Master of Science in Data Science Programme (Online)

  • Online Data Science Degree from Rank 8 University in India (2023 NIRF university rankings in India)
  • Diverse range of electives
  • Gain VIT Alumni Status
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Elevate Your Career with VIT's M. Sc Data Science

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has launched the Master of Science in Data Science programme. A comprehensive programme that will teach you how to analyse and interpret complex data sets, derive meaningful insights, and make data-driven decisions across various domains. Every major company in the world is actively looking for data science talents (Deloitte 2022) and this programme will help you acquire and apply savvy data science skills to boost your career while alleviating bottlenecks and improving business outcomes

Programme Features

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Online Data Science degree programme that is easily accessible

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Get a M.Sc Data Science degree, comparable to a postgraduate programme obtained via traditional classroom training

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Comprehensive curriculum with a choice of electives to blend knowledge from different domains

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Live online learning from VIT’s distinguished faculty, along with recorded sessions

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Alumni status from Vellore Institute of Technology

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Well-priced, esteemed M.Sc Data Science programme that unlocks career opportunities


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VIT is the first institute of India to receive QS 4-Star rating in overall institute ranking category

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5-Star rating in teaching, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness

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Programmes Recognised by Distance Bureau (DEB) UGC

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National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited VIT with the highest grade ‘A++’ in 2021 (4th cycle)

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Programmes Recognised by World Education Services (WES)

Who should choose this programme?

VIT’s Master of Science in Data Science programme caters early to mid-level professionals poised to take their careers to the next level. This programme will complement your existing experience and expertise by empowering you with advanced data science skills.

  • Aspiring Senior Roles and Data Science Careers: This programme is tailored for those looking to step into senior roles and secure analytics-based or data science-related positions. Whether you come from tech, finance, healthcare, or any industry, this programme equips you with the analytical knowledge needed to excel.

  • A Path to Better Pay, Position, and Career Growth: If you're seeking better pay, enhanced job positions, and accelerated career growth, our Online Master of Science in Data Science is your strategic vehicle. It unlocks opportunities in the data-driven world and positions you for success.

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Programme Structure

Note : The sequence of modules is subject to change and the final schedule will be shared during the orientation session.

Programme Coordinator

Dr Tulasi Prasad Sariki
Dr Tulasi Prasad Sariki

Associate Professor

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Prabukumar Manoharan
Dr Prabukumar Manoharan


Dr Ramani S
Dr Ramani S

Associate Professor

B.Rushi Kumar
Dr Rushi Kumar B


Dr B.S.R.V. Prasad
Dr B S R V Prasad

Associate Professor

Ranichandra C
Dr Ranichandra C

Associate Professor

Dr E.Vijayan
Dr E Vijayan

Associate Professor

Dr G Hannah Grace
Dr Hannah Grace G

Sr. Associate Professor

Dr Kalyani Desikan, Professor
Dr Kalyani Desikan


Programme Certificate

Programme Certificate

▪ On successful completion of the programme, the participants will be awarded the Degree of completion. 

▪ Participants will be evaluated through a combination of internal assessment and an end-term examination, with a 30% weightage given to the internal assessment and a 70% weightage assigned to the end term examination. Each participant must get an overall score of at least 50% in each course/subject.

Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of VIT.

Be a proud member of the VIT Alumni Network

  • Invitations to exclusive VIT alumni events and networking opportunities

  • On the 26th of January every year, alumni celebrate the Annual Alumni meet at VIT Vellore Campus, where they meet friends, faculty and staff members.

  • Access to ‘TRACKS’, annual newsletter that records events and developments in VIT and the activities of the Alumni Association

  • Alumni who have made prominent contributions in the field of Academics & Research, Corporate Career, Entrepreneurship and Social Development are honoured with the ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ and also the successful young alumni (age below 30 years) who had made significant strides in his/her field of expertise are honoured with the Young Alumni Achiever Award every year.

  • Access to the VIT Alumni Association (VITAA) website that:

    • Maintains up-to-date information of alumni and their activities

    • Acts as a professional and personal platform (batchmates, seniors and juniors)

    • Increases the leverage of the Alumni network for the benefit of the alumni

    • Improves the modes of Alumni-Alumni and VIT-Alumni communications

    • Alumni can submit their accomplishments in the ‘Alumni Achievements’ section

    • Alumni members can view jobs posted by other alumni, and also, they can post jobs for fellow alumni

Important Information on Application Process

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

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