Samsung India gets BITS Pilani to upskill employees at its R&D Institute in Noida


Signs MoU with the engineering institute for skill enhancement related to areas, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Samsung India has joined hands with the engineering institute, BITS Pilani, to facilitate advanced learning for its employees at the Samsung R&D Institute India-Noida (SRI-Noida). The programme will be fully sponsored by Samsung and is intended to offer employees an opportunity to synergise theory with practice on a sustained basis, and to enhance their academic qualification.

As part of the initiative, SRI-Noida employees can pursue M.Tech in software systems, to further upgrade their skills. The course, consisting of three semesters of theory work and one semester of dissertation, is designed to offer skills that are in alignment with SRI-Noida’s focus on niche areas, such as machine learning, cloud computing, data mining, data structure and algorithms design and artificial intelligence.

The course will help strengthen the technical knowledge of employees, while giving them a career development opportunity.

“As technology evolves, skill sets must evolve too, especially for a company, such as Samsung that is focused on the next level of innovations. This MoU is in line with our vision to develop futuristic skill-sets aligned to the requirements of the fast evolving mobile and consumer electronics sectors. Through these strategic partnerships, we aim to deliver the best training and skill development to our employees, and thereby accelerate our ‘Make for India’ initiative,” said Dr. Seounghoon Oh, managing director, Samsung R&D Institute India-Noida.

Every year, a batch of 35 employees from SRI-Noida will be sponsored for this two-year M.Tech. programme. All classes will be conducted on the SRI-Noida campus.

“BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) are designed to integrate academic content with the requirements of the workplace, and are conducted with the same level of rigor as the programme offered on campus,” said Prof. G Sundar, director, off-campus programmes & industry engagement, BITS Pilani.

SRI-Noida has an existing MOU with Delhi Technological University (DTU) for M.Tech. and PhD since 2011.

SRI-Noida was established in 2007 with the primary focus of mobile software development and testing. It is actively involved in developing localised and advanced solutions to suit market needs for South West Asia, and also develop models for Middle East Asia, North America (USA and Canada), Europe & CIS regions. The centre possesses extensive and in-depth experience in major domains of R&D, such as multimedia, applications, framework, system & communication protocol.

The R&D centre has developed several India-specific innovations, such as popular S-bike mode, ultra data saving mode, social camera, S-secure and S-power planning. Many of these innovations have done well in global markets as well.

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