Semiconductor India Research Launches ‘Samsung Innovation Campus’ Programme at Visvesvaraya Technological University

 India,February 20, 2024: Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR) has inaugurated its ‘Samsung Innovation Campus’ programme at the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) to upskill youth in future tech domains such as Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things and make them job ready. This initiative strengthens Samsung’s commitment towards the Government’s Skill India initiative as part of the company’s vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia.

Under the programme, Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR) will train and empower 1,100 undergraduate engineering students across the state of Karnataka.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr. BE. Rangaswamy, Registrar of VTU in the presence of Dr. S Vidyashankar, honorable Vice Chancellor of VTU, and other dignitaries from SSIR. The pilot project between SSIR and VTU is an effort to equip students with knowledge and skills of cutting-edge technologies, contributing to the growth of the technology ecosystem in Karnataka.

Facilitated by experts with access to Samsung Innovation Campus content in the domains of AI and IoT, this initiative will focus on instructor-led training for undergraduate students pursuing BE and B.Tech degrees. The programme aims to generate quality, industry-relevant skillset by training the youth of this nation. Through the integration of technology, basic software skills and technical know-how, the programme seeks to empower its participants to grow into well-rounded professionals.

“The objective of launching Samsung Innovation Campus is to empower young minds and foster innovative thinking in them. Our partnership with VTU is a stepping stone towards creating an innovation centre that brings out the potential of the youth. This collaboration will not only enhance technical capabilities in young students but will also make them industry-ready. We are optimistic that through the programme, SSIR will foster innovation and instill an entrepreneurial mindset amongst aspiring engineers,” said Balajee Sowrirajan, Corporate EVP & MD, Samsung Semiconductor India Research.

“VTU is a leading university for technical education in Karnataka dedicated to preparing students for the rapidly evolving technological landscape. Through its industry-relevant curriculum, VTU stands strong at offering a comprehensive blend of technical expertise and vocational skills essential for students to succeed in their career journey. We are elated to collaborate with Samsung Semiconductor India Research as it would help our students to learn industry-relevant concepts as well as get hands-on training which will make them job-ready for the future,” said Dr. S Vidyashankar, Vice Chancellor of VTU.

Beyond technical competency development, students will be guided through the entire ideation process, problem-solving methodologies, and mentored by experts to solve identified problem statements while participating in the state level hackathons. Notably, standout ideas with potential for Deep Tech products shall foster entrepreneurship among tomorrow’s innovators.