Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), India’s premier school of management inaugurated the Business Analytics specialization in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd on 24th June 2017.
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 Analytics was organized alongside the inauguration. With distinguished speakers like Mr. Arun Ayyar, SantaFe Research Pvt Ltd, and Mr.Sridhar Pandurangiah, 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 opportunities to 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.