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What is the Centre of Excellence all about?

The Mahindra Centre of Excellence started under the “Skill India” mission of the government is to enhance the capability of candidates via a comprehensive training program in solar panel installation and maintenance in India for the rural and urban youth. The program bridges the gap between demand and supply of skilled man power for Solar PV projects.

It is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of solar panel installations in India, through our well-structured training curriculum, advanced practical sessions, guest lectures, and case studies. The outcome of the training would enable the candidate to continue this activity round the year and earn regular income and the experience/skill gained can help them in securing a better employment in the future. All in all, prepare them to earn regular self-sustainable income.

We have trained around 

  • 2200+ technicians in full trade skills in solar 
  • 10,000+  in semi skilled trades 

Most of the candidates in the training centre are preferentially selected from rural areas to empower them through certified training courses. This centre is build to contribute to the government’s vision of skilled India and for active participation in Government Initiatives like 

  • Fit India
  • Skill India Mission
  • Swachh Bharat Mission
  • Power for all by 2022


A well thought through curriculum helps the candidate understand the different trades of Solar plant installation:

At present, basic training is imparted in the following trades:

  • Solar PV Installer Suryamitra
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Solar Water Pump Training Program
Course Training Content
Solar PV Installer Suryamitra Basic Safety & Electricity, Site Survey, Solar PV technology, Solar PV system, Installation & Commissioning of Solar Power plant, Operation & Maintenance of Solar Power plant, Productivity Improvement in Installation, Workmanship & Importance of Quality, Communication Skills
Recognition of Prior Learning Basic Safety & Electricity, Site Survey, Solar PV technology, Solar PV system, Installation & Commissioning of Solar Power plant, Operation & Maintenance of Solar Power plant
Solar Water Pump Training Program Basic Safety & Electricity, Site Survey, Solar PV technology, Solar PV system, Solar Water Pumping System, Motor & Pump, Installation & Commissioning of Solar water pump, Operation & Maintenance of Solar water pump
Age Limit for a Trainee: 18 years completion
Education Qualification – Only mention as per courses

Course Name Qualification
Solar PV Installer Suryamitra Diploma, ITI, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Welder, Civil, Wireman, Electrician, Electronics & Telecommunication
Recognition Prior Learning (RPL) ITI, Diploma, BE, B.Tech Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Welder, Civil, Electrician, Wireman, Electronics & Telecommunication
Solar Water Pump Training Program ITI, Diploma, BE, B.Tech Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Welder, Civil, Electrician, Wireman, Electronics & Telecommunication


A preview to what happens at the centre of excellence

  • Solar Panel Installation in India - Mahindra Susten


Sr.no Name & qualification Designation Responsibilities
1 Mr. Hitesh Talaviya
(B.E. (Mech) + PGDBM – NMIMS, 17 years of experience in QA/QC, Project Management, Engineering, Skill development in Solar CSP, Solar PV and thermal power projects, steel projects and heavy engineering, Lead Auditor- IMS , Six Sigma Green Belt, NACE CIP Level-1
Head OE ,IMS & Training Center Training Center Management
2 Mr. Kamlesh Upadhyay
(Diploma Electrical , 10 year of experience , Certified as Master trainer from SCGJ & NSDC for Solar PV installer Suryamitra, Electrical, Civil , Solar water pump , Solar O&M , Solar rooftop projects , energy storage training for Lead Trainer )
Deputy Manager Master Trainer Main Trainer & Overall training center responsibilities
3 Miss. Mayuri Saravankar
(Bachelor of Commerce , 4 years of experience in training , proposal handling , MIS , accounts & finance )
Executive Training Coordinator, MIS ,Proposal handling & Accounts & finance
4 Mr. Aniket Badekar
12th Pass , 4 years of experience in administration
Admin Administration
5 Mr. Imran Alim
12th Pass, 2 years of experience in administration
Hostel Warden Administration – Hostel Warden
Sr.no Trainer Name Specialization for training
1 Mr. Kamlesh Upadhyay Solar PV installer Suryamitra, Electrical, Civil , Solar water pump training , Roof Top project & Mini & Micro grid
2 Mr. Hitesh Talaviya Product quality , QA & QC , Quality Management
3 Miss. Mayuri Saravankar Behavioural training , MS excel , word , PowerPoint


First I would like to say that I’m so grateful of being a part of “Mahindra Susten Center of    Excellence. “As a trainee it was a wonderful experience of 3 months. Those 3 months are full of energy, productivity, full of knowledge and creativity. During training I learned so many different things first was to be confident, if your confident enough then you will conquer whatever you want, determination and so important Hard work and to be eco-friendly…which is the major point. And about training center the environment was so good, facilities were on point (food, water, hygiene, classroom, kits, tools, safety).So many opportunities to seek…!!!And most important there Sir /Madam both were so helpful , friendly and full of knowledge , because of them only I learned so many of things. And completed the training…!!Best !Thank you!

Miss . Sakshi Gadekar

My experience in MSCOE during the 4 months of training was amazing. I joined here as a trainee for learning about solar energy. During this period we learned a lot of things like-

  • The importance of DWM in our professional life.
  •  Solar energy and its uses of solar energy. We had learned the full process about the     installation of solar energy along with practical hands-on experience.
  • Before entering the centre Kamlesh sir & Mayuri mam made us familiar with the rules and regulations regarding the safety and the facilities provided at the centre. Also the atmosphere at the centre was so good and we were constantly motivated to do our tasks. We were provided with many different facilities like breakfast, lunch , snacks etc. 

I had  enjoyed a lot during this training and learnt a lot which helped  in improving my skills. In short Not only about solar energy but also of various other things.

After training, they called us for an interview in which I passed and now I am working currently in Mahindra Susten Thane branch in Design & Engineering department .

 I really want to thank the team for giving me this wonderful opportunity to learn and to grow and I’m glad that I was a part of this training program.

Miss . Prajakta Patil

I’m ex-student of this MSCOE solar training program which was of 3 months.

I had a wonderful experience of training period I got to learn many new things from this training programme , technical as well as personal behaviour. 

  • We learnt here from basic to on ground practical of solar installation & operation , various types of equipment’s & their working , safety and.       
  • office works like how keep proper records, how to operate Excel, how to mail formally
  • The new concept we hear here about KAIZEN, it so useful for professional & personal life.
  • We learnt here to do teamwork , to tackle the situations 
  • we also did tree plantation program, Independence day program ,it showed our gratitude towards our nation & planet .
  • It was whole sole a brain booster training .
  • We were provided by good facilities  such as Food, water , stationary , Restrooms, workshop , AC classrooms with projector etc.


It was such memorable program and after this program we were interviewed and now I’m working for Mahindra TEQO –  In Analytics department

I would like to thank you to Susten by Mahindra for arranging such a wonderful program , our Master trainer Mr. Kamlesh Upadhyay for giving us informative training and for increasing our knowledge , Miss. Mayuri for giving us amazing training on Excel , for build personal confidence , many behavioural things which helps me a lot and to all my colleagues for supporting during program for practical’s and Projects 

There are a lot to say coz every single moment was an experience in center.

but I’m ending it here. Thank you.


Miss . Vaishnavi Bhore

So, First I am very thankful to whole Mahindra Susten Team to Provide this type of Educational  & most Practical Platform to all the new Youngsters, training provided by Mahindra Susten’s centre of excellence was to good it teaches me a lot lessons, it give me a different type of experience from all the outside world & the power full thing of this training Centre . Also they give me a chance/platform to work along with Mahindra & I had Successfully completed my One year with Mahindra TEQO in Analytics department  .


Mr. Akash Mane

Hello friends,

Today I am well  settling because of only “MSCOE TRAINING CENTRE Karjat”

When , I was  pass out from Electrical  Engineering from SSPM College of engineering our TPO Marathe Sir suggest me for attending  Suryamitra training program which is conduct by Mahindra Susten Pvt.Ltd. and me & my friends were  join the 3 month Suryamitra training  batch. This training provides me very good technical knowledge regarding Solar Sector .  Thanks to Marathe sir from SSPM KANKAVLI  for suggesting me for this wonderful training programme & Thanks to Kamlesh Sir who makes my career under solar sector .

Now I am Woking with Mahindra Susten Pvt Ltd as Site Engineer & this is best experience of my life .


Mr. Suraj Bhosale

Hello , My name is Vishal Pudke . I got MSCOE reference from my friend & I joined training programme , from here I got lots of things learnt about Solar power plant & so many behavioural things . Kamlesh sir thought us from basics to advance about solar power plant & Mayuri Mam thought us for being best human in life .  Also those who  want to build carrier in conventional Solar power plant , I heartily suggest them to join this training programme because this is not just give us  technical but also its unique experience . These three months thought us so many things which are fully different from our School & College life.” 

Mr. Vishal Pudke

I would like to thank you for providing us with excellent 3 months of solar training. Let me say this is one of the most informative training I have attended.

Your colleague who attended and provided us with the training was excellent, very knowledgeable, and made to me feel confident in undertaking the practical part of the training. 

To Keep the Motivation on the Notes which you have shared is on my Desk so daily I have a glance of the same and helps me to keep the momentum ON.

Mr. Akshay Bhandare

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