Events and latest news
Orientation lectures at IIT Kanpur
Dr. Anil K Rajvanshi, Director NARI gave inspirational orientation lectures to incoming undergraduate and postgraduate class at IIT Kanpur. About 1500 students were present in these lectures which were given on 24th and 25th July 2016. The details of the event (together with lectures in pdf format) is given here.
Workshop for engineering students from rural areas
NARI conducted a one day workshop for 45 students from engineering colleges of Phaltan, Baramati and nearby schools. The details of the workshop are given in Sustainable center site. We propose to have regular workshops for rural engineering colleges so that the students are exposed to various renewable energy technologies for rural applications.
Visit of Hon’ble Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Assembly
Dr. K.Siva Prasad Rao the Speaker of AP assembly and Shri P.Pulla Rao the Minister of Animal Husbandry visited the Institute on 10 January 2015. They were accompanied by senior IAS and other officers of Andhra Pradesh Cadre. They visited the AH Division of the Institute and in the afternoon visited the head office. Dr. Nandini Nimbkar the President and Dr. Chanda Nimbkar the Director of AH Division gave a presentation about the activities of the Institute.
Release of book “Romance of Innovation”
The digital book was released in Pune on 20th October by Padmavibhushan Dr. R.A.Mashelkar and Dr. Rajat Moona the Director General of C-DAC. The function held in C-DAC was well attended. The details of the function including the speeches are available here.
History of renewable energy at NARI. June 2014
A human interest story about the renewable energy work done in NARI since 1981 has been written by Dr. Anil Rajvanshi. The link to the digital book entitled “Romance of Innovation” is here. It is being made available free of cost on the net. The book was released on August 1, 2014 and was nicely covered in Indian media and newslines abroad.
NARI Director wins University of Florida Distinguished Award. May 2014.
Dr. Anil K Rajvanshi, NARI Director has been selected to receive the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from University of Florida. This is a singular honor since Dr. Rajvanshi becomes the first Indian to be given this award. The award was given by the University on 3rd May 2014 in the Convocation ceremony in Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Safflower workshop August 2013
NARI hosted the Annual workshop/meeting of Safflower and Linseed scientists in its Bajaj center. The workshop which is organized every year by Directorate of Oilseeds Research (DOR) under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was held from 29th – 31st August, 2013. More than 100 scientists from all over India participated in the meeting.
This is the first time such a meeting was being held in an NGO. The event was successfully organised and the details are here.