Mr. Arvind Gupta

Visiting Scientist of IUCAA (Inter-University Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics)


Arvind Gupta graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1975) with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has written 15 books on science activities, translated 140 books in Hindi and presented 125 films on science activities on the National Television Doordarshan. His firstbook Matchstick Models & Other Science Experiments was translated in 12 Indian languages and sold over half a million copies. He has received several honors, including the inaugural National Award for Science Popularization amongst Children (1988), Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT,Kanpur (2000), Indira Gandhi Award for Science Popularization (2008) and the Third World Academy of Science Award (2010) for making science interesting for children.

Currently he works at the Children's Science Center of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India and shares his passion for books and toys through his website