Goa Institute of Management is ranked 35th in India in the overall rankings of the NIRF 2021 (Govt. Of India).
GIM's PGDM in BigData Analysis is rated as the 2nd best BDA Programe in India (2021)
-Analytics India

Learning Objectives

The main objective of the programme is to create future-ready, data-fluent managers, who shall be fully equipped to manage the new paradigm of data-driven decision making. The program is designed to give the students adequate understanding of different areas of management with a focus on the application of the BDA tools and techniques to solve business problems

Program Code:



Program Schedule:

To be announced soon

Program Duration:

6 Months

About The Module

The programme is structured to have a 40:60 mix of business knowledge and BDA related experience. Students shall be facilitated to develop those qualities and to internalise those values which will make them effective leaders in organisations. The programme involves extensive application of case-based learning, use of simulations, seminars, and actual hands-on training, assignments both at individual and group levels, and intensive exposure to the actual business problems. The courses are critically designed taking feedback from consultants, teachers and cross-section of leading industries in the area of analytics and to make programme attractive to employers.

Faculty Expert

Amit Ram Puniyani

Associate Professor

Brief write-up: Worked on computational modeling in Physics for 10 years as undergraduate and graduate student, both in India and overseas. Got involved with financial modeling, forecasting and derivatives risk management after PhD and worked in overseas banks like Lehman Brothers (Now Nomura) and Deutsche bank for 12 years.

Began teaching quantitative finance to FRM students during this period and also developed an interest in statistical arbitrage/algorithmic trading. Am quite broadly interested in applying statistical and computational methods to finance and economics and would also like to work with data from other domains using similar techniques/ideas such as policy, energy, marketing, elections etc.

Courses taught: Statistics, Predictive Analytics lab in R and Python, Mathematical methods for managers (Time series forecasting and advanced regression), Credit Risk analytics, MDP on Statistical Learning

Soumen Kumar Manna

Assistant Professor

Dr. Soumen Kumar Manna earned his Masters and PhD degree both from IIT Bombay in the field of ‘Applied Statistics and Informatics’. He has 10+ years of academic and industry experiences. Before joining GIM, he taught prestigious institutes like IIT Bombay, Mumbai University, Ramaiah University and VJTI Mumbai. He has also worked with companies like INSOFE, Cytel, Bisleri, etc.

His areas of interest are Mathematics, Statistics, Optimization, Design of choice experiments, Machine learning, Data science and Computer programming. He enjoys his spare time with novels, football, and new cuisines. He is an avid traveller. His other interests lie in Cosmology and Space exploration.

Courses taught: Machine Learning, Data Science, AI for Managers, Statistics, Optimization, Design of experiments, Choice experiments, Python, R.

Also Teaches:IIT Bombay, Mumbai University, Ramaiah University, VJTI Mumbai.

Anup Kumar Maurya

Assistant Professor

Dr. Anup Kumar Maurya is presently working as an Assistant Professor at the Goa Institute of Management. He has completed his Ph.D. in the area of “Secure Wireless Sensor Networks & Internet of Things” from the Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT, Established by RBI) and University of Hyderabad, India.

He obtained his M.Tech. Degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Hyderabad. He received his Master’s Degree in Computer Application from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from DDU Gorakhpur University, India. He has completed the faculty development program (FDP) on Machine Learning with Business Applications from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B). He has various research publications, including one of special mention where he got the best research paper award at the International Symposium on Security in Computing and Communication-2017, Manipal, India. He has worked on various innovative mobile banking projects of Centre for Mobile Banking in IDRBT, Hyderabad. He is a reviewer for various reputed international journals (International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Access, and International Journal of Communication Systems). He was selected as a visiting researcher at the State University of New York at Buffalo (Centre for Unified Biometrics and Sensors), USA, and has worked there on biometric-based efficient user authentication protocols.

Courses taught:  Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing & Cyber Security, Data Mining

P Balasubramanyam

Assistant Professor

Dr P Balasubramanyam, Associate Professor at Goa Institute of Management in Big Data Analytics department has more than 20 years of working experience in IT and manufacturing domains. He led successfully many projects through applying Machine learning and AI techniques to complex manufacturing and connected industry domains.

Majority of his experience involves prediction modelling and supply chain management related topics where he is able to create and implement several tools and techniques in the manufacturing industry. Several initiatives in these areas resulted in cost reduction as well as productivity improvement for the domains where it has been implemented for practical use.

He holds the doctorate degree in statistics from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati with a focus of applying Neural networks in forecasting topic. He also delivered key notes at various academic institutions and presented his thoughts at various national and international conferences. His primary research focus is in the area of applying the artificial intelligence for the betterment of human lives on the earth and spreading the notion of science for the betterment of lives among the younger generations. His research interest lies in the areas of supply chain management for manufacturing and predictive modelling for better decision making.

Courses taught: Data Preparation,  Predictive Modelling, Optimization Techniques,  Business Statistics,  Quantitative Methods

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    Syllabus designed by the best faculty and industry leaders for upskilling

    The program will expose students to statistical theory, data management including big data, and business intelligence systems including machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep learning and related tools, techniques and algorithms. The major emphasis will be on providing hands-on training to the students using all major software tools in vogue.

    6 months Program

    Total 96 sessions: 4 sessions per weekend (Sat and Sun, 1.5 hrs each session)

    Total 144 hours: 6 hours a week

    Includes 2 Day Bootcamp at GIM Campus, Goa, with Residential facilities and food facilities on campus. Airport/Railway transfers will have to be borne by the participants.

    Online and Onsite Modules

    Live and Interactive Modules

    Free knowledge sharing recorded sessions/videos by industry experts on Niche Topics

    Internship and Placement assistance through Task Staffing Solutions Private Limited (One of our Group Company)

    Use cases, capstone projects & real time data for better practical exposure

    Dedicated Relationship Managers (RMs) to assist you in completion of the module

    Weekend sessions, especially for working professionals

    Networking with Like Minded Professionals

    An Initiative from Task Group which has been servicing in the Indian Employment Market for last 24 years

    GIM’s PGDM in Big Data Analysis is rated as the 2nd best BDA programme in India -Analytics India
    2 days Bootcamp at the Goa Campus
    Alumni status from Goa Institute of Management
    Placement Assistance
    Networking with Peers

    The data related to use cases would be provided to you. You will have access to the faculty experts for solving your problems. Larger cases would be provided as assignment and solutions to them would be provided at the end of the stipulated time.

    Who should Attend?

    The programme is for individuals who like examining large and varied data sets to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, customer preferences and other useful information, looking for a challenging, international business program with an experiential learning approach that creates future leaders and industry disruptors, and to become…

    A data scientist

    A data analyst

    A database administrator

    A business intelligence analyst

    Any graduate with a graduation from a recognized University. Minimum work
    experience of 1 yr. required
    Software engineers wishing to enter into big data analysis
    Business Analysts / Mid-level IT Professionals
    Marketing/Healthcare professionals with prior knowledge of analytics/working in
    business analytics domain.
    Candidate must have a Desktop / Laptop. 

    Program Fee: ₹ 1,00,000* + GST

    *Bootcamp charges shall be additional

    EMI starts at ₹ 6219/month

    Installment Scheme Available

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