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Jio Institute to Commence Academic Session This Year at Navi Mumbai Campus

Nita Ambani, chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation.

Nita Ambani, chairperson and founder of Reliance Foundation.

"Jio Institute is envisioned to be an exemplary academic institution with a world-class platform for research, innovation, and lifelong learning," said Nita Ambani.

Founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani on Thursday announced that Jio Institute will begin academic sessions this year itself.

“We have also worked very hard through these challenging times, to bring our dream project – the Jio Institute – to life! Jio Institute is envisioned to be an exemplary academic institution with a world class platform for research, innovation, and lifelong learning. It will prepare the next generation of global leaders who will significantly contribute to the advancement of India and the world," said Nita Ambani, at RIL’s 44th AGM on Thursday.

Despite the pandemic, Jio Institute is all set to commence academic sessions at their campus in Navi Mumbai this year itself.

RIL spent Rs 1,140 crore in the fiscal ending March 2021 on corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives including Covid-19 support, rural transformation, education, health, sports and disaster response.

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A manufacturing facility in Silvassa, Gujarat was ramped up to produce 1,00,000 PPE kits and masks every day to serve frontline workers, the report said.

On rural transformation, it created 131 lakh cubic meters of water harvesting capacity trained 10,000-plus elected representatives and village volunteers to strengthen local governance, trained 8,800 unemployed and supported 39 skilling partners across 20 states and 150+ cities.

On healthcare, Reliance provided 2.3 lakh health consultations though Mobile Medical Units (MMUs), Static Medical Units (SMUs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs), it said.

It supported an array of educational initiatives, spanning primary, secondary and tertiary education. Jio Institute set up as a "Greenfield Institute of Eminence" start-up campus spread across 52 acres land and 3,60,000 sq ft constructed buildings at Ulwe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra is ready to commence academic sessions in 2021.

It launched Reliance Foundation Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Sciences, imparted 4,100 hours of training to 763 teachers and 116 non-teaching staff of Reliance Foundation Schools on technology platforms and upgraded 75 government schools and 221 master trainers trained in Madhya Pradesh.

Reliance Foundation - the philanthropic arm of RIL - promoted sports as a medium to encourage learning and build leadership among the children and youth of India. Since inception, Reliance"s sporting initiatives have reached 2.15 crore youngsters across the country through fitness training, nutrition and coaching.

On disaster response, it provided pre/post-cyclone advisories in coordination with authorised government departments and local administration during cyclones Amphan, Nisarga, Burevi and Nivar. Pre-and post-flood support was provided for 20,000+ individuals following Godavari floods on crop disease management.

Post Uttarakhand floods, RF stood with disaster response teams providing meals to 250 persons besides dry ration kits to 150 families.

At the veterinary hospital, Padana, 4,818 animals were provided healthcare. RF arranged fodder for livestock in rural areas and grain feed for birds, partnering with NGOs to distribute food for stray animals across India, the report added.

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first published:June 24, 2021, 20:36 IST