IIT Guwahati Partners with Samsung to Set Up Samsung Innovation Labs under its Digital Academy Initiative

The 14-week long course will train students on the Internet of Things (IoT), Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)

GUWAHATI,  : Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati today launched the Samsung Digital Academy Programme by inaugurating the Samsung Digital Academy at the campus. The 14-week long course will be taught 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.

The curriculum at the Samsung Innovation Lab at IIT Guwahati will include Internet of Things (IoT), Embedded Systems (ES), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). The students will be trained on these industry-relevant skills in order to make them job-ready.

 Speaking at the launch of the programme, Prof. T.G Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “IIT Guwahati is actively looking forward to the association with Samsung India to impart cutting edge education to the students of the institute. Such initiatives will help bridge the academia-industry gap and foster more collaborations that would be a win-win situation for both. The presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, along with the strong interest and support of the state government will go a long way in extending the expertise of IIT-Guwahati and Samsung Innovation Lab to other parts of Assam. It would provide technical opportunities for academic excellence and development.”

 “I sincerely feel that Samsun 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 definitely play a crucial role in. helping the government develop sustainable employment options in the state helping the government develop sustainable employment options in the state”, said Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal.

 “Samsung R&D Institute India, Delhi has been working closely for many years with premiere engineering institutions of India to foster collaborations for joint teaching, mentoring and promoting research on advanced and emerging technologies. We are committed to work in the field of next generation technology development and participate in the growth of advanced research areas such as IoT through the network of Samsung Innovation Labs under the Samsung Digital Academy program,” said Kiho Kim, Managing Director, Samsung Research & Development Institute, Delhi.

 “At Samsung, our aim is 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 Peter Rhee, Corporate Vice President, Samsung India.

 The Samsung Innovation Lab at IIT Guwahati will carry out research on areas such as Pervasive Computing, Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning, IoT, Embedded Systems.