Master of Science in Data Science Programme (Online)

Pursue a master's in Data Science from India’s top-ranked institution (Top 8 University in India - NIRF University Rankings, 2023). Earn a degree equivalent to on-campus degree.
  • Earn a UGC Entitled Data Science Degree
  • 10+ Diverse Electives including Big Data, ML, Business Domain Based Analytics and more
  • Live Online Sessions by VIT Faculty
  • Join the Prestigious Network of VIT Alumni
  • Get Attractive Scholarships
Work Experience

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Scholarship Options

Document(s) Required

Scholarship Discount

Divyang (for a person with a disability)

Divyang Certificate


Defence Personnel

Personnel or Service or IC number


VIT Alumni or Emeritus Alumni

Programme Completion Certificate


Government Employees

Identity Card


Merit (70% and above in bachelor's degree)

Marks sheet

Upto 15% (depending on bachelor's degree percentage)

Note: One of the highest discount will be applicable

Learn Data Science Today for a High-growth Career


Elevate Your Career with VIT's M. Sc Data Science

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has launched the online Master of Science in Data Science degree 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. This programme will help you acquire and apply savvy data science skills to boost your career while alleviating bottlenecks and improving business outcomes.

Programme Highlights

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

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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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Online Data Science degree programme that is easily accessible

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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

Batch Options for your Convenience

In an endeavor to make your learning more convenient, we are providing you with a choice of 2 batch options to choose from as per your learning preference. Batch Details are as follows:

Batch Option

Batch Name

Batch Timings

Batch Start Date

Batch 1


Monday- Friday, 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

14 August 2024

Batch 2


Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM and Sunday: 9:00 AM- 11:15 AM

17 August 2024

Batch Selection Process


Remove Financial Barriers to Your Success

Avail Easy Financing Options

With our no-cost instalment and loan options, let your learning take the spotlight without the stress of financing.
Get Attractive Scholarships

Exclusive scholarships designed for defense personnel, government employees, differently-abled people & meritorious students.

Accreditations and Recognitions

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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.

Past Participant Profile

Work Experience
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Job Function
  • IT/ Technology

  • Sales

  • Engineering

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Operations

Job Function Contd.
  • Finance

  • Research

  • Strategic Planning

  • Education

  • Consulting

*Based on past participant data

Past Participant's Companies

Note: *All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

Tools Covered

Note: All product and company names mentioned in this material are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Their use does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.

Programme Structure

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

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.

  • The Final Assessment Test (End term examination) will be conducted in centres in offline mode. Currently, VIT has 20 centres across India. VIT centre list will be expanded.

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

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

Assistant Professor Sr.

Dr Kalyani Desikan, Professor
Dr Kalyani Desikan


360° Career Support

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Recorded session on LinkedIn profile building

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Recorded session on Interview preparation

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Recorded sessions on Navigating Job Search

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Recorded session on Resume building

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Interview Preparation Guidebooks

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  • The career services mentioned here are offered by Emeritus. These Career Services are offered as a service that empowers you to manage your career proactively.

  • Placement assistance service is available only for Indian residents.

  • Job placement assistance is focused for students with 0 to 5 years of experience.

  • Vellore Institute of Technology or Emeritus does NOT promise or guarantee a job or progression in your current job. VIT is NOT involved in any way and makes no commitments regarding the career services mentioned here.

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.

Important Information on Application Process

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

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