Samsung India today inaugurated the Samsung Digital Academy at IIT-Guwahati, thereby strengthening its commitment towards the government’s Skill India mission and also bolstering the Digital India initiative.
The Samsung Innovation Lab at IIT-Guwahati will train students on the Internet of Things (IoT), Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, helping them learn industry-relevant skills and making them job-ready.
Samsung Digital Academy is Samsung’s corporate social initiative that aims to bridge the digital divide and proficiency gaps in the country by skilling students on cutting-edge technology. Through this partnership with IIT-Guwahati, the academy targets to train over 300 students in the next three years on these cutting edge technologies.
“I sincerely feel that Samsung Digital Academy Programme at IIT -Guwahati would increasingly help Assam to emerge as a key player in the development of next-generation technology ecosystems and help the state in becoming a potential destination for skill development mission from a digital perspective. I further hope that the collaboration between Samsung and IIT-Guwahati in rolling out this skill initiative will play a crucial role in helping the government develop sustainable employment options in the state,” said hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal.
“At Samsung, we aim to foster a culture of innovation amongst the students and provide them with the best possible infrastructure. We are confident that Samsung Innovation Lab, which is part of our citizenship initiatives, will help students leverage the growing digital technologies market and develop their talent,” said Pieter Rhee, Corporate Vice President, Samsung India.
The curriculum at the Samsung Innovation Lab at IIT-Guwahati will include the Internet of Things (IoT), embedded systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning. The course will be taught over 14 weeks through classroom lectures, assignments and lab room sessions, self-study and mini-projects. Extensive tutorials and approach documents will also be provided to students to facilitate practical exercises.
Samsung has so far set up five Samsung Innovation Labs in IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Roorkee as part of its Samsung Digital Academy program. More Samsung Innovation Labs are expected to come in the future. The current focus of the labs is on activities such as collaborative research with Samsung and course/training offered by Samsung. The Samsung Innovation Lab at IIT-Guwahati will research areas such as Pervasive Computing, Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning, IoT, Embedded Systems.