HRD rules out plan to set up institutes to train data scientists

Data scientists, HRD, Ramesh Pokhriyal, The Federal, English news website
There is no plan to set up institutes to train and produce data scientists, Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said. Representative Photo: PTI

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Thursday (July 18) ruled out any proposal to set up institutes to train and produce data scientists.

The information was shared by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in response to a written question in the Rajya Sabha.

“There is no plan to set up institutes to train and produce data scientists. Higher educational institutions are empowered to offer courses in data science in their academic programmes,” he said.