South Korean tech giant Samsung today said it would hire 1,000 engineers from top institutes for its three research and development (R&D) facilities in India.

It would hiring the talent from IITs, NITs, Delhi College of Engineering, BITS Pilani, Manipal Institute of Technology and IIITs among others.

“Samsung is greatly bullish on R&D in India. We have been here for more than 22 years. The three R&D centers in India take a shot at a few cutting edge technologies,” Samsung global senior VP and MD Samsung R&D Institute India Bengaluru Dipesh Shah said.

“We will employ around 1,000 engineers from top engineering universities this year over the three R&D focuses in India, of which more than 300 will be from IITs. A greater part of them will be employed for domains, for example, artificial intelligence, machine learning, signal processing, computer vision, mobile security and biometrics among others. There is a substantial requirement for talent,” he included.

Majority of the talent is being employed for new age domains, for example, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, biometrics, natural language processing, augmented reality and networks including 5G, it said in a statement.

Aside from the traditional domain of computer science, students would be picked from streams, for example, electrical engineering, mathematics and computing, applied mechanics, and statistics, among others.

A year ago Samsung hired 800 engineers for its R&D offices, out of which 300 were from IITs and this year too it would contract a comparable number from IITs.

Samsung has a sum of 32 R&D centers over the world and three in India at Bengaluru, Noida and Delhi. The Indian R&D centers add to worldwide items and in addition create India specific innovations for the local market here.

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