Korean tech company Samsung is hiring over 1000 engineers from the Indian engineering colleges including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) this year. The company is planning to hire 260 engineers from the IITs alone and rest from colleges including the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other institutes like BITS Pilani, its HR head for India, Sameer Wadhawan told ET.
The company is visiting two new IITs at Jodhpur and Goa this year in addition to IITs at Delhi, Madras, Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Tirupati, Palakkad, Indore, Gandhinagar and Varanasi (BHU).
"Of the total 1000 offers this year to engineering students, 250 are pre-placement offers," said Wadhawan.
The talent hired from the engineering campuses will work at the three R&D centres at Bengaluru, Delhi and Noida. They will work on AI, machine learning, deep learning, Internet of things, very large scale integration (VLSI), networks, among other new technologies and digital solutions.
The company currently has about 10,000 engineers across these R&D centres, most of whom have been hired from the campuses. The last campus hiring by Samsung India was in 2019 when it scooped up over 1200 engineers. Due to the pandemic, the exams got pushed at the engineering colleges and the onboarding process also got delayed to 2020-end/early 2021.
"We honoured all the offers from the campuses despite the uncertainty created by the pandemic," he said.