Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz India today signed an MoU with the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Bhubaneswar, to provide a one-year Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) course.
The MoU signing was attended by Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India; Shekhar Bhide, vice-president, Customer Services, Mercedes-Benz India; Dr. Achyuta Samanta, member of Parliament and founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS).
Commenting on the initiative, Martin Schwenk, said, “The ADAM course is a one-of-its-kind initiative in the industry and we are excited to expand it further to KIIT. The auto segment is one of the highest contributors to the GDP of the nation. Over the years we have successfully tied up with nine institutions and over 650 students have been successfully trained. We been consistently building competencies and skills that positively benefit young minds and the society at large.”
Dr. Achyuta Samanta commented, “Mercedes-Benz is a global icon and known for innovation and pioneering technology. Programs like ADAM are vital so that students receive quality education along with world-class training and understanding of cutting-edge technology at par with current industry norms. We are certainly proud of this association with Mercedes-Benz India and are confident this program will certainly help enhance skill sets of our students and help them build better careers.”
The Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics program is an initiative by Mercedes-Benz India, which is propagated among students with the help of educational institutions. The Mechatronics training school at Mercedes-Benz India was started in the year 2002 with the aim of providing trained service personnel and engineers.
To address this requirement, the parent company Daimler, Germany along with Mercedes-Benz India and the Mercedes-Benz India dealership network joined forces to start the program and train students to address the requirements of Mercedes-Benz technology and innovation. Only 20 students qualify to take the course per batch. Since its inception, 660 students have successfully completed the program and have been placed within the Mercedes-Benz India dealership network.