Jio Institute, a multidisciplinary higher education institution established as a philanthropic initiative by Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation, is kicking off its first academic sessions. The base group, the institute, has already started receiving applications from students all over the world. Not only in India but also students from more than four countries have joined the institute in the first batch.
Jio Institute’s PGP first cohort has a healthy mix of geographic and gender diversity. The cohort comes from 19 Indian states and four countries outside of India, including South Africa, Bhutan, Nepal and Ghana. The batch is made up of students from academically diverse disciplines, including engineering, science, art, commerce, mass media, and management.
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The institute offers two courses in the first year, Post Graduate Programs in Artificial Intelligence & Data Science and Digital Media & Marketing Communications. Classes start on July 21. The institute welcomed the student founders at an inauguration program held on Wednesday, July 20.
The founding class has an average work experience of about four years in various fields including advertising, automotive, banking, construction, digital media, edtech, fintech, healthcare, information technology, logistics, microfinance, oil gas, pharmaceutical, telecom, government, NGO and so on.
Neeta Ambani, President and Founder of the Reliance Foundation, Dhirubhai Ambani International School and Director of Reliance Industries addressed the institute’s first batch of students.
“Class of 2023, each of you has the potential and responsibility to shape not only the future of your country, but the future of our planet. So make every moment matter and every day counts. Learn with passion. Imagine without fear,” she said in her speech.
“Each batch of an institution is special because they contribute to the growth and cultural fabric of these institutions. But the first one is always extra special. Not only do they contribute, they help imagine and imagine an infinite possibility,” said the philanthropist.
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