Anil K. Rajvanshi
|Alma mater||University of Florida|
Indian Institute of Technology
|Known for||Directing NARI research in rural development|
|Awards||Jamnalal Bajaj Award (2001), |
Solar Hall of Fame (1998),
Distinguished Alumnus Award University of Florida (2014),
Padma Shri (2022)
|Institutions||Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)|
University of Florida
This biographical article is written like a résumé. (October 2022)
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.
Rajvanshi has been inducted into the Solar Hall of Fame (1998). He has received the Jamnalal Bajaj Award in 2001, 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. and in 2014 he became the first Indian to receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Florida. Recently he has been given the Distinguished Alumnus Award of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. In 2022 he was given one of the highest civilian award of India Padma Shri.
Books and writings
- 1970s America - an Indian Student's Journey
- Nature of Human Thought
- Romance of Innovation - A human interest story of doing R&D in rural setting
- A Life of an ordinary Indian - An exercise in self-importance
- Exploring the Mind of God  
- "Jamnalal Bajaj Awards Archive". Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation.
- "Globe Award to Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute".
- "Gator Engineering honors Distinguished Alumnus awardees". Powering the New Engineer. 30 April 2014.
- "UF Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Award Recipients" (PDF). fora.aa.ufl.edu.
- "Anil Rajvanshi receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Florida". 5 May 2014.
- "DORA | IIT Kanpur" (PDF). www.iitk.ac.in.
- "Dr Anil K Rajvanshi". www.iitk.ac.in.
- "MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS PRESS NOTE - Padma Awards" (PDF). 25 January 2022.
- Rajvanshi, Anil Kumar (4 April 2007). 1970s America: An Indian Student's Journey. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI). ISBN 9788190578110 – via Google Books.
- "Book review in Current Science" (PDF).
- Rajvanshi, Anil K. (30 August 2010). Nature of Human Thought (second edition): Essays on spirituality, technology and sustainability. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute. ISBN 9788190578127 – via Google Books.
- Rajvanshi, Anil K. (1 July 2014). Romance of Innovation: A human interest story of R&D in rural setting. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI). ISBN 9788190578134 – via Google Books.
- Book review in Current Science
- Rajvanshi, Anil K. A life of an ordinary Indian - An exercise in self-importance. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute. ISBN 9788190578158 – via Google Books.
- "Exploring the Mind of God - How Technology Guided by Spirituality can lead to Happiness" – via www.youtube.com.
- Swamy, M. R. Narayan. "Spirituality can lead to genuine happiness". South Asia Monitor.
- "Anil Rajvanshi Master". www.speakingtree.in.
- "Anil K Rajvanshi". HuffPost.
- "Anil K. Rajvanshi". South Asia Monitor.
- Rajvanshi, Anil K. "Anil K Rajvanshi – Podcast". Podtail.
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