St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangalore organized an Awareness Program on “Big Data Analytics” on 19 January 2019 in the conference hall. Prof. Chris Lewis from US who is a Former vice president of Merrill Lynch,Current Bank of America , New York with an experience of 30 years as senior global management ( USA, Europe and Asia) in the fortune of 100 multinational organizations was the resource person for the program.

Big Data is transforming the business, social interaction and the future of our society. There is a huge need for Big Data Analysts. It is estimated that there is shortage of 1,40,000 to 1,90,000 people with the data analytical skills to fill the demand of the jobs in one country (US). Because of this demand the salaries of Data Analysts shot up to third place ( first one for Physician Doctors, Second for Dentists and the Third for Data Scientists) in US.

This program was arranged to create an awareness among youth about the importance of Big Data Analytics (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Reinforcement Learning) for a better future. Totally 127 students of final year B.Sc and BCA with Statistics, Computer Science background representing 12 institutions of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts participated in the program. Sr Dr M. Venissa A.C., Vice Principal, St Agnes College presided over the function and announced to the gathering that St Agnes College will be starting M.Sc programme in “Big Data Analytics” from the next academic year.

Mrs Shubharekha, HOD of statistics welcomed the gathering. Resource person focussed on the importance of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Reinforcement Learning and how these concepts are used in Data Analytics. He also explained about the function of data analysts as well as scope and opportunities for data analysts. The students enthusiastically participated in the talk and made the best use of this awareness program. The program concluded by the vote of thanks proposed by Mrs Anushree Raj , HOD of BCA.