“R” which was originally developed for statistical programming, is now one of the most popular languages in the field of Data Sciences. R is a powerful language for Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Machine Learning and Statistics. Indore Institute of Management and Research under the aegis of its Special Interest Group (SIG), conducted a certificate program on “R Programming” for MBA III Sem students. The SIG started on Sept 16, 2020 and concluded in 9 hours. 11 students enrolled with Business Analytics specialization successfully completed the course and acquired a certificate along with an “R Essentials Badge” from “Cognitiveclass.ai, an Initiative by IBM”. During the course, the students learned about the basics of R, including assigning variables and doing simple operations with R’s data structures- vectors, lists, matrix, arrays and data frames.The concepts of conditional statements, functions, classes, debugging and reading and writing data in R were also covered. With the completion of course, students were able to solve problems by working on time series datasets and ended up with the confidence of writing own R scripts.