Certificate Programmes


Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Big Data & Analytics

The Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Big Data & Analytics is a 7-month program offered in association with upGrad. The programme aims to prepare aspirants for engineering/development roles in the Big Data service industry.

Admissions are currently open. Batch starts in October 2019

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  • Programme Highlights
  • Programme Curriculum
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee Structure
  • How to Apply
Programme Highlights
  1. 7 month programme that helps participants develop skills in Computer Science & Data Engineering needed to develop Big Data Applications. Also, gain skills in technical problem solving.

  2. Earn a reputed Post Graduate Certification from BITS Pilani upon completion.

  3. Learn from BITS Pilani Faculty, Industry leaders and working on industry relevant projects

  4. Master the usage of open source tools and get access to a cloud platform to practice assignments and projects

  5. Get access to career coaching services from upGrad and get introduced to the right opportunities to upgrade yourself

Programme Curriculum

The 7 -month programme comprises of 3 Courses and a Capstone Project.

  • Pre-Requisites: Foundations of Big Data Systems

  • Course 1: The Hadoop Framework

  • Course 2: Processing Big Data – ETL & Batch Processing

  • Course 3: Big Data Analytics using SparkML

 Capstone Project.


Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility to apply: Working Professionals, with minimum 6 months of work experience, holding a minimum 3 years Bachelor's Degree - like BE/BTech/BSc/BCA* or equivalent (with adequate mathematics and computation background) and having minimum 55% GPA in undergraduate degree examinations are eligible to apply for this program.

  • IT & Technology Professionals: Learn about the fundamentals of Big Data and get hands-on exposure to the latest tools and technologies to facilitate an easy transition to a promising Big Data Engineering Role.

  • Project Leads & Project Managers in IT/Tech Companies: Learn about Big Data concepts, industry applications, tools and technologies to effectively lead a Big Data Project Team

  • Current Big Data Professionals: Augment your knowledge of big data engineering and get a reputed Post Graduate Certification to grow in your industry

  • Big Data Enthusiasts: Learn about Big Data concepts/applications, tools and technologies, and get a reputed Post Graduate Certification for career growth

Fee Structure

Programme Fees: INR 1,18,000 (including GST)

For details, please visit https://programs.upgrad.com/bigdata-analytics

How to Apply

Please note, you will only receive the final admissions offer on submitting the documents.

  • Visit https://www.upgrad.com/big-data-analytics-ai-pgc-bits-pilani/ to apply. The admissions process is completely online and is customised to meet your educational and professional profile. Following are the key steps in the application process:

    • Step 1 - You must apply for the program on upGrad’s website- https://programs.upgrad.com/bigdata-analytics. The application form will capture information related to your educational and professional experience.

    • Step 2 - Post application, the suitability of your profile will be evaluated. If required, you may be asked to appear for a 20-minute, online entrance test on programming aptitude.

    • Step 3 - Shortlisted candidates will receive a provisional admissions offer. Final admissions offer will be granted upon payment of the full program fee and successful submission of the required documents.

  • You will be required to submit the following documents on the upGrad platform (prior to program launch date):

    • A self-attested copy of your undergraduate transcript/degree clearly mentioning your GPA/Grades

    • A proof of employment clearly mentioning the number of years of work experience (e.g. A Bonafide Letter from your employer, experience certificate, etc.)