Jio Institute welcomes the first batch of PGP AI & Data Science, Digital Media



Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and the Reliance Foundation’s Jio Institute welcomed their founding group of students for two inaugural postgraduate programs on Wednesday.

Classes for the first cohort of Jio Institute’s graduate programs in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and Digital Media and Marketing Communications are scheduled to start from July 21, 2022.

With a mix of geographic and gender diversity, the cohort will consist of students from 19 Indian states and four countries – South Africa, Bhutan, Nepal and Ghana. The batch has students from academically diverse disciplines such as engineering, science, arts, commerce, mass media, and management or business administration studies.

The founding class also includes candidates with an average professional experience of around four years in various fields such as advertising, automotive, banking, construction, digital media, edtech, fintech, health, information technology (IT), logistics, microfinance, oil and gas, pharmaceutical industry, telecommunications and government, among others.

Welcoming the new batch, Nita Ambani, Founding Chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, said the Jio Institute will prepare the next generation of global leaders, who will contribute significantly to the advancement of India and the world.

“At Jio Institute, we strive to create an environment that is fertile ground for your intellectual discovery and development, that encourages curiosity and a robust exchange of ideas, and allows for hands-on experimentation with concrete solutions. A collaborative framework for personal growth, and a research-driven culture that can catalyze national growth. Here, you will discover a unique learning environment, driven by research and innovation, and a global community of scholars and leaders in industry,” Ambani said.

Earlier. The Jio Institute, which has its campus in Navi Mumbai, had announced the appointment of Guruswami Ravichandran from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as founding provost and professor of engineering.

The two one-year graduate programs are taught by renowned faculty from top global institutions and industries. In both programs, Jio Institute focuses on cultivating essential life skills through its holistic learning module in addition to core, core and elective courses. Jio Institute has planned a study abroad module during which students will be exposed to a renowned global university. Along with this, Jio Institute will emphasize application-based learning through capstone projects.

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