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STARTS ON March 24, 2023 Live Online & On-campus Immersion
DURATION 9 Months Live Online Sessions 3 Hours, Once a Week Sunday, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
PROGRAMME FEE INR 2,20,000 + GST (Excluding Application and Alumni fee) View Payment Plan Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing
ELIGIBILITY Graduate (10+2+3)/Diploma holder (10+2+3) or (10+2+4) with minimum of 5 years to maximum 20 years of work experience as on March 24, 2023
STARTS ON March 24, 2023 Live Online & On-campus Immersion
DURATION 9 Months Live Online Sessions 3 Hours, Once a Week Sunday, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
PROGRAMME FEE INR 2,20,000 + GST (Excluding Application and Alumni fee) View Payment Plan Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing

Programme Overview

In today's business landscape, across sectors and businesses, data science has established itself as a pre-requisite for developing effective data-driven decisions and insightful business strategies. The Executive Programme in Data Science from IIM Lucknow, provides a cutting-edge curriculum with an emphasis on the tools and techniques used for handling, managing, analysing and interpreting data. Enrol for this intensive 9-month programme, consisting of a 3-day on-campus immersion at the IIM Lucknow campus and leverage the advantage of Emeritus Career Services.

  • No. 1

    By 2022, data scientists and analysts will become the number one emerging role in the world.

    (World Economic Forum, 2019)
  • 93,500

    Over 93,500 data science jobs went vacant in India at the end of August 2020.

    (Business Standard, 2020)
  • $3.03B

    The Indian analytics market stands at $3.03 billion in size and is expected to double by 2025.

    (The Week, 2020)

Placements and Career Transitions

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Programme Highlights

Receive a certificate of completion from one of India’stop B-Schools (NIRF, 2021)

Experience a three-day on-campus immersion at the IIM Lucknow campus

Receive hands-on exposure and learning to make effective data-driven business decisions

Become industry-ready with real-world case studies, a project and tools using Excel and R

Gain a global outlook with insights from IIM Lucknow faculty and industry experts

Expand your professional network and interact with experienced peers

Participant Testimonials

With fast tech industry changes and innovations, Data Science is one of the great niches to start learning.

Thanks to the IIM Lucknow faculty, Emeritus Executive Education, my project teammates, my family, and all the batchmates for making this a wonderful learning journey.

This gave me a very good overview of data science and what I should learn next. I have developed a problem-solving attitude during this time. Way to go

Swati Vivek Kumar

Associate General Manager

Delhi International Airport Ltd.

"Feeling proud and privileged to have gotten a chance to learn from some prolific teachers. Can't thank you enough, Prof. Gaurav Garg, Prof. Vivek Gupta, Prof. Pradeep Kumar, Mohit Bhatnagar and Deepak Sharma. Your lectures were as inspiring as they were enlightening.

Finally, I thank Emeritus Executive Education for providing me such a platform to connect with and learn from such professionals."

Pritish Ranjan

Senior Engineer

Tata Consultancy Services

"I would like to share with you all an achievement of sorts in this period of pandemic.

I got an opportunity to enhance my competencies and improve my learning in the field of data. I will cherish being a part of this course, & I’d like to thank all my professors and rest of the faculty members.

My sincere appreciation for the professors of IIM Lucknow for pushing me beyond boundaries and for their needful guidance. And this would not have been possible without my batchmates’ support and motivation."

Sandeep Vaishya

Senior Business Analyst Lead,

Tata Motors Finance Ltd.

"Months of hard work along with intellectual as well as moral guidance from professors have made this possible. Thanks to all the professors and fellow batchmates. It was great to be part of such a talented cohort."

Mayank Tripathi

Senior Associate


Programme Directors

Prof. Alok Dixit

Associate Professor, Finance & Accounting,

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Prof. Alok Dixit teaches Management Accounting, Financial Derivatives, and Applied Financial Time Series Econometrics at IIM Lucknow. He has a PhD in Finance from IIT Delhi. His research interests include derivatives pricing and market efficiency, risk management, quantitative trading strategies, liquidity, and asset pricing. His areas for consulting are risk management, personal finance and investing.

Prof. Gaurav Garg

Associate Professor,

Decision Sciences

Prof Gaurav Garg teaches quantitative analysis for management, business statistics, and advanced data analysis. He has a PhD, M.Phil, and M.Sc in Statistics. His research areas include linear models, measurement error models and restricted regression.

Programme Modules


  • Basics
  • Data Science Life Cycle
  • Motivation and Applications
  • Introduction to Version Control
  • GitHub
  • R
  • Cloud technologies


  • Data Visualization using R and Tableau (Public)
  • Basic Statistical Measures
  • Probability and Random Variable
  • Binomial and Normal Distributions


  • Data Collection from the Web
  • APIs
  • Database
  • Data Cleaning
  • Handling Missing Data and Outliers
  • Normalisation and Standardisation


  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Chi Square Tests
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Linear and Logistic Regression


  • Supervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning
  • Hierarchical and k-means Clustering
  • Principal Component and Exploratory Factor Analysis
  • Decision tree and Random Forest
  • Support Vector Machine
  • NLP: Text, Web, Social, Image


  • Linear and Nonlinear Optimisation
  • Simulation
  • Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • Nowcasting


  • Data Scraping: Extracting Data from Twitter, Instagram
  • Data Storage: No SQL and Hadoop Ecosystem
  • Data Processing: PIG, HIVE, Spark and In Memory Analytics


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning: Backpropagation
  • RNN
  • CNN
  • Recommender Systems

- Modules/ topics are indicative only, and the suggested time and sequence may be dropped/ modified/ adapted to fit the participant profile & programme hours.
- The programme curriculum includes individual assignments, simulations, group projects & presentations to apply and demonstrate classroom learnings.

Past Participant Profiles

Work Experience
Past Participant Experience
Top Industries
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
  • Consulting
  • IT & Services
  • Banking & Finance
  • Others*

*Others include Manufacturing & Operations, Communications, Marketing, Sales, FMCG, Hospitality etc.

Top Functions
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • Management & Consulting
  • Engineering & Operations
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Others*

*Others include Marketing & Sales, HR, Sales, Delivery, R&D etc.

Top Companies
  • RBS
  • Bank of America
  • Mondelez
  • Boston Consulting group
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Indian Army

Emeritus Career Services

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  • Job placement assistance from partner companies are published, applied to, and tracked to success via an online platform (offered in partnership with Superset)
  • Past participants of Emeritus work at Microsoft, ICICI Bank, Infosys, HDFC, AirBnB, TCS, Ola, Flipkart, JSW, Wipro, Honeywell, JP Morgan, Reliance Jio, Mahindra, Gartner, Accenture, Cognizant, amongst others

Please note:

  • This service is available only for Indian residents enrolled into select Emeritus programmes.
  • IIM Lucknow or Emeritus do NOT promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. Career Services is only offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively. The Career Services mentioned here are offered by Emeritus. IIM Lucknow is NOT involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the Career Services mentioned here.

Programme Certificate

On successful completion of the programme, with a minimum 75% attendance and satisfactory academic performance, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible for the IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status.

Sample Certificate
Sample Certificate

Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of IIM Lucknow.

Key Programme Takeaways

  • The managerial understanding of the tools & techniques used in Data Science and Machine Learning
  • The skills to make data-driven, real-time, day-to-day organisational decisions
  • An understanding of the concepts of statistics required to make strategic and effective business decisions
  • Skills to implement machine learning algorithms
  • Skills and knowledge required to manage data science and analytics teams at your organisation
  • An in-depth understanding of data structure and data analysis

Who is this Programme for?

Data has rightfully emerged as the new global currency and becoming industry-ready in data science will make you a sought-after professional across sectors. Advance your data science career with an industry-recognised certificate and be eligible for the Executive Alumni Status from one of India’s leading B-Schools.

This programme is ideal for:

  • Managers and team leads interested in improving their analytical skills and effectively managing data science and analytics projects
  • Early-stage professionals keen to learn and enhance their existing capabilities in data science and its applications
  • Business and data analysts who want to transition to data science/ analytical roles or projects and become more efficient in data-driven decision-making
  • Consultants looking to enhance their data science and analytics capabilities to develop breakthrough solutions for their clients
  • Senior management professionals interested in building their data science and analytics proficiency and create a data-driven culture at their organisation
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners who want to leverage data science capabilities as a competitive advantage and scale their business growth

IIM Lucknow Executive Education Alumni Status

Upon completion of the programme, participants will need to register with a one-time registration fee of INR 10,000 + GST to receive the prestigious IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status. The benefits include:

  • Executive Alumni status of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  • Receipt of all programme brochures and newsletters from IIM Lucknow (MDP Office)
  • Details of Souvenirs available with MDP office
  • Lifelong access to a network of distinguished IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni
  • Access to the IIM Lucknow Campus Library (onsite access)
  • 10% discount in fee for any additional program (Open program, Online) at IIM Lucknow (Lucknow and Noida campus)
  • 10% group discount on the fee for referring participants (minimum group of five)

Industry Expert

Mr. Himanshu Vaidya

Information Technology Engineer,

Entrepreneur, Developer & Trainer

Himanshu Vaidya had over 5 years of experience experience in Software Design and Development using Java, Android, PHP, & Hands on Technologies like Image Processing, Augmented Reality, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence using Python. He is a Senior Data Science Consultant & Machine Learning Architect with expertise in conceptualising and solving complex problems using Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques.

Early applications encouraged. Limited seats are available.

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Loan offered at EMI of INR 8,507
Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing

Round 1: The first application deadline is
January 25, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 2,500 + GST

Round 2: The second application deadline is
February 20, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 3,000 + GST

Round 3: The third application deadline is
March 16, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 3,500 + GST

Round 4: The fourth application deadline is
March 27, 2023 and the fee to apply is INR 3,500 + GST

The Learning Experience 

What is it like to learn with the learning collaborator, Emeritus? 

More than 300,000 professionals globally, across 200 countries, have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded. All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes, the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner during the course period the cost of which is already included in the overall Course fee of the course.

A dedicated program support team is available 7 days a week to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.

In collaboration with Emeritus

Erulearning Solutions Private Limited (a company incorporated in India) is a subsidiary of Eruditus Learning Solutions Pte Ltd (a company incorporated in Singapore), and operates under the brand name of 'Eruditus' and 'Emeritus'.