In what is yet another instance of the growing connect between India Auto Inc and academia, luxury car market leader Mercedes-Benz India today signed an MoU with the Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology (NIET) and the Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology (KIET) in Delhi.
According to Mercedes-Benz India, this is its first-ever tie-up with any private institute in the country and underlines the need to create new avenues towards developing key competencies among students, which is vital to adapt to the fast-changing industrial requirements of the country.
The event saw participation from Santosh Iyer, vice- president - Customer Services, Retails Training and Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India; Dr O P Agarwal, managing director, NIET; Raman Batra, executive vice-president, NIET.
The Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) program is part of Mercedes-Benz India's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, which was propagated among students with the help of educational institutions. The Mechatronics Training School at Mercedes-Benz India opened in 2006 with the aim of providing trained service personnel and engineers.
To address this requirement, Mercedes-Benz India, its parent company Daimler AG and the Mercedes-Benz India dealership network joined hands to start the program and train students to address the requirements of Mercedes-Benz technology and innovation.
The program sees qualification of around 20 students for the course per batch. The company claims that over 500 students have successfully completed the program since its inception and have been placed within the Mercedes-Benz India dealership network. The Mechatronics program also provides support to Mercedes-Benz India’s plant at Chakan, Pune.
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