Data science is an emerging interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems to extract knowledge and insights from both structured and unstructured data. The discipline of artificial intelligence involves integrating knowledge into programs that can handle data and solve complex problems. In today’s context, expertise in the domains of data science and artificial intelligence is in great demand. A lot of opportunities exist in these emerging domains. Keeping in view these latest trends, IIT Guwahati has taken active steps to start the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence so that the same can become a vibrant center of activities in these domains. The school aims to contribute to shaping a pool of highly qualified professionals in this emerging field by aligning its activities in the direction of national-level initiatives through its undergraduate and postgraduate programs.