Thursday, May 14, 2015

MSME-Samsung Digital Academy to teach Tizen OS development

Samsung India and the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India, today signed an agreement to open MSME-Samsung Digital Academy, to offer young students a skill development course based on the Tizen OS platform.

As per the MoU signed by Mr. Amarendra Sinha, Special Secretary & Development Commissioner, MSME and Mr. HyunWoo Bang, Senior Vice President, Samsung India Electronics, at an event in New Delhi, the Company will offer the Digital Academy course in collaboration with the Ministry, and will seek to train youth to develop apps that run on the Tizen OS across a multitude of devices such as smartphones, televisions and tablets.

In its first phase, the Samsung Digital Academy will be rolled out across the 10 MSME-Samsung Technical Schools which have been set up by Samsung and Ministry of MSME following an MoU in August 2014. Each of these schools will run a four-week long course in batches of 30 students. The program will eventually be scaled up to include 68 other MSME Technical Centres across the country, as well as Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), and other key institutes of technical education and engineering in India.

The course will offer theory and lab-based training in the digital academies, on the Tizen platform, app development process, testing and de-bugging. It will also offer training on Application Program Interfaces, and packaging and installation of designed apps on various devices.