Online Diploma in Big Data Technologies (e-DBDA) is a 600 hours (20 weeks duration) with minimum 6 hours online classes (theory and/or practical) daily (excluding announced holidays). This course has a unique focus of technologies related to big data like Hadoop, Cloud computing, Data visualization, High performance computing as well as machine learning.

These are cutting edge, next generation advanced technologies that will shape the future of the aspiring candidates. At present, candidates with these skills are in huge demand, especially in view of the current technological revolutions.

This course provides a comprehensive intense training for all the constituents of data analytics domain right from programming languages and operating systems to HPC and machine learning thereby completing the entire technology spectrum. After the completion of the course, students get great career opportunities in Software Development, Software analyst, data scientist etc

Course Highlights

  • 600 hours (20 weeks duration) including theory + lab + project.
  • Minimum 6 hours per day (theory and/or lab) sessions daily (excluding announced holidays).
  • Continuous lab and internal assessments during the course.
  • Centralised course-end examinations across centres in online or physical mode as may be decided by C-DAC.
  • Syllabus designed with the latest trends in the ICT industry.
  • Expert faculty from C-DAC and ICT industry with widespread domain knowledge.
  • Tutorials, hands-on and projects relevant to the standards of the ICT industry.
  • Special training on aptitude, communication and interview skills.
  • Extensive placement orientation and region-wise common campus placements.


  • Graduate in Engineering in IT, Computer Science, Electronics, Telecommunications, Electrical, Instrumentation, OR
  • Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science, IT, Electronics, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, OR
  • 4-year Graduation in Bioinformatics, OR
  • MCA

The candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in their qualifying examination

Note: There is no age restriction for admission to C-DAC’s Online Diploma courses. Candidates who have appeared for the final examination of their qualifying degree will also be considered for admission to these courses. By qualifying in C-DAC's admission tests of April 2021, such candidates can apply for provisional admission in May 2021 batch, subject to the condition that the proof of having passed the qualifying degree with at least the required minimum marks shall be submitted to C-DAC by 31 July 2021.

Note: All segments of the Online Diploma courses, viz. C-CAT, admissions, lectures, practicals, assignments, project work, quizzes, examinations, and placements shall be conducted ONLINE. Students are required to have laptops/PCs with good internet connection, webcam and microphone to effectively participate in the course from their homes or personal places. It is not advisable to join the online classes from mobile phones.

Fees and Installment

The course fees is Rs. 60,000/- + Tax (18% GST). This can be paid in installments as mentioned below. The course fees has to be paid in two installment as per the schedule.

  • First installment is Rs. 10,000/- +Tax (18% GST).
  • Second installment is Rs. 50,000/- + Tax (18% GST).

This course covers following modules during the training. It aims to create a strong foundation through initial modules on which further advanced technologies are based. It also focusses on developing Aptitude skills as well as communication skills that are very much essential during campus placement at the course end.

Course Structure

Big Data Technologies
Python & R Programming
Data Collection & DBMS
Linux Programming & Cloud Computing
Object Oriented Programming with Java
Practical Machine Learning
Data Visualisation
Advanced Analytics
Aptitude & Communication

Important Dates

Event Date
Beginning of Online Registration and Application for C-CAT
Click here to register on C-DAC ACTS Website
15 March 2021
Closing of Online Registration & Application, and Payment of Examination Fee for C-CAT 25 March 2021
Downloading of C-CAT Admit Cards 31 March & 1 April, 2021
C-DAC's Common Admission Test (C-CAT) 03 April 2021
04 April 2021
Announcement of C-CAT Ranks 14 April 2021
Online Selection of Courses and Centres (1st Counselling) 14 to 17 April 2021
Declaration of First Round of Seat Allocation 19 April 2021
Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee (Rs 10,000 + GST) for candidates allocated seats through the first round 23 April 2021 (till 5pm)
Declaration of Second Round of Seat Allocation 25 April 2021
Last Date of Payment of first installment course fee (Rs 10,000 + GST) for candidates allocated seats through the second round 27 April 2021 (till 5pm)
Payment of caution deposit (Rs 10,000 + GST) and Online Selection of Courses and Centres (2nd Counselling) 28 to 30 April 2021
Declaration of Third Round of Seat Allocation (based on 2nd Counselling) 01 May 2021
Last Date of Payment of Balance Course Fee 04 May 2021
Last Date of Online Registration of Students 04 May 2021
Start of Online Diploma Courses across India 05 May 2021
End of Online Diploma Courses across India 21 Sept 2021
Commencement of Common Campus Placements across India28 Sept 2021