The Indian Data Science Fad – Please save yourself from this mistake

The Indian Data Science Fad – Please save yourself from this mistake

With Data Science (DS) gaining popularity all over the world and generating more jobs than most other domains of CS, this is what you need to know before you hop on to the DS cart.

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  1. Kaustav Chakraborty on March 17, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    It’s better to be be filthy rich and sad, rather than happy and poor.
    Because being poor is like amplifying the small negatives of your life and getting slammed my them on your face. Rather explore new things. Try it out.

    If ur old job doesn’t pay u well or let u grow, chances are that if u try out data science and u fail, you will end up in the same salary bracket either ways. U aren’t loosing anything lmao.
    This is the kind of thing people say when they bite onto one thing and have no idea about the diversity of the world. Cheers!

  2. Piyush kumar on March 17, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    This video is a true eye opener and not only related to Data Science prospective but also relevant to all those who are doing things just for the sake of doing it. I really liked your thinking as everyone is talking about how lucrative the Data Science career which is indeed. But your message is very loud and clear that if you are really passionate about Data then it makes sense to learn and implement it. Otherwise you will not gonna enjoy your journey.

  3. Kaif Ansari on March 17, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Kya mei kar paouga Data science ????

    Mei Bcom ke last year mei hu ..mujhe data science karna h. but mujhe mathematics pasand nhi …
    Par mujhe kuch computer related kaam karna h ๐Ÿ˜…

  4. Ankit Kumar on March 17, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    Electrical and electronics engineer have to do coding as well..Have you heard of Embedded Systems and Internet of Things fields…they are far more complex than putting and getting data from some databases which most CS guys do..Have you heard of VLSI (chip) deign which again requires coding in VHDL and Verilog…What is ‘machine’ in machine learning? How can robots deigned by electronics engineers run artificial intellignence? Have you heard of predictive maintenance of machines? Coding is not a property of only CS guys. CS guys get paid beacuse of the businees model which does not invlove material cost because software can be copied easily not beacuse they are better other others. Don;t believe in these foreign university brokers…love what you do…data science is a damn tool that can be leveraged by anyone be it mechanical , electrical or a business managers doing business analytics..

  5. Ezhirko Arulmozhi on March 17, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    The UPGRAD cheating is happening with MS in Data Science program from University of Arizona. Only degree certificate from University of Arizona, But none of the teachers are from University of Arizona. They are So unprofessional and un ethical. Don’t join any Upgrad course believing their Student Councilor. They are all 3rate Lier.

  6. Sanyam Katoch on March 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Wow this dude doesn’t understand the fact that interests changes according to the exposure. So what a person doing mechanical took data sci, obviously if someone is switching career it is quite well thought out decision. Even if it is not what is the harm in trying new stuff.

  7. Tanmay Patel on March 17, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    log engineering choose karte hai instead of data science . logo ko iske baaremai abhi india mai zada pta bhi nahi hai

  8. Shubham Singh on March 17, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    The "follow your passion" argument is kinda really outdated now .

  9. A67 Tejas Khandale on March 17, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Data science is not for everyone, i love stats and coding and finance as well, data science is like a dream job, I’d love to work with data and come up with solutions. But if you’re doing it for the money, good luck

  10. SPELL BOUND on March 17, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    You sound so harsh about others….please be generous and support others view…that’s some maturity I guess

  11. Bhumika Arya on March 17, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    I don’t know about other econ courses, but to complete your bachelors Economics Honors, you need to learn data analysis, and even learn mathematics and statistics๐Ÿ˜‚

  12. SSg on March 17, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    I don’t want to be a good data scientist .. I just want to earn that’s all ๐Ÿ˜‚

  13. Chinmaya Singh Rawat on March 17, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    The comment section is a perfect example of sexism and how the current and upcoming generations treat men’s mental health – the guy is simply providing his perspective on the matter. It may be flawed, but it’s not his fault that the market in India is terrible and most of us tend to choose a stream simply for the sake of having a job. He is not the one manipulating the market or driving it, is he?

    The comment section would’ve been a lot different, had it been a female face, with the exact same sentiment. Nevertheless, thank you for this video Yash, it strengthened my decision to choose mass communication as my field.

  14. Devaraja Rao on March 17, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Bro which steam should i choose pure cse or cse with data science in btech.. I did diploma in Electrical Engineering earlier
    Please reply fast its admission time

  15. Darshita on March 17, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    This is the kind advice I was searching for , no one warns or tells us about the cons of choosing a degree/career in which are actually not interested in . thanks!

  16. riba khan on March 17, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Hey . Is Ms in Data Science and Ms in Business Analytics are same? I mean the course curriculum or both r different? Please guide.

  17. Professor DR ABHIJIT SAYAMBER MD withme##Pulmonolo on March 17, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Om shanti k good

  18. Raghava Indivar on March 17, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    bro even mechanical have rigourous math we use more calculus than others for cs subjects u dnt need maths other than discrete math
    but mechanical engineering we study linear algebra ,probability ,statistics,calculus and we use linear algebra and calculus extensively in most subjects
    i even studied cs subjects like theory of computation and compiler design so i hav an idea

  19. Sahhell on March 17, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks man – you changed my mind ๐Ÿ™‚โฃ๏ธ lots love

  20. Ashwarya Chauhan on March 17, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    requesting you to please make a video on chandigarh university DITANCE LEARNING COURSES

  21. Karan Kunachi on March 17, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Any person with true interest/passion can pursue Data science, try out some courses do some projects, jump on the wagon only if you enjoy because growth is certain. It has application everywhere, you just need to think ..
    For candidates in core domain(Mech, Civil), while you may have interest in your traditional fields also think if you have good growth to sustain for next 10years?
    If not there is no harm in up-skilling yourself to new skills or change domains even when you are in your late 30s.
    There is no age limit on learning ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Pratik Bendale on March 17, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    It doesn’t matter which ever degree you have… mistakes happen…and you have opportunity to correct it…everyday is a new opportunity and the best time to start working on it is today…think of each and every situation twice you will be after you choose the stream you want to study…have dedication and patience…and you will be successful in it… Cheers!!!

  23. Sujay Chakraborty on March 17, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Economics (The science stream not the Arts one) is the perfect stream right after Stats or Math graduate to get into data science. It is meant for people who are good with numbers and stats. Data science is not a Computer science trade, Data Engineering is.

    I am a Mechanical Engineer, working in Data Analytics for last 10+ years.

  24. It's official You on March 17, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Are any one of you trying switch career from biology / agriculture/ bsc background to data science ? Just reply โœŒ๏ธ

  25. UAT HD on March 17, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    The thing with data science is the exit opportunities are infinite. You can still pursue real estate, biology if you so want with data science. That’s the appeal of data science. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Monica Desai on March 17, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    M already working as data scientist and I want to move NL or EU with job offer….. If you can make some more videos on this…

  27. Gopika Km on March 17, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    How is the data science course in Iiser Thiruvananthapuram?

  28. Aditya Pawar on March 17, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    I am also going through this confusion. I think a good way of resolving this confusion is to take a series of courses on MOOC platforms and explore our interest, rather than just sticking to one field, which may be high in demand but not of our interest.

  29. Ashima and Chirayu on March 17, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    Did he say that people from economics have not encountered rigorous maths? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  30. sekher on March 17, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    I think he should go for Hollywood are bollywood

  31. Aham on March 17, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Well sticking to mechanical isn’t recommended if u r not flexible enough to learn coding for most jobs as far as salary is concerned

  32. STOCKINK on March 17, 2022 at 6:13 pm


  33. somraj gupta on March 17, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    I agree with you completely.
    When we started our career in 2014, the term "Data Science" was not much in use in Indian job market.
    We use to call this Analytics Industry, and even company use to hire people who are from Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science background. Starting from 2017 we started seeing people from all background coming to data science. Even fresher on their resume mention Python, machine learning etc.
    But when we ask them simple questions related to even Logistic Regression, Linear Regression, Clustering, Discriminant Analysis, Factor Analysis, Principal Component Analysis they can’t explain them even in simple english.

  34. Fact Xtract on March 17, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Kitna pakau hai be tu

  35. Merla Hari on March 17, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I want to become a data scientist and I am from cse background. which is the best path, masters in computer science or masters in data science? @Yash Mittra – YMGrad

  36. Shivay Shakti Dubey on March 17, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Hey bro, I am someone from econ background going for my MS in data science in US, if loser engineers from Chintu College of Engineering can do it then us economics students from elite universities can better it. And btw we INVENTED the field of data science, just read a bit of history!

  37. Vishal Kanwar on March 17, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    He gets so many dislikes for not sugar coating things and being blatantly honest

  38. Aham on March 17, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Bro look at the salaries in India for mechanical… When u r young u go with the flow but once u r in job market its a different story.. Even mech companies like benz, ford etc have more jobs for IT ppl.. So i would do mechanical calling myself an analyst than a manufacturing engineer any day..

  39. Faisal khan on March 17, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    I did my bachelor’s degree in History, Political Science, and Geography. Did master’s in Forestry Management. It may look like I don’t know anything about computers and coding. But since my childhood I am using computers, I know them inside out, I have learnt c++, python, R, SQL just because of my interest in computers. I feel comfortable around it. I am also at Pro Hacker Rank in HTB. I also have a good knowledge of statistics and have used SPSS for many assignments.

    I wanted to become a computer engineer, but couldn’t clear the entrance exam 2 times.
    I wanted to get a job in Data field but couldn’t get it.

    Now I’m a government employee, where all my skills are useless. Now my main skill is to have tea 5 times a day. ๐Ÿ˜ข

  40. hallo on March 17, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks dude…discourage like this only!
    I am into DS and I don’t want too much fodder in my way

  41. Prabal Bhadoria on March 17, 2022 at 6:19 pm


  42. ry on March 17, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    let me tell you , this world don’t care about your passion .you just need to do what is trending and famous, helping you get more money. because money is everything. everything need hardwork and some time it is frustrating .there is no such thing as perfect career. you gotta do what you gotta do , so do it nicely and efficiently to earn money because at the end of the day you are working for this tech giants. so work hard and better then co workers or if you are that much passionate try to start your own business. and yeah passion is just a hype word created by tech giants to lure lab rats.

  43. Lalit Hire on March 17, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    I am now 17 and I was already decided to be a Data Scientist. cause I like such field. But I am still confused right now about taking which Data science course? can someone please suggest me the course. Thank You.

  44. Aryaman Kakad on March 17, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    I think people should take a couse which interests them. To find what interests they should research about it and give them self a time to learn about it. This goes for each and every field not only Data Science.

  45. Yash Mittra - YMGrad on March 17, 2022 at 6:26 pm

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  46. Mandar Deshpande on March 17, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Most people especially in India are going after data science because it is the highest paying job of current time. So people are not following data science, people are following big money. Sadly the passion and interest of Indians change based on whatever is hot and high paying in the market.

  47. amit Chaudhary on March 17, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Unemployment in India leads people to for data science…the so called herd mentality

  48. Writabrata Dey on March 17, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    well said.

  49. Anonymous on March 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Data Science is a Trap in India nowadays. Indians took the word SEXIEST JOB seriously XD

  50. Anubhav Sharma on March 17, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I might add as a Data Analyst. Data Science field contains elements of Stats, CS, and business. If you don’t have passion to learn forget about it, seriously.

    You will just keep on learning your whole life in this job, while I can do it many don’t even prefer to study after bachelor which is perfectly acceptable. The programming languages or platform you are using can be changed in short term and you will need to learn new language asap.

    I even thought of taking DS after doing courses for around 6 months and seeing that whether I like it or just following herd mentality.

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