Anil K. Rajvanshi

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Dr. Anil Rajvanshi
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Fields Engineering
Institutions Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute
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

Dr. 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 25 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] He has been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Florida.[4]



  • "1970s America - an Indian Student's Journey"[1]
  • "Nature of Human Thought"


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