Jio Institute for higher education begins in India

Jio Institute, a multi-disciplinary higher education centre, is set to welcome its first batch of students for the first academic session to beg

in from 21 July. Ahead of it, the institute welcomed its founding batch of students at an inaugural programme held on Wednesday. The programme was attended by students, parents, Jio Institute leadership and staff, faculty, members of the Reliance family, and leaders from industry and academia. Speaking on the occasion, Nita Ambani, wife of Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of India's most valuable company Reliance Industries Ltd, and who heads the philanthropic activities of the group, said, Jio Institute, a multi-disciplinary higher education institute, was "born out of a dream to redefine higher education in India". She is also the founder chairperson of Reliance Foundation Institution of Education and Research. "Jio Institute was born out of a dream I shared with my husband Mukesh, to redefine higher education in India, and carry forward the legacy of our founder, my father-in-law Shri Dhirubhai Ambani," she said. "Today marks a new beginning. An important milestone for Jio Institute, and for each one of you," she said while addressing students at the beginning of the academic session. "Every batch of an institution is special, as they contribute to the growth and cultural fabric of these institutions. But the first one is always extra special." "And it is his vision to build an institution that will empower young Indians, and young people from across the globe, to develop solutions for a sustainable and better future for mankind," she said