WNS Signs MoU with ISME to Offer a Postgraduate Program in Data Science and Entrepreneurship

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MUMBAI, INDIA, Aug.29 2018: WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ISME School of Management and Entrepreneurship, offering a Postgraduate Program in Data Science and Entrepreneurship (PGDSE). Coupled with the MITx MicroMasters program in Statistics & Data Science, entailing four online courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, learners have the benefit of obtaining an MIT-quality, professional credential.

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Data may be referred to as the new oil, but it is completely worthless until data science is employed to extract actionable insights and power business value. For India to unlock the true potential of data science and data entrepreneurship, the right data skill sets must be cultivated amongst the talent pool of tomorrow”, said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.

WNS’ association with ISME gives candidates enrolled in the postgraduate program access to the company’s analytics practice and infrastructure. In addition to being taught by a team of distinguished professors, learners are exposed to a world-class set up that supports leading global corporations and one that is capable of processing vast volumes of data. Students have the opportunity to engage in a three-month internship to work on live projects and ready themselves to take on the world of data science.

Dr. Indu Shahani, Founding Dean and President, ISME, said, “The data revolution is here. Every day the importance of data is increasing and the need to develop capacity and acumen in individuals is imperative. The future of the world has data written all over it, and we are committed towards preparing data scientists who can lead our country.”

Scheduled to commence in September 2018, the DSE postgraduate program will equip students to have an in-depth understanding of new opportunities in the data age and help build data entrepreneurs and data scientists. Over the last three years, ISME has built a reputation as an institution that delivers new age education through experiential learning. ISME recently won ‘India’s Pathbreaking Urban Innovation Ecosystem award’ and the school has developed cutting edge, futuristic and progressive courses in Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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About ISME

ISME is a part of DICE knowledge Foundation which is along with ISDI | WPP School of Communication, and ISDI School of Design, which has partnered with Parsons, New York. The DICE Knowledge Foundation is one of India’s largest innovation ecosystem, hosting start-up accelerators, educational institutions and business incubators.

ISME is a new age educational institution whose objective is to deliver cutting edge knowledge and create innovative solutions towards challenges of the world. Located in the heart of Corporate Mumbai, ISME invests in transforming their students into entrepreneurs, change makers and innovators. For more information, visit www.isme.co.in

About WNS

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 350+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics, Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance and accounting, customer interaction services, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of June 30, 2018, WNS had 38,227 professionals across 55 delivery centers worldwide including China, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit www.wns.com.

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