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Ivy Professional School

Ivy Professional School

Ivy Professional School

About the company

Ivy Professional School is a leader in corporate training and is ranked among top ten Analytics / Big Data schools.  Established in 2007, institute’s corporate training wing focuses on courses in Analytics, Big Data, ERP, IT, Organizational Behavior and Foreign Language competencies. Ivy Professional School provides state-of-the-art infrastructure including lecture labs with best-in-class audio-visual and tele-video conference aids. Education centre is also the official learning partner of reputed global companies like Genpact, ICRA, ITC Limited, ITC Infotech, Capgemini, HSBC, Cognizant and Lexmark Inc. This partnership has uplifted the quality of the courses offered by the institute and keeps the course content relevant in terms of industry requirements and also help in participants placements/live projects/internships.

Till date, the institute has trained beyond 10,000 professionals from Genpact, ICRA, eBay/PayPal, HSBC, Frost & Sullivan, Citibank, HDFC, Capgemini, Cognizant, etc and elite educational institutes such as IITs, IIMs, ISI, Delhi University, DCE, Calcutta University and so on.

Current Market Landscape

According to an IDC Digital Universe Study, by the year 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet. Uncovering insights from this humungous amount of information will require the seamless adoption of big data technologies, stronger data security, and integration of AI, machine learning and cognitive technologies applications with business operations. This calls for skilled talent that enables the right use of big data and analytics platforms.

The current education systems in India still have a very traditional approach towards learning new tools and technologies in Analytics. However, practical case based knowledge is extremely important for a successful Big Data Analytics career. Professionals need to upskill themselves to remain updated with the latest technologies and tools in the market. There is huge scope in the Big Data Training Industry owing to huge demand in the Big Data Market and Ivy Professional School is creating a benchmark in this sector.

Training Programmes

Ivy, in collaboration with large analytics firms, has launched several co-branded courses curriculums in analytics, financial risk and machine learning. The education centre follows a See (trainer demonstrates Why, What, & How), Act (participants work on a real data set), Interpret (participants generates insights), and Assess (participants are assessed) model to train.

Course content is designed around solving real-life business problems using various analytics techniques on large industry scale datasets. Each course package includes minimum of 5 Hands on Live Projects to provide near real-life experience. For individual participants, Ivy Professional School offers industry endorsed comprehensive course packages such as:

  • Business Analytics Certification (200 hours) (includes Statistical Modeling, Problem solving, Excel dashboards, VBA, SAS, R, SQL, Access, etc. Includes two industry projects, more than 20 case studies)
  • Big Data Analytics Certification (230 hours) (Business Analytics Course plus includes Hadoop, Hive, Pig, Scala, Spark, Mahout, etc. Includes 5 industry projects, 25 above case studies)
  • Data Science and Machine Learning Certification (250 hours) (statistical modeling, problem solving, Machine Learning Techniques, Excel dashboards, VBA, SAS, R, SQL, Tableau, Scala, Spark, Python, Access, etc. Includes 10 industry projects, over 30 case studies)
  • Data Visualization Certification (100 hours) (Tableau, VBA, Excel Dashboards, SQL, Access)
  • Diploma in Data Science (includes – Business Analytics, Big Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Machine Learning with Python, 15 Industry Projects) (380 hours)
  • Advanced Analytics Certification on Financial Risk, Financial Marketing, Retail, web, Machine Learning, Health Care, etc.)

Many of these courses have become benchmark courses for several reputed analytics companies for their internal training and skill development.

Differentiating Factors

A decade worth of immense experience in Course Designing for large analytics firms - Ivy, as an official learning partner of large analytics firms, has had immense experience of creating variety of industry relevant analytics courses ranging from Advance Financial Risk Analytics to Machine Learning to Big Data Engineering.

The core competencies of the institute consist of:

  • Mandatory Project Work & Case Studies in each certification program – Each participant has to go through a minimum set of project works & case studies in order to be eligible for the certifications.
  • Life-time Access to more than 500 Self-paced videos / tutorials covering approximately over 20,000 hours of various analytics topics for revision – Each participant gets access to their video library hosted on LMS to practice and revise the concepts learned. 
  • Full-time Teaching Assistants and Project Guide Support to ensure interactive hand-holding.
  • A Leader board based competitive assessment structure to create a sense of competition among the participants
  • Flexibility to attend Physical Classroom in multiple cities and Live Online training – Ivy offers class-room based face to face training across multiple cities in India (Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, etc.) & Live Online training from home (experience of delivering 12,000 and more man hours of online training). Each physical class is also live webcasted, giving participants more flexibility.
  • Flexible class-schedule over the weekends and weekdays for working professionals and currently enrolled college students.
  • Life-time Access to Class Recordings & Reference Materials for Revisions - Each student gets Life-time Access to class videos hosted on Ivy’s Adaptive Learning Management Portal
  • Regular tests and prep Quizzes to engage the students and tickle their brains with business related analytical problem solving
  • Live Seminars and webinars on varied topics by industry experts.

Growth and Milestones

In their journey to become an esteemed education provider in the country, Ivy Professional School has also acquired many milestones to boost their further growth. Some of the achievements include:

  • Executive Quantitative Risk Analytics Program with Genpact - In this program, Ivy along with Genpact screen, train and prepare senior resources for the financial risk analytics industry. The participants who finish the program become eligible for placements with Genpact and other such large financial risk organizations.
  • University Association for Accredited Engineering, Bachelors, Masters Programs & Post Graduate Programs in Data Science / Data Analytics - Ivy in association with Maharishi University of Information Technology (MUIT) Noida (a large private university with 400 acres campus in the heart of Delhi NCR) has started the second batch of full-time M.Sc / PG and B.Tech in Data Science and Big Data Analytics. They achieved nearly 100 percent placement of the first batch of M.Sc and PG. These programs are envisioned to create solid quantitative foundation in economics, finance, marketing and other domains where data science plays an important role in solving complex problems. The aim is to develop highly employable level data science resources at various levels for the data science industry.
  • Exclusive Live Project / Internship Collaborations with several start-ups, small-medium size businesses, and large firms – In addition to Ivy’s large official learning partners, Ivy has tied-up with various start-ups and small-medium size businesses for live project and internship opportunities for Ivy’s participants. This is a win-win situation for all the stakeholders.
  • Partnered with Genpact to launch an annual Analytics Confluence conference focused on financial risk analytics. Over 100 Eminent speakers and delegates participated in the first such event held in January 2017. 
  • Partnered with IIFT Kolkata to launch an Analytics hackathon fest named – “Enigmatics”. More than 80 teams from various elite colleges / universities participated in the first hackathon held in August 2017.
  • Conducts special Business Analytics with Machine Learning programs at IIT ISM Dhanbad especially created for students of the esteemed institute.

Organizational Culture

Ivy Professional School follows a very open culture where company strongly believes in ‘Happy Employees means Happy Customers’. Keeping in mind that the institute deals in a very niche education segment, they take special care to train their people on the latest developments in the Data Science Industry so that they are adept to answer and resolve queries regarding careers in this field.

Quick Facts:

1.  Year of Inception – 2007

2.  Funding Information – Self / customer revenue

3.  Founding Members – Prateek Agrawal and Eeshani Agrawal

4.  Office Location – Kolkata (Corp Office)

5.  Total Headcount – 11 to 50 employees

6.  Important Statistics- More than 15000 students are trained with over 100 recruiters

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