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DIYA students who successfully complete the bootcamp and/or research are well equipped to participate in hackathons, data science contests and college research programs. DIYA alumni are well placed in colleges such as UC Berkeley,  UT Austin, UPenn, Georgia Tech, Columbia and other top-ranked colleges.

The Bootcamp is offered in two sessions. Each session, the program runs for 3 hrs from Monday to Friday.  The classes include teacher led data science lessons as well as mentor led assignment labs. The time schedule for each session is as follows:
Session 1: June 6 – June 25, 2022 (10:00 AM CST – 1:00 PM CST)
Session 2: July 11 – July 30, 2022 (4:00 PM CST – 7:00 PM CST)


The students will attend online sessions for 3 hrs each day.  Students will be given video material to come prepared for each teacher led class. The students will work on hands-on coding labs on alternate days to complete assignments with the help of mentors.

DIYA Research is a self-paced program where the students work independently on their research project at their own preferred time.  There will be a weekly mandatory meeting with the professor and the mentors. Students will be presenting their work in the weekly meeting and get guidance on the next steps.  Slack is used for communication and students are encouraged to interact and seek help in slack while they are working on their research project. DIYA mentors will be available throughout the program to help and support.  

The research program  requires students to do some amount of self study and experiment with different approaches. The research requires a combination of mathematics, programming skills and analytical mindset. Students with a good track record in STEM related activity would be a good fit.  Prior programming experience is required.

Students applying for research will receive an invitation for an interview. Successful candidates will be notified within a few days after the interview.

There is no refund for the Research Program. The Research program is highly competitive and only offered to small group of selected students.

Refunds are provided for the Bootcamp program if withdrawal from the program is made by May 21, 2022. A handling and processing fee of $50 will be deducted from the full payment. However the same applicant may not apply to the Research or Bootcamp Program during the same year.