Deepak completed his PG Diploma in Management with a specialization in Agribusiness Management from IIM Ahmedabad. He has worked with FMCG majors ITC and Marico. He quit a corporate career to work on issues in the education sector. He joined a social sector organization engaged in teaching Grade XI-XII students from poor families using a peer-learning model. He later went back to IIM Ahmedabad to pursue Ph.D. in Innovations and Management in Education (IME). His areas of interest include teacher professional development with a focus on online learning, children's play, and unschooling/homeschooling.