Samsung, one of the world’s leading consumer electronics and smartphone brands, has inaugurated its global CSR program Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) at Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University.
As part of the program, Samsung will educate young people in Nepal about cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, The Internet of Things, Big Data, and Coding & Programming, contributing to building a conducive environment for innovation and technology.
Samsung Innovation Campus was inaugurated by Mr. Devendra Paudel, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Science & Technology, Government of Nepal; Mr. Sung June Park, Head, Nepal Office, Samsung Southwest Asia; Mr. Park Chong-Suk, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal; Dr. Shiva Lal Bhusal, Rector, Tribhuvan University, and Dr. Shashidhar Ram Joshi, Professor & Dean, Tribhuvan University Institute of Engineering at a ceremony held inside the Pulchowk Campus of the institute.
As part of the program, youths will be provided with real job skills and in-demand tech skills that will improve their digital literacy, learning abilities, creativity, and employability.
“At Samsung, co-prosperity is one of our core values and we stand by it at all times. With our global CSR program Samsung Innovation Campus, we aim to positively impact the lives of youth in Nepal, enhancing their skills in high-tech domains such as AI, IoT, Big Data, and Coding & Programming are in demand among businesses today,” said Mr. Sung June Park, Head of, the Nepal Office, Samsung Southwest Asia.
The courses that are part of Samsung Innovation Campus – Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Coding & Programming, and the Internet of Things – will be taught at the Pulchowk Campus of Tribhuvan University Institute of Engineering. The prerequisites to be selected for the courses include knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and programming.
In this regard, Dr. Sashidhar Ram Joshi, Professor & Dean, Tribhuvan University Institute of Engineering shared,
Along with such technological training, the program also offers soft skills training to enhance students’ employability and ability to bring their knowledge to life. It also aims to nurture problem-solving capabilities that will enable students to become innovative thinkers.
As part of the courses offered under Samsung Innovation Campus at the Institute of Engineering, students will also undergo a practical project component. In this, students will be challenged to present projects of social significance in which AI, Big Data, Coding & Programming, and IoT play a role.
Launched in 2019, Samsung Innovation Campus, which is part of Samsung’s global CSR vision of “Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People”, trains students and unemployed youth to be experienced in key technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution, nurturing them for the next generation workforce.
Samsung believes in using innovation to positively transform communities and create a better life for people through its CSR initiatives. Empowering youth through education is one of the best ways we can prepare our young people to boldly face the world of the future.