Gupta addressing at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

Anil Kumar Gupta is an Indian scholar in the area of grassroots innovations.[1] He is the founder of the Honey Bee Network. He retired as a full-time professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 2017, where he served for about 36 years.[2][3]

He held an executive vice-chair at the National Innovation Foundation.[4] He is also a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.[5] He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2004 for his contributions to management education.[6][7]

Gupta has developed courses for students at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. One of his most popular courses included Shodh Yatra, (meaning 'research walk'), under which he took management students to different parts of the country to learn from local communities and study their knowledge systems.[8] This course was derived from his larger concept of walking through the length and breadth of the country, interacting with farmers, traditional knowledge holders, grassroots innovators, innovative students, etc. It started in May 1998 in the western Indian province of Gujarat.[9]

Education

Upon finishing his bachelor's degree (Hons) in Agriculture, he went on to complete his Masters in Sciences (Biochemical Genetics) from Haryana Agricultural University in 1974. In 1986, he earned a Ph.D. in Management from the Kurukshetra University.

Research

He is a Co-Ordinator of SRISTI (Society for Research and Initiative for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions).[10] He was a speaker at TED India in November 2009.[11] Since 2011, he is an advisor on issues pertaining to innovation, environment, and sustainability to Fair Observer, an online magazine covering global issues.[12]

Awards and honours

Year of Award or Honor Name of Award or Honor Awarding Organization
2004 Padma Shri National Award (management education) Government of India
2004 Science-in-Society Award Indian Science Congress Association
2000 Asian Innovation Award Gold Far Eastern Economic Review
1993 - 96 Pew Conservation Scholar Award University of Michigan, USA.

References

  1. ^ "Global Innovation: A Research Project of TIM @ TUHH".
  2. ^ "IIM-A gives Professor Anil Gupta pyaau farewell gift". The Times of India. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Prof. Anil Gupta: Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad". Archived from the original on 2020-07-29. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  4. ^ http://www.nif.org.in/
  5. ^ "General Listing". World Academy of Art and Science. Archived from the original on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-06-10.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Most innovations are scouted by volunteers: Anil K Gupta".
  8. ^ "Prof. Anil K. Gupta: Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad". Archived from the original on 2020-07-29. Retrieved 2020-03-23.
  9. ^ "How One Man Traveled 19 States, Studied 6 Crore Plants and Planted 5200 Varieties". The Better India. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Profile of Anil K Gupta". Archived from the original on 9 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Anil Gupta: India's hidden hotbeds of invention". Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  12. ^ "A.Gutpa|Fair Observer". Archived from the original on 12 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.