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Rankings & accreditations

Rank 6
Amongst India's Top 10 Universities in 2023
Amongst India's Top 10 Universities in 2023
Rank 25
Amongst World's Top Universities for Quality Education in 2023
Amongst World's Top Universities for Quality Education in 2023
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Among India’s Few Universities Granted IOE Status
Among India’s Few Universities Granted IOE Status
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Achieved Highest Accreditation Grade by NAAC
Achieved Highest Accreditation Grade by NAAC
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AICTE Approved Programs
AICTE Approved Programs
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UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
Rank 1
India’s Top Deemed Universities by ICARE - 2023
India’s Top Deemed Universities by ICARE - 2023
Rank 210
Amongst Asia's Top Universities in 2024
Amongst Asia's Top Universities in 2024
Rank 2
India’s Top Private Universities in 2022-23
India’s Top Private Universities in 2022-23
Ranked 251-300
#251-300 in Asia University Rankings 2023
#251-300 in Asia University Rankings 2023
Ranked 601-800
#601-800 in World University Rankings 2024
#601-800 in World University Rankings 2024
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Degrees Evaluated by - World Education Services
Degrees Evaluated by - World Education Services
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Degrees Evaluated by -International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
Degrees Evaluated by -International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
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Degrees Evaluated by -International Qualifications Assessment Service
Degrees Evaluated by -International Qualifications Assessment Service

Program benefits

Elevated career opportunities

Elevated career opportunities

Experience career growth and increased earning potential through job opportunities in reputed companies across diverse sectors.

Job-ready data science skills

Job-ready data science skills

Excel in programming languages, statistics & probability, data visualization, data mining, and other key skills. Learn subjects like linear regression models, deep learning & text mining, Bayesian statistical modelling, programming with R & Python, and stochastic processes from expert faculty.

Prestigious MAHE alumni status

Prestigious MAHE alumni status

Build a strong professional network by getting access to Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s 1 million strong alumni network.

Solve real-world case studies

Solve real-world case studies

Build on-the-job competencies by applying foundational knowledge to real-world problems. Train to be a versatile data science professional by solving and discussing insights on case studies with peers and industry experts.

Master in-demand tools

Master in-demand tools

Master tools such as Hadoop, TensorFlow, Python, R, SPSS, SAS, Matplotlib, NumPy, OpenCV, Pandas, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, SQL, Google Colab, KNIME, and WEKA.

Fully online experience

Fully online experience

Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrolment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and career support. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.

Job roles to explore

Our online MSc Data Science program equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to establish a lucrative career in diverse job roles.

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  • job-rolesPredictive Modeler
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  • job-rolesMachine Learning Expert
  • job-rolesBusiness Intelligence Analyst
  • job-rolesBig Data Engineer
  • job-rolesData Engineer
  • job-rolesData Analyst
  • job-rolesData Visualization Specialist
  • job-rolesDatabase Administrator
  • Technology 
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Utilities 
  • Consulting  
  • Telecommunications
  • Research

Program curriculum

24 moths | 4 semesters | 15-20 hours/week | 80 credits

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Get a prestigious degree

Globally recognized and widely accepted by governments and organizations, the online degrees offered by Manipal Academy of Higher Education are at par with on-campus degrees and open doors to better professional opportunities.

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Additional tools & certifications

Make the most of the free Coursera access and choose from over 10,000+ professional certifications and courses from leading global universities while completing your degree.

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  • DomainInformation Technology
  • DomainData Science
  • DomainData Analysis
  • DomainMachine Learning
  • DomainProbability and Statistics
  • DomainMarketing
  • DomainBusiness
  • Python Programming
  • R Programming
  • Database Design
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Spreadsheet
  • Data Visualization
  • Tableau Software

Fee & scholarships

Our flexi-payment options allow students to pay fees in hassle-free installments.

FULL COURSE FEE

USD 3,600

EACH SEMESTER

USD 900

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Exclusive scholarships designed for defense personnel, meritorious students, differently-abled people, MAHE alumni, and alumni of degree colleges under Academy of General Education (AGE).

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Who can apply
Educational qualification
Educational qualification

Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree in Statistics / Mathematics / Computer Science / Engineering / Technology or any other discipline with a minimum of two years of learning Mathematics or Statistics from a recognized university/institution or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Grades
Grades

Candidates must have at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Work experience
Work experience

Work experience is desirable.

Educational qualification
Educational qualification

Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree in Statistics / Mathematics / Computer Science / Engineering / Technology or any other discipline with a minimum of two years of learning Mathematics or statistics from a recognized university/institution or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

 

Candidates who have completed their 10+2 or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities.

Grades
Grades

Candidates must have at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Work experience
Work experience

Work experience is desirable.

Other requirements
Other requirements

Students & working professionals who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India holding NRE, PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.

Admission process

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Meet your faculty

Mr. Sudarsan N S Acharya
Mr. Sudarsan N S Acharya Assistant Professor
Dr. Asha Kamath
Dr. Asha Kamath Associate Director - PSPH; Professor & Head- Department of Data Science
Dr. K Manjunatha Prasad
Dr. K Manjunatha Prasad Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Vasudeva Guddattu
Dr. Vasudeva Guddattu Assistant Professor
Ms. Keerthana B
Ms. Keerthana B Assistant Professor - Senior Scale
Mr. Raghudathesh G P
Mr. Raghudathesh G P Assistant Professor
Dr. Prathviraj N
Dr. Prathviraj N Assistant Professor - Senior Scale
Ms. Ashma Dorothy Monteiro
Ms. Ashma Dorothy Monteiro Assistant Professor – Selection Grade
Dr. Nandish S
Dr. Nandish S Assistant Professor - Senior Scale
Mr. Sudarsan N S Acharya Assistant Professor

Dr. Sudarsan is Assistant Professor at the Manipal School of Information Sciences. He teaches Multiple Linear Regression and Logistic Regression, Applied Multivariate Analysis, Probability & Statistical Inferences, and Programming with R & Python.

Dr. Asha Kamath Associate Director - PSPH; Professor & Head- Department of Data Science

Dr. Asha Kamath is the Associate Director of Prasanna School of Public Health and the Professor & Head of Department of Data Science. She is also the guide for Ph.D. scholars and postgraduate Health Science students, resource person for workshops and training programs conducted by the Department of Data Science, Internal examiner for various UG & PG courses, and is responsible for providing statistical consultations for all levels of researchers.

Dr. K Manjunatha Prasad Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Manjunatha is a Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics. He is the Coordinator of Centre for Research in Advanced Mathematics and Statistics, research guide, and is associated with projects of national importance. He is involved in organizing national & international conferences, workshops, and lectures.

Dr. Vasudeva Guddattu Assistant Professor

Dr. Vasudeva Guddattu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Data Science of the Prasanna School of Public Health at Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Ms. Keerthana B Assistant Professor - Senior Scale

Ms. Keerthana B is an Assistant Professor – Senior Scale at Manipal School of Information Sciences, Manipal. She uploads sessional marks on the intranet and prepares annual reports of the students.

Mr. Raghudathesh G P Assistant Professor

Mr. Raghudathesh is an Assistant Professor at Manipal School of Information Sciences. He teaches IoT Security and IoT Architecture and Networking.

Dr. Prathviraj N Assistant Professor - Senior Scale

Dr Prathviraj N is an Assistant Professor – Senior Scale at the Manipal School of Information Sciences. He teaches text analytics in healthcare and real-time operating system.

Ms. Ashma Dorothy Monteiro Assistant Professor – Selection Grade

Dr. Ashma Dorothy Monteiro is an Assistant Professor – Selection Grade in the Department of Data Science of the Prasanna School of Public Health at Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Dr. Nandish S Assistant Professor - Senior Scale

Dr. Nandish is an Assistant Professor – Senior Scale at the Manipal School of Information Sciences, Manipal University. He coordinates projects at Medical Imaging Research Suite (MIRS), Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University.

Learner experience

  • testimonial

    Having worked in enterprise resource planning for the past three years, I made the decision to transition my career into the thriving field of data science. However, I was determined to do so without leaving my current job, and Online Manipal happened to be the best choice. The study materials provided proved were excellent, and the faculty members were very helpful.

    Having worked in enterprise resource planning for the past three years, I made the decision to transition my career into the thriving field of data science. However, I was determined to do so without leaving my current job, and Online Manipal happened to be the best choice. The study materials provided proved were excellent, and the faculty members were very helpful.

    Prajna Paramita
    MSc Data Science
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    I enrolled in this online master’s degree program to enhance my skills in data science. The mentors’ support has been instrumental in my progress, and the interactive classes have made the learning process engaging. The curriculum, designed in line with industry trends, has equipped me with practical skills that are relevant in today’s professional landscape.

    I enrolled in this online master’s degree program to enhance my skills in data science. The mentors’ support has been instrumental in my progress, and the interactive classes have made the learning process engaging. The curriculum, designed in line with industry trends, has equipped me with practical skills that are relevant in today’s professional landscape.

    Sonali Seth
    Online MSc in Data Science
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    I have over 10 years of work experience in IT. Working with Google, I wanted to upskill myself and expand my knowledge in data science to meet the needs of my job and advance my career. MAHE’s online MSc in data science program has helped me improve my knowledge. The e-learning material is extensive and is helping me in my career progression.  

    I have over 10 years of work experience in IT. Working with Google, I wanted to upskill myself and expand my knowledge in data science to meet the needs of my job and advance my career. MAHE’s online MSc in data science program has helped me improve my knowledge. The e-learning material is extensive and is helping me in my career progression.  

    Mayank
    Online MSc Data Science
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    With 3 years of work experience in the analytics field, I want to explore better job opportunities in the emerging domain of data science. The course curriculum of this program is perfect for me to upgrade my skills & knowledge. The free access to paid Coursera content is extremely helpful. The learning management system is also easy to use.    

    With 3 years of work experience in the analytics field, I want to explore better job opportunities in the emerging domain of data science. The course curriculum of this program is perfect for me to upgrade my skills & knowledge. The free access to paid Coursera content is extremely helpful. The learning management system is also easy to use.    

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Career support services

Resume and Linkedln profile building workshops

Resume building

Create impactful resumes with the help of our advanced placement portal and increase your chances of securing interviews for relevant job roles.
Access to Alumni during and after the program

Alumni interactions during & after program

Interact with alumni and receive industry insights and career guidance during and after the program.
Industry-readiness sessions to make you job ready

Industry-readiness sessions

Familiarize yourself with industry trends, organizational expectations, and recruiter behaviour. Get equipped with the relevant skills and become job ready.
Interview preparation

Interview preparation

Ace interviews by acquiring valuable skills, accessing interview tips, and practicing through mock interviews.
Employability skill assessment and enhancement

Employability skill assessment & enhancement

Identify your strengths & weaknesses through skill assessments and build competencies to improve your employability quotient.

Frequently asked questions

Are online degrees by Manipal Academy of Higher Education credible and valid?

Yes. Manipal Academy of Higher Education is one of India’s leading academic and research institutes that offers world-class education in diverse streams. It is a NAAC A++ accredited university that has been granted the “Institute of Eminence” status by the government of India. It has been ranked #7 amongst universities in India by NIRF in 2022, #2 amongst private universities in India by the Education World in 2022-23, and #1 top deemed universities in India by Outlook-ICARE in 2022. The university offers 300+ programs across 32 disciplines. The university’s degrees are evaluated by WES for employment or higher studies in US and Canada regions.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education also offers UGC-entitled online degrees and professional certifications that are par with on-campus degrees. Government agencies, corporate organizations, and educational institutions widely recognize and accept Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s online degrees and certificates for jobs and higher education.

What is the duration of online programs?

Minimum duration for post graduate program is two years. However, validity of the program is double the duration i.e., students will be able to complete the program in four years.

Will I have access to Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s alumni network?

Yes. Students of the online degree programs will join the Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s alumni network with all associated privileges. As an alumnus, they can interact with peers and build their professional and personal network with professionals from across the globe. They will be given access to the Manipal Academy of Higher Education alumni portal.

Can students take online examinations from any device?

Students can take up online examinations from any desktop/laptop with a Windows Operating System only. The Safe Exam Browser (exam portal) is not compatible with iOS devices.

What is the eligibility criteria for Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s online MSc-DS?

Educational qualification

Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree in Statistics / Mathematics / Computer Science / Engineering / Technology or any other discipline with a minimum of two years of learning Mathematics or statistics from a recognized university/institution or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Candidates who have completed their 10+2 or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities.

Grades

Candidates must have at least 50% marks in aggregate.

Work experience

Work experience is desirable.

Other requirements

Students & working professionals who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India holding NRE, PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.

Is work experience mandatory for Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s MSc-DS program? What qualifies as work experience?

No. Work experience is only desirable for Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s MSc-DS program.

How do I apply for Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s online programs? 

After deciding upon the program of your choice, application can be submitted online at www.mahe.onlinemanipal.com.

Once you provide the basic details, you can pay your application fee of USD 50 (non-refundable) and provide necessary education and work experience details. Pay the admission fee for either one semester/year or full program fee.

Alternatively, you can call us at +91-9867 063 546/+91-8527 268 909 or email international_admissions@onlinemanipal.com, and we will assist you with the application process.

To complete the admission process, you need to upload relevant documents. Once they are approved by the university, your admission process will be complete.

What are the documents required for the admission into Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s online program? 

The documents required for the admission into Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s online program are:

Proof of identity/address

Indian Students – Aadhaar card  

International Students – Passport  

NRI Students – Passport & Aadhaar Card 

Other documents 

10th and 12th class marksheets 

Graduation mark sheets/ transcript of all semesters  

Degree certificate  

Work experience certificate  

CV  

What is the selection process?

  • Complete the application form by paying the application fee of USD 50 (non-refundable) and filling in your basic details, education details, and work experience.
  • Submit the application by paying the semester fee and uploading documents required to validate your education, work experience, and other details.
  • Upon successful submission, your application for the online program will be evaluated by the Admissions team of Manipal Academy of Higher Education. In case the university requires further clarification on your eligibility documents, you will be intimated via email.
  • You will get to know the status of your admission within 5-7 working days after submitting the application.
  • Once a decision is taken on the application, the admissions team will intimate the candidate via email on the status of their admission.

If I am eligible for a scholarship and also pay the entire fee upfront, can I avail both the scholarship and the fee concession (for full payment)?

Yes. All learners who pay the full program fee upfront can avail 5% fee concession on total program fee upon approval. In addition to the fee concession, if a learner is eligible for a scholarship, he/she can avail the same. The scholarship amount will be calculated on the total program fee.

How will scholarships be processed for eligible candidates?

Once a candidate’s scholarship is approved during admission, the scholarship benefit shall be applied as per the below table-

Periodicity of fee payment

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester-wise payment    

1st and 2nd semester scholarship shall be applicable

3rd semester scholarship shall be applicable

4th semester scholarship shall be applicable

Annual payment

1st , 2nd and 3rd semester scholarship shall be applicable

4th semester scholarship shall be applicable

Full fee payment at the beginning of the program

Scholarship applicable for all semesters of the program shall get refunded.

 

 

 

For example- In the case of semester-wise fee payment, Semester-1 scholarship benefit shall be applicable in the subsequent semester ie- scholarship benefit of both Semester 1 & 2 shall be applicable while registering for Semester – 2. Thereafter, from Semester – 3, the current semester scholarship benefit shall be applicable.

If I am funding my fee through a bank loan, can I apply for a fee concession for upfront payment of full program fee?

Learners who arrange for bank loans on their own can avail fee concessions for upfront fee payment. Learners whose loans are facilitated by Online Manipal (including subvention and zero cost EMIs) cannot avail this fee concession. However, they may avail scholarships provided they qualify for them.

*What are the terms & conditions for EMIs and other easy financing options?

*EMI amount mentioned above is applicable for the entire program fee and would need to be paid monthly, for the full duration of the program.

Approval of loans from our loan partners depend on applicants meeting credit norms and submitting required documents. Loan partners may impose other fees and may have additional terms & conditions that must be met by applicants.

For further details on EMIs and other easy financing options, please contact our admission counsellors.

What is the refund policy?

Manipal Academy of Higher Education follows UGC regulations for refund of course fee.

  • 15 days or more prior to admissions closing date – 100% refund
  • Within 15 days prior to the admission closing date – 90% refund
  • Within 15 days after the admission closing date – 80% refund
  • 15 days after the admission closing date – 50% Refund
  • 30 days after the admission closing date – No Refund

Please refer to our refund policy for further details.

How are Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s online programs delivered?

In an online program, teaching and learning happens on Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s learning platform. For each course, learners have access to instructionally designed courseware hosted on the Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s learning platform. The courseware is typically a mix of concept videos, reading material, eBooks and quizzes. Learners are expected to watch concept videos, read the learning material, attempt graded quizzes and finally submit assignments.

What is the medium of instruction?

The medium of instruction is English.

Will there be any live lectures/webinars?

In addition to the rich learning resources, learns will also attend live lectures/webinars by Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s faculty members and industry experts, where students can interact directly with the subject matter experts.

How will my academic queries be answered?

The university provides a dedicated course coordinator for each course. Course coordinators can be contacted via Learning portal using  discussion forums. 

When do I get access to Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s learning portal?

After your admission is confirmed by the university, you will get credential to access MAHE learning portal. Students can then start accessing the learning resources and begin their learning journey.

How much time should I dedicate to complete the learning activities?

You are expected to spend at least 15-20 hours per week watching concept videos, reading learning materials, attempting quizzes, participating in discussion topics and attending live webinars (recorded sessions are also made available on Manipal Academy of Higher Education learning portal).

What is the evaluation & assessment pattern?

The assessment system has been conceived, developed and administered on a rigorous and fair basis to bring out the best in students and prepare them for a successful career.

A student’s performance evaluation will be based on both Internal Assessment (IA) and End Term Examination (ETE). The assessment ratio of IA to ETE is 30:70.

Internal assessment is based on learner’s participation in discussion board, performance in assignments, performance in unit wise graded quizzes and percentage of content access.

At the end of each semester, the student is required to appear for the End Term Proctored Online Examination.

A student must score at least 40% in Internal Assessment (IA) to become eligible for End Term Examination (ETE).

A student must score at least 40% term-end examination to be declared as having passed in a subject.

What is the grading pattern?

The university uses 10 Point Grading System – A+ (10), A (9), B (8), C (7), D (6), E (5), F-Fail (0)

What if I fail to clear some papers/subjects?

If you fail to clear any paper/subject in End Term Exam (ETE), you must apply for repeater exams whenever the University conducts by paying a requisite fees/paper.

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