Data Scientist is one of the most desirable professions in India now. Every industry from automobile to healthcare depends largely on data analytics to understand market demand and business growth. Data Science helps companies and industries make data-driven decisions, analyze market trends, make careful decisions to minimize losses, and maximize profits. Yet not many choose the path.
Bharath Sreevatsava Pedada, an alumnus of Sri T.V.S Rao Sri Krishna Vidya Mandir, Dwaraka Nagar, chose to become a data scientist when he understood the gap between its demand in the market and a shortage of resources. A B.Tech in Metallurgy from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana, Bharath’s journey from the Vidya Bharati School to his current job location in Bangalore is quite an interesting one.
As a young boy in school Bharath always took keen interest in Mathematics and Science subjects. His teachers always encouraged him and helped him to learn beyond syllabus. “My teachers encouraged me to take part in the Vigyan Mela organized by Vidya Bharati where I stood 2nd”, recalls Bharath. He would also participate in sports competitions and represented his school in the South Zone Athletics competition when he was in 8th class. His good academic results and a keen interest to participate in various co-curricular activities made him the House Captain when he was in his 10th class.
“All these cultivated a leadership quality in me and instilled self-confidence. Later on, when I was doing my Engineering, I was a college president candidate”, shared Bharath.
Bharath is currently a Data Scientist in Impact Analytics, Bangalore. He utilizes his skills in technology and social science and uses industry knowledge, contextual understanding, skepticism of existing assumptions – to uncover solutions to business challenges. When asked what a student needs to do in order to become a data scientist, he mentioned, “One needs to focus on three things: Statistics, mathematics and problem solving capabilities”. He further added, “There are free courses available online. One may take help from those courses like I did”.
While Bharath’s father is a State Government employee, his mother is a homemaker. His younger brother, who is also from Sri T.V.S Rao Sri Krishna Vidya Mandir, Dwaraka Nagar, is currently teaching Mathematics in Doon School.
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