Training Program in Fundamentals of

Data Science

Center for Data Science, Department of Statistics, University of Colombo

in collaboration with


This training program is a series of short courses carefully designed in collaboration with SLASSCOM to introduce fundamental concepts of data science to those individuals who are interested in venturing into the field of data science.

Target group
  • Professionals who already have skills in IT looking to engage in data analytics
  • Someone who has industry domain knowledge seeking to familiarize with data science
  • A fresh graduate with mathematical knowledge seeking a career as a data scientist


  • A bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field
    OR equivalent professional or work experience
Program structure

This program consists of five short courses and an individual mini project aiming to provide participants with interactive hands-on learning experience.

  • Introduction to Exploratory Data Analysis using R
  • Data management
  • Introduction to Statistical models
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Special Topics: Data Visualization and Big Data
  • Individual Mini-Project
Commencement Date

29th of October 2018

Program Duration

04 months

Program hours

Mondays to Thursdays 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Resource personnel

This programme will be conducted by an experienced panel of lecturers at the Department of Statistics, University of Colombo and experts from the industry.

Course Fee

Rs.70,000 /- Special discounted* price Rs. 35,000/=

* Implementation of National Budget 2018 IT Initiative

A successful participant will receive
  • A certificate of participation and performance report

for those who have participated in the short courses with at least 80% attendance and have successfully completed the mini project. A summary of the performance of the participants based on the evaluations conducted in each course will also be given.

  • SLASSCOM Recognition

SLASSCOM which represents the largest IT/BPM companies in Sri Lanka, endorses this program and see it being an important program in the national agenda to build the competency of Data Science.


Online application – 

Rasika – 0777679906 / 0112590111

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