NMIMS & SAS® join hands for Business Analytics & Data Mining Championship 2017

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India’s top-most university, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) joined hands with leader in business analytics, SAS; to organize Business Analytics & Data Mining Championship 2017, for both graduate and postgraduate students. The registrations for the contest can be done online, and will close on September 28, 2017.
The championship aims to provide a platform to showcase the analytical talent in the country while also popularizing data analytics as a career option for students. “With the digital revolution, staggering amounts of information is now available. And to stay ahead, industries today need analytical minds to mine this data, tune it and make sense out of it. To embrace this challenge, NMIMS in collaboration with SAS has conceptualized the Business Analytics and Data Mining Championship 2017– a nationwide mega event to excite the wave of data analytics across India. This platform intends to help students sharpen their analytical minds and become a part of the analytics wave to meet the increasing demand of data scientists across the globe,” said Dr. Dhirendra Mishra– Associate Dean-NMIMS’s Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering.
As most companies, across sectors, are making the shift from to digital, the industry demand for such professionals has skyrocketed. This event will also serve as a medium for connecting the industry with future professionals.
“Organizations are in dire need of professionals who can take on organizing data as well as preparing it for analysis. Data-driven decision making is the order of the day and modern business leaders need to be professionals who can not only deal with data but also communicate their findings effectively. This championship enhances problem solving, data exploration and presentation skills of the participants, thus making them stand out in the crowd,” said Kunal Aman, Head of Marketing, SAS India.
The applicants will go through three rounds of screening. The first round would be an online assessment with a Q&A format. The top 30 teams will proceed to the second round where they will visit the NMIMS campus in Mumbai, and will be given problems to be solved, in the lab. The top ten teams will proceed to round three where they will make presentations to the jury.
 “SAS and NMIMS believe that the championship is a unique platform that allows students to demonstrate their data science skills. The championship will test participants on their data management, statistical and visualization skills that top companies look for while hiring a data scientist,” said Bhuvan Nijhawan, Director Education – Asia Pacific, SAS.
The contest is open for any qualified participant in India, and though can also partake in the event individually, they are recommended to do so in groups of three.