Social innovations the mantra of Science says Professor Prabhat Ranjan

The best thing about Science and Science researchers is to use their knowledge for the good of the society. Prof. Prabhat Ranjan has been working at the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar since 10 years. Currently, he is working to apply Embedded Systems and Sensor Networks to Planetary Exploration (Moon Mission), Wildlife Tracking, Nuclear Fusion, Healthcare and Agriculture. An IIT Kharagpur grad and a Phd from California, he talks to Gyancentral’s Mansi Sheth about innovation and building devices for the disabled and others.
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Author: Prabhat Ranjan

Prof. Prabhat Ranjan is Vice Chancellor, D Y Patil International University, Akurdi, Pune. He was heading India's Technology Think Tank, TIFAC( as its Executive Director since April 2013 to April 2018. Earlier he was Professor at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute for Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar (DA-IICT) since 2002. He was educated in Netarhat School(near Ranchi), IIT Kharagpur and Delhi University. He received his Ph D from University of California, Berkeley where he carried our research on “Nuclear Fusion” at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory during 1983-86. He immediately returned to India after this and carried out research in Nuclear Fusion area at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta and Institute for Plasma Research(IPR), Gandhinagar. He played a major role in India’s Nuclear Fusion program and was Project Leader of the largest operational Indian Fusion Reactor, ADITYA, at Institute for Plasma Research from 1996-2002. His current interests include applications of Wireless Sensor Network to Wildlife, Planetary Exploration (Chandrayaan mission), Nuclear Fusion, Healthcare, Agriculture etc. He has received National Science Talent Search Award, IBM Faculty Innovation Grant and HP Innovate 2009 award, NPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award 2012, Bihar Gaurav Samman 2012 etc. In March 2022, he was also honored with EduStar India’s Most Impactful Vice Chancellor Award for 2021-22. He has been recognized by outlook among few visionaries, who can lead India towards 5 Trillion Dollar Economy. He has been also honoured with Maharashtra Ratna Gaurav Puraskar by Shalini Foundation in 2024. He is also recognized among the top “100 Great IITians : Dedicated to the Service of the Nation”.

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  1. sir my son vaansh is 7.5 yrs old.he was born at 32wks and had bilateral pneumothorax within 12 hrs of birth and was on HFOVfor he is a diplegic CEREBRAL PALSY child with intractable epilepsy.he walks with rollator and speaks single words. He has optic atrophy also.please can u help me?

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