Samsung India today announced that it is expanding its industry academic program – Samsung PRISM (Preparing and Inspiring Student Minds) – to 70 engineering colleges in India by 2025. The company said the program has been successful in bringing engineering students to register patents and publish technical papers on subjects such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT.
As part of Samsung PRISM, which began in 2020, more than 4,500 engineering students and 1,000 professors worked with engineers from SRI-B (Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore) to successfully deliver live projects. SRI-B offers research and development projects (worklets) to be carried out in four to six months. Teams of students and faculty have filed several patents along with SRI-B engineers and published several research papers, Samsung said. Students from top engineering faculties have participated in the program so far.
Students and teachers hone their skills
“The Samsung PRISM program is our contribution to developing an innovation mindset among India’s youth, building on the strengths of our academic community and engineering students. Teachers have more hands-on experience in the industry. This is preparing students to the industry and is advancing our vision of Powering Digital India,” said Srimanu Prasad, Head of Technology Strategy at Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore.
With the PRISM program, Samsung seeks to build a skilled workforce. All students receive SRI-B certificates on completion of the project, and so far, more than 300 teams have been recognized for their work and have also been rewarded, Sasmung said.
Each project is developed by a team of three students and a professor, with an SRI-B mentor who guides, trains and conducts periodic reviews. Each engineering faculty has multiple teams and students are selected based on a test conducted by SRI-B.
A Samsung statement citing students who participated in the PRISM program said the collaborative environment has been very helpful. Through the program, they were able to work on challenging problem statements and gain valuable insights into the workings of large companies in the industry. Teachers were quoted as saying the program helped them update their technical skills and gain hands-on experience in the industry.
SRI-B, which is Samsung’s largest R&D facility outside of Korea, is focused on Communication Protocols, Multimedia (including Camera Solutions), AD Tech, Data Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence and IoT. So far, the R&D center has registered more than 3,500 patents in India and more than 7,500 patents worldwide.