Samsung India said it is set to hire more than 1,000 engineers from top institutions like IITs and BITS Pilani this year.
In 2020, the South Korean giant had hired 1,200 engineers from top engineering colleges including IITs, NITs and IIIT.
The new employees will be working in technology areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning, networks, and image processing.
Samsung India has three R&D centres in the country in Bengaluru, Noida and Delhi. Samsung India said it has close to 9,000-10,000 engineers working at these three R&D centres.
Of these 1000, 260 will be from IITs and the rest will be from top engineering colleges, including BITS Pilani, NIITS, and IIITs, while 250 will be from pre-placement offers.
This year IIT Jodhpur and Goa will also be added to the list.
“This is part of our expansion plans in India. We opened first R&D centre in India in 1996 in Bengaluru, and factory in the same year,” said Sameer Wadhawan, Head, Human Resources (HR), Samsung India.
Samsung has one of the largest concentrations of R&D engineers in India outside of its South Korea headquarters.