Simplilearn Partners With IBM to Launch Online Master’s Programmes in AI and Data Science


    There will be over 2.7 million data science job openings by 2020, predicts IBM

    India-based global edtech company Simplilearn and American technology company IBM have entered into a partnership to introduce four Master’s Programmes in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.

    Through this collaboration, professionals can access live virtual classrooms and self-paced video courses that combine Simplilearn’s world-class instructors with IBM’s labs and course content.

    Key features of the Master’s Programmes include portfolio-worthy Capstone Projects that demonstrate applied skills, hands-on exposure to today’s most-used tools, 24/7 access to teaching assistants and industry-recognized certificates.

    Simplilearn on Tuesday announced that release of the Data Scientist Master’s Programme and AI Engineer Master’s Programme. The third and fourth programmes, Data Analyst Master’s Programme and Data Engineer Master’s Programme, will be available in the latter half of July 2019.

    “We are delighted to partner with IBM to bring our students the most comprehensive training programmes available. Together with IBM, we’re confident these Master’s Programmes will provide everything our students need to launch new careers in data science and AI,” said Krishna Kumar, CEO and founder of Simplilearn.

    Need for upskilling the existing workforce

    With every sector of the Indian economy embracing emerging technologies, IBM estimates that there will be over 2.7 million data science job openings by 2020.

    “This need for talent can only be met by upskilling our existing workforce,” said Devkant Agarwal, Leader Growth Initiatives, Career Education, India South Asia at IBM India Pvt Ltd.

    “Our partnership with Simplilearn is yet another example of our commitment to providing people with the skills they need to advance their careers in emerging tech areas,” he added.

    All course content will be accessible on Simplilearn’s learning management system. Upon completion of each programme, learners will receive industry-recognized certificates from Simplilearn and IBM.