Our Vision

Be an exemplary Indian academic institution with international repute. 

Build a vibrant ecosystem for research, innovation and entrepreneurship.  

Be India’s test bed for frontier research and invention of future technologies. 

Prepare the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs through holistic development. 

Significantly contribute to the advancement of society. 

Solve India’s problems and solve them fast. 

Provide a lifelong learning experience. 

Key Features of JI

Academic Excellence 

Academic rigour is at the heart of our educational philosophy. Our programmes are meticulously curated to equip students with advanced academic knowledge from around the globe. Faculty at the Jio Institute are encouraged and enabled to carry on their academic pursuits that push the frontiers of human knowledge. 

Research Focus 

The raison-d’etre of Jio Institute is to create and sustain an environment of research in India that serves both industry and society. We are building an ecosystem that will foster creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship and establish us as a hub for research that is comparable to the best in the world. Our aim is to stimulate research-based innovation that takes us from following best practices to defining next practices. 

A destination for beautiful minds

The Institute aims to be a melting pot of world-class faculty and thought leaders. We strive to establish an ecosystem of academicians, industry leaders, think-tanks, and entrepreneurs that will enable our students to revel in a global and comprehensive learning experience. 

Industry relevant programmes and research

Helping industry to innovate and address business problems is a key focus at Jio Institute. Our programmes and curricula are developed with vital input from the corporate world. Students graduating from Jio Institute will be equipped with critical 21st century skills to help them become successful professionals, entrepreneurs, and researchers. 

Solution – driven

Be it the education that we impart through our academic programmes or the research that we conduct, all our activities are driven by a desire to find answers to issues faced by industry, society, and the nation. A solution-driven mindset is deeply ingrained in our DNA and lineage. We aspire to be an institution that solves India’s problems, and solves them fast. 

Global Outlook

We are an Indian institute with a global outlook. Jio Institute will attract faculty, students, and scholars from across the world to impart a diverse academic and cultural experience. We are engaged with several globally reputed universities from Asia, Europe, and North America to provide international exposure to our students and faculty.  

Holistic Learning

We combine an interdisciplinary approach in academics with a focus on cultivating essential life skills in critical-thinking, communication, leadership, and design-thinking. This fusion enables our students to experience a holistic development process that will help them become leaders of tomorrow. The infrastructure and support for sports, performing arts, and other extracurricular activities are designed to transform our students into well-rounded individuals who can balance their busy professional lives with other interests and hobbies. 

State-of-the-art campus

A state-of-the-art campus ideated with a digital-first approach uniquely focuses on three factors: being digital, collaborative, and easy to navigate. At Jio Institute, you are sure to have an immersive experience that contributes to your academic progress and overall personal growth. 

Learning for Life

Our vision is to be a force multiplier in India’s intellectual landscape, one that raises the nation’s profile on the global stage. By joining us you will forever be part of a journey that is designed to support long term success. From perpetual access to vast learning resources to continued avenues of engagement with their alma mater, our alumni will learn and bond with us for life. 

Growth Plan

Our vision is to build an exemplary Indian academic institution of international repute that contributes to industry and society by providing a robust interdisciplinary research platform to innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Jio Institute believes that a vibrant solution oriented research ecosystem is of vital importance, if our industry and society are to pole-vault from being followers of best practices to creators of next practices. 

To build such a base of enabling culture and environment, we are following a well thought out strategy of initially focussing on developing a range of post-doctoral, doctoral, and master’s degree programmes across disciplines. This will build our research DNA and attract top notch global scholars and researchers. The benefits of a strong research foundation will then percolate down when we subsequently launch undergraduate programmes in the next stage. 

Jio Institute has charted out its growth plan in three phases- Startup Phase, Growth Phase, and Expansion Phase: 


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Smt. Nita Ambani

Founder & Chairperson,
Reliance Foundation

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Sh. Mukesh Ambani

Chairman & Managing Director,
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)


Dr.  R. A. Mashelkar
Vice Chacellor
Dr. Dipak Jain

Governing Council

The Governing Council(GC) is the principal governing and policy making body of the Jio Institute. It shall provide strategic direction and general superintendence to authorities of the Institution.

GC consists of eminent persons from diverse domains capable of contributing to and upholding the Institution's ideals and traditions. The council includes with following members:

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Sh. Mukesh Ambani

Chairman & Managing Director,
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

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Smt. Nita Ambani

Founder & Chairperson,
Reliance Foundation

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Smt. Isha Ambani Piramal

Vice Chairman,
Reliance Foundation

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Dr. R. A. Mashelkar

Chancellor - Jio Institute; Padma Vibhushan, National Research Professor & Former Director General - CSIR, Government of India

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Dr. Dipak C. Jain

Vice-Chancellor - Jio Institute; Former Dean, Kellogg School of           Management & INSEAD (ex-officio member)

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Sh. Jalaj Dani

Co-Promoter - Asian Paints; Chairman, IIM Trichy

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Dr. Bimal Patel

President - CEPT University, Ahmedabad Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

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Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla

Chancellor - University of California, San Diego

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Sh. R. Venkataramanan

Social Sector Expert

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Sh. Vikram Singh Mehta

Chairman - Brookings India

Global Advisory Council

A Global Advisory Council (GAC), comprising of eminent individuals from academia has been constituted to support the Governing Council. The GAC advises the Governing Council on the overall growth and direction of the institution, particularly in areas such as research, teaching, corporate engagement and professional development of education.


The members of the Governing Advisory Council is provided below:

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Dr. Jean Lou Chameau

President Emeritus - Caltech & Former President - KAUST, Provost - Georgia Institute of Technology

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Dr. Subra Suresh,

President - Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 

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Dr. Rick Levin

President Emeritus - Yale University 

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Dr. Jeffrey Sachs

Director at Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University

Academic Advisory Council

Jio Institute has been building network of academic and institutional advisors for guidance in development of programme design, research facilities and framework, innovation ecosystem, faculty recruitment policies, etc.

The following advisors are actively helping Jio Institute in developing specific programmes and projects:

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Dr. Michael Keller

Vice Provost, Academic Council, Stanford University Libraries

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Dr. Frank Mulhern

Associate Dean of Research, Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University 

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Dr. Larry Birnbaum

Professor, Computer Science, Northwestern University

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Dr. Shailesh Kumar

Chief Data Scientist at the Centre of Excellence in AI/ML, Reliance Jio

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Dr. Rachel Davis Mersey

Associate Dean for Research, School of Journalism and Media, The University of Texas at Austin