Chennai Mathematical Institute

Course Details

MSc Data Science

The aim of the MSc Programme in Data Science is to equip students with the relevant background from mathematics, statistics and computing required for data science, followed by basic and advanced course in analytics, machine learning and other related topics. The programme enables students to acquire advanced skills that will enhance their effectiveness in professional careers, while also laying a firm foundation for pursuing further research.

The MSc Programme in Data Science is a two-year course. Regular full semester courses at CMI carry 4 credits. A student must complete a minimum of 64 credits (16 regular courses) to earn an MSc degree in Data Science. Some elective courses run for shorter periods and carry 2 credits or 1 credit. These may be accumulated to make up the credit requirement under Electives.

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Course Details

Semester I
Semester II
Summer Internship (compulsory)
Semester III
Semester IV
  • Elective 3
  • Elective 4
  • Elective 5
  • Elective 6
Elective Courses
  • Advanced Regression and Classification
  • Algorithmic Trading
  • Algorithms for Big Data
  • Bayesian Data Analysis
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Data Analysis
  • Industry Project
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Optimization
  • Risk Management
  • Text Analytics
Note: Small variations may be incorporated in this schedule, as recommended by the Academic Council.