Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Profile Overview

With an impressive journey that began in 2005 as a Trainee Engineer, Mr. Prashant Deshpande has risen through the ranks to become the Chief Technology Officer at Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL). His expertise spans across various domains of IT infrastructure, software development, database administration, and more. Mr. Prashant holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded.

Career Pathway

Mr. Prashant's career at MKCL has been marked by versatility and growth, holding positions such as Trainee Engineer, Systems Administrator, Senior Database Administrator, Team Leader, and Senior General Manager. Before his tenure at MKCL, Prashant enhanced his skills at CMC as a Senior Systems Administrator and earlier at APTECH, demonstrating his foundational prowess in systems administration.

Areas of Expertise

Database Administration: A seasoned Database Administrator, Mr. Prashant excels in the architecture, design, and implementation of databases. His passion for web server configuration, optimization, and scripting has significantly contributed to MKCL's IT infrastructure development.

Software Development: Mr. Prashant's knowledge in software development is comprehensive, with a keen ability to troubleshoot software bugs and issues efficiently.

Technology Integration: Always on the forefront of learning about new technologies, Mr. Prashant is instrumental in implementing innovative solutions to keep MKCL's operations up-to-date and competitive.

Strategic Procurement and Budgeting: His role in the Materials and Services Procurement Team showcases his commitment to quality and cost-effectiveness in procuring IT assets and services. Mr. Prashant's experience in preparing IT budgets ensures a quality roadmap for MKCL's project operations.

Cross-functional Collaboration: Believing in the power of teamwork and data-driven decision-making, Mr. Prashant leverages cross-functional collaboration and detailed insights into IT portfolio data for enhanced decision-making processes.


  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • Oracle Certified MySQL Database Administrator
  • Google Certified Professional for Cloud Management

Key Contributions

Mr. Prashant has been a pivotal figure in many of MKCL’s successful projects, contributing to innovative solutions that have shaped the organization’s technological landscape. His expertise in designing software architecture and database design has laid the groundwork for scalable and efficient IT systems within MKCL.

Vision and Mission

Mr. Prashant Deshpande's journey reflects a blend of technical expertise, strategic vision, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. His mission is to drive MKCL towards technological advancements through innovative solutions, quality procurement, and efficient management of IT infrastructure, ensuring a future-ready organization.