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Anil K. Rajvanshi

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Dr. Anil Rajvanshi
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Alma materUniversity of Florida
Indian Institute of Technology
Known forDirecting NARI research in rural development
AwardsJamnalal Bajaj Award (2001)
Solar Hall of Fame
Scientific career
InstitutionsNimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
University of Florida

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 35 years of experience in renewable energy research, rural and sustainable development. He has more than 150 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] and in 2014 he became the first Indian to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Florida.[4][5][6] Recently he has been listed as one of the notable alumni of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur[7][8]


Books and writings

  • 1970s America - an Indian Student's Journey[9][10]
  • Nature of Human Thought[11]
  • Romance of Innovation - A human interest story of doing R&D in rural setting[12][13]
  • A Life of an ordinary Indian - An exercise in self-importance[14]
  • Exploring the Mind of God'[15]

Regular blogger for Times of India (Speaking Tree),[16] Huffington Post[17] and Thrive Global.[18] He is also a regular podcaster.[19]


  1. ^ Anil K Rajvanshi Profile
  2. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj Awards Archive". Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation.
  3. ^ Globe Award to Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute
  4. ^ Gator Engineering Honors Distinguished Alumnus Awardees
  5. ^ List of Distinguished Awardees
  6. ^ Anil Rajvanshi receives distinguished alumnus award from University of Florida/
  7. ^ Notable Alumni of IIT Kanpur
  8. ^ Notable alumni profile of Anil Rajvanshi
  9. ^ 1970s America; Google book
  10. ^ Book review
  11. ^ Nature of Human Thought book
  12. ^ Google book
  13. ^ Book review in Current
  14. ^ A Life of an ordinary Indian - An exercise in self-importance
  15. ^ Exploring The Mind of God - How Technology Guided by Spirituality can lead to Happiness
  16. ^ Anil Rajvanshi - Master
  17. ^ Dr. Anil K Rajvanshi
  18. ^ Anil K Rajvanshi
  19. ^ Anil K Rajvanshi

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