Mercedes-Benz India inaugurates its first ‘Mechatronics’ programme.

Mercedes Benz India inaugurates its first mechatronics program in collaboration with RV College of engineering

Total intake of ADAM course across all the eight institutes increased to 240 in 2018, compared to 80 seats in 2017 RV College of Engineering is the first engineering college in Southern India to run Mercedes-Benz’s prestigious Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics course autonomously

  • Even before the commencement of the ADAM course in its debut year
    in Karnataka, the seats got filled up with up to three times the number
    of applicants vying for a coveted seat for the course.
  • Mercedes-Benz’s ADAM Course is now taught across eight reputed
    engineering colleges across the country; five of them under the aegis
    of Mercedes-Benz India’s CSR initiatives, while three being private
  • ADAM course is being conducted across institutes in Pune(3),
    Aurangabad (1), Delhi NCR (3) and Thiruvananthapuram (1)
  • Mercedes-Benz has successfully trained over 500 students through the
    ADAM course across locations.
  • Designed by the Mercedes-Benz Global Training Center, the 1 year
    ADAM course focuses on self-learning methodology and helps
    candidates upskill themselves with the latest technological
    advancements in the world of automobiles
  • ADAM course will help the automobile industry to be ready for the next
    generation technologically advanced cars of the future

Bengaluru: Mercedes-Benz India, the country’s largest luxury automobile brand,
strengthened its commitment towards the Government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative by
signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the reputed Rashtreeya Vidyalaya
College of Engineering, Bengaluru. This is the first such educational institute in
Karnataka to conduct Mercedes-Benz India’s Mechatronics course (ADAM) and
also the first college in entire Southern India to run this course autonomously. With
this inauguration of the Mechatronics course, Mercedes-Benz once more underlines
the need to create highly skilled workforce, who are ready for the technologically
advanced machines of the future. The company is focused towards adapting to the
fast changing requirements of the automobile industry for future, thus making the
educated youth of the country employable and future ready.

(Left-Right) Mercedes-Benz MoU signing and inauguration of first-ever Mechatronics program with RVCE Dr.K.N. Subramanya, Principal of RVCE, Santosh Iyer, Vice-President, Customer Services & Corporate Affairs – Mercedes-Benz India and Panduranga Setty, President of RVCE

Mr. Santosh Iyer, Vice-President, Customer Services & Corporate Affairs,
Mercedes-Benz India said, “Mercedes-Benz’s Mechatronic course has been a
flagship programme where we actively support the Government’s ‘Skill India’
initiative through a PPP model. This course has been a flag bearer of our
commitment towards developing a workforce which is not only high skilled for
today’s industry requirements, but also ready for the challenges in the future
transition which we foresee. We have been focusing continuously towards making
Mechatronics course more accessible to aspiring and talented students across the
country. Towards this we already have tripled the total intake this year to 240seats
across 8 institutes, both Government and autonomous. We now plan to double the
current capacity in 2019 and bring more such reputed colleges under the aegis of
ADAM course.”

“Today there’s a dire need for a distinctive approach towards providing quality
technical education to the students in this country, and also to make them
employable for the industry. The inauguration of Mercedes-Benz’s first
Mechatronics course in Karnataka in collaboration with RV College of Engineering
is a right step towards this direction. We have already received overwhelming
response for the course underlying its popularity, and high industry acceptability.

(Left-Right) D.P Nagaraj, Joint Secretary, RVCE, M.P Shyam, Managing Director, Akshaya Motors, Panduranga Setty, President of RVCE, Dr.K.N. Subramanya, Principal of RVCE, Santosh Iyer, Vice-President, Customer Services & Corporate Affairs – Mercedes-Benz India and Srinivas Iyengar, Professor, Florida University

We will be continuing our efforts towards this direction and contributing towards
making the auto industry ready for its next wave of highly complex future cars.” Mr.
Iyer added.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr. M K Panduranga Setty, President, RVCE,
commented, “Collaborations with a global icon like Mercedes-Benz is a matter of
immense pride for us. ADAM training program will ensure that our students receive
quality education along with training and understanding of cutting-edge technology
as per the current automotive industry norms. As the technology hub of the country,
it is important that we include such courses as a part of the curriculum for the
students. We are confident this collaboration will be immensely beneficial for
creating successful careers for students in this region. Together we will ensure our
students are prepared to become an essential part of the skilled workforce for the

About ADAM course:
The Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) program is an initiative
by Mercedes-Benz India, which was propagated among students with the help of
educational institutions. The Mechatronics training school at Mercedes-Benz India
was started in the year 2006 with the aim of providing trained service personnel and
engineers. To address this requirement, the parent company Daimler AG, Germany
along with Mercedes-Benz India 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. Only 20 students qualify to take the
course per batch. Since its inception, over 500 students have successfully
completed the program and have been placed within the Mercedes-Benz India
dealership network. The Mechatronics program also provides support to MercedesBenz
India’s state-of-the-art facility at Chakan, Pune.

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