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STARTS ON September 30, 2022 Live Online & In-campus Immersion Application Deadline: Aug 29, 2022
DURATION 9 Months Live Online Sessions with Faculty 3 Hours, Once a Week Sunday, 6:45 - 9:45 PM
INTENDED FOR Mid-to-senior Experienced Professionals Applicant Eligibility

Hottest Job of the 21st Century!

What is one of the common denominators across high-performing, industry-leading organisations? Their power to harness data insights to make informed business decisions. Succeed and stay ahead with IIM Lucknow's Executive Programme in Data Science, which provides a cutting-edge curriculum emphasising the tools and techniques for handling, managing, analysing, and interpreting data using Excel and R.

  • High-growth Analytics Industry

    India’s Big Data industry is to form 32% of the worldwide market and US$20 billion by 2026 from the present level of US$6.9 billion.

    (Analytics Insight, 2022)
  • Growing Job Demand

    India will have more than 11 million job openings in Data Science by 2026.

    (India Today, 2022)
  • Top B-School in India

    Data science professionals with 3-10 years of experience get annual salaries in the range of INR 25 lakh to INR 65 lakh, while more experienced people can command annual salaries upwards of INR 1 crore.

    (Michael Page India, 2021)

Why Choose the Executive Programme in Data Science?


Hours of Learning


Real-world Case Studies


Alumni & Past Participants


Days of Campus Immersion

Note: The numerical programme highlights presented above are approximate, and they will be confirmed closer to the programme start.

Live Online Sessions by Leading IIM Lucknow Faculty
Live Online Guest Lectures from Industry Experts
Hands-on Learning on Industry Data Sets
Action Learning Project with R and Excel/ NoSQL/ Tableau
Industry-recognized Executive Certificate from IIM Lucknow
Lifelong Access to IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Status (optional)
Best-in-class Curriculum with Application-oriented Learnings

Hours of Learning


Real-world Case Studies


Alumni & Past Participants


Days of Campus Immersion

The IIM Lucknow Advantage

  • #4

    Best B-School in India

  • #6

    Top B-School in India

    SOURCE: NIRF, 2022
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Who is this Programme for?

Experienced Professionals

Keen to implement data science methodologies and build a data-first culture to drive insight-driven transformation effectively and lead disruptive analytical innovations

Mid-to-senior Professionals

Enhance analytical capabilities to drive data science projects and become more efficient in data-driven decision-making

Eligibility: Graduate (10+2+3)/Diploma holder (10+2+3 or 10 +2+4) or Postgraduate with a minimum of 5 years to a maximum of 20 years of post-qualification work experience as on the Sep 30, 2022. Candidate should have scored a minimum of 50% in the last qualification and should be currently working. Familiarity with high-school maths and having a mathematical orientation is preferred.

Programme Modules


  • Data Science Life Cycle
  • Motivation and Applications
  • Version Control
  • GitHub
  • R
  • Cloud Technologies


  • Data Visualisation using R and Tableau
  • 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 and 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.

Programme Directors

Prof. Gaurav Garg

Associate Professor, Decision Sciences,

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

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Prof. Alok Dixit

Associate Professor, Finance & Accounting,

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

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- Programme Directors might change due to unavoidable circumstances, and revised details will be shared closer to the programme start date.
- Industry Expert sessions could be scheduled in a different time zone, depending on speaker availability.

Emeritus Career Services

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  • Career management modules are on:
    - Building an Impressive Resume & Cover Letter
    - Building an Impressive LinkedIn Profile
    - Navigating Job Search
    - Interview Preparation
  • Job placement assistance from partner companies are published, applied to, and tracked to success via an online platform

Please note:

- This service is available only for Indian residents enrolled into select Emeritus programmes.
- This service is provided by Emeritus. IIM Lucknow is NOT involved in providing this service.
- 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

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Key Programme Takeaways

Executive Programme in Data Science Certificate

Upon 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 to receive IIM Lucknow's Executive Alumni Status (optional). The cumulative overall percentage of marks should be 50% and above.

Sample Certificate
Sample Certificate

- The certificate shown above is for illustrative purposes only and may not be an exact prototype of the actual certificate.
- IIM Lucknow reserves the right to change the certificate and specifications without notice.

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, Delivery, R&D etc.

Past Participant Testimonials

Pritish Ranjan

Senior Engineer


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 for providing me such a platform to connect with and learn from such professionals.

Sandeep Vaishya

Senior Business Analyst Lead,

Tata Motors Finance Ltd.

I got an opportunity to enhance my competencies and improve my learning in the field of data science. I will cherish being a part of this programme & I’d like to thank all my professors and the rest of the faculty members. I sincerely appreciate the professors of IIM Lucknow for pushing me beyond boundaries and their needful guidance.

IIM Lucknow Executive Alumni Benefits

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 (optional). The benefits include:

  • Executive Alumni Status of the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  • Receipt of all IIM Lucknow programme brochures and newsletters along with 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 (on-site access)
  • 10% discount in fee for any additional programme (Open programme, Online) at IIM Lucknow (Lucknow and Noida campus)
  • 10% group discount on the fee for reference of participants (minimum group of five)

Note: The Executive Alumni benefits are subject to the discretion of IIM Lucknow.

Early applications encouraged. Limited seats are available.

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Loan offered at EMI of INR 6,907
Special Corporate Enrolment Pricing

Round 1: The first application deadline is
Aug 5, 2022 and the fee to apply is INR 2,500 + GST

Round 2: The second application deadline is
Aug 29, 2022 and the fee to apply is INR 3,000 + GST

Application Deadline: Aug 29, 2022

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'.

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