Yashavant Kanetkar’s programming books have almost become a legend. Through his original works in the form of books and Quest Video courseware CDs on C, C++, Data Structures, VC++, .NET, Embedded Systems, etc. Yashavant Kanetkar has created, molded and groomed lacs of IT careers in the last decade and a half. In recognition of his immense contribution to IT education in India, he has been awarded the "Best .NET Technical Contributor" and "Most Valuable Professional" awards by Microsoft. His current passion includes Device Driver and Embedded System Programming. Yashavant has recently been honored with a “Distinguished Alumnus Award” by IIT Kanpur for his entrepreneurial, professional and academic excellence. Yashavant holds a BE from VJTI Mumbai and M.Tech. from IIT Kanpur. Yashavant’s current affiliations include being a Director of KICIT and KSET.