Samsung R&D opens Samsung Innovation Campus at KLEIT, Hubli

Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore (SRI-B) inaugurated the Samsung Innovation Campus programme at the KLE Institute of Technology (KLEIT) campus, Hubballi.

Mohan Rao Goli, CTO, SRI-B along with Prof. Rajesh Hegde, Dean (R & D), IIT Dharwad inaugurated the Samsung Innovation Lab at KLEIT, in the presence of Prof. Ashok Shettar, Vice Chancellor, KLE Technological University.

Samsung Innovation Campus is the Company’s global citizenship programme that aims to bridge proficiency gaps in the country by skilling students on cutting-edge technology.

The programme intends to impart training and learning in domains such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Coding & Programming and Data Science and other domains.

Engineers at Samsung R&D Institute, Bengaluru will work on collaborative research projects with KLEIT students and faculty. The initiative strengthens Samsung’s commitment towards the Government’s Skill India initiative.

Samsung has so far set up eight Samsung Innovation Labs in IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Guwahati, IIITDM-Kurnool and IIT-Jodhpur.

Mohan Rao Goli, Chief Technology Officer, Samsung R&D Institute, Bengaluru said “The goal of the Samsung Innovation Campus is to contribute to the development of India by empowering youth, through education, training and development.

“This collaboration will not only enhance our research & development capabilities in emerging areas, such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, and IoT etc. but will also connect us with a talent pool that will build innovative solutions to real-life problems”, he added.

Prof. Ashok Shettar, Vice Chancellor of KLE Technological University said “Through the creation of this Innovation Centre, our students will gain invaluable insights to challenges facing the industry and will learn to develop technical skills to solve them”.

“We are optimistic about our partnership with Samsung to significantly contribute to India’s advancement in these critical new technology fields which will empower the youth of India to effect positive change,” he added.

Through this initiative, SRI-B plans to upskill approxiamate 100 students and professors per year at KLEIT. SRI-B is already working with four engineering colleges across Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, engaging more than 500 students.

With the rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Samsung is providing students with the tools they need to succeed in these growing fields.

Also read: Aequs, KLE Technological University to set up Aequs Innovation Centre (AIC) in Hubballi.

Additionally, the initiative also intends towards a faculty development program through mentorship from SRI-B, to bridge the gap between industry and academia.

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