Jio Institute appoints Guruswami Ravichandran as Provost

MUMBAI: Multi-disciplinary institute for higher education, Jio Institute, on Monday said it has appointed Prof Guruswami Ravichandran from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as its Provost.

The institute was set up as a philanthropic initiative by Reliance Industries and Reliance Foundation. Ravichandran will join the Jio Institute as its founding Provost and Professor of Engineering, on July 1, 2022.


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Earlier, he served as the Otis Booth Leadership Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech from 2015 to 2021.
He also served as the Director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) from 2009 to 2015.

Ravichandran holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and M.S. in Engineering both from Brown University, US, and a B.E. (honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College (NIT), Trichy.

Besides, he is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, foreign Member Academia Europaea, among others.

“It gives me pleasure to welcome Dr. Ravichandran in the Jio Institute and Reliance family. I am sure we all will immensely benefit from his vast experience in academia and that he will accelerate our mission of preparing the next generation of global leaders, who can contribute to the advancement of India and the world,” said Nita Ambani, Founder Chairperson of Reliance Foundation.

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“With faculty drawn from top-notch institutions across the world, Jio Institute is envisioned to be global while retaining its Indian essence. Furthermore, the institute has announced admissions to its Post-Graduate (PG) Certificate Programmes in the emerging areas of ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘Data Science’ and ‘Digital Media’ and ‘Marketing Communications’.

“These one-year full-time programmes will be delivered by leading academicians from globally reputed universities and industry thought leaders. They will be offered from Jio Institute’s campus at Navi Mumbai which features state-of-the-art infrastructure,” the institute said in a statement.

“Both the programmes require the candidate to have a minimum of 50 per cent or equivalent CGPA in a Bachelor’s degree and after that work experience of at least eighteen months. Jio Institute is also offering scholarships of up to 100 per cent on the tuition fees for deserving candidates.”

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