CMI is one of the best institutions in India to learn Mathematics and computer science. In 2018, CMI started a course in Data Science named as CMI MSc data science.
CMI offers a unique environment to learn from leading researchers and faculties in the fields of computer science, mathematics, and statistics.
The M.Sc. in Data Science program offers an opportunity to study state-of-the-art syllabus from experts in the field of data science and artificial intelligence.
According to the CMI official brochure, the CMI MSc data Science program is suitable for graduates as well as for mid-career professionals who want to shift to the data science industry.
Students can benefit from ongoing collaborations between faculty and industry.
The deep scientific insight gained from such an environment will make students stand out at their future workplace and enable them to make meaningful contributions to their chosen field of work.
It is to be noted that from the same year CMI dropped a course which was earlier running under the name MSc Application Of Mathematics.
Eligibility of CMI MSc Data Science:
All three/four-year courses having subjects mathematics or statistics or computer science are eligible.
It is to be noted that all engineering streams are also eligible for the same.
Why This Course is Popular:
1. It's one of course in India which offers a specialization in Data Science.
Since it was already attracting a large number of companies for it's earlier courses and hence for this course too.
Each year number applicants applying for CMI MSc data science are growing.
2. Students from different backgrounds come to CMI to study data science courses. Since the competition in the entrance is tough, very bright students form their respective fields can qualify CMI, thus making a learning environment.
3. Recently they posted about some companies which offered an internship this year. These companies are Temenos, Coriolis, Morgan Stanley, skylark drones, Teradata, etc.
So it is clear that the program is very nice and from the very first year, they are doing well in terms of job opportunities.
So, let's talk about the entrance exam and preparation strategy.
The exam is completely based on school level mathematics, statistics, and basic computer programming.
Here is the detailed syllabus.
Since I have qualified this exam year, the fact is that they also ask some reasoning questions.
You should refer to previous years’ questions paper for preparation.
The previous year’s question is very important and you will get questions of the same difficulty level in the exam too. So, don't forget to solve them on your own as much as possible. You can get the previous year’s question here.
Number of seats:
In the year 2018, they had selected 40 candidates and out of which 28 took admission.
In the year 2019, they have selected 67 candidates.
So, there is no fixed number of seats, one who clears the cutoff can get it. CMI doesn’t release the score during results.
A score above 65%+ should be enough for qualifying this exam. However, it may vary based on the difficulty of the paper.
You must know that there are no hostels for the data science students. So, after clearing entrances you have to arrange your accommodation on your own.
However, I recently came to know that girls’ students are given hostels based on availability.
The course fee is 2,00,000 per semester. Including all expenses of hostels, food, and laptop, CMI provided an initial total cost estimate of 11,00,000 approx when they sent the fee structure for my admission.
You can also apply for the fee waiver. Since I applied for the fee waiver, they reduced my fee from 2,00,000 per semester to 1,25,000.
They can reduce more based on anyone’s financial background. You don’t need to worry much about the fee details.
The overall course structure is best and completely on par with the industry.
It is worth joining for students who wish to pursue the carrier in the data science field.
CMI MSc data science course is becoming very popular. Students who are interested in Data Science, Machine learning, and artificial intelligence must go for this course.
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