Department of Data Science and Engineering

IISER Bhopal offers a 4 year BS programme in Data Science and Engineering since 2019 onwards. The DSE BS programme is highly interdisciplinary and provides an exposure to students to handle data, have rigorous understanding on different tools and techniques to perform analytics on the data and the most focal point is that the programm offers domain knowledge in natural science, economic sciences and engineering sciences. The fusion of domain knowledge with the scientific rigour to provide solutions drives the DSE students to be highly attactive to industry and academia.
The DSE programme is part of the institute’s BS programme in Engineering Sciences. A student can enter into DSE program from Natural Science, Economics Science and Engineering Science streams. The DSE follows a common cirriculam for the first year of the programme.
In the 2nd year (pre-Major) curriculam, compulsory courses (9/10 credits) in each semester that are offered from various departments needs to taken. These courses are offered from the Mathematics, Economic Sciences, and EECS department. These courses expose students to various computational, statistical tools and techniques.
Based on the academic record and interest, students can opt for DSE Major at the end of 2nd year. Students from natural sciences, economic sciences and engineering sciences can apply for the DSE program. However, the prospective students need to ensure that the pre-Major compulsory courses for DSE Major are taken in the 2nd year.
The 3nd and 4th year will cover foundational and advaced courses that have computational components to give students sufficient practical implementation and programming experience. These courses will provide the required tools and techniques in Data Science to solve various problems that occur in different domains. In the 3rd and 4th years, the DSE program students need to take 64 credits of courses, of which, 32 credits must be from DSE courses. The students need to take 16 credits of project work.
Students who would like to pursue for BS-MS need to opt for this before the end of 7th semester examinations. The student must take 1 course on Intellectual property (ECO500) and 12 credits of advanced DSE courses in the 8th semester instead of project work. The department encourages students to pursue research work in industry to obtain practical exposure and employment opportunities. The department will try to initiate a communication channel with various industries in different domains for this purpose.
BS in DSE Curriculum