In a bid to promote research and development, South Korean tech giant Samsung today revealed that it will be hiring 1000 engineering graduates from top-tier Indian institutes for its research and development facilities in the country. The company will host hiring drives at IITs, NITs, Delhi College of Engineering, BITS Pilani, Manipal Institute of Technology and IIITs, among others.

Dipesh Shah, Samsung’s global senior vice-president and MD Samsung R&D Institute, Bengaluru, India, said:

“Samsung is extremely bullish on R&D in India. The three R&D centres in India work on several cutting edge technologies…We will be hiring around 1,000 engineers from top engineering colleges this year across the three R&D centres in India, of which over 300 will be from IITs. A majority of them will be hired for domains such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, signal processing, computer vision, mobile security and biometrics among others. There is a large need for talent”.

A vast majority of the hiring will be focused on new age domains including artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, biometrics, natural language processing, augmented reality and networks including 5G. Other than the usual computer science graduates, Samsung will also hire engineers from a number of other disciplines including, electrical engineering, mathematics and computing, applied mechanics, statistics, etc.

Last year, Samsung hosted a similar hiring drive for its R&D facilities during which the company hired 800 engineers, out of which 300 were from IITs. The company has 32 R&D centers across the world, out of which three are in India at Bengaluru, Noida, and Delhi. The R&D centers in India focus on both global products and India specific innovations.