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Deepak Shikarpur

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Spouse(s)  Gauri
Name  Deepak Shikarpur
Children  Vedvrat
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Born  30 January 1965 (age 50) (1965-01-30) Sangli, India
Occupation  Technopreneur/Counsellor/Writer
Website  Deepak Shikarpur official website

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Deepak Shikarpur(Marathi: दीपक शिकारपूर) (born 30 January 1965) is an Information_technology (IT) evangelist from Pune, India He worked for 16 years in the IT industry at TATA MOTORS (Previously known as TELCO). His profession spheres over Directorship with several global information technology companies and academic institutions. Today he is a mentor for youth, trying to guide them in the right career direction.


Shikapur is on the board of many IT/ITES companies like Autoline Design Software Ltd, SEED Infotech Limited as Director and mentor. He is a technical and educational writer and has written innumerable articles for spreading IT to improve the knowledge base of people in India. He is co chairman (IT Committee) of Mahratta Chamber of commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) and is serving as Chairman Board of Studies (Computer Management) at Pune University. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Computer Society of India and Maharashtra Academy of Sciences. He has written 19 books, presented several papers and attended several IT conferences/symposia in several capacities such as Chief guest, Guest of Honor and Keynote speaker. He is a regular column/feature writer in several newspapers and magazines. His motto of life is to spread awareness about new technologies and its impact on common man.

Shikarpur has been associated with the Rotary Club of Pune Shivajinagar since 1991. He was nominated as sixth district governor of Rotary District 3131 for the year 2013-2014

Personal life

Deepak Shikarpur was born on 30 January 1965 in Pune, Maharashtra. He is married to his wife Gauri(nee Sonia) in 1989 who is a commerce graduate anda Post Graduate in Law. She is a classical music teacher. Deepak & Gauri's son Vedvrat is now employed as Technical writer in a prominent firm.


In his school days, Shikarpur was promoted from 3rd to 5th standard. After getting 97% from higher secondary school, he chose engineering as his career. He completed engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli in 1985 and stood 6th rank in his graduating class. He received Ph.D from Bharati Vidyapeeth in March 2010. Topic of his thesis was on “Study of Opportunities for Engineering Process Outsourcing For SME Enterprises in and around Pune”.


  • Silicon Valley IT Icon award 2012
  • Late G R Paranjape award by Marathi Sahitya Parishad for best literature in 2011
  • Lokmat P V Gadgil memorial award for 2011
  • Lions International Vocational Excellence Award 2000
  • Cosmos award in May 2001
  • Parvati Punyasbhushan 2012
  • Sangli Gaurav award 2011
  • Veer Savarkar Award, 2005
  • Rotary District 3130 Best president award, 2006
  • Wrangler Paranjape awards, 2007
  • Late Shantanurao Kirloskar Achievement Award 2010
  • Achievements

  • Fellow member of Institution of Engineers
  • Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow and Past Chairman Computer Society of India
  • Popular orator in Mass lectures . Spoke thrice in Vasant Vyakhyanmala and once in Maathi Sahitya Sammelan.
  • Awarded for Literature for mass promotion by Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited
  • Authored 19 books on IT in Marathi
  • Member of governing Board of Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education
  • Member of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune center
  • Member of special IT/eGovernance Task force of the state by Hon Chief Minister of Maharashtra
  • Member Selection Committee Maharashtra State IT awards
  • References

    Deepak Shikarpur Wikipedia