|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
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. 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 listed as one of the notable alumni of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. In 2022 he was given one of the highest civilian award of India Padma Shri.
Rajvanshi is a regular blogger for Times of India (Speaking Tree), Huffington Post, Thrive Global and South Asia Monitor. He is also a regular podcaster.