Ketan Deshpande at age of 19 started FUEL with aim no student should miss career opportunity due to lack of information.
Ketan Deshpande met Dr Kalam in 2007 due to his personalised message started FUEL and 10 million students outreach through FUEL was outcome of inspirational vision given by Dr Kalam.
FUEL today has done mass career orientation workshops to 10,00,000 lakh youth, one to one counselling with Aptitude test to more than 1,50,000 youth.
Ketan's initiative FUEL is working with 63,000 Jawans Children of India and Maharashtra Police Personnel Children.
Ketan Deshpande was also Champions of Change Awardee a program curated by Niti Aayog under leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji.
Ketan Deshpande represented Global Social Entrepreneurship at Univeristy of Stanford and was among 7 Social innovations to represent India. Ketan has also completed Social entrepreneurship program at University of Stanford.
Unique model of Career Guidance and Skilling inauguration and convocation was done by Former CM of Maharashtra Shri Devenra Fadnavis.
Ashoka Fellowship at Global Level was awarded to Ketan Deshpande as one of the youngest fellow at a very young age in 2012.
Ketan Deshpande was recognized as Pavate Fellow & Visiting Fellow for CSR research at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Management Guru and author of Frugal Innovation Jaideep Prabhu was his guide.
International Foundation like Citi Foundation has awarded Fuel program with $ 5,00,000 grant for its program implementations and is leading CSR partner of HDFC Bank, HSBC Bank along with Hero MotoCorp, LTI, BPCL, Linkedin has given them projects.
Appreciation from leading Chief ministers, Members of Parliament, Education Ministers, Governing Bodies like AICTE, Niti Aayog, Top National and International universities have appreciated Ketan Deshpande's FUEL work and found it as game changer for education and Skills specially for needy youth.