanding the role of data science in various industries. 
  • Exploring the data science workflow and methodologies. 
  • Overview of data analysis, data visualization, and machine learning. 


Module 2: Data Manipulation with Python and Pandas (10 hours) 

  • Introduction to Python for data science. 
  • Pandas’ library for data manipulation and analysis. 
  • Data cleaning and preprocessing techniques. 


Module 3: Data Visualization (8 hours) 

  • Principles of effective data visualization. 
  • Using Matplotlib and Seaborn for creating plots and charts. 
  • Visualizing data distributions and patterns. 


Module 4: Statistical Concepts and Hypothesis Testing (10 hours) 

  • Descriptive statistics for data summarization. 
  • Inferential statistics and hypothesis testing. 
  • Correlation and regression analysis. 


Module 5: Introduction to Machine Learning (8 hours) 

  • Understanding the basics of machine learning. 
  • Supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms. 
  • Building simple predictive models using scikit-learn. 


Module 6: Practical Data Science Project (10 hours) 

  • Working on a hands-on data science project from data acquisition to model building. 
  • Applying data manipulation, visualization, statistical analysis, and machine learning techniques. 


Section 1: Foundation of Data Science Course Curriculum

Question 1: What is the Foundation of Data Science Course?

Answer 1: The Foundation of Data Science Course is a comprehensive and in-depth training program designed to provide participants with fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of data science. This course is suitable for individuals looking to establish a strong foundation in data science concepts and applications.

This course offers 100% LIVE online delivery, making it accessible to a wide range of learners.

Question 2: What should I expect from the Foundation of Data Science Course?

Answer 2: Expect to gain a deep understanding of fundamental data science concepts and their practical applications. This course covers data manipulation techniques using Python and Pandas, data visualization, statistical concepts for data analysis, and introduces the basics of machine learning and predictive model building.

Question 3: What should I NOT expect from the Foundation of Data Science Course?

Answer 3: This is not an advanced data science course. It is designed for participants who are at an intermediate skill level and want to build a solid foundation in data science. If you are already an advanced data scientist, this course may not be the most suitable option for you.

Question 4: Which topics/modules are covered in the Foundation of Data Science Course?

Answer 4: The curriculum is divided into several modules, including an introduction to data science, data manipulation with Python and Pandas, data visualization, statistical concepts and hypothesis testing, and an introduction to machine learning. The course also includes hands-on projects to reinforce your learning.

Question 5: What type of learning experience should I expect from the Foundation of Data Science Course?

Answer 5: This course offers 100% LIVE Online delivery for doubt sessions and master classes. The learning experience is interactive and enriched by lectures from experienced instructors. Real-time interaction and question resolution are integral to the course.

Question 6: Is a certification granted upon completing the Foundation of Data Science Course?

Answer 6: Yes, upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certification from the prestigious IIT Kanpur. This certification is recognized in the industry and is secured using blockchain technology.

Question 7: When does the course start, and how long does it take to complete?

Answer 7: The course’s duration and start date may vary based on the specific program you choose. For precise information on course schedules, we recommend referring to the official website.


Section 2: Training Pedagogy for Foundation of Data Science Course

Question 1: How will the course be delivered?

Answer 1: The complete course will be delivered 100% ONLINE LIVE through dependable online meeting tools. Only class recordings will be shared with you for revision or when you miss any class. The live sessions allow for interactive learning and the opportunity to address doubts and questions in real-time. The specific tools and platforms used will be provided by the course provider.

 Question 2: What happens if I miss a doubt session or live class?

Answer 2: We understand that life can get a bit busy sometimes. If you miss a class due to urgent and unavoidable circumstances, we shall assist you with the recordings which will be available on the portal, you have enrolled for a program for your career enhancement, and our sincere advice would be to absent yourself from the class only in extreme, urgent, and unavoidable circumstances. It’s just a matter of few months when this course will be finished, and you embark on a bright career.

Question 3: How many assignments and projects will be there?

Answer 3: Each module will have 2 assignments. After completion of each module, there will be a minor project. By the completion of the training, every participant should undergo one month of capstone. Throughout the course, you’ll have a series of hands-on assignments that reinforce the concepts you learn. These assignments are designed to help you apply your knowledge practically and build a strong foundation in full stack development.

Question 4: Who will be there to assist me if I have a doubt?

Answer 4: As it is a 100% ONLINE LIVE training with two-way communication, you can get your doubts resolved then and there.

Before the start of every class, the faculty will be available for 10 to 15 minutes to clear your doubts.

Apart from this, we have weekly two-hour doubt sessions, where you can ask doubts one-to-one. We foster a supportive learning environment. Our experienced instructors and dedicated support team are available to address any doubts or questions you may have during the course. You can reach out through our communication channels for timely assistance.

Question 5: What do I need for the training?

Answer 5: To make the most of the training, you’ll need a computer or laptop with a stable internet connection. You’ll also need code editing software, which we will guide you on setting up. A curious mind and enthusiasm to learn are the key ingredients for success!

Question 6: What are the prerequisites for this course?

Answer 6: This course is designed for individuals at an intermediate skill level in data science. It’s essential to have a foundational understanding of data science concepts and some experience with Python.

Question 7: Will we get value add sessions?

Answer 7: Absolutely, we believe in providing holistic learning. Apart from the core curriculum, there will be master trainers and industry experts who will deliver value-added sessions, workshops, and seminars to enhance your soft skills, communication abilities, and industry insights.

Question 8: Who all will be our instructors?

Answer 8: Our instructors are experienced industry professionals with a deep understanding of full stack web development. They bring practical insights and real-world examples to the classroom, ensuring an engaging and valuable learning experience.


Section 3: Time Commitment for Foundation of Data Science Course

Question 1: What is the time commitment expected for the program?

Answer 1: To successfully graduate from the Data Analyst Course, we recommend dedicating at least 12-15 hours per week. This commitment ensures that you can effectively engage with the course material, complete assignments, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts. While the curriculum is robust, we have designed the course with the needs of working professionals in mind, making it manageable and accommodating.

 Question 2: Will the course require different time commitments for different modules or topics?

Answer 2: While the time commitment may vary slightly depending on the complexity of the modules or topics, maintaining a consistent amount of study time each week is advisable for comprehensive understanding.


Section 4: Career Prospects and Support for Foundation of Data Science Career

Question 1: What are the career prospects after completing the Foundation of Data Science Course?

Answer 1: Completing the Foundation of Data Science Course opens up various career opportunities in the field of data science. You may be eligible for roles that require expertise in data manipulation, visualization, statistical analysis, and the basics of machine learning.

Question 2: How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

Answer 2: In the Data Analyst Course, you have access to a dedicated peer-to-peer discussion forum. Here, you can post your queries, and your peers, faculty members, and teaching assistants will provide answers within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty members are conducted to clarify any conceptual doubts. This dynamic learning environment ensures that your questions are addressed promptly and comprehensively.

Question 3: Will I receive special career services or support on the course?

Answer 3: As you embark on your Data Science journey, you can trust that the course is designed to provide holistic support, ensure effective doubt resolution, and equip you with the resources needed for a successful career in the field of data Science.


Section 5: Course Fees, Refund Policy, and Financials

Question 1: What is the fee for the program?

Answer 1: The fee for the Data Analyst Course is INR 19,900 excluding GST plus applicable taxes.

Question 2: How can I make payments for the program?

Answer 2: All training fees must be paid to the designated IFACET – IITK account. Payments should not be made to any other entity or individual.

Question 3: Can I pay program fees in EMIs? If not, can you assist me in securing one?

Answer 3: Yes, you have the option to convert the program fees into a no-cost EMI (Equated Monthly Installment) plan with your credit card. This allows you to pay in convenient installments.

Question 4: Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transactions?

Answer 4: Choosing the 0% credit card EMI option typically means that processing fees or down payments are not charged. However, please note that your bank may apply GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI. You should check with your bank for specific details.

Question 5: What is the Refund Policy of the program?

 Answer 5:  Refund Policy:

Before the Start of the program

  • Refunds can be claimed for the paid amount towards the Program before the Program Start Date. This can be done by getting in touch with your academic counsellor.
  • Refund requests can also be initiated by reaching out to your Admissions Counsellor via email, providing reasons for withdrawal. A processing fee of 5% of the program will be deducted from the total amount paid.
  • It takes 3 to 4 weeks to refund the fees to your account from the date of acceptance of your refund request. The fees shall be refunded in the same account from which it was paid to us.
  • No refund requests will be entertained under any circumstances if raised after the Cohort Commencement Date.

After the commencement of the program:

  • The candidate is eligible for 90% refund of the program fees if he wishes to withdraw from the program within 15 days of the start of the program.
  • Such requests for refund shall be intimated to us over an email. There should always be a confirmation from our end that we have received your request.
  • It takes 3 to 4 weeks to refund the fees to your account from the date of acceptance of your refund request. The fees shall be refunded in the same account from which it was paid to us.
  • No refund requests will be entertained under any circumstances if raised after 15 days of the start date of the program.


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