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Samsung launches industry-academia programme for engineering students

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Samsung, country’s one of the largest consumer electronics and smartphone brand, has launched a unique industry-academia program – Samsung PRISM (Preparing and Inspiring Student Minds). The new initiative will stimulate the Indian innovation ecosystem, and build capabilities among students that meet industry needs.

The programme, which will be run by Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore (SRI-B), aimed to involve engineering colleges that are in the top positions of the Government of India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings.

The SRI-B has so far signed MoUs with 10 engineering colleges. It will add more colleges over the next few months.

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Once the program rolls out, SRI-B will collaborate with students and faculty at these engineering colleges, giving them research as well as development projects to be executed over four to six months. Students will get to work on projects in cutting edge technology areas such as Artificial Intelligence (including vision tech), Machine Learning, Internet of Things & Connected Devices and 5G networks, to solve real world problems.

Dipesh Shah, Managing Director, Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore, said “Samsung PRISM program is a testimony to our mission of transforming people’s lives with meaningful innovations. This program will draw from the strength of our academia and engineering students’ community, which undoubtedly is the best in the world. Giving them an opportunity to work with Samsung, and making them industry-ready will be a step in the right direction towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.”

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