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DASCA panel of leading accredited Data Science educators (Updated till 29th February 2020)

  • University OF UTAH
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • nc state university
  • arizona state university
  • michigan state university
  • Northwestern
  • UMass Amherst
  • Yale
  • Caltech
  • Duke University
  • columbia university
  • Dartmouth
  • USC University of Southern California
  • harvard university
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
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  • university of illinois at urbana champaign
  • Georgia Institute Of Technology
  • uc santa barbara
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • national institute of technology calicut
  • university of michigan
  • Nit Tiruchirappalli
  • NYU
  • berkeley university of california
  • McGill
  • national institute of technology rourkela
  • national institute of technology kurukshetra
  • university of chicago
  • ucla
  • uic
  • university maryland
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • johns hopkins university
  • university of colorado boulder
  • university of florida
  • university of virginia
  • university of minnesota
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington University in St.Louis
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • PennState
  • princeton university
  • purdue university
  • rice
  • rutgers
  • University of California, Irvine
  • the ohio state university
  • arizona
  • university of british columbia
  • UC Davis University of California
  • The University of Texas at Austin

DASCA Accreditation

A DASCA accreditation helps universities and institutions join the league of the world’s other most renowned educators, and earns them the opportunity to power their undergraduate and graduate programs with DASCA’s most advanced Data Science credentials. Accredited institutions are employer's preferred hiring destinations. DASCA–accredited institutions also get the exclusive opportunity to host the prestigious DASCA International Center for Data Science that operate the DASCA global Data Science talent-breeding initiative.

The DASCA accreditation program is open for universities, higher-education institutions, and government ICT academies. The Edvantic worldwide network and its global partners are charged with the responsibility of growing and strengthening the network of DASCA-accredited institutions globally, helping thousands of bright and talented university and college students in starting off great careers in data science.

Helping Institutions Produce World-class Big Data Talent+
Helping Institutions Deliver World-class Education+
Equipping Institutions For Bigger Industry Contribution+
Apply For DASCA Accreditation Today!

The 2020 DASCA accreditation program is open now for governments, universities, and vocational training institutions in several countries. Institutions can apply for DASCA accreditation along either the Standard pathway or the Accelerated/ Quantum pathway. It must be noted that the cost of the accreditation project does not depend on the pathway chosen. While the Standard pathway involves six stages of assessment, the Accelerated/ Quantum pathway is faster, involving two stages.

All accreditation applications are approved only when institutions meet and qualify DASCA's norms on academic intent, quality, excellence and reputation. Accreditation applications are approved by DASCA using independent industry and market intelligence processes. Once approved, institutions are sent link to the DASCANet portal to commence their participation in the accreditation process. Institutions can choose either of the tabs below to initiate their accreditation request.

Standard Accreditation Track Accelerated Accreditation Track

Starting up an On-campus ICDS™ unit

DASCA-Accredited universities and institutions are really the chosen ones. They are licensed by DASCA to host the prestigious International Center for Data Science (ICDS™) that run a variety of Big Data talent breeding and credentialing programs on globally respected standards of the Data Science Council Of America. Every new ICDS™ launches off with an on-campus high-impact DASCA Big Data Seminar for students and faculty staffers. Bright undergraduate and graduate students of DASCA-Accredited universities hosting the DASCA–powered International Center for Data Science can undergo the Big Data Analyst and the Big Data Engineer Certifications of DASCA affordably, conveniently and swiftly. DASCA provisions for a slew of scholarships and fast-tracked credentialing norms for bright students to actively help them in joining the league of world's top–billed Big Data Analysts and Big Data Engineers.

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Benefits of a DASCA-Accreditation for a University/ Institution

Being a DASCA-Accredited university or institution means dealing with the world's best Data Science certifications and doing it with the other world-renowned DASCA-accredited institutions. Data Science training is a burgeoning industry worldwide, and DASCA's rapidly growing prominence in Data Science lends several business advantages to its Institutional partners:

Access To International Training Knowhow+
Addition Of A New Department/Discipline+
Research & Revenues+
The WORLDCLASS Advantage+
The BRAND Advantage+
The MINDSHARE Advantage+
The OPERATIONS Advantage+

A DASCA accreditation means Global Prominence

  • Addition of a new department/ discipline: An institution or a university having a DASCA Partnership actually immediately adds the new knowledge discipline of Big Data and hence a Faculty or Department through DASCA's high–involvement assistance. This facilitates networking with local industry and also adds to the brand equity of the institution. DASCA actively assists a partner institution set up a co–branded DASCA–International Center for Data Science right within its campus.
  • Short–term employability programs for students: A DASCA accreditation is most capable of making current students employable in Big Data jobs right after their graduation.
  • Bachelor's & Master's programs in Big Data: An institution partnering DASCA can easily achieve the required expertise and brand renown to introduce value–added diploma and degree programs in Big Data, if a scope is seen.
  • Corporate training programs: A DASCA–accredited institution enjoys the maximum traction for offering high quality training solutions to Big Data companies that always demand innovative solutions to their talent development and talent transformation challenges.
  • Phd & research programs: Higher forms of DASCA accreditations create for an institution an ideal platform to introduce PhD and sponsored research programs related to Big Data. In fact, Big Data has emerged as such a massively multi–disciplinary and cross–fertilized discipline that aspirants from almost any other discipline can be invited to pursue research. DASCA encourages all institutions to suggest how their programs can be benefitted through a DASCA intervention.

Steps to obtaining the DASCA Accreditation


    The institutions initiates the accreditation enquiry by expressing its intent through one of the online application available on the website. Institutions can apply either for Standard or Accelerated pathway track after reading the information available on the website. This application is processed and forwarded to the globally distributed Partner Validation Group . This step takes 2-5 workdays on the maximum after the receipt of the online application. Indeed, there are certain categories of Partners, that are pre-approved and the partnering decision and other formalities are communicated much faster.


    The online application is processed by the Partner Validation Group and a Clarification request (if any) is sent to the prospective partner. This step takes 5–7 workdays after receipt of online application from the applicant organization. Once accreditation request is validated and approved, institutions will get access to the accreditation dashboard DASCANet. Institutions are required to provide all information on DASCA.Net.


    The prospective partner exchanges clarifications with the Partner Validation Group and completes application process. As mentioned above, the Clarification request is sent within 5-7 workdays after receipt of online application from the applicant organization.


    The decision about partnering and related information are communicated within 3-5 workdays of receiving the clarification from the applicant organization on their DASCA.NET dashboard. As mentioned above, in certain partner categories, that are pre-approved, the decision may be instantly communicated.


    The Appointment is formalized and attendant documentation is completed. The new partner also completes the formalities of purchasing DASCA Certification System Units and the payment of a nominal application processing fee and/ or the License Fee (if applicable for the chosen partnership option.)

  • To apply today for a DASCA Accreditation for your university,
    Standard Accreditation Track Accelerated Accreditation Track

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