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B.Tech in Data Science, Economics and Business

This cutting-edge interdisciplinary degree is at the nexus of data science and understanding of humans, economy, businesses and government. The Data Science Business and Economics program has a strong core in data science, which is blended with a study of how humans think, behave and make decisions, how our society works and how global economic and financial markets operate. Students will be encouraged to explore the real-world applications that emerge at these intersections to create solutions and value for the economy and society. Application Deadline - Jun 20, 2021
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Learning Experiences

Freshmore Curriculum Course outline for the Plaksha Freshmore (Semesters 1-3) is shared below. Curriculum for Semesters 4-8 will be updated shortly.
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
  • Semester 3
  • Semesters 4-8
Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio I

Critical Thinking & Scientific Reasoning

Foundational Engineering Math I

Introduction to Computational Thinking

Introduction to the Physical World

Design Thinking

Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio II

Science, Engineering & Society

Probability & Statistics

Programming & Problem Solving

Introduction to Nature’s Machines

Introduction to Microeconomics

Innovation Lab & Grand Challenge Studio III

Ethics - AI, Robotics, Bio & Economics

Foundational Engineering Math II

Introduction to Data Science, AI & ML

Intelligent Machines


Details to be updated shortly

A student’s journey

You will develop academic depth as well as diverse skill sets and mindset, across four years.

Year 1

Foundational Year

Fundamental courses Quantitative Engineering Analysis, Coding in Context, Basic Sciences, Liberal Arts courses

Year 2

Introduction to Major

Introduction to disciplinary fundamental courses, interdisciplinary courses

Year 3

Advanced Discipline & Electives

Technical Curricular Tracks, Innovation Lab, Liberal Arts and Core Electives

Year 4

Capstone & Projects

Capstone project and Advanced Electives

Experiential Learning

Integrated learning experience across 4 years. Students work on authentic, real world projects through industry and community engagement or by research with faculty.
By having access to state-of-the-art makerspaces and coding cafes and incorporating them in the curriculum, students will become more context-aware, develop critical thinking abilities, and learn by creating. This will help foster a tinkering and problem solving mindset, immersing students in experiential learning from day one. These areas will be open to students to explore, create, prototype and design, while also housing equipment and technologies like 3D printers, sensors, etc.
The core curriculum will not just be limited to engineering and sciences, but bring in exposure to entrepreneurship and design which will enable humane and empathetic outcomes through technology. Each student will undertake multiple different experiences to develop skills like finding opportunities, creating value, and embracing risks. Students will be mentored and supported by Plaksha founders and professionals from industry.
At Plaksha, learning and skill development do not stop in the classroom. Students will have the opportunity to create and immerse themselves in pursuing their academic and creative interests. Student led clubs will be autonomous bodies that operate under the purview of the Office of Student Life. Being the founding batch, students will be encouraged to help establish a vibrant culture through clubs and societies on campus.

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Dates to Remember

10 Jan 2021

Round 1 Deadline

21 Mar 2021

Round 2 Deadline

18 June 2021

Round 3 Deadline

18 July 2021

Round 4 Deadline

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