IBA Karachi announced the launch of the Master of Science in Data Science program commencing August 2020, which comprises 4 semesters with a total of 30 credit hours.
The program designed by the Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) is aimed to facilitate students with a non-Computer Science background as well and foundation level courses will be offered.
With the addition of Data Science programme, the IBA Karachi was now offering 9 graduate programmes, 6 undergraduate and 3 postgraduate programmes.
Chairperson, Department of Computer Science, Dr. Shakeel Khoja said that this market-driven programme would set a new benchmark for other universities.
“The program prepares students to extract valuable insights from data, and offers rigorous training to handle problems of big data,” said Dr. Khoja. “The program prepares students to extract valuable insights from data and offers rigorous training to handle problems of big data,” said Dr Khoja.
He further elaborated that the program offers a clear understanding in areas of statistical modeling, management of massive data sets, data visualization, software engineering, and data ethics.
Commenting on the programme launch, Executive Director IBA Dr S Akbar Zaidi said, “The advancement in artificial intelligence, communications and robotics across the globe has led to the high demand of data scientists. Although Pakistan lies at the onset of this development, an increasing need is being felt in the software industry and service sectors like financial institutions, telecommunication organisations, healthcare providers and multi nationals to produce trained workforce.”
The admission to various programs for Fall 2020 is currently open.
For Online admissions, click below: https://onlineadmission.iba.edu.pk/