Through his books and Quest Video Courseware DVDs on C, C++, Data Structures, VC++, .NET, Embedded Systems, etc. Yashavant Kanetkar has created, molded and groomed lacs of IT careers in the last two and half decades. Yashavant’s books and Quest DVDs have made a significant contribution to creating top-notch IT manpower in India and abroad. Yashavant’s books are globally recognized and millions of students/professionals have benefitted from them. Yashavant's books have been translated into Hindi, Gujarati, Japanese, Korean and Chinese languages. Many of his books are published in India, the USA, Japan, Singapore, Korea, and China. Yashavant is a much sought after speaker in the IT field and has conducted seminars/workshops at FedEx, IITs, RECs and global software companies. Yashavant has been honored with the prestigious “Distinguished Alumnus Award” by IIT Kanpur for his entrepreneurial, professional and academic excellence. This award was given to the top 50 alumni of IIT Kanpur who have made a significant contribution towards their profession and betterment of society in the last 50 years. 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 for 5 successive years.