Samsung India to recruit over 1,000 engineers from IITs and top colleges
Resuming its annual campus recruiting activity after the pandemic, Samsung India plans to recruit more than 1,000 engineers from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and other top engineering schools this recruiting season.
To be recruited for its three R&D centers in India, the young engineers will work in fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), the Internet of things (IoT), deep learning, networks , image processing, cloud, data. analysis, OnDevice AI as well as camera technologies.
âSamsung has been in India for over 25 years now and our R&D centers in India are among the largest outside of Korea. The R&D segment in India has evolved over the past few years and we have focused on roles that help us innovate for the future and create unique solutions. Our talented engineers will continue to work with teams across the globe ensuring they receive international exposure and appropriate mentorship. This year, we plan to hire over 1,000 engineers and have already extended 250 PPOs to engineers from IITs and other institutions, âsaid Sameer Wadhawan, Senior Vice President and Head of Human Resources, Samsung India.
For its three R&D centers in Bengaluru, Noida and Delhi, Samsung will hire around 260 engineers from IIT campuses in Delhi, Kanpur, Mumbai, Madras, Guwahati, Kharagpur, BHU, Roorkee and other newer IITs, while the rest of hiring will come from other top engineering schools such as BITS Pilani, IIIT and NIT, among others.
Samsung plans to hire students from several streams including computer science, electronics and communications, electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science, instrumentation and information technology to support its efforts to develop innovative solutions for the challenges specific to India.
âThis year, we had a slightly longer internship period so that students could spend more time in the company, giving them the opportunity to interact with leaders and managers. It helps us spot a brilliant talent among them. both employer and employee have a better perspective on job fit and satisfaction, âadded Wadhawan.
Speaking about promoting innovation among its recruits at Samsung’s R&D centers in India, Wadhawan said the company’s strong patent filing culture has resulted in more than 7,500 patents worldwide with more than 3,500 patent filings in India so far. Millennials file the most patents, with 50% of patent applicants being novice inventors and 27% of inventors with less than five years of experience, he added.
In addition, to provide a platform for growth for its employees, Samsung offers several development programs that include M Tech programs with IIIT-B and BITS Pilani to learn and contribute to new trends using future technologies.
During the 2019 hiring season, the company hired 1,200 engineers and honored all vacancies, allowing candidates to join later due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, some of them between them joining in 2021.