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About the Program

MBA (Intelligent Data Science) program is designed to convert working professionals with an interest in analytics into market-ready professional who would be able to tap the huge untapped potential of analytics across different business sectors. Such opportunities have already been identified in Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, and Travel & Transportation.

Data is the actual backbone for all business decisions. The Internet coupled with lower cost computing and data storage has led organizations to collect and store vast amounts of data. At no point in time, the need for MBAs who comprehend the science behind decision-making was so paramount. Top consulting firms and all good enterprises are eagerly seeking talent with data and analytics skills.

NIIT Technologies in partnership with NIIT University brings to you a first-of-its-kind MBA (Intelligent Data Science) program, co-created by academic experts from NIIT University and senior professionals from the NIIT Technologies Analytics practice. This program presents a unique opportunity to create a long-term career in one of the fastest growing areas globally. On successful completion of the program, the students join NIIT Technologies as a Data Scientist at a CTC of 15 lakhs per annum.

Benefits of the Program

  • Industry Relevant Curriculum

  • Incredible networking opportunities and industry connections

  • Experiential learning in latest business analytics tools

  • Project and case-based learning including real-time data analysis

  • Guaranteed placement with a package of INR 15,00,000 per annum

  • Handsome stipend of INR 10,000 p.m. in the first year and INR 50,000 p.m. in the second year

  • No upfront fees and a guaranteed career with NIIT Technologies

  • NIIT Group’s historically renowned training and education legacy

Now is your chance to turbocharge your career and be the most in-demand professional!

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

Graduate in any discipline with mathematics or statistics as a subject during graduation


60% marks in

Professional Experience

Minimum two years of relevant work experience after graduation

Maximum Age Limit

Maximum age limit to apply for the program is 32 years

Selection Process

The selection process of MBA (Intelligent Data Science) is designed to identify meritorious men and women with effective personalities possessing a spirit of inquiry, excitement, and daring, and who have an aptitude for analytics and management. The University uses multiple criteria for selection of candidates.

Important Dates

  • Last Date to Apply


  • Aptitude Test


  • GDPI


  • Admission Offer


  • Admission Acceptance by Candidate


  • Enrollment


  • Start date of Orientation


  • End date of Orientation


  • Batch Start Date



Ques 1: What is the rationale behind partnering with NIIT University for this program?

NIIT University is the perfect embodiment of a ‘University of the Future’ and a leader in providing niche higher education and science courses. All aspects of the university, from academics to infrastructure draw upon the Four Core Principles: a) Industry-linked b) Technology-based c) Research-driven d) Seamless. Partnership with NIIT University helps develop cutting-edge courses in Data Science that can meet the actual requirements of the industry as well as guarantee placements to post graduates.

Ques 2: What value proposition does the program offer?

We are ushering into the era of intelligent automation that combines the potential of data-driven technologies and cognitive thinking. This era, of unprecedented capabilities and possibilities will reach its fullest realization if there is a skilled workforce with relevant skillsets. Through this two-year MBA program, we, together with NIIT University aim to build the future workforce with advanced data science skills. This program brings about an evolution at both ends of the value chain – industry and academia with data science to steer the ecosystem towards Industry 4.0.

Ques 3: How will the program help bridge the talent demand and supply in today’s market?

Centered around sharing and collaboration, we are transitioning to a new era of work, where humans, machines, and artificial intelligence will form powerful new partnerships that we are only beginning to imagine today. Jobs and employment trends are constantly evolving and there are professions today that we didn't even know existed a decade ago.

We are confident that programs like ours will help bridge the gap between the talent demand and supply in the data field – by providing professionals an environment of continuous learning that equips them with problem-solving, collaboration, design thinking and management skills. We also believe that this program will accelerate change by enabling the professionals of tomorrow to embark on a journey of new-age learning experiences.

Ques 4: How is this program different form the MBA/diploma programs offered by other technology companies and institutes? Please highlight the key differentiator?

This is a one-of-a-kind program that provides a master’s degree in the field of Data Science – with a promise to provide employment to the graduates, following the completion of the two-year classroom program. With NIIT University’s world-class professors, who are dedicated to student success, we are confident that the first batch will set an example for professionals looking to make it a success in the world of data. Our differentiator is our holistic industry-focused program that is well-aligned with the changing demands of business globally and in India.

Ques 5: Please share details about the program?

The program’s curriculum is focused to nurture talented professionals to become next generation data science leaders who will drive business transformations. First year of program is designed to develop industry focused intelligent data science & AI skills covering domain, programming skills, machine learning algorithms and industry use cases for Travel, Insurance and BFS. Second year of program offers full time internship at NIIT Technologies Ltd that provides an opportunity to work with global client base in real business situations to implement data science skills.

Ques 6: What is the market for Data Science in India? How will this MBA program help?

According to recent research reports, Data Science is one of the fastest-growing fields in India. Over the past few years, India has become a prominent data capsule, with global firms setting up their data science centers in the country. New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, when integrated with Intelligent Data Science will help in driving business transformation and disruptions in the industry – becoming the major driving force of Industry 4.0.

This comprehensive two-year MBA program will help students to understand the challenging domain of analytics and big data as well as apply the concepts to real-world problems.

Year 1: The first year of program will have 4 terms, each approximately of 12 weeks, designed to develop industry focused intelligent data science knowledge. These 4 terms are residential and students will stay and gain knowledge at NU campus at Neemrana.

Year 2: The second year of program offers internship at NIIT Technologies Ltd, where candidates will get an opportunity to work with global client base in real business situations, employing their data science knowledge.

Ques 7: What all tests would I have to take up for getting selected to the MBA (Intelligence Data Science) program? / Can you provide the aptitude test and GD/PI details?

Once the candidates complete his/her application, he/she will have to appear for the following tests.

Round 1

The NU Management Aptitude Test will measure management aptitude in three areas– Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. The duration of the test will be one hour and the questions will be multiple choice

The Analytics Aptitude Test will be held together with NU Management Aptitude Test. The questions will be asked from the following areas: Set theory, Solution of Quadratic equations with real coefficients, Arithmetic, geometric and harmonic progressions and means, Permutations and combinations, Binomial theorem, Matrices, Linear Algebra, Coordinate geometry in two dimensions, Differential calculus, Integral calculus, Differential equations, Numerical Analysis. The duration of the test will be one hour and the questions will be multiple choice

Round 2

Group discussion and Personal Interview :Group based interaction followed by one to one interview.

Ques 8: Are you planning to introduce similar programs in other markets?

The program is available for professionals across India.

Ques 9: Could you share details of some of the HR programs that are run by NIIT Technologies for its employers?

Our greatest strength is our culture, a change we embarked on to address the changing expectations of our clients. The culture aims to ‘uplift service levels’ of all employees in all parts of the organization. This is being accomplished through a structured intervention which includes education of the entire work force on new and emerging technologies. We are reskilling our people on both fronts – new and emerging technologies like IoT, UI, UX, through systematic training programs like our Digital1000 program which is a blended learning model; and re-orienting them to adapt with the changing market dynamics through our culture change movement which fosters customer centric innovation resulting in emotionally empathetic solutions essential to deliver a superior experience

DigiLife 2.0: This is an ongoing ‘Digital Learning’ program that aims to train NIITians on cutting-edge niche ‘Digital Technologies’ to make them future-ready and prepare them to become the ‘First Choice’ for Digital savvy customers. This program has a blended learning model that combines self-paced learning with hands on mentoring by experts on live projects. The model consists of E-Seed Learning Plan (Self-Paced), Practice Labs (SEED/ Virtual for Hands-on practice (Self-Paced), Capstone Project and Incubation Center (5 days ILT) followed by Mentoring. USP of this program are mentioned below:

100% employees i.e. (over 10000) have been oriented to Digital Business need for reskilling.

The program fulfilled 80% of the resource requirements internally by the way of RE-SKILLING.

Contact Us

NIIT University (NU) Campus

NH8, Delhi-Jaipur Highway, Neemrana, Rajasthan

Central Admission Office

NIIT University, 85, Sector-32, Institutional Area, Gurgaon

Regional Admission Offices


8, Balaji Estate, Guru Ravi Dass Marg, Kalkaji, New Delhi


6B, Pretoria Street, Behind Industry House of Camac Street, Kolkata


4th Floor, Tower B, Marwah Centre, Krishanlal Marwah Marg, Opp. Saki Vihar, Andheri (E), Mumbai


H.No 1-8-611, 1st floor, Airport Plaza complex
Prakash Nagar, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana

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