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Management Program in Data Visualization

Learn the art of turning complex data sets into simple insights.

Executive Program in Big Data and Machine Learning

Learn how to reveal valuable insights using SAS data mining tools.

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Faculty

Get mentored by experienced academicians and industry professionals.

Dr. Narendra Kumar Sharma

Dr. Sharma has over 48 years of Teaching & Research experience in the field of Post Graduate Management Education. His competencies are in the area of Multivariate Data Analysis, Interpretation and Application Statistical packages.

Prof. Ranjan Kumar

A research and analytics professional with proven skills and several achievements in global research operations, business acquisition, and new solutions development.

Vinod G

Heads the Retail Risk & Business Intelligence Unit of Tata Motors Finance Ltd (TMFL) – the pioneers in the usage of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics tools.

Dr. Shailaja Rego

Accredited by SAS to teach Base SAS, Predictive analytics and Visual Analytics. She specialises in teaching Advanced Data Analysis & Business Analytics.

Dr. Sunil Bhardwaj

India's First SAS Certified Data Scientist. Senior SAS Analytics | Solution Consultant – SAS Education.

Dr. Soumitra Das

SAS Certified Advance Analytics Professional. Senior Analytics Training Consultant at SAS.

Prof. Mahesh Dubey

Senior SAS Data Management | Solution Consultant – SAS Education (SAS Certified Big Data Professional).

Akshay Dixit

SAS Certified Advance Analytics Professional. 5 years of SAS training experience in India and abroad.

Dinesh Panchal

19 years of experience in Project Management, Simulation and Data Analysis.

Program Highlights

SAS Accredited faculty
Sessions conducted through Amazon
Web Services, exclusively used for NMIMS
Sessions on Business Statistics, to
strengthen your journey on Analytics
Mentored sessions by SAS faculties
  • Practicing SAS Tool Online
  • Fixing Opportunities identified
    during exams
Defined batch size for Quality
interaction during lectures
SAS latest Official Course notes
Global Certification from SAS [Preparation
session conducted by SAS]
Joint Certification NMIMS and SAS
Weekend classes and Online interface
Huge depth of Analytical content
24/7 access to SAS Software
Flexible Exam pattern
Shorter Duration

Management Program in Data Visualization

Program Duration: 6 months

Program Details

Program Benefits

  • Management Program in Data Visualization combines powerful in memory technologies with an extremely easy to use exploration interface
  • The only visualisation tool with inbuilt forecasting and data prediction capability
  • Drag and drop analytics capabilities
  • No coding required, text analytics could be created using SAS
  • Creating reports using SAS Visual Analytics Designer
  • Rich, easy to use set of integrated capabilities for sharing and creating insights

Executive Program in Big Data and Machine Learning

Program Duration: 9 months

Program Details

Program Benefits

  • Predict future results within no time and identify different patterns on data
  • Customize- Build powerful models using state of the art algorithms in conjunction with open source tools
  • Speed- Fast response time for sophisticated analytics applied to complex data and any size
  • Reduced coding, processing and modelling time
  • Learn Practical Analytics reporting
  • Understand "Analytics Project Management"
  • Case studies specific to Industries
  • Value add learning on “Analytics Bridge course” during the program

Hiring Partners

NMIMS has partnered with leading corporates to provide job assistance to all students enrolling in the NMIMS-SAS Programs. Post successful program completing, the hiring partners have agreed to interview meritorious students based on their requirements.

Royal Bank of Scotland

RBS has been in India since 1921, and the knowledge and talent of the people continue to make their India operations a crucial pillar of the wider business. Their teams are distributed across five major metro areas and cover Risk, Global Financial Services and Technology function. https://india.jobs.rbs.com/

3i-Infotech Limited

3i Infotech is a global IT company and provides technology solutions spanning a range of verticals from Banking, Insurance, Capital Markets, Asset & Wealth Management (BFSI). They also provide solutions for other verticals such as Government, Manufacturing, Retail, Distribution, Telecom and Healthcare. http://3i-infotech.com/content/careers/

Vaya Finserv

Vaya Finserv provides unsecured loans to women to build and expand small businesses. They have deployed cutting-edge analytics that enhances the speed and efficiency of their operations. http://www.vayaindia.com/

Wockhardt Ltd.

Wockhardt is India’s leading research-based global healthcare enterprise with relevance in fields of Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and a chain of advanced Super Speciality Hospitals. It uses Data Analytics to make more meaningful decisions from the huge amount of data by culling different viewpoints from it.

Associate Group

The ‘Associate Group’ is a diversified conglomerate with business footprints in industries ranging from timber and panel products to infrastructure and high-pressure gas cylinders for CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) application. The Group’s diverse businesses primarily cater to requirements of real estate, construction, infrastructure development and automobile industry domains. https://www.associatedecor.com/company-culture

Mindteck

Established in 1991, Mindteck provides product engineering and IT services to top-tier Fortune 50-1000 clientele, start-ups, leading universities and government entities around the globe. They offer holistic Analytics and Business Intelligence service offerings to companies enabling data driven decision making. http://www.mindteck.com/career/job-openings.html

faqs

Admission

How to apply for the program?

Enrolment with distance learning program can be done using the following link:

What is the eligibility criteria for Management Program in Data Visualization?

Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) OR H.S.C

What is the eligibility criteria for Executive Program in Big Data and Machine Learning?

Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent degree recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
OR
H.S.C with Mathematical/Statistical background

What are the documents required for enrolling for Management Program in Data Visualization?

The documents required as per eligibility criteria

Where do I require to submit my admission documents?

It is required to submit the admission document to your Authorized Enrolment Partner to complete your admission procedure

Does NGASCE- NMIMS provide dual specialization?

No, we do not offer dual specialization as a part of our program

Can I pursue more than one course simultaneously from NGA-SCE?

No, student cannot pursue more than one course from a University simultaneously, however post completion of any program you can enroll for any other new Program

What is the fee structure for the Programs?

Program fees for Management Program in Data Visualization is Rs 70,000 + 18% GST
Program fees for Executive Program in Big Data and Machine Learning is Rs 1,10,000 + 18% GST

What is a Regional office/Learning center of NMIMS?

To ensure quality in our Academic delivery, NGA–SCE has set up its own University Regional Office across 7 major locations of India, [Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad]. These Centre’s are NMIMSs’ own Centre’s having state of art infrastructure to deliver quality education. These Centre’s also act as local point of contact for students within that area to facilitate student support services. Our University Regional Office are one of our biggest differentiators in Distance Learning Space.

What is an authorized enrollment partner/ Information Center

Authorized Enrollment Partner/ Information center (IC) means a Centre set up for Student support and their services include administration, coordination and follow up with students for Admissions, Academic deliverables, Exams, queries and concerns. As stipulated by the Institution and based on which it is authorized by the Institution for the purpose of advising, for rendering any assistance or related services, required by the students of the Institution who have been admitted by the Institution in its Distance and Online Education Programs which will not include teaching, examination and assessment.

Will Authorized Enrollment Partner be involved in any academic process?

No, Authorized Enrollment Partner will not be in charge of any academic process. Authorized Enrollment Partner is not authorized to collect any additional fees from the students for NMIMS programs. Any personal dealing with Authorized Enrollment Partner will be at the student's risk

Can I change my name after taking admission for the distance learning programs?

You can change your name after taking admission for our distance learning programs. You will be required to apply for name change by applying for service request via your student zone portal. You will be required to upload the photo id proof in the First & Last Name order or marriage affidavit as the case may be. Kindly note there are no charges in case you wish to change your name

Can I change my date of birth after taking admission for our distance learning programs?

Student can change their date of birth after taking admission for our distance learning programs. Student can change their date of birth via the service request link tab which is updated in your student zone portal. Student will be required to upload your SSC mark sheet or any valid proof of birth..

Can I change/correct my registered e-mail id?

If you have updated your e-mail id incorrectly at the time of your admission or if you want to change your email ID, you need to inform us about the same with the below supporting documents.
Billing address proof copy as updated in our system & record
Government ID card proof
On verification of the above documents, the e-mail id will be updated in our system & you will be able to login to your student zone portal successfully.

Can a student extend program validity?

No, there is not extension available for Management Program in Data Visualization

What is the procedure for admission cancellation?

Student are requested to kindly fill & submit the original cancellation form with your ID card and original fee receipt to your authorized enrollment partner (mention the center name) for initiating the cancellation process. Kindly note there is a process time line of 28 days for the cancellation refund cheque to be issued to you after deduction of administrative charges & study kit charges in case the same has been issued to you. The process of cancellation has to be initiated by a set date for admission cancelation provided by the university.

How can I get a Bonafide certificate?

You need to raise a service request for Bonafide, follow the path to raise a request:
Log in to student portal-> Student support-> service request-> select issuance of Bonafide
Enter in the required information for the document and make the appropriate payments towards issuing the Bonafide certificates.

Academics

What Academic help will I receive after registering for the program?

After registering for any program with NGA-SCE, a student will receive Self Learning Material, access to our online digital library, course presentation, practice time for data sets, access to recordings of online live sessions, session presentations and any additional reading material as shared by faculty if any.

How are the programs delivered at NGA-SCE?

NGA-SCE follows a blended model of academic delivery. It involves conducting live, online sessions, lecture presentations, providing learning resources like books, session plan and recordings of online sessions

What learning resources will I receive after registering for the program?

After registering for any program with NGA-SCE, a student will receive Self Learning Material, access to our online digital library, course presentation, access to practice data sets, access to recordings of online live sessions, session presentations and any additional reading material as shared by faculty.

What is the benefit of attending the online sessions?

Online lectures cover the learning of the entire course content as per session plan. Faculty's interact and collaborate with students and thereby ensure enhanced student engagement. Data sets are practiced with the student while explaining the practical concept.

How to attend live online lecture?

In order to attend the live lectures follow the given path in student portal:
Login to student portal → Academic calendar (left hand side of portal) → select the link from date → select attend session from the pop up on the right hand side (you can select the particular faculty whose lecture you want to attend). Download the guidelines available for first time users

Can I access live lectures on a mobile device\ cellphone?

Yes, you can attend the online sessions on a mobile device\ cellphone, we recommend that you use Wi-Fi connection and not travel while attending lectures. We have a technical support team for assistance during lectures, the number is 0008001001693.

Can I attend these sessions from my home/workplace/office?

Yes, you can attend these sessions from your home/workplace/office subject to availability of necessary IT infrastructure and firewall settings

Is it compulsory to attend the live online lectures?

No, Attendance is not mandatory to attend lectures but highly recommended. In case you have missed the lectures, you will have access to the recordings 48 working hrs post commencement of lectures

Is there any interaction with the faculty during live online lectures?

Yes, you have a chat option to interact with the faculty during live online lectures

I’m getting “Meeting not in progress “error while trying to access the live online lecture.

This is not an error, kindly access the lectures 15 minutes before the lecture starts to avoid this message. You may book your seat for a particular faculty lecture 1 hour prior to the commencement of the lecture.

Where do I view my E-books/course presentations of the faculty?

The E-books/course presentations of the faculty will be available in the student portal. Follow this path to find the E-books/course presentations:
Login to student portal-> my courses (left side of portal) → Select subject from drop down whose lectures have been conducted → Scroll down to learning resources.

What is the duration and timings of the live sessions?

Lectures are conducted live in a virtual classroom environment. Each subject is taught via live online sessions. Timings for the same is updated in Academic Calendar. The information will be sent Via Email and SMS 3-4 days in advance. Academic Calendar is updated on monthly basis.

When will the recording of the live lectures be uploaded?

  • The recordings are uploaded 48 working hours after the online lecture are conducted
  • Login to Student portal→ My courses (left side of portal) → Select subject from drop down whose lectures have been conducted → Scroll down to learning resource → View the lecture recordings
  • Download ARF player as the video files will be supported by the same and can only be played on a laptop or a desktop

How to access recordings of lectures?

In order to access recordings of lectures follow the given path in student portal:
Login to student portal →My Courses (left side of portal) → Select subject from drop down whose lectures have been conducted → Scroll down to learning resources → download or stream the lecture
You can also view the same under Academic Calendar
Download ARF player as the video files will be supported by the same and can only be played on a laptop or a desktop

Can I access Recordings on a mobile device/cellphone?

No, you cannot access and view session recordings on a mobile device\ cellphone. You can only attend online sessions from the mobile application. The session recordings can be viewed and downloaded from the desk top and lap top using an ARF player.

How will I get my queries resolved when I’m watching the recording of the lectures?

Students have an option known as the “Post my query” under Student portal→ Academic Calendar they can ask there queries and the faculty will revert to them within 48 hours.

Follow the path to post your query:

Login to student portal → Academic calendar (left hand side of portal) → select the link from date of session already done → there would a pop up which has a post query option.

How to ask my queries to the faculty?

You can ask your queries using the chat option during live lecture and using “Post a query” if have additional queries offline.
Follow the path to post your query:
Login to student portal -> Academic calendar (left hand side of portal) -> select the link from date of session already done -> there would a pop up which has a post query option.

When will I get my student portal credentials?

Once your admission is confirmed you will receive the credentials within 48 working hours on your registered email ID

How do I login to my student zone portal once I’ve taken admission for the distance learning program?

You are required to login to your student zone portal with your Sap ID & Password via the link: http://studentzone-ngasce.nmims.edu/studentportal/

I’m getting “invalid credentials” while logging to the student portal.

You are requested to kindly login to your student zone portal with the correct Sap Id & password. In case you are receiving the message of invalid credentials you are required to kindly use forgot password option to login to your student zone portal.

Once you use forgot password option the updated password will be emailed on your registered mail Id with which you can login to student zone.

I’m getting “Session expired” while logging to the student portal

The error occurs due to few reason:

  • Students need to fill in the feedback form and proceed to the portal and not skip it.
  • Please change the password through student zone > Quick links > Change password.
  • If you have done that already please check your connectivity and firewall settings.

Q. In case my registered e-mail id is incorrect while I have taken admission for the distance learning program what is the process to update my e-mail Id?
A. If you have updated your e-mail id incorrectly at the time of your admission, you need to provide us with the updated e-mail id with the below supporting documents.

Billing address proof copy as updated in our system & record
Government ID card proof
On verification of the above documents, the e-mail id will be updated in our system & you will be able to login to your student zone portal successfully.

How do I update my e-mail Id /shipping address and mobile number?

You can update your e-mail id /mobile/shipping address from the student zone via the update profile link tab.

What are the features of online Digital Library?

Digital Library facilities are provided for students who are willing to learn beyond books and their registered subjects. Users can access full text journals online. The contents have been organized in groups for easy access. The search interface allows easy navigation. Students can access our Digital Library round the clock. Digital library provides user-friendly interfaces to its resources; access to journals, databases, eBooks database, research database, company databases etc.

Logistics

When will I get my study kit?

Once your admission is confirmed & your student number is issued to you, you will receive your study kit & your course material applicable for your program within 10 working days’ time. The study kit will be dispatched either at your shipping address or your authorized enrolment partner which you chosen while taking your admission.

How will I receive my ID card and fee receipt?

Welcome Kit will be part of your Study kit, which includes [ID card, Fee receipt, Welcome letter and Student Undertaking]

Where do I need to submit the student declaration form once I have received the same in my study kit?

You have to submit the original student undertaking form to your authorized enrolment partner that you have opted at the time of your admission

I have misplaced my study kit, what can be done?

If you have misplaced your study kit you will be required to apply for your duplicate study kit for the particular semester by placing a service request via your student zone portal. The study kit charges will be applicable. You can make the online payment via the student zone portal for the same.
Follow the path to raise a request for study kit:
Log in to student portal → Student support → service request →Re-Dispatch of Study kit.

How do I opt to receive my study material after I complete my admission procedure?

While you are proceeding with your semester payment via the Apply now link tab which is updated on the website via the Apply now link tab: http://ngasce.force.com/nmLogin_New?type=registration, you can either opt to receive the study material at your shipping address or your authorized enrolment partner. Once you have chosen the respective the study material will be dispatched accordingly.

In case I want to change my name in my student identity card, what is the process for the same?

In case you have changed your name via the service link which is updated in your student zone portal under the student support link tab. You will be required to apply for duplicate ID card with the revised /updated name. The duplicate id charges with revised name is RS 200/-You can make the online payment towards the same.

Where do I need to collect my fee receipts once I have taken admission for our distance learning programs?

Students are required to kindly get in touch with your authorized enrolment partner whom you are mapped to confirm receipt of your semester fee receipts.

Examination

What is the Exam Pattern for Management Program in Data Visualization and Executive Program in Big Data and Machine Learning?

There are no Assignments, only Term end exams applicable for both the programs. Pattern will be MCQ and based on the curriculum taught during the Academic Cycle

When are the Exams conducted?

Exams for Jan and July batches will be conducted as mentioned below, these dates are tentative indicators and subject to change. Confirmed dates will be disclosed at the time of exam registration window going live

Subject January batch July batch
Business Statistics May, June and July September, October and November
Management Program in Data Visualization July/Aug November
Executive Program in Big Data and Machine Learning September January

What is the process of Applying or Registering for Examinations?

The student will have to register online for appearing for the Examination when the window for Exam Registration opens. The exam registration is on first come first serve basis when the online registration window goes live (will be communicated via Email/SMS/Announcement section). Student must not wait till last minute for exam registration as it could lead to unavailability of preferable exam Centre/time slot. To avoid missing out any important information/announcement/date, students must refer regularly to our Website/Student zone as all latest announcements are mentioned under Student Zone
Student portal → Exams → Exam Registration
*NOTE: Exam registration is part of the Program fees

What happens if students misses the examination after registering for the exam?

For Business Statistics during the Program validity phase you will have seven opportunities but only three attempts to clear the subject
For Management Program in Data Visualization during the Program validity phase you will have three opportunities but only two attempts to clear the subject
For Executive Program in Big Data and Machine Learning during the Program validity phase you will have three opportunities but only two attempts to clear the subject

What is the Passing criteria?

To be eligible for being declared as “Pass” in any course/subject, student is required to obtain 50% marks on the aggregate of marks obtained in the Term End Examination. Please Note: There is no individual cut-off or Individual Passing Criteria. Aggregate marks: 50/100 in each subject, appearance in both components is mandatory
Student Portal → Exams → Exams results → Pass/fail status

Can student apply for re-valuation?

No, revaluation is not applicable for these programs as they are all multiple choice questions.

When is student given grace marks?

There is not grace marks policy applicable for these Programs

When are the results declared?

The results are generally declared within 2-3 working days after the examinations under student zone
Link: http://studentzone-ngasce.nmims.edu/studentzone/ Exams

How can a student view his/her previous marks?

Link: http://studentzone-ngasce.nmims.edu/studentzone →Exams → Marks History

What is Global Certification?

Global Certification is a recognition which is helpful globally adding a lot of value and weightage to your existing profile. While you clear Global Certification, you will tagged with a E-badge by SAS on your Linkedin profile

How much do I pay for Global Certification?

Global Certification fees is free of cost if you are doing this course through NMIMS

How do I prepare for Global Certification?

We will be conducting a prep session for Global Certification

Slots not available while registering for the exams even though the window is live?

Exam registration is done on first come first serve basis, so if a student is not able to see any slots available for that particular time or day it’s because that the slots are full for that day and time

Fees applicable for Exam registration?

Exam fees and number of attempts is part of the program fees

What is the process of applying or registering for Examinations?

The student will have to register online for appearing for the Term End Examination when the window for Exam Registration opens. The exam registration is on first come first serve basis when the online registration window goes live (will be communicated via Email/SMS/Announcement section). Student must not wait till last minute for exam registration as it could lead to unavailability of preferable exam Centre/time slot. To avoid missing out any important information/announcement/date, students must refer regularly to our Website/Student zone as all latest announcements are mentioned under Student Zone
Student portal → Exams → Exam Registration
*NOTE: Exam registration is part of the Program fees

Students enrolled in which program qualify for the Re-Sit Exam?

For both Programs you qualify for Re-sit exams
Business statistics you have three attempts, Management Program in Data Visualization and Executive Program in Big Data and Machine Learning you have two attempts

Does student need to register for Re-Sit Term End Examination?

Yes, the student needs to register online for the Re-Sit Term End Examination. The exam registration is on first come first serve basis when the online window for Re-Sit Term End Exam opens. Student must not wait till last minute for exam registration as it could lead to unavailability of preferable exam centre/date/time slot as seats are limited.

Can I give Exams from abroad?

No, we don’t conduct exams abroad, we have our examination Centre’s in India

Documents

Can I have full name of my parents /spouse name on my final certificate?

Only the first name of both the parents will be reflected on the mark sheets and final certificate.

How do I get my mark sheets and Final certificate?

Students who want a hard copy of the mark sheet need to raise a Service request through student portal
Student portal → Student support → Service Request→ Issuance of mark sheet / Final certificate.
You can opt to get the same delivered to you shipping address or collect the same from your regional office. You will get a confirmation email once the documents are generated.
*Charges applicable wherever required

Will Distance learning be mentioned on the final Certificate/ Mark sheets?

Distance learning will not be mentioned on the final certificate. You will be issued with the final certificate from NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education and SAS Institute.

What is the process of getting a "Transcript"?

A student will have to raise a Service request for Transcript. Three copies of Transcript will be issued. For every additional extra copy there will be charge of Rs. 300/-
Link: http://studentzone-ngasce.nmims.edu/studentzone/ Student Support Service request

Student Support

What is the Escalation matrix?

To ensure that all queries and concerns are addressed on time we encourage students to follow the below escalation matrix:

What if I feel my query is not responded as per my expectation and want to escalate things further?

You can write in your concern with complete synopsis to Nelson Soans- Head Student Services at nelson.soans@nmims.edu

What is the student support working hours?

Student support operational Mon-Sat (10am-6pm)

Once a query is raised how soon will there be a response?

A query will be responded within minimum 24 hrs.

General

What is NGA-SCE?

NMIMS Global Access - School for Continuing Education, (NGA-SCE) is one of the 9 schools of NMIMS University offering Post Graduate Diploma Programs, Diploma Programs and Certificate Programs in distance learning mode

What is the recognition of programs offered by NGA-SCE?

The programs offered by NGA-SCE were approved by the erstwhile Joint Committee of UGC-AICTE- DEC. Subsequently, our PG as well as Diploma programs have been approved by UGC - DEB. As per UGC Letter F1No-52/2000(CPP-II) Dated May 05, 2004 it is mentioned that degree/diploma/certificate awarded by Open Universities in conformity with UGC notification of degrees be treated as equivalent to corresponding awards of the traditional universities in the country

Is NMIMS University a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU)?

NMIMS University, our parent body, is a member of AIU. Link: http://www.aiuweb.org/members/memberss.asp

What is the ranking/awards for programs under NGA SCE?

NGA-SCE has been ranked as one of the top 10 Schools providing Distance Education programs in several surveys conducted.
Zee Business ranks NMIMS School of Distance Learning second in its ranking of the Top 10 B-Schools offering Management Programs in Distance Learning Mode consecutively for 2 years. The DNA-Indus Learning 2012 Survey identifies NMIMS School of Distance Learning 5th in the top distance learning institutes in India that have leveraged methodology, technology, faculty and infrastructure to provide best experience.
Competition Success Review honored NMIMS Global Access-School for Continuing Education as "Top Distance Learning Institute of India" award consecutively for 2 years at the CSR Awards for Excellence 2013 and 2014

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