Ravindra Dastikop had earlier education in Belgaum, Mandya and Mysore and completed his graduation in science and postgraduate diploma in computer applications from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore in 1986.
He is currently serving as an Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology in Dharwad, Karnataka where he begun his career in 1987. He is also the director of Centre for Web Enabled Learning (C-WEL). Later he pursued in engineering degree, post graduation and further qualifications from Birla Institute of Technology and Science.
Currently his teaching interests are around cloud computing and social media.
He offers a semester long courseIntroduction to Cloud Computing for all branches of engineering. He is planning to offer Designing Cloud Computing System course for Council of Science Editors students from upcoming semester.
During 2004, he visited Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal as a visiting faculty and taught a course in Programming Languages. In the same year, he was invited to be an adjunct faculty at International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore.
During 2004, he spent a sabbatical at Infosys, Bangalore where he studied the knowledge Management systems for 8 weeks.
Being part of many conferences he has taken up different roles of paper presenter, chairing a session, reviewing the paper and more. Some of major conference that he is actively involved/involving include Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Technology for Education, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGIR 2008, ESSIR 2007. He has taken up many organizational rolesFaculty Incharge, Intellectual Property Rights cell and Placement Officer.
As Intellectual Property Rights cell in charge he conducted two workshops for the management and decision makers in technical education.
He was also part of the team that designed Intellectual Property Rights curriculum under Autonomous scheme.
Advisor Manohara Grantha Mala, Dharwad, India, 1990—2005. Member of Indian Society Technology Education (life).
Married Gayathri G. Dastikop, June 3, 1990. Children: Dastikop R. Nandini, Chinmai R.