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Last date of application: 26/02/2020

Book Free 1 on 1 session with our counsellors

Last date of application: 26/02/2020

2 week on-campus component at XLRI

On Campus sessions near the commencement and culmination of the course, at XLRI Campus in Jamshedpur

Get exposure to real life applications of analytics across multiple domains

Learn practical business applications of analytics across a variety of domains like Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations, SCM and Digital Media

Hands-on learning with Python, R, MS Excel and Minitab

Get hands-on practical application exposure on popular tools like Python, R, MS Excel, Minitab etc

Opportunity to earn a Certificate of Completion & Alumni status by XLRI

On the successful completion of the course, participants will earn a Recognized PG certificate and Alumni Status from XLRI Jamshedpur

In-depth learning of Text Mining, Machine Learning and Digital Media Analytics

Hands-on learning of leading concepts and techniques like Text Mining, Machine learning, Digital Media Analytics and many more

3-Month Capstone Project

A highly extensive project requiring the participants to apply all of their learning to practical use


  • Working Professionals employed in the areas of Big Data, IT Services, Marketing, eCommerce, Research etc. who want to learn contemporary, critical and implementable aspects of business analytics.
  • Business Analysts who would like to gain in-depth knowledge of concepts, tools and techniques related to data management and analysis.
  • Functional Managers, Business Leaders and Project Managers responsible for handling large and complex databases with a need to excel in function specific analytics.
  • Working executives with analytical aptitude who have little or no formal education in Business Analytics, but now feel the need to embrace technologies which will help them generate insights from data.
  • Working Professionals who are in the early stages of a career in business analytics and seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge.
  • For Indian Residents: INR 3,00,000+ GST
  • For International Students: USD 6000
  • Addl. Application Fee Rs. 2500 + GST / USD 50
  • Fees payable in instalments
  • Course Commencement: 16 May 2020
  • Duration of the Course: 1 Year
  • Schedule of Classes: 3 hours every Saturday from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm IST and Sunday from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm IST


  • For Indian Participants – Bachelors in Engineering (10+2+4) or Graduates in Computers, Science, Commerce or Business (10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government)
  • For International Participants – Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution in their respective country


  • Mathematics or Statistics as a subject in Class XII or Graduation with at least 50% marks
  • Formal education in and knowledge of at least 1 programming language
  • This course is entirely hands-on and so it is recommended, though not a necessity that students have two devices – one to follow the lecture, and the other for hands-on practice on Python and R (laptop/desktop)

Enrolment Criteria

  • Participant selection into the programme is based on elaborate selection process including validation of academic performance and work experience, submission of a Statement of Purpose (SOP), and a short online multiple-choice test. The multiple-choice test shall cover topics in Basic Mathematics and Statistics from Class XI and Class XII syllabus


  • Minimum 2 years of work experience as on 01 Feb 2020


The primary method of instruction will be through LIVE lectures that will be beamed online via Internet to participant devices like laptop or desktop. The pedagogy will comprise lectures, case methods, analytical exercises, group work, projects, term papers, assignments and dissertation imparted by XLRI’s faculty. Concepts will be explained using examples drawn from the real life. All enrolled students will also be provided access to the Cloud Campus through which students may access other learning aids, reference materials and assessments, case studies, projects and assignments as appropriate. Throughout the duration of the course, students will have the flexibility to reach out to the professors, real time during the class or offline via the Cloud Campus to raise questions and clear their doubts.

About Course

  • 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated every day – Forbes
  • 90 per cent of the data in the world was generated over the last two years alone
  • As per a report by McKinsey, the corporations of the world need 1.5 million qualified business analysts to profitably analyse this data

With the advent of information technology, availability of data is no longer a problem. We’re adding to the data stockpile every time we turn to our search engines for answers. Business Analytics is about working with such unstructured data to converting it into a meaningful interpretation which helps in making better management decisions. In order to cater to the needs of the current market, XLRI has launched a new certification course.

XLRI’s Post Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is a 1-year course which provides the perfect base for professionals to master the art of analytics. The course focuses on providing an in-depth knowledge of business analysis techniques and frameworks and their application in business decisions. The scope of business analytics can be broken into three main areas; Descriptive analytics, Predictive analytics and Prescriptive analytics. In a nutshell, it is the simultaneous application of statistics, computer programming and operations research to achieve the required outcome.

This course is specifically designed to:

  • Help analytics professionals gain in-depth knowledge in various areas of analytics and gain managerial insights through data analysis
  • Transform analytics professionals into exceptional, cross-functional leaders who integrate all disciplines to achieve the organisation’s strategic goals with the help of advanced analytics
  • Help face challenges and complexities in analytics field, thereby equipping those working in analytics field with the necessary skill-sets to adopt an appropriate course of action


Tools of Business Analytics

Data Visualization and Descriptive Statistics

Statistics for Data Science

Regression Techniques

Data Mining

Machine Learning

Text Mining

Analytics Applications (Covering a range of applications in the following domains)

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Operations and SCM
  • Digital Media Analytics

Prescriptive Analytics using Optimization and Simulation

Business Forecasting

Big Data Analytics

3-Month Capstone Project

XLRI Jamshedpur

XLRI is one of India’s leading management school based in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. Established in 1949 as the Xavier Labor Relations Institute, by Fr. Quinn Enright, XLRI is acknowledged as India’s oldest business management school.

XLRI with its single vision of Magis, i.e., pursuit of excellence, focuses on three areas: academic excellence, personal values and social concern. XLRI spares no effort to make its curriculum world-class and deliver it in the most effective manner. It constantly scans the developments in business and in society and tries to pro-act to meet the challenges. Its world-class faculty with its commitment and a deep sense of service delivers the curriculum very effectively.

Consistently being acknowledged as the Best “HR Course” in Asia–Pacific, it has also been recognized for its research acumen by the London Business School and is ranked among top 5 research schools in India cutting across management and technical institutes. For more details, visit

XLRI features consistently among the top 5 business schools of the country. In 2012 XLRI was ranked No. 4 among top 75 B-schools in India across Private and Government sector by Outlook India. Among other rankings, it was ranked #5 by the 2012 edition of CNBC-TV18′ s Top B-Schools in India, #4 by the Business Today 50 best business schools of 2012, #3 by Business World B Schools Unplugged.

Admission Process

Candidates interested in the course will be shortlisted based on the following

  1. Talentedge counsellors to establish initial eligibility by confirming capability against specified eligibility criteria and course pre-requisites.
  2. The candidates will complete the application form on XLRI website and also upload the necessary documents for screening including the SoP.
  3. Candidates, clearing the initial screening will register at Talentedge website by paying Rs.12500 + GST. Rs.2500 + GST will be transferred to XLRI towards the application processing fee and will NOT be refundable to participants.
  4. After secondary screening of the applications by XLRI for adequacy of documents, candidates will be provided access to the online assessment.
  5. Candidates who clear the online assessment will be sent offer letters issued by XLRI.
  6. Candidates will thereafter proceed to pay the fee as per the schedule and move on to commence the course.
  7. Candidates failing to clear the online assessment will not be eligible to enrol for this course and will be refunded Rs.10000 + GST / USD 200.

About Talentedge

Talentedge is an Ed-Tech firm. We are the first to bring ‘Live & Interactive’ anywhere learning in digital format. Talentedge offers exclusive courses jointly with world leading institutes and corporates. Our ability to recreate classroom type interactions in the virtual world has struck a chord with over 3, 00,000 individuals and corporate learners, facilitating a social collaborative learning experience in digital space. We enable working professionals to plan their future course of action and fast track their careers. Talentedge is changing the way India learns. Talentedge is one of the first Ed-Tech organizations to be credited with an ISO: 9001-2008 certification.


Dr. Abhishek Chakraborty

M.Sc. (Applied Mathematics), Fellow (IIM Calcutta)

Dr. Abhishek Chakraborty is a Professor in Production, Operations and Decision Sciences area. Prior to joining XLRI he worked as Senior Business Consultant (Strategic Services), JDA Software and Assistant Systems Engineer, TCS. He has authored papers in European Journal of Operational Research, OPSEARCH, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Operational Research Society to name a few.

Dr. Ajith Kumar J

B. Tech (IIT Kanpur), M. Tech (IIT Kanpur), Ph.D (IIT Madras)

Dr. Ajit is a Professor in Production, Operations and Decision Sciences area. Prior to joining XLRI he was he was a Professor in T A Pai Management Institute in Operations Management area. He also has a corporate experience and was associated with Nippon Photographics Pvt Ltd for over 3 years. His case titled, "Primacy: Global Design from India", won first prize in the "Innovation" category of ISB-Ivey Global Case Writing Competition, 2012. It was later published by Ivey and is currently available in their case collection. He has authored papers in Journals like International Journal of Business Analytics and Intelligence, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Enterprise Information Management. Dr. Ajit has presented papers in POMS 2017 International Conference held at the MacQuarie University, Sydney, Australia; 31st ANZAM Conference held at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and various other conferences.

Dr. Bijaya K Mangaraj

M. Sc., Ph. D. (IIT Kharagpur), D. Sc. (Utkal)

Dr. Bijaya Krushna Mangaraj is a Professor in Production, Operations and Decision Sciences area. Prior to joining XLRI, he was a Professor and Head of the Department of Business Administration at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India. He holds M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, Khadagpur, India and a D. Sc. in Development Anthropology, from Utkal University, India. He has published several papers in national and international journals and edited volumes. His research interests include application of multi-criteria optimization models in management and development research, cultural dimension in sustainable development and business anthropology. He has presented research papers and chaired sessions in conferences both in India and abroad and was a finalist for the Operations Research for Development Award at the IFORS conference in Spain (2014).

Dr. Munish Kumar Thakur

M.B.A, Fellow (IIM Calcutta)

Dr. Munish Thakur is a Professor in Strategic Management area. Prior to joining XLRI he has worked with Goethe Institute as Associate Consultant and The IAP Company Limited as Assistant Manager. He has authored papers Asian Social Science Journal, The International Journal of Business Insights and Transformation etc. He has presented papers in the Strategic Management Society 2014 Special Conference, Tel Aviv and other conferences.

Prof. Pitabas Mohanty

Fellow (IIM Bangalore), CFA (ICFAI), CWA, Fulbright Fellow (Stern School of Business, New York University)

Prof. Pitabas Mohanty is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He was a Senior Visiting Scholar at Stern School of Business, New York University in 2009-10. A Gold Medalist in MA (Applied Economics), he is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and a cost accountant.

Dr. Rajeev Sharma

B.E. (Electrical), MBA (Fin), Fellow (IIM Bangalore)

Dr Rajeev Sharma is working as an Associate Professor in the area of Information Systems and Strategic Management with XLRI Jamshedpur. Prof Sharma has been associated with XLRI for more than 16 years after an illustrious career as a Research Analyst. Dr Sharma has published extensively in various journals of national and international repute like International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence, Journal of Case Research etc. and has been an avid speaker at a plethora of International Platforms. He has also presented papers in Conference on Virtuality and Virtualization, Portland, Oregon; International Conference on Management of Globally Distributed Work; Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India; IFIP ISGLOB03 Athens, Greece, IRMA International Conference and others.

Dr. Supriya Kumar De

M.Sc., Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur)

Dr. Supriya Kumar De is a Professor in Production, Operations and Decision Sciences area. He has been associated with XLRI for over 15 years. Prior to joining XLRI he was associated with IDRBT for 26 months. He has authored papers in Journals like International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications, Journal of Fuzzy Mathematics to name a few. He has presented papers 9TH International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems, Australia; 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Miami, USA and various other conferences.

Dr. T.A.S.Vijayaraghavan

M. Stat. (ISI), PGD in SQC & OR (ISI), Fellow (IIM Bangalore)

Dr. Vijayaraghavan is a Professor in the area of Production, Operations Management and Decision Sciences Area & Information Systems at XLRI, Jamshedpur. He also serves as the Associate Dean (International and Corporate Programes) and Chairperson, Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at XLRI.

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