Jio Institute Strengthens Academic Leadership and Appoints Dr. Guruswami Ravichandran as Provost

Mumbai: Jio Institute today announced the appointment of Professor Guruswami Ravichandran of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as Provost to further strengthen its academic leadership. Professor Ravichandran will join the Jio Institute as Founding Provost and Professor of Engineering, July 1, 2022. From 2015 to 2021, he held the Otis Booth Chair in Leadership of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech. He was also director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) from 2009 to 2015.

Dr. Ravichandran holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and MS in Engineering both from Brown University, USA and a BE degree (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College (NIT), Trichy. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and a foreign member of Academia Europaea, among others. He received the Warner T. Koiter Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, William M. Murray Lecture Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics, Chevalier de l’ordre des Palmes Academiques, République de France, among many other awards and recognitions for his contribution to research and teaching.

Commenting on the appointment of Dr. Ravichandran, Smt. Nita Ambani, Founder and President, Reliance Foundationnoted, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Dr. Ravichandran to the Jio Institute and Reliance family. I am sure that we will all benefit immensely from his vast experience in academia and that he will accelerate our mission to prepare the next generation of global leaders. , who can contribute to the advancement of India and the world.With faculty drawn from top-notch institutions across the globe, Jio Institute is designed to be global while retaining its Indian essence.

Jio Institute also announced admissions to its Postgraduate (PG) Certificate Programs in the emerging fields of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and Digital Media and Marketing Communications. These one-year, full-time programs will be taught by leading scholars from world-renowned universities and industry thought leaders. They will be offered from the Jio Institute campus in Navi Mumbai, which has state-of-the-art infrastructure. Both programs require the candidate to have a minimum of 50% or an equivalent CGPA in a bachelor’s degree and after that work experience of at least eighteen months. Jio Institute also offers scholarships of up to 100% on tuition fees for deserving applicants.

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