Jio Institute, a multi-disciplinary higher education institute set up in 2018 as a Greenfield Institute under UGC (Institutions of Eminence Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2017 in Ulwe, Navi Mumbai as a philanthropic initiative by Reliance Industries Ltd. and Reliance Foundation, welcomed its founding batch of students at an inaugural programme on July 20 at the campus.
The first cohort of Jio Institute’s Post Graduate Programmes, 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.
The programme was 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.
Speaking to the inaugural batch, Nita M Ambani, founder chairperson, Reliance Foundation Institution of Education & Research, said: “Jio Institute was born out of a dream I shared with my husband Mukesh, to redefine higher education in India,and carry forward the legacy of our Founder, my father-in-law Shri Dhirubhai Ambani. Congratulations once again. And welcome to the first founding year of Jio Institute.God bless always!”
Both the one-year post-graduate programmes are being taught by 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.