Jio Institute welcomes students to its founding batch

Nurturing lives, building futures

Mumbai, July 20, 2022: Jio Institute welcomed its founding batch of students at an inaugural programme attended by students, their parents, Jio Institute leadership & staff, faculty, members of the Reliance family, and leaders from industry & academia. Jio Institute is commencing academic sessions with two inaugural Post Graduate Programmes in Artificial Intelligence & Data Science and Digital Media & Marketing Communications. The classes will begin on 21st July 2022.

The first cohort of Jio Institute’s Post Graduate Programmes, has a healthy mix of geographic and gender diversity. The cohort hails from 19 Indian states and 4 countries outside India – South Africa, Bhutan, Nepal and Ghana. The batch comprises students from academically diverse disciplines like Engineering, Science, Arts, Commerce, Mass Media, and Management Studies/Business Administration.

The founding class possess an average work experience of about 4 years in diverse fields such as Advertising, Automotive, Banking, Construction, Digital Media, Edtech, Fintech, Healthcare, Information Technology, Logistics, Micro Finance, Oil & Gas, Pharma, Telecom, Government, NGO and so on.

Both the one-year post-graduate programmes are being taught by renowned faculty from top global institutions and industry. In both programmes, Jio Institute is focusing on cultivating essential life skills through its holistic learning module in addition to Foundation, Core and Elective Courses. Jio Institute has planned for a study abroad module during which students will get exposure to a renowned global university. Along with these, Jio Institute will lay emphasis on application-based learning through capstone projects.

About Jio Institute

Jio Institute is a multi-disciplinary higher education institute set up as a philanthropic initiative by Reliance Industries Ltd. and Reliance Foundation.

The Institute is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence by bringing together global scholars and thought leaders and providing an enriching student experience through world-class education, relevant research platforms, and a culture of innovation. Jio Institute is committed to pursuing excellence in academics, research, and innovation. Jio Institute founders’ transformational precedents across sectors and their unwavering faith in the potential of India’s youth form the core of all Institute’s initiatives. The institute’s visionary leadership aims to nurture aspirations and provide platforms for the entrepreneurial spirit.

Dr. R A Mashelkar, Padma Vibhushan, Former Director General, CSIR, Government of India, is the Chancellor, Dr. Dipak Jain, Former Dean, Kellogg School of Management, USA, is the Vice-Chancellor of Jio Institute and Dr. Guruswami Ravichandran, Former Otis Booth Leadership Chair of Applied Science & Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) USA has recently joined as the Provost. Page 2 of 2 The academic leadership and faculty at Jio Institute have been conducting Masterclasses, Symposiums, Panel Discussions, Executive Education, Fireside Chats and Workshops on a myriad of topics such as Emerging trends in Digital Media and Marketing Communications, Building AI for India, The Digital Library of the future, Consumers, Technology & Data-driven Marketing, Future & Potential of Sports Management, Currents Needs & Future Roadmap for Public Health Management, Emerging Paradigms in Material Sciences, etc.