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Samsung Digital Academy Launched in Hyderabad
Samsung India recently inaugurated Samsung Digital Academy in partnership with Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK). Samsung Digital Academy reflects Samsung’s commitment to the Government’s Skill India mission and Digital India initiative.
Samsung Digital Academy, set up in Hyderabad, will train students on Internet of Things (IoT) through Tizen operating system. It will help students learn industry-relevant skills and make them job-ready.
Samsung Digital Academy, part of Samsung’s citizenship initiative, aims to bridge the digital divide and proficiency gaps in the country by skilling students on cutting-edge technology. Through this partnership with TASK, the academy targets to train over 2,000 students in the next two years.
The academy at the TASK premises in Hyderabad was inaugurated by Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IT & Industries, Government of Telangana, Dr. Aloknath De, Chief Technology Officer, Samsung R&D Institute India, Bangalore and Mr. Sujiv Nair, Chief Executive Officer, TASK in the presence of other dignitaries.
“This initiative was the need of the hour as specialization is critical to increase the employability quotient of students. With emerging technologies, tough competition and changes happening every day, it is important that students skill themselves. The collaboration between Samsung and TASK in rolling out this skill initiative will play a key role in helping the government develop sustainable employment options,” said Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IT & Industries, Government of Telangana.
“Samsung is happy to partner with TASK to create an inclusive environment. This initiative should help young India leverage the growing digital technologies market and also reskill mid-level or retired professionals. The training on Tizen, the OS for IoT, would enable developers to hone their app programming skills and be part of IoT app eco system. We applaud the zeal of TASK for making skill development mission into reality and helping India imbibe next-generation technologies,” said Dr. Aloknath De, Chief Technology Officer, Samsung R&D Institute India, Bangalore.
The curriculum of Samsung Digital Academy has been conceptualized for easy comprehension even for a beginner in app development. The course includes nuances of web application development on Tizen, learning how to test, debug and also development of libraries associated with Tizen. The course is taught over a 12-week duration and includes classroom lectures, assignments or lab room sessions, self-study and mini projects. Extensive tutorials and approach documents are also provided to students to facilitate practical exercises.
“The establishment of this lab reflects enhanced synergy between Samsung and the Government of Telangana. The youth enrolling for the course could utilize the opportunity of getting hands on experience at Samsung Digital Academy and to be part of an exciting, new era in smart devices that will shape the future and improve their employability,” said Mr. Sujiv Nair, Chief Executive Officer, TASK.
Earlier this year, Samsung launched Samsung IoT Innovation Lab together with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi at the latter’s campus. The lab will endeavour to build a smarter communication landscape for end users. The IoT lab will carry out research on areas such as sensor data processing, network architecture and embedded intelligence.