Jio Institute to offer undergraduate courses in AI, machine learning and more

Home Minister Amit Shah and Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani attend a convocation ceremony at the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in Gandhinagar.Photo)(

  • Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Institute will start its first academic session in 2021.
  • It will focus on undergraduate courses in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, and digital media and marketing.
  • The digital courses will be led by Shailesh Kumar, who is the chief data scientist for Jio.
  • The Human Resource & Development (HRD) Ministry had granted the ‘eminence’ status to the Jio Institute even before it went operational.
Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Institute which will start its academic session in 2021 — will offer courses in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, digital media and marketing.

These undergraduate courses will be led by Shailesh Kumar, who is the chief data scientist for Reliance Jio.

The institute has formulated a seven member board of advisory, before the launch. Ambanis aside, the board includes members — Jean-Lou Chameau, president of Caltech; Michael Keller of Stanford, Rick Levin of Yale, Subra Suresh of Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University, Nadhmi A Al-Nasr of Saudi Arabia’s habitat project NEOM; Frank J Mulhem and Vinayak P Dravis of Northwestern University.

The Human Resource & Development (HRD) Ministry had granted the ‘ eminence’ status to the Jio Institute even before it went operational. The institute however has been under the heat since it was the only proposed institute to be accorded this status back in 2018. This status was reportedly given solely on the basis of future prospects.

The institute is expected to hire university staff and prepare an academic curriculum by October 2020, ET reported citing the company’s response to the government’s EEC.

The Jio institute is eyeing global academic experts to be a part of its faculty. It is in talks with universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, Northwestern University and Nanyang Technological University to bring in faculty experts and mentors to the institute.

The institute is expected to have a sprawling campus across 800 acres and will be located at Navi Mumbai.

See also:
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Reliance Jio gets a golden opportunity to hike tariffs and still stay ahead of rivals

IITs, IISc say that patchy funding is delaying ‘Institute of Eminence’ plans
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