Even though four lakh pharmacists graduate every year in India, pharma and healthcare organisations in India scouting for data scientists are unable to get candidates with relevant domain knowledge. Recruiters are reportedly not satisfied with the available candidates who mostly are IT professionals, without domain expertise in pharma and healthcare.
As per a statement from BCP, the ‘Data Analytics in Healthcare’ course enables the pharmacy fraternity to easily understand statistics, build algorithms and modelling using Artificial Intelligence with machine learning, learn programming languages such as Python (used by 85 per cent data scientists, the world over), master visualisation with tools like Tableau and Power Bi. The course is certified by BCP, an autonomous institution, and Navigo Analytix. The fees charged for the course are Rs 25,000 for full-time students (pharmacy, engineering, life sciences, and allied branches) and Rs 34,000 for working professionals.