About Jio Institute

Jio Institute endeavours to be an exemplary Indian academic institution with international repute and provide a platform for research, innovation and entrepreneurship. It aspires to establish a research ecosystem to foster collaboration in the region and prepare the next generation of leaders to significantly contribute to the advancement of Indian society.

Jio Institute aims to build an intellectual environment that will bring together beautiful minds, thinkers, scholars and innovators from around the world to provide unparalleled learning to its students. Developing skills and attributes of risk-taking and executing large projects will be integral to the institute. Jio Institute shall bring multi-disciplinary approach to every programme and course.

The key defining features of the institute are focused on building a stronger research, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Jio Institute shall aim to develop global citizenship by bringing global scholars and thought leaders to India and through global exposure and overseas immersion for our students. The Institute shall also strive to solve India’s problems and solve it fast enabled by building strong linkages with Industry, Government, Social Sector, Start-ups and Policy making bodies. The institute will ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to each academic programme which will impart attributes of risk-taking and entrepreneurship and the ability to dream big and execute large scale projects to our students.

Vision

Be an exemplary Indian academic institution with international repute

Provide a world-class platform for research and innovation

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

Establish a research ecosystem that enables innovation and entrepreneurship

Prepare the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs

Significantly contribute to the advancement of the Indian society

Provide lifelong learning and student experience

Key Features of JI

Ensuring a multi-disciplinary approach to each academic program.

Building stronger research, innovation and entrepreneurship Ecosystem for the city of Mumbai.

Developing a student’s ability to dream and impart skills to execute large scale projects

Convergence of beautiful minds to build a vibrant intellectual environment.

Developing global citizens through global exposure and overseas immersion.

Bringing global scholars and thought leaders to India

Building strong student leadership and a culture of joy & happiness

Building skills and attributes of risk-taking and entrepreneurship.

Building strong linkages with Industry, Government, Social Sector, Start-ups and Policy making bodies

Jio Institute's Growth Plan

JI’s development approach for an academic program, the curriculum and research agenda is driven by collaboration with world class academics and exceptional leadership. The two flagship post-graduate programmes that will showcase these attributes shall be launched in 2021 at Navi Mumbai, in the areas of:

Master’s in Digital Media and Marketing Communications (DM & MC)

Master’s in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (AI & DS)

Both these programmes will combine academic excellence and research rigour to ensure the holistic development of all students and faculty members. Eventually, they will progress to form the first schools of the Institute that intends to offer a truly multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary education and research experience. This will help in building an ecosystem that can become the stepping stone to gradually launch Jio Institute’s undergraduate programmes as well as programmes in other disciplines including Public Health, Journalism and Sports Management.

In the near future, Jio Institute envisages to cater to 10,000 students across multiple disciplines covering – Engineering, Architecture & Urban Planning, Medical Sciences, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management & Entrepreneurship, Law, Governance & Public Policy, Media and Communication across undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programmes

Founders

Sh. Mukesh Ambani

Chairman & Managing Director,
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

Smt. Nita Ambani

Founder & Chairperson,
Reliance Foundation

Smt. Isha Ambani Piramal

Vice Chairman,
Reliance Foundation

Our Founder's Vision

Reliance Group has always believed in creating societal value by providing affordable products and services which have assisted in the growth of relevant industries. The Group’s diverse projects and operations touch lives of people in many ways and create value by helping in overall and holistic development of communities across multiple geographies. Our founders’ desire to contribute to India as well as their unwavering faith in empowering the youthhas formed the cornerstones for Jio Institute.

Reliance Group has consciously undertaken educational initiatives that have created value and have improved lives of people across India. Jio Institute is another commitment to empower youth of India and enhance the quality of life of millions of people across India and accelerate India’s growth in higher education.

With strong belief and faith in India’s immense growth potential, the founders are committed to New India’s dreams and aspirations through a significant thrust and commitment on Jio Institute. The Founders’ aim is to catapult India into the global education leadership league to create a sustainable positive socio-economic impact.

Leadership

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:

Sh. Mukesh Ambani

Chairman & Managing Director,
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

Smt. Nita Ambani

Founder & Chairperson,
Reliance Foundation

Smt. Isha Ambani Piramal

Vice Chairman,
Reliance Foundation

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar

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

Dr. Dipak C. Jain

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

Sh. Jalaj Dani

Co-Promoter - Asian Paints; Chairman, IIM Trichy

Dr. Bimal Patel

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

Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla

Chancellor - University of California, San Diego

Sh. R. Venkataramanan

Social Sector Expert

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:

Dr. Jean Lou Chameau

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

Dr. Subra Suresh,

President - Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 

Dr. Rick Levin

President Emeritus - Yale University 

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:

Dr. Michael Keller

Vice Provost, Academic Council, Stanford University Libraries

Dr. Frank Mulhern

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

Dr. Larry Birnbaum

Professor, Computer Science, Northwestern University

Dr. Shailesh Kumar

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

Dr. Rachel Davis Mersey

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

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