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DASCA Accredited Universities/ Institutions (Updated till 31st May 2017)

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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. Students of DASCA-accredited institutions earn the QualiFLY™ privileges to fast-track their chosen DASCA certifications, and prepare themselves for the the very best of Data Science and Big Data jobs internationally. Needless to say, students certified as Big Data Analysts and Big Data Engineers by DASCA join the happening hot top layer of leading Data Science professionals of the world. DASCA–Accredited institutions are also the privileged hosts of the prestigious DASCA International Centers of Data Sciences that operate the DASCA global Data Science Talent Breeder initiative.

The DASCA University Accreditation Program is open for Universities, Higher Education Institutions, and Government ICT Academies. The CredForce worldwide network and its global partners, are charged with the responsibility of strengthening the DASCA Institutional Network worldwide to widen and deepen its connects with thousands of bright and talented university and college students to help them start off great Big Data careers. The 2017 DASCA University Accreditation Program is open now for governments, universities, and vocational training institutions in several countries–including India, the IT market–leader. Click here to apply now for a DASCA-Accreditation.

Special policy provisions are in place to assist universities and governments embed DASCA Certification training programs and credentials into their academic build affordably and conveniently. DASCA offers complete assistance to accredited institutions to enable them to convert their students into high–caliber DASCA credentialed Data Science professionals right within their campuses. DASCA is ambitiously focusing on its mission to build a white–collar Big Data talent–pool of 25000 DASCA credentialed Data Science professionals in Asian and African countries alone – comprising a legion of top–quality DASCA certified Big Data Analysts, Data Scientists, and Big Data Engineers.

DASCA-Accredited universities and institutions get world-class resources and knowledge to help their students, alumni, and graduates begin great careers in the local and international Data Science space. In addition to offering DASCA Certifications embedded in the curricula, DASCA-Accredited universities and institutions also get DASCA assistance in crafting specially–designed Big Data majors for their various undergraduate and graduate programs, including BS and MS in Big Data and MBA.

Indeed, DASCA-Accredited institutions obtain access to opportunities of engaging in hi–impact projects and to contribute to national and international economic growth. Not to be forgotten, considering the global nature of the DASCA initiatives, the DASCA credentialed Data Science professionals from DASCA-Accredited universities and institutions also join the prestigious CredForce Big Data talent pool and they become internationally mobile talent resources.

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 Centers of Data Sciences (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 Centers of Data Sciences 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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With Big Data we can now begin to actually look at the details of social interaction and how those play out, and are no longer limited to averages like market indices or election results. This is an astounding change. The ability to see the details of the market, of political revolutions, and to be able to predict and control them is definitely a case of Promethean fire—it could be used for good or for ill, and so Big data brings us to interesting times. We're going to end up reinventing what it means to have a human society.

Alex Pentland
Professor- MIT {Media Lab, Sloan Business School, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society}

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 Standards +
Access To International Training Knowhow+
Addition Of A New Department/Discipline+
Research & Revenues+
The WORLDCLASS Advantage+
The BRAND Advantage+
The MINDSHARE Advantage+
The CONTENT & KNOWLEDGE Advantage+
The CERTIFICATIONS Advantage+
The OPERATIONS Advantage+
The CONVENIENCE & AFFORDABILITY 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 Sciences 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

  • 1. INITIATION

    The prospective partner initiates the partnership enquiry by expressing its intent through an online application 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.

  • 2. VALIDATION

    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.

  • 3. CLARIFICATION

    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.

  • 4. DECISION

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

  • 5. FORMALIZATION

    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.)

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