Samsung to hire over 1000 engineers in India this year from top engineering colleges like IITs and BITS, Pilani

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Samsung to hire over 1000 engineers in India this year from top engineering colleges like IITs and BITS, Pilani
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  • Samsung will be recruiting engineers for its Bengaluru, Delhi and Noida offices.
  • Around 260 engineers will be coming from all IITs and the balance would be coming from other Tier-1 institutes.
  • Samsung had hired 1200 engineers in 2019 as well from these top colleges.
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South Korean smartphone giant Samsung is looking forward to recruit more than 1000 engineers in India from top engineering colleges like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) and many more this year for its Bengaluru, Delhi and Noida offices.

Samsung is planning to hire students from multiple streams including computer science, electronics and communications, electrical engineering, mathematics and computing, instrumentation and information technology to support its efforts to build innovative solutions for India-specific challenges.

“As businesses continue to expand and grow, we will be hiring 1000 plus engineers for our R&D [research and development] centres from top notch engineering colleges. These engineers will work at our R&D centres located in Bangalore, Delhi and Noida,” said Sameer Wadhawan, senior vice president and head of human resources at Samsung India in an interaction with Business Insider.

He said, “One-fourth (260) engineers will be coming from all IITs and the balance would be coming from other tier one schools.”

When asked about the average salary package, which the company will be offering to their new employees, Wadhawan said, “We are offering a very competitive compensation [when] hiring from campuses. That is why we are able to hire more than 1000 plus engineers year after year”.

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Samsung had hired 1200 engineers in 2019 as well from these top colleges, but they joined the company in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reason behind this massive hiring was its main agenda to strengthen their R&D centres. “This is part of our continued growth and expansion plans in India. For us R&D has been on the front. We opened our first R&D centre in India in 1996 in Bengaluru, and a factory in the same year. This shows our commitment to the Indian market and India-related product and talent,” Wadhawan added.

The smartphone maker company witnessed a high attrition rate in the last couple of months. “Attrition rate is slightly higher than usual and it is more to do with the simple demand and supply issue, also there are so many tech jobs available, but the situation is not alarming for us”, he said.

Attrition rate, also known as churn rate is the rate at which employees leave the company and is often calculated as an annual figure.

Samsung, in their third quarter results which came out in October, reported a 28% increase in their operating profit from its previous quarter.

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