This research thrust is centered on meeting the escalating demands in energy, and clean drinking water for an expanding world population, sustainably through innovation in technology and practice. Data is ubiquitous. With advances in information technology, we produce massive amount of data at a very rapid pace. If we can harness the data and make use of it intelligently we can be more productive, more efficient, improve services, enhance our well-being, make intelligent decisions, and predict outcomes among many other benefits. It is not easy to make use of this data as it is not stored in a structured integrated manner and may be in silos and widely distributed in organizations. Data is often generated in disconnected systems and invariably gets lost in a black hole from where it is difficult to retrieve and use. Data science provides the foundation and technology required to integrate, analyze, and use the data. It is the integration of three worlds – the massive disparate and distributed data, analytical models from statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other quantitative techniques, and the technology that enables the infrastructure required to manage and process this data. It is a highly integrative discipline of study and requires a thorough understanding of the challenges related to managing data, the algorithmic and quantitative models required for analysis, the technology that supports the management of the data and the analysis, and the applications that are benefited from this endeavor. The NMIMS – VT program has the unique ability to bring together a graduate data science program that can do justice to its academic demands and offer a program that will be globally respected.