the country’s largest luxury car maker, reiterated its commitment of continuing
to develop the future talent pool in the country and make them industry ready,
through its academic upskilling initiatives. The company has introduced an
industry focused unique EV module in its highly popular Advanced Diploma in
Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) course.
also promote diversity and equal opportunity for women in the auto industry
which is at the cusp of an EV revolution, Mercedes-Benz’s EV module is first
introduced at the Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS Women’s
College)in Pune. The EV module for Advanced Mechatronics course was rolled out
by Martin Schwenk, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Shekhar Bhide,
Vice-President, Customer Services, Mercedes-Benz India, Dr. Madhuri Khambete,
Principal, Cummins College of Engineering and Rajendra Jog, Trustee, MKSSS.
Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “Electric
is the future and it is imperative that we drive ahead with upskilling and
re-skilling initiatives for our talent pool, making them industry ready and
create a robust e-mobility ecosystem. The new EV module of the ADAM course
leverages Mercedes-Benz’s global expertise to impart world-class training to
our young generation, aspiring for an automotive career. There is a need for
the present academic curriculums to be in sync with the rapid transition and
evolving requirements of the Indian EV Industry. With the introduction of the
EV module, we are addressing this specific requirement and will help create a
pool of young talents, who will be instrumental in supporting the transition to
continued association with MKSSS, Pune is a testament to our commitment to
promote a culture of diversity that offers equal opportunities to young
aspirants to excel in the field of automotive mechatronics. We are confident
that the inclusion of the EV module will be
making their skillset highly sought after for the emerging requirements of the
automotive industry.” added Schwenk
P.V.S. Shastry, Secretary of MKSSS, commented, “We are delighted that the first
EV Module in an ADAM course is introduced at MKSSS. As the automotive industry
is witnessing a demand for EV-trained workforce, this module will provide our
students with an edge over competition and create good career opportunities.
Since its inception in 2018, the ADAM course at MKSSS has met with unparalleled
success among the women in our institute who are keen on making a career in
automobile industry. In fact, in the last two years, we have achieved 100%
placement offers before the completion of the course. The hands-on, practical
training experience has proved to be a boon for their learning as well as job
EV module will be a part of a 12-month Advanced Diploma in Automotive
Mechatronics (ADAM) course, a unique public-private partnership initiative
aimed to upskill students with the latest technological advancements. The
course will be split into subtopics, designed to impart a holistic
understanding of the latest cutting-edge EV technology at par with global
industry standards. The module will impart knowledge about the advanced level
of systems in the vehicle, awareness about the HV System & its
measurements, along with personal & vehicle safety. It will also provide an
opportunity for the students to get hands-on practical expertise in EV
technologies as well.
in 2006, ADAM course is an initiative by Mercedes-Benz focused on building
competencies and skills and has been successfully operational in nine technical
institutions in various cities across the country. Over 1200 students have
benefited from the ADAM course since its inception, wherein they have achieved
successful placements in the Industry.
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