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Dr. Sandeep Kelkar

Dr. Sandeep Kelkar, MD.Dch.

A passionate advocate of Emotional intelligence & a leading pediatrician, Sandeep has a decade long expertise in the field of Emotional Intelligence (EQ).Founder of an Institute 'Equip KIds' (India), sandeep is committed to enhancement of 'Child EQ' and promotion of 'Emotional Health and wellbeing' of children at large.


Biography :

Dr.Sandeep Kelkar, is founder chairman of 'Equip Kids' an India based institute, committed to developmental projects related to Child EQ. Sandeep is a prolific writer & an inspiring speaker and has written more than hundred articles on Child EQ and parenting in leading news papers (Marathi) and magazines in India.He was invited at Harvard University at an international conference Nexus EQ,to deliver a workshop on the theme of ‘The psychological vaccine’,in June 2013, He is an Author of a award winning book on Emotional Intelligence,called ‘जावे भावनांच्या गावा’.He has organised more than 60 workshop for parents with the theme as "Power of EQ in Parenting"and given effective presentations on child EQ to parents,teachers and professionals. He leads a 'Child EQ clinic', at Thane,spreading awareness regarding 'Emotionally Intelligent Parenting'.He also does counseling for children and parents at his hospital with the focus on "EQ-vaccination to prevent Mental illnesses" Sandeep has done postgraduation in the field of pediatrics, from Seth G.S.Medical college, Mumbai.He has been practicing as Child & Newborn specialist at a self owned hospital, for last 19 years. He is past  President of Thane Branch of Indian Academy Of Pediatrics. Living at Thane, a city close to Mumbai (Bombay), with his wife (A physician by profession) and a son. Sandeep enjoys music & trekking and he is a hardcore sportsperson with special talents in Chess, basketball & Cricket. Sandeep has been interviewed & felicitated by television network (eTV) of India for special work done in the field of 'Child EQ'.Sandeep has given appearances and live TV shows on the theme of Emotional Intelligence and Parenting on National TV network several times.

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Certifications :

  • Postgraduate Degree in Pediatrics (MD), University of Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Postgraduate diploma in Child Health(DCh), College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Six Seconds EQ certification Level I course.


Dr. Suchitra S. Kelkar, MD (Gen.Medicine)

Programme coordinator :

Dr. Suchitra Kelkar is a postgraduate (M.D.) in General Medicine from Pune university. A passionate advocate of Emotional Intelligence & a Physician, she is committed to research in the field of “EQ enhancing activities for children”. A gold medalist at postgraduate level, she is practicing as consultant physician at Lok Hospital, Thane for last 10years.



Chief Facilitator & workshop coordinator :

Ms. Sudha Srikanth, Masters in Human Development from SNDT University and is presently pursuing Doctoral Studies in area of Enhancing Emotional Intelligence in Children. A gold medalist in her field, she has successfully completed the Maharashtra State Eligibility Test in Home Science. She was also adjudged the Best All-round Student in SNDT, Pune.

She has been involved in providing guidance in the field of Early Childhood Education for over two decades. She was the Section Head, Pre-primary at Lok Puram Public School, Thane and was also responsible for conducting a Diploma course in Early Childhood Education. She has taught at the graduate and post-graduate level at SNDT. She has been the Academic Counsellor with IGNOU and a faculty with National School of Open Schooling. Since Jan 2001, she has been running her own day-care and nursery, Little Steps, in Thane.

She has received her Certification in Emotional Intelligence through Six Seconds, India. She is a certified Associate in EI (EQC and EQE) through Six Seconds, India.
Sudha is the Chief Facilitator, Program Coordinator and Trainer at EQUIPKids India and has been a part of the team since inception. Her passion and commitment to the area of EI provided her a chance to present a paper with Dr.Sandeep Kelkar at Nexus EQ Conference, Harvard University, Boston, US in June 2013.

In an independent capacity too she was called as a resource person for the following institutes:

  • IBM as part of People Manager Conclave for Senior Managers
  • Bhaktivedanta Gurukul International School, Vrindavan
  • Euro Schools, Thane and Pune
  • Air Force School, Pune
  • Department of Engineering and Business Administration, Trivandrum


MRS. SAYLI KHANDPUR, (Postgraduate in the field of Psychology)

She is a passionate advocate of Emotional Intelligence and has been using her expertise in personal training, counselling parents, teachers & children.


MRS. SHOBHA BHARAT (Postgraduate in the field of Human Psychology)

Chief Facilitator & workshop coordinator :

She has been using her expertise in training parents, teachers, professional & kids in developing their Emotional Intelligence.



Mrs Viraja has done  Masters in Commerce (M.Com) from Mumbai University and  Diploma in Early Childcare and Education (DECE) from IGNOU.
She is also  a Certified EQ Educator from 6seconds, India
She is an experienced teacher and was working at Little Steps Daycare  for the last 5 years.
She is  passionate about Eq and have been successfully using her Eq skills at place of work amongst children and is commited to see that every school integrates Eq as apart of their Curriculum.Presently She is the Chief coordinator at an EQ center managed by Equipkids(India) at Anandvishwagurukul school, Thane.


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