Analytics India Magazine, India's no.1 platform for analytics, data science, machine Learning and big data, ranks Jigsaw Academy, The Online School of Analytics as the No: 1 amongst the ‘Top 10 Analytics Training Institutes in India’. With a track record of consecutively being ranked as Number 1 in the first two years (2013 and 2014) of AIM’s ‘Top 10 Analytics Training Institutes in India’, and now bearing the Number 1 position for 2016 again, Jigsaw Academy is training professionals and aspiring data scientists in the most sought after industry skills.
The ranking parameters to arrive at the Top Institutes Ranking List included closely reviewing the Course Content, Pedagogy, External Collaborations, Faculty and Other Attributes like, Placement Assistance, Virtual Labs Events, and Learning Management Systems. For every participating institute, each parameter was rated on the scale of 1-5 where 1 is for Worst and 5 is for Best to arrive at an overall ranking. Also, all parameters were given equal importance to arrive at the final ranking. Parameters like student feedback and expert feedback was taken into consideration to arrive at this year’s ‘Top 10 Analytics Training Institutes in India’.
Head-quartered and incepted in Bangalore, Jigsaw Academy has trained over 40,000 students across 30+ countries in the most widely used industry-relevant data analytics tools and techniques. Jigsaw Academy’s founders, Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti, have over 25 years of combined experience in consulting and analytics, across multiple industry verticals in India and the United States. Jigsaw Academy is funded by Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE) in December 2015. Jigsaw’s continuous endeavor in improving and updating teaching methodology and content is what distinguishes Jigsaw Academy from other analytics training providers.
Course Content (Rating 4.6): Jigsaw Academy has a unique method to deliver the best designed course content. Jigsaw Academy hires subject matter experts from the industry to build out a curriculum which is most relevant to a specific role in the industry. For example, the flagship course offered by Jigsaw Academy on Data Science with R was designed by an aero-scientist who was working at one of the world’s foremost aircraft manufacturer while he was creating the course. This model ensures the course content meets the career objectives of not only aspiring students but also aspiring professionals at various stages of their careers. The course content is in-depth and comprehensive in nature enabling a trainee to be industry-ready for a particular role. Also, continuous feedback from ongoing batches to improve the course is a key differentiator for Jigsaw. They claim to have a CSAT of 4.81 on 5.
Pedagogy (Rating 4.8): The focus of Jigsaw’s pedagogy is providing practical hands-on training to its students. Hence, in line with this pedagogical philosophy, the courses are designed in a way, that it emphasizes hands on learning by using large and actual business datasets for students to practice on the Jigsaw Lab. Case-studies also focus on practical industry problems. Strong industry exposure is also provided via multiple data science contests using datasets provided by different companies.
Faculty (Rating 4.7): 100% of the instructors at Jigsaw Academy have analytics industry experience allowing them to teach from a practical view-point. 30% of them hold a PhD. The best part is the faculty to student ratio of 1:30 which provides for better interaction and support.
External Collaborations (Rating 4.8): Jigsaw Academy boasts of external collaborations which include SDA Bocconi (Europe) ranked 7th Worldwide in Business & Management, IIM Bangalore, Manipal Education, SOIL and IFIM.
Other Attributes (Rating 4.9): Jigsaw Academy has been the pioneer for virtual labs in the analytics space in India. The institute also conducts several hackathons and webinars as part of the continuous learning experience. Jigsaw has its own LMS, the Jigsaw Learning Centre (JLC), which is robust and provides all the learning material along with case studies and assignments to students. The online analytics trainer has an in-house film team which includes National Award winners, who ensure that the course content is not only relevant but also interesting to view and easy to learn. �/8,