Troy, PA (July 20, 2005) - The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Cadpo, an INCAT International company, today announced the successful launch of two automotive CAD Certification courses through Kalyani Net Ventures Ltd. (KNVL) in Pune, India. SAE Automotive CAD Certification is the industry's only international program that provides the standard for developing and measuring automotive CAD skills globally.

The courses included Automotive Essentials for Unigraphics and Automotive Essentials for CATIA. The SAE Automotive CAD Professional is a design engineer who has mastered Automotive Essentials and one or more discipline certifications. A total of 18 out of 19 students successfully passed the courses. KNVL hosted a special Certification graduation ceremony on July 20.

"Automotive Essentials is a must for every engineer who intends to have a career in CAD/CAM and desires to be recognized as an Automotive CAD designer," said Jayant Lagu, CEO, KNVL. "This program is extremely important to the design and engineering community throughout India. Interaction with various senior executives in automotive companies in India brings out a very positive response as they feel that design and engineering skills will definitely improve in terms of quality and eventually reduce the engineering cost due to the introduction of SAE Automotive CAD Certification and training program."

"SAE is pleased to expand its presence in India with this first-ever CAD Certification program." said Kevin Perry, managing director, professional development, SAE International. "With the increasing level of automotive design work done in India, it is important that these engineers have the highest level of design proficiency."

"Cadpo is pleased to learn from our certified engineers that they have already experienced 20-30 percents savings in their projects by applying what they have learned from the SAE Automotive CAD Certification program," said Sharon Toh, managing director, Cadpo Asia.

Comments from KNVL Certified Automotive CAD Professionals included:
" Dinesh Bawle: "The SAE Automotive CAD Certification training fills the gap between industry knowledge and classroom training. This is what the engineering services industry was eagerly waiting for a long time."

" Vishal Wale : "The SAE Automotive CAD Certification training is excellent in terms of course content and methodology followed during the training."

Complete certification program information is available at