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Old 12th September 2009, 10:49   #1
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I am doing my B.E in Mechanical.Right now as I unfortunately couldn't clear my 4th semester exams,I'm free for a year.I need to do some course for say 6 months or so.Even for a month or 3 is fine.

Can somebody please suggest some course related to automobile design or maintenance or repair or anything which could help me build my career.Please guys I need info urgently!

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[P.S-It should be in Bangalore only]
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Old 12th September 2009, 18:23   #2
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Can somebody please suggest some course related to automobile design or maintenance or repair or anything which could help me build my career.Please guys I need info urgently!
Hey Punter, you'd be hard pressed to find good short-term certificate programs in Bangalore. Want my advice? Take up a 6 month temp stint with a reputable Bangalore tuner or garage. The only way to learn the tricks of the trade is going bottom up. Every business that I've entered / founded, I started at the front end interacting with clients, students and even carpenters (interior biz). The experience will be invaluable, way way superior than any 3 - 6 month diploma.

Good news is, Bangalore sure has a long list of tuners
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Hey Punter, you'd be hard pressed to find good short-term certificate programs in Bangalore. Want my advice? Take up a 6 month temp stint with a reputable Bangalore tuner or garage. The only way to learn the tricks of the trade is going bottom up. Every business that I've entered / founded, I started at the front end interacting with clients, students and even carpenters (interior biz). The experience will be invaluable, way way superior than any 3 - 6 month diploma.

Good news is, Bangalore sure has a long list of tuners
Thanks a lot for the advice sir.I am going to Chennai tomorrow to meet a person who actually works in MICO.Am thinking of also going to the BMW Factory.Any chances of them allowing me to take a tour of the factory?
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Completely agree with GTO.
The way I learnt automobiles was contacting A.S.S. of Maruti in Vaodara and Ahmedabad when I was still in school. I asked manager at Cargo Motors - auth dealer for Maruti in Vadodara that time if he can let me in; I was sitting idle in my 8th vacation that time when CNG kits on Maruti were new and he kindly let me in to see all the things of M1000 underbelly. I was so glad; I spent a few days dirtying my hands.

Then during my 10th vacation; I contacted Cargo Motors in Ahmedabad; Mr. Ghai was regional manager that time at that place; auth service station for Tata. That time Sierra and Estate were "new" models for me - some time in 93/94 I guess. And I actually spent about 15 days there. That was the best vacation for me.

So as GTO said, best way to learn autos are going bottom up. All the best.
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^^Thanks a lot man.Really appreciate it!
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