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Your Premium Program Journey

Premium Program Curriculum

Comprehensive eight month long curriculum designed to get you HIRED!

  • 1

    Python for Data Science

    • Fundamentals of Python Programming

    • Object Oriented Programming

    • Data Manipulation

    • Data Visualization

    • Capstone Project

  • 2

    Maths for Data Science

    • Calculus & Linear Algebra

    • Probability Theory

    • Descriptive Statistics

    • Inferential Statistics

    • Capstone Project

  • 3

    Analytics Frameworks

    • Introduction to SQL

    • Introduction to Excel

    • Advanced Excel Analytics

    • Introduction to Tableau

    • Capstone Project

  • 4

    Machine Learning

    • Linear & Logistic Regression

    • Introduction to Modeling Techniques

    • SVM & Neural Networks

    • Decision Trees & Ensembles

    • Dimensionality Reduction Techniques

    • K-means Clustering

    • DBSCAN & Hierarchical Clustering

    • Anomaly Detection

    • Natural Language Processing (NLP)

    • Recommender Systems

    • Time Series Modellling

    • Capstone Project

  • 5

    Industry Insights

    • Guesstimates

    • Puzzles

    • Generic Case Studies

    • Data Science Case Studies

  • 6

    Deep Learning

    • Neural Networks & Deep Learning

    • Improving Deep Neural Networks

    • Convolutional Neural Networks

    • Sequence Models

    • Capstone Project

  • 7

    ML and Data Engineering

    • Database Architecture

    • Model Deployment in Production

    • Building real-time ML application

    • Capstone Project

  • 8

    AlmaX Placement Drive

    • AlmaX Crash Course

    • AlmaX Placement Workshops

    • Mock Interviews

    • On-Campus Placements

AlmaX Placement Drive

  • 1. Dedicated Career Coach

    You will be assigned a dedicated career coach who will be your go-to person in case of any help that you may require during the placement season.

  • 2. Resume Building Session

    Your career coach will help you build a smart resume with our proprietary AI-enabled resume building platform.

  • 3. Placement Workshops

    Learn effective tips to land your dream job through our meticulously curated workshops by industry experts in topics ranging from industry insights to salary negotiation.

  • 4. Mock Interviews

    Gauge your weaknesses with ultra-friendly mock interviews and get actionable feedback from your career coach.

  • 5. 200+ Hiring Partners

    Your resume will be forwarded to our nationwide network of hiring partners ranging from Fortune 100 companies to high paying start-ups.

  • 6. Multiple Job Offers

    Each student can apply for multiple companies through us. Many students get multiple job offers to choose from in terms of role, location, package and work culture.

Tools you will master!

We make learning interactive and fun through games and experiments. Our students master all the tools essential for Data Science.

Class Timings


Learn from an expert team of IIT/IIM graduates & experienced data science professionals

Shivam Dutta

Data Science Instructor - Deep Learning/Computer Vision

Shivam is an IIT Kharagpur alumnus with B.Tech in Chemical Engineering. He is a passionate individual who believes in the extraordinary prowess of Data Science technologies. He previously set-up the data science division of Radware in India, the leading cybersecurity company in the world. He has worked extensively on convolutional neural networks and reinforcement learning algorithms.

Vikash Srivastava

Data Science Instructor - Machine Learning/NLP

Vikash is an IIT Kharagpur graduate with a B.Tech in Civil Engineering. In his current role he has developed the entire FX options volatility prediction stack at HSBC using deep supervised LSTM networks. He has also done enormous research work in the field of Natural Language Processing for developing actionable insights in financial markets.

Shrivatsa Om

Data Science Instructor - Advanced Analytics/Big Data

Shrivatsa is an IIT Kharagpur alumnus with a B.Tech in Electronics & Electrical Communications Engineering. Having worked at companies such as EXL Serivices, JP Morgan and Fullerton India, he has demonstrated excellent Data Science and Analytics capabilities by augmenting existing credit risk and fraud risk models. Currently working as a Senior Manager at Fullerton, he is leading the Pan India Risk Analytics team.

Vivek Kumar

Data Science Instructor - Business Analytics/ML Engineering

With demonstrated history of working in advanced analytics, strategy roles and business intelligence, Vivek has developed the ability to create stories out of data and leverage them for solving complex problem statements for consumers and businesses. He has developed and deployed multiple products from scratch to production environments, thus having a 360 degree view of a product.

Mentors & Career Coaches

Get personalized guidance & career counseling from 40+ talented Data Scientists

Join the fastest growing Data Science community now!

Trust us, you will never be alone in your journey. You will make hundreds of friends who are going through the same phase. Stay connected with our large alumni base and your peers through our committed AlmaBetter community.

Payment Options

We don't just promise, we make sure it's assured through legal agreements.

Admissions FAQs

  • How do I apply for the Data Science Premium Program?

    If you are interested in our Data Science Premium Program, you can click on any of the "Apply Now" buttons.

  • Who is eligible to apply for the Premium Program?

    1) Academic Background - You should have a graduation degree. Final year students are also eligible. 2) English Proficiency - This program is conducted in English, hence you should be able to follow instructions in English. 3) Part-Time Availability - You should be able to commit a minimum of 2 hours involvement on weekdays and at least 5 hours of involvement on Saturdays. Given the Premium program is a part time program and we have tried to accommodate your academic or job commitments, we expect that you are able to take out the minimum hours on a daily basis for successful completion of the program and you eventually get placed in Data Science roles with a decent salary. 4) Available to work after program - The objectives of this program are learning and placement, hence you should be available to take a job after completion of this program.

  • What is the selection criteria for Data Science Premium Program?

    Your selection is contingent on the aggregate scores in LER Selection Test and the interview round. You can go through the preparatory material available in your application dashboard before attempting the tests.

  • Tell me about the admission process

    Admission to the Data Science Premium Program is a two step process. You need to clear the LER selection tests followed by the personal interview round. Once you have been selected in the Premium Program, you would be required to sign the ISA to get admission into the program.

  • When will I get the selection result?

    We will announce the names of the students selected for the Data Science Premium Program after we have interviewed all the candidates. You will be notified of your selection via email. The same would be reflected in your application dashboard too.

Curriculum FAQs

  • Is the Data Science Premium Program a part time program?

    Yes, the Data Science Premium Program is an online part time live instructor-led program. Classes are held between 8PM-10PM from Monday to Friday. On Saturday, morning session happens between 10AM-12PM and afternoon session happens between 2PM-5PM. There are no classes on Sunday.

  • What is the duration of the Data Science Premium Program?

    The Data Science Premium Program is a 32-week long program. You will learn all the concepts in the first 28 weeks and the last 4 weeks would be focussed on your interview preparation.

  • How much attendance is mandatory for Data Science Premium Program?

    A minimum of 90% attendance during live sessions is required to complete the Data Science Premium Program.

  • Will I be given certificate upon program completion?

    Yes, you’ll get a certificate from AlmaBetter after you successfully complete the Data Science Premium Program.

  • How will I be evaluated during the Data Science Premium Program?

    We follow an assessment framework known as Competency Based Learning. You will be awarded credits on daily basis for various activities such as live classes, quizzes, daily assignments, weekend projects, weekend challenges and mentor mock interviews.

  • What are the criteria for passing a module?

    We follow a credit-based evaluation covering different activities. You need to secure a minimum number of credits (varies with the module) to progress to the next module.

  • What if I am not able to clear a particular module?

    If you are unable to pass a module, you will be given a second chance to repeat the module with the next Premium cohort.

  • What happens if I drop out in the middle of the program?

    We don't encourage students to drop out during the program but in rare cases if that happens, we invoke the appropriate dropout policy as per ISA.

Placements FAQs

  • When will the placement preparation start?

    At AlmaBetter, placement preparation starts from Day 1. As a part of the curriculum, we regularly conduct mentored mock interviews, placement workshops, portfolio building sessions etc in addition to the weekly Interview Point of View (IPoV) sessions.

  • When will the placements start?

    We try to place maximum students during the course of the program itself. We start sharing your resume with our hiring partners starting from the fourth module itself.

  • How many hiring partners does AlmaBetter have?

    We currently have partnership with 120+ companies ranging from high growth startups to large MNCs. However owing to our relentless pursuit, this number keeps increasing as we are constantly expanding our network of hiring partners.

  • What if I want to get a job only in my hometown?

    Your job location is solely based on the opportunities available with our hiring partners. We do not commit anything with respect to a preferential job location.

  • Does AlmaBetter provide job-switching assistance?

    Yes, we believe in making a long-term relationship with our students. We will help you in switching jobs through our strong alumni network.

  • On what basis does AlmaBetter guarantee job?

    The cohort size at AlmaBetter is predetermined upon consultation with our hiring partners. The collaborating companies give us an indicative range of potential Data Science openings at the end of the program for that cohort. We restrict the batch size to the lower limit of that range.

Income Share Agreement (ISA) FAQs

  • What is an Income Share Agreement?

    Income Share Agreement or ISA is a legal agreement ensuring that students share a pre-determined part of their income as tuition fee. For Data Science Premium Program, the ISA amount is INR 10,000 per month for 30 month after your first salary.

  • Can I see a copy of the ISA?

    Yes, of course. As you go through our admission process, you will be counseled on various aspects of the ISA and a copy of the same will be made available to you at the end.

  • When do I have to start paying as per the ISA?

    You will start paying from the time you get your first salary after joining a high paying job. The threshold salary has been kept at INR 6 Lakhs per annum i.e. you don't pay us anything untill you get a job paying at least INR 6 Lakhs per annum.

  • How will AlmaBetter verify my income?

    As per the ISA, you will be legally bound to furnish all the documents relevant to your income such as Offer Letter, Salary Slips, Income Tax Returns, Bank Statements etc. to AlmaBetter.

  • Will I have to pay if I quit the job or get fired?

    If you voluntarily quit your job, your payment will continue. However, in cases of forced termination, your payment will be paused and we will put our best efforts to get you another job as soon as possible. However, any such arrangement will involve a third party (a NBFC) and a non-payment window will be provided only after proper verification.

  • How will the ISA work if I drop out of the program?

    We have a drop out policy explicitly mentioned in the ISA. It allows for an easy drop out till 1 month into the Premium program. In this case, your ISA will stand null & void and you would not have to pay any additional fee. However, if you drop out after 1 month, you will liable to pay us the required tuition fee based on the time you drop out.

  • What will happen if I do not pay any EMI?

    At AlmaBetter, fee collection happens through a NBFC partner. In case of voluntary non-payments, the NBFC will initiate legal action to recover the pending payments. Also, this will negatively impact your credit score.

Extra Money Back Agreement (EMA) FAQs

  • What is EMA?

    EMA is a legal agreement serving as an assurance mechanism for students who are paying tuition fees upfront. The basic premise of having this agreement in place is to make your investments safe and at the same time to ensure we do our best to help you get a job.

  • Is my tuition fee refundable if I don't get a job?

    If you do not get a job with AlmaBetter Minimum Guarantees, within 12 months of program completion, we will refund you the entire tuition fee with 10% compounded interest per annum.

  • Why should I opt for EMA payment option?

    EMA payment option has multiple benefits - 1.) The fee amount is significantly lesser than the ISA fee amount. 2.) Your EMA fee payment acts as an investment which grows better than most mutual funds. 3.) It serves as an alternate source of income in case of placement failure.

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