Why there is a dearth of qualified data scientists

The drought can be attributed to the lack of industry-oriented educational and training programmes and employment-friendly data science courses  Gaurav Vohra  Data science may be the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’ but the data analytics talent pool continues to remain shallow. A Mckinsey report bemoaned the fact that, “The United States alone faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise and 1.5 million managers and analysts with the skills to understand and make decisions based on the analysis of big data.” A Wall Street Journal study in turn revealed that “80% of new data scientist jobs created between 2010 and 2011 has not been filled!”  It would seem that the data science scene in India is equally hamstrung. At the Big Data and Analytics Summit of…


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