Dr. Arunkumar Dave

  • 2002
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development

Born: January 26, 1950

Master of Science (Chemistry), Doctor of Philosophy

Has been teaching as a professor of Science and Ecology in a residential Institute of Rural Higher Education, Lokbharati, Sanosara Since 1972.

Founder President of the ‘Lokbharati Community Science Centre', the objective of which is to take science to the doors of the common man as well as to students of rural and urban schools. To achieve this purpose, for the last 25 years the Centre has held several science fairs, seminars and workshops for teachers, farmers, social workers, housewives and also for laymen.

Has been propagating a human approach to science by bringing harmony among education, science and technology and their application in every day life. Some of these technologies include Solar Cookers, Bio-gas Plants, Smokeless Choolhas, Wind Mills, Solar Stills, Hot Water System, Solar Photovoltaic Lights and new irrigation methods.

Has spread knowledge about science and scientific technology by writing articles, delivering radio talks, planning programmes for public bodies, writing regular scripts for serials, plays, and through Gujarati Science monthly ‘Vigyandarshan'.

He is actively working with the "Field Study Council” of United Kingdom a world famous Institute, working on environment and "Children Earth Funds Society" of United States of America working on problem of energy in the children.

Lok Bharati Community,
Science Centre,
District Bhavnagar,
Tel: 02846-283322 / 283528
Fax: 02846-283122