September 27, 2023

Top Non-IIT Degrees for Data Science

Data science is one of the most sought-after skills in the world today. Businesses of all sizes are increasingly relying on data to make decisions, and data scientists are in high demand to help them make sense of this data.

Top Institutes For Data Science in India apart from IITs

Data science is a growing and sought-after career choice. In the past, dealing with lots of data was a big problem for businesses. But things have changed. Nowadays, data isn't always neatly organised. It can be messy and not follow a strict pattern.

Because data science is becoming really important for businesses, more people are interested in making it their career. Even students in India are thinking about it right after school. So, many schools and colleges are now offering programs in data science for both undergraduates and graduates.

Here are some of the top private institution for Data Science undergrade:

1. SP Jain School of Global Management 🔗

Duration of programme (in months): 36

Course fees: ₹  21,90,000

Study program:  1st year in Mumbai , 2nd and 3rd year in Sydney (Australia) or all three years in Sydney.


SP Jain School of Global Management is a renowned private Institute in india offering world class courses. 

According to Analytics India Mag the course ranks #1 in terms of overall performance on different parameters such as Certification Value, Return on Investment, Program Success, Teaching & Curriculum, and Student Engagement.


  • A minimum of 12 years of schooling  demonstrated by one or more of the following:
  • Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education authorized by a relevant state-based issuing agency with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or its interstate equivalent of 70; or
  • Completion of an accredited vocational education and training (VET) qualification at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level completed at an ASQA registered training organization (RTO); or
  • All India Senior School Certificate (issued by CBSE) or the India School Certificate (ISC) or the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Year 12 exam from the Indian State Board with a score of 60% or more; or
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) score of 24 or more; or
  • Completion of an international qualification where the content, level and intended outcomes are deemed to be equivalent to any of the above through official qualification recognition register or mapping of equivalence by the School.

In lieu of above, completion of minimum years of 11 years of schooling for the nine Commonwealth of International States (CIS) countries subject to a minimum CGPA score of 4.00 out of 5.00 issued by the National Board in these countries.


  • IELTS score of 6
  • TOEFL iBT score of 60 overall
  • PTE score of 50


All applicants that meet the eligibility requirements must take one of the following tests:

  • SAT (SAT College Code - 7579)
  • ACT (ACT College Code - 1473)
  • SPJET (SP Jain Entrance Test)
  • Joint Entrance Exam (Main) [JEE (Main)]

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2. VIT university 🔗

Duration of programme(in months): 48

Course fees: ₹8,00,000


VIT started their B.Tech CSE with specialization in Data Science programme in the year 2019.

This program focuses on the creation of precise and effective techniques for constructing physical and biological models and the development of tools to enhance data comprehension. Its curriculum is tailored to address the significant requirements of data science in scientific research, business administration, and technological advancements.

The program comprises three key elements: computing, mathematics, and statistics. These subjects are harmoniously integrated to provide students with a comprehensive grasp of the mathematical and analytical aspects that form the basis of the data science field.

Admission / Eligibility:

ENTRANCE TEST: VIT university take students based on either of the following examination:

  • VITEEE: For Indian nationals appearance in VITEEE 2023 is mandatory to be eligible for B. Tech. admission.
  • JEE MAIN: In case VITEEE 2023 gets canceled due to natural calamities, qualifying criteria may be substituted with higher secondary marks or JEE-23 or a valid SAT. Applicants will be informed with specifics in such case.

To know more about the admission procedure click here. 🔗

3. NMIMS (Deemed-to-be-University) 🔗

Duration of programme (in months): 48

Course fees: ₹  14,00,000

Intake: 60 seats


NMIMS is another private institution that provides a comprehensive Data Science course covering foundational mathematics including calculus, Linear algebra and statistics to programming, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The program's curriculum is well-rounded, comprising fundamental, core, and elective courses. It follows a credit-based system, with 22-26 credits per semester and a total of around 180 credits for the entire B Tech Program. Each course includes lectures, practicals, and tutorials as needed. In the fourth year, students engage in technical entrepreneurship and projects. The program regularly updates its course content with industry input.

The school promotes experiential learning in addition to traditional classroom teaching, utilizing the Black Board Learning Management System (BBLMS) to support instruction. BBLMS facilitates access to online content, such as YouTube, to enhance learning. This approach allows students to learn through various modes and emphasizes continuous self-learning.

Find out more about the curriculum here.
Admission/ Eligibility:
SVKM’s NMIMS every year conducts the UG Entrance examination for class XII passed out / appearing candidates to be eligible to their UG Programs across campuses. The Entrance Examination is a computer based online examination to be held at the test centers.

Check here for a detailed information about the test. 🔗

4.JAIN (Deemed-to-be-University) 🔗

Duration of programme (in months): 48

Course fees: ₹  13,00,000


JAIN (Deemed to be university) is one of the top private college in Bengaluru with a focus on value-driven learning and project-based learning. The college also emphasises on project-based learning, so that students identify a real-world issue or a potential issue and work to resolve it over a certain amount of time. 

Admission / Eligibility:

  • JET : JET (JAIN Entrance Test) is a University Level examination that is mandatory for securing admission to the B. Tech Program at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).
  • Along with that Student must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or any technical vocational subjects as optional with a minimum of 60% marks (55% in case of SC/ST) taken together in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the optional subjects.

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5. The NorthCap University 🔗

Duration of programme (in months): 48

Course fees: ₹  12,00,000


NorthCap is a multidisciplinary university in Gurgaon. The four-year intensive programme demands 3600 hours of learning along with exams, Capstone projects, and an industry internship. It also has a big faculty of 33 teachers dedicated to the programme, with almost all of them having a PhD.

NCU also offers oracle academia courses to the students in the Data science domain as a value addition for learning and practicing the machine learning concepts within artificial intelligence. They are introduced to the terminology, syntax, and steps required to create a machine learning solution in Java using hands-on, engaging activities and capstone projects.

Eligibility / Admission: 

  • 10+2 (English Medium) examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognized board in Science stream (With PCME as compulsory subjects) with an overall aggregate 50%. 
  • Must Appear in JEE Mains or any other Eligibility Test held in 2023.
  • Seats: 500 (including other Computer science programme)

For more details check here. 🔗

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