Pratik did his B.E.(Mech) from Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai University. Through campus placement he got the chance to work in Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. After a short stint in Mahindra & Mahindra he got an opportunity to work on a CSIR project as a Research Fellow at IIT Mumbai. On successful completion of the Research project he pursued his Masters Programme in Automation & Robotics from Dortmund University, Germany. Presently he is working as a Manager (Process Engineering) in Procter & Gamble, Cologne, Germany. He has a Permanent Residence Permit.
He has done a German Language course & speaks fluent German in addition to English, Hindi, Marathi.
Some of his hobbies include sports, trekking, travelling and reading. He is interested in current affairs, international politics and sports (specially football).
He loves cooking & is a very good cook who likes experimenting with food.
He has one married sister who has done engineering from V.J.T.I and MBA Finance from IIM Lucknow. She is working in a foreign Investment bank.
His father is a Mechanical Engineer from V.J.T.I., was working in IBM initially and then was working in a partnership firm (Pvt. Ltd. co.) as one of the partners. Mother is a Science Graduate and was working in a bank. She took VRS after working for 23 years.
Ours is a liberal and open minded family. We believe in individuality and giving space to all family members in spite of being a close-knit family.
He is currently working in Germany and would like to settle in India after a few years abroad.