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Anil Rajvanshi
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Indian Institute of Technology
Known forDirecting NARI research in rural development
SpouseNandini Nimbkar
AwardsJamnalal Bajaj Award (2001),
Solar Hall of Fame (1998),
Distinguished Alumnus Award University of Florida (2014), Distinguished Alumnus Award IIT Kanpur (2022),
Padma Shri (2022)
Scientific career
InstitutionsNimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
University of Florida
Doctoral advisorErich Farber

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

Rajvanshi was born and raised in Lucknow, India. He has been the director of NARI at Maharashtra, India since 1981.[1] Prior to taking this position he served on the faculty at the University of Florida. Rajvanshi has more than 40 years of experience in renewable energy research, rural and sustainable development. He has more than 250 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,[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 given the Distinguished Alumnus Award of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.[7][8] In 2022 he was given one of the highest civilian award of India Padma Shri.[9]

Padma Shri to Anil Rajvanshi


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Books and writings

Rajvanshi is a regular blogger for Times of India (Speaking Tree),[19] Huffington Post,[20] Thrive Global and South Asia Monitor.[21] He is also a regular podcaster.[22]

See also


  1. ^ "Citation for Padma Award" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Jamnalal Bajaj Awards Archive". Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation.
  3. ^ "Globe Award to Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute". Archived from the original on 13 September 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Gator Engineering honors Distinguished Alumnus awardees". Powering the New Engineer. 30 April 2014.
  5. ^ "UF Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Award Recipients" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Anil Rajvanshi receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Florida". 5 May 2014.
  7. ^ "DORA | IIT Kanpur" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Dr Anil K Rajvanshi".
  9. ^ "MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS PRESS NOTE - Padma Awards" (PDF). 25 January 2022.
  10. ^ Distinguished Alumnus Award
  11. ^ Rajvanshi, Anil Kumar (4 April 2007). 1970s America: An Indian Student's Journey. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI). ISBN 9788190578110 – via Google Books.
  12. ^ "Book review in Current Science" (PDF).
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Book review in Current Science
  16. ^ Rajvanshi, Anil K. A life of an ordinary Indian - An exercise in self-importance. Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute. ISBN 9788190578158 – via Google Books.
  17. ^ "Exploring the Mind of God - How Technology Guided by Spirituality can lead to Happiness" – via
  18. ^ Swamy, M. R. Narayan. "Spirituality can lead to genuine happiness". South Asia Monitor.
  19. ^ "Anil Rajvanshi Master".
  20. ^ "Anil K Rajvanshi". HuffPost.
  21. ^ "Anil K. Rajvanshi". South Asia Monitor.
  22. ^ Rajvanshi, Anil K. "Anil K Rajvanshi – Podcast". Podomatic.