LIBA inaugurates the first batch of Business Analytics specialization in partnership with TCS


Conducted a panel discussion on Opportunities in Data Analytics
Chennai, June 27, 2017: Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), India’s premier school of management today inaugurated the Business Analytics specialization in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Mr.G.Balanarayanan,General Manager – HR, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Chennai inaugurated the course in the presence of Fr.P.Christie SJ, Director – LIBA, eminent leaders from the industry, faculty, students and staff.

With analytics transforming the functions of various industries, an exclusive panel discussion on the topic Opportunities in Data Analyticswasorganized alongside the inauguration. With distinguished speakers like Mr.ArunAyyar,SantaFe Research Pvt Ltd, and Mr.SridharPandurangiah, Chief Technology Officer, Sastra Technologies Pvt Ltd. the panel discussion addressed the Trends and Opportunities in Data Analytics and Social Media Analytics using Hootsuite.

Commenting on the inauguration of the course, Fr.P. Christie SJ, Director – LIBA, said“Business Analytics being an area of great relevance and potential LIBA is happy and proud to start this course in collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. The present job market poses numerous challenges and we need to develop new skills, capabilities and techniques to exploit the opportunities and challenges of today.”In context with the 4th Industrial Revolution he said LIBA strives to face challenges and use the opportunitiesto empower its students.

Mr. G.Balanarayanan, General Manager – HR, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd said, “The application and response to the launch of this course from the student fraternity has been overwhelming. TCS has been working closely with many institutes nationally to bridge the gap in industry-academia partnership. A highlight of this course is the train the trainer program, which will have the faculty of LIBA visiting TCS campus for regular training sessions. The course will also offer an opportunity for students to undertake a paid internship at TCS.”

“SMAAC, Big Data, Robotics and Automation are revolutionizing the industry. This has paved way for the industry and academia to come together in building curriculum to suit the needs of the industry and make it best in class” added Mr. G Balanarayanan.

LIBA as part of its Business Analytics specialization will be hosting a workshop in the area of Business Analytics in Chennai and Bangalore. Dr. A. Narayanan, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Operations Business Analytics and Information Systems at the University of Cincinnati, will conduct the workshop.

The workshop with the topic, Statistical Computing Using R and SAS will be held in Chennai from 17th July 2017 to 20th July 2017 followed by the second batch from 24th July 2017 to 28th July 2017. The workshop on Marketing Analytics will be held in Bengaluru starting from 14th July 2017 to 16th July 2017 followed by second batch from 21st July 2017 to 23rd July 2017.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017