Anil K. Rajvanshi

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Dr. Anil Rajvanshi
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Fields Engineering
Institutions Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
University of Florida
Alma mater University of Florida
Indian Institute of Technology
Known for Directing NARI research in rural development
Notable awards Jamnalal Bajaj Award (2001)
Solar Hall of Fame

Anil K. Rajvanshi is an academic from India, and is the current Director of the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI).[1]

Dr. Rajvanshi was born and raised in Lucknow, India. He has been the director of NARI at Maharashtra, India since 1981. Prior to taking this position he served on the faculty at the University of Florida. Dr. Rajvanshi has more than 33 years of experience in renewable energy research, rural and sustainable development. He has 135 publications and 7 patents to his credit.

For his solar energy and rural development work Dr. Rajvanshi has been inducted into the Solar Hall of Fame (1998). He has received the Jamnalal Bajaj Award in 2001,[2] the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) award in 2002 and an Energy Globe Award in the AIR category in 2004. In 2009 he received the Globe Award for Sustainability Research.[3] In 2014 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Florida.[4][5]


Books and writings

  • "1970s America - an Indian Student's Journey"[6]
  • "Nature of Human Thought"[7]
  • "Romance of Innovation - A human interest story of doing R&D in rural setting[8][9]

Regular blogger for Times of India (Speaking Tree)[10] and Huffington Post[11]


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