Bengaluru: Samsung Semiconductor India Research (SSIR) on Thursday announced its partnership with the Department of Collegiate and Technical Education (DCTE), government of Karnataka, as part of its flagship CSR program—Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC).
The partnership will enhance technological skills in internet of things (IOT) and artificial intelligence (AI) for more than a thousand students and teachers in 37 polytechnic colleges across 30 districts of Karnataka.
This initiative strengthens Samsung’s commitment towards the government’s Skill India initiative as part of its vision of #PoweringDigitalIndia. The collaboration will provide hands-on training and access to cutting-edge technologies to students in the rural areas.
The SIC program, a global citizenship initiative aims to foster innovation in IoT and AI and bridge the proficiency gaps aims to skill our GenZ’s in new-age technologies thereby enhancing their employability. The SIC program will ignite a technological revolution by offering students training through comprehensive understanding of the latest technologies and a unique opportunity to collaborate with SSIR engineers.
The program will include all the adequate facilities, required kits, and equipment along with IoT and AI based training for students as per the SIC module. This will further enable an ecosystem of innovation for students to thrive and help them develop industry-capable skills as part of their learning curriculum. Under a multidisciplinary approach, students will be provided with a space to solve local problems through practical experience working in the field of agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, water, and energy management.
Balajee Sowrirajan, CVP, Samsung Electronics & MD, SSIR, said, “Our partnership with the DCTE marks a pivotal step in the advancement of technology education in rural Karnataka. We truly concur with government’s focus on “Make AI for India’ but also ‘Make AI work for India’ and our goal is to empower the future of the country with leading IoT and AI knowledge and skills and create limitless opportunities for them in the fast-growing technology sector. We are proud to contribute and bridge the digital divide and secure the nation’s place as a leader in the global digital ecosystem.”
Commenting on the partnership, CN Ashwath Narayan, minister of skill development, entrepreneurship and livelihood of Karnataka, said, “We are proud to join forces with an innovative semiconductor organization with a forward-looking vision to bring cutting-edge IoT and AI solutions to rural students in Karnataka. The launch of the SIC program levels the playing field, providing equal access to the latest technology and real-world knowledge. Through this partnership, our aim is to unleash the transformative power of digitalization, empowering students from remote areas with opportunities of the future and equip them with the right technology skills needed for success.”
Students will go through theoretical as well as practical applications as per course module and will go through assessment during and after the completion of the course. At the end, students have to prepare the project in the final stage. Certificates will also be given out after reaching a certain level of the training.
SSIR is a part of the global network of Samsung Electronics for providing component solutions, featuring industry-leading technologies in the areas of system LSI, memory and foundry. At SSIR, we offer our engineers a foundation to work on cutting edge technologies such as foundation IP design, serial interfaces, multimedia IPs, mobile SoCs, storage solutions, 4G/5G solutions, neural processors, AI/ML and much more.