About Jio Institute
Jio Institute, Navi Mumbai is a private educational institution set up as a joint collaboration between Reliance Industries Ltd. and Reliance Foundation. It should be noted that this institute has only been given a Letter of Intent as a Greenfield Institute by the Central Govt.'s Ministry of Education. As yet it has not got affiliation to any university or an official UGC recognition (refer to the FAQs at the institute's website).
General overview Jio Institute, Ulwe has launched its first academic session this year, with two programs, Artificial Intelligence & Data Science, and Digital Media and Marketing Communications. In the coming years, the institute will be offering undergraduate, postgraduate, Ph.D., and post-Doctoral programs in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Science and Medicine, Journalism, Law, Engineering, etc. Alongside academic programs, students will acquire excellent communications skills to get across their ideas verbally and in written form, develop critical thinking, gain leadership abilities, and understand the many facets of entrepreneurship. Jio institute is also planning to provide students with the option to study abroad in certain academic modules, for which it will set up collaborations with globally reputed universities and institutions.
Campus infrastructure The newly set-up 52-acre campus of Jio Institute at Ulwe has got contemporary facilities, including labs for robotics and virtual reality, media studios, a medical room, a canteen, and sports and recreational facilities. The digital-enabled library provides excellent resources for faculty and students, including research facilities. Books, periodicals, journals, and other printed matter are available, as also technical reports, videos, case studies, etc.
Students will be required to take up hostel accommodation that is provided in furnished flats near the Ulwe, Navi Mumbai campus. The hostel fee and meals is included in the program fee, while the expenses for books, laptops, laundry facilities, etc have to be borne by the students.
A career development centre is on the cards, to assist students to get ahead on their career path and an industry collaborative network will enable students to interact with experts, attend guest lectures, take up research projects, etc.
Admission procedure Students keen to pursue a course at Jio Institute, Navi Mumbai have to first open an account at the institute's portal to register, and then fill up the online application form. It is required to scan and upload the necessary documents, such as photos, academic certificates, etc and submit the application fee of Rs.2,500/- online. There is an online entrance test and an online interview with the admissions panel, after which the candidates for the course are selected. A provisional admissions letter will be sent to the selected candidates and the program fee has to be paid as per the schedule. Students can avail of scholarships to cover the tuition fee.
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