Yashavant Kanetkar Through his books and Quest Video Courses on C, C++, Java, Python, Data Structures, .NET, IoT, etc. Yashavant Kanetkar has created, molded and groomed lacs of IT careers in the last three decades. Yashavant s books and Quest videos have made a significant contribution in 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, USA, Japan, Singapore, Korea and China. Yashavant is a much sought after speaker in the IT field and has conducted seminars/workshops at TedEx, IITs, IIITs, NITs 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 top 50 alumni of IIT Kanpur who have made 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.