Delhi Technological University (DTU) and Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd has signed an MoU for collaborative projects, including the setting up a Samsung Software Lab at DTU. The MoU was exchanged between Prof PB Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU and Stewart Hong, Managing Director, Samsung Software Engineering Lab-India in the presence of Chief Guest for the occasion, Dr Kiran Karnik, Former president, NASSCOM.
Other dignitaries present on the occasion included Shri RP Agrawal, Chairman BOM, DTU, Sanjay Rai, Vice President, SEL-India; and Dr Daya Gupta, Head of Department, Computer Engineering, DTU, under whose department this collaboration has been done.
Under this MoU DTU will organise a customised BTech (Software Technology) part time programme for SIEL employees. Upto 30 employees of Samsung India will undertake this Course every year. Samsung India will set up a Samsung Software Lab at DTU premises for the students. Also, Samsung India will award two gold medals, one each for MTech (Software Engineering/Computer Engineering) and MTech (Software Technology) to the top performing students every year. DTU will start an outreach programme in collaboration with Samsung India for under-privileged wherein they will be provided training.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Sharma remarked, “This is a momentous occasion for DTU. By signing this MoU with one of most innovative companies, we are unleashing a new era of Industry-Academia partnership. This MoU will aid us in bridging the gap between graduating engineering and professional engineers as well as reduce the gap between lab level research and the research required by the industry in developing new technologies. The missing gaps in expertise at both the partners may be filled through this collaboration”.
“We value our relationship with DTU and believe that our collaboration with DTU will help us in strengthening the knowledge and innovation eco system in the country.” stated Hong, MD, SIEL.
The MoU will be initially for a period of four years and can be further renewed mutually. “This collaboration is a golden opportunity for DTU students to garner industrial exposure and at the same time will enable Samsung India employees to update their knowledge and skills,” added Dr Gupta.