M.Tech in Data Science

Data science is a multi-disciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data.

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About the Program

Data science is a multi-disciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data. Data Science is a current industry demand, lion’s share of companies are adapting to use Data Science techniques to get insight into their day-to-day operations. This brings an array of opportunities for young engineering graduates.

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Data Science starting from August 2019 at NMIT is first of its kind under Visvesvaraya Technological University. The program consists of four semesters. During the first two semesters students undergo in-campus teaching and learning, and the last two semesters students undergo internships at the reputed industry/institute.

Program Highlights

Regular interaction with industry

Visiting industry experts, weekend classes by Data Science Professionals, hands-on training programs in association with leading industries.

Industry designed/linked curriculum, and case studies

M.Tech Data Science program is designed to meet the current industry Standards and Demand. Many industries came forward to collaborate for curriculum design name a few Unisys, Navigem, Knowledge Foundry, Vidatt, and Subex.

Capstone projects

Students get a chance to work on real-time semester-length projects taught by qualified experts from industry and academia.

Internship and Placement

1-year industry internship and performance-based Placement Opportunities

Statistics of data science job market and industry demand (industry expert’s opinion)

Harvard Business Review calls Data Science as the hottest job of the 21stcentury. There is a huge demand for data sjcientists today. The US leads the data science market, requiring 190,000 data scientists by next year. India also joins this elite bandwagon, requiring data scientists across a diverse range of industries. By 2025, the Data Science and Analytics sector in India is estimated to grow eightfold, reaching $16 billion. The 2020 estimate calls for 2.7 million job postings for data science and analytics roles. According to Indeed, the average salary for a Data Scientist is ₹ 8,43,764 per year in India.

Curriculum Structure


To build a strong research and teaching environment in the field of Information Technology to meet the ever evolving global needs and to equip students with the latest knowledge, skills and practical orientation to face challenges in IT profession.


1. To offer comprehensive educational programs in the field of Information Technology producing highly accomplished graduates.

2. To inculcate among the students, the culture of research and innovation.

3. To encourage students to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities leading to enhancement of their social and professional skills.

PEO-1. Graduate will have successful professional career in data science and allied fields with in-depth knowledge and practical/interpersonal skills.

PEO-2. Graduate undertakes research work or pursues higher studies by acquiring in depth knowledge in data engineering and allied fields.

PO-1 : An ability to independently carry out research /investigation and development work to solve practical problems

PO-2 : An ability to write and present a substantial technical report/document

PO-3 : Students should be able to demonstrate a degree of mastery over the area as per thespecialization of the program. The mastery should be at a level higher than therequirements in the appropriate bachelor program

PO-4 : Conceptualize and solve data engineering problems using Mathematical, Statistical and Machine Learning concepts to arrive at feasible and optimal solutions for societal benefits.

PO-5 :Use data analytics tool and technologies to analyze business models and solve real world problems.

PO-6 : Inculcate professional ethics, intellectual integrity, understanding problems of others and contribution to the development of the society.

tools & Softwares
Real-time projects
2 Years
1 Year
Industry internship

Programming languages and tools covered

  • Python
  • MatLab
  • Tensor Flow, Caffé, Theano, and Torch
  • R and R studio
  • Tableau
  • Seaborn
  • Scala
  • Hadoop, Pig, Apache, Spark, Cassandra
  • NoSql, Mysql, Oracle, Mongo DB
  • Java, and JavaScript



AICTE recognized Bachelor of Engineering (B. E.)/ Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech.) in the following disciplines (with min 60% marks).

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Information Science and Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Medical Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Industry Partners

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Capstone and real-time projects

Contact Us

Dr. Sanjay H A

Professor and Head

Department of Information Science and Engineering Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bengaluru – 560064

Contact: +91 9342560303

Email: sanjay.ha@nmit.ac.in