Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at IIT Guwahati

The School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, to be housed in a new dedicated facility on IITG’s main campus, will offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. IITG professor R. Bhattacharjee will lead the school, which is expected to be completed in 2024 and graduate more than 1,200 students over a 10-year period. The first group of students will begin coursework in 2021.

The school’s curriculum combines state-of-the-art teaching, research, and technology development in the frontier areas of data science (DS) and artificial intelligence (AI), providing students with a strong theoretical foundation and emphasizing areas of interdisciplinary application. Faculty and students of the school will explore the uses of DS and AI in solving societal problems, including those of regional importance relating to water quality and usage, healthcare, and agriculture.


Currently, more than 7,000 undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students attend IITG. By 2027, the institute anticipates that undergraduate enrollment in the Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence will increase by 200 percent, graduate enrollment by 50 percent, and doctoral enrollment by 75 percent.

Dr. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, has recognized the need for more data science professionals who will “convert big data into effective knowledge and understanding to serve society in a better way,” and IITG director T.G. Sitharam has noted that the school will help “bridge the gap of highly skilled personnel that exists in these emerging fields.”

Professor Ratnajit Bhattacharjee

Director, Mehta Family School of DS & AI

Dr. T.G. Sitharam

Director, IIT Guwahati

Dr. Ananth Grama

MFF CARE Advisor for IIT Guwahati

Dr. Rajesh Gupta

MFF CARE Advisor for IIT Guwahati

Professor Shankar Subramaniam

MFF CARE Advisor for IIT Guwahati

Considered to be the gateway to north east India, Guwahati is the largest city in the region. It is situated between the southern bank of Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong plateau. Dispur, a part of Guwahati, serves as the capital of Assam. 

The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994. The academic program of IIT Guwahati commenced in 1995. At present the Institute has eleven departments, seven inter-disciplinary academic centers and five schools covering all the major engineering , science, healthcare, management and humanities disciplines, offering B.Tech., B.Des., M.A., M.Des., M.Tech., M.Sc., MBA and Ph.D. programs. Within a short period of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up world class infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments. Besides its laurels in teaching and research, IIT Guwahati has been able to fulfil the aspirations of people of the North East region to a great extent since its inception in 1994.


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