Dr. Ranjan Garge, Director, COSMOS Outward Bound Pioneers, Aurangabad is a Microbiologist, Journalist, Mountaineer, Environmentalist, Educationist, Social worker and Outdoor Management Expert., He was Director, Pre IAS training institute, Aurangabad [2004-06], and retired as a Principal, Government college of Arts and Science, Aurangabad . He is a Social trainer and Outdoor Based Training expert. Ranjan is in the field of Management consultancy since last 15 years. His core training area is Outdoor Management Development [OMD]. He gives Motivational Talks and conducts workshops on Soft skills.
He has been awarded a silver medal in Mountaineering at the hands of then President of India Dr. V.V Giri in 1973 and Best Trekker of Maharashtra at the hands of CM of Maharashtra Mr. Vasant Patil in 1983.
A prolific writer, he has written fifteen books on popular science, Journalism, Management and Adventure. His book on Mountaineering received the Best literature Award instituted by Government of Maharashtra in 1993. He is the recipient of the “Best Science Propagator award” in All India Marathi Science Congress. He is the President of Indian Society for Training and Development, Aurangabad Chapter.
Widely travelled abroad, Ranjan stands listed in Reference Asia and Worlds Who’s Who. He is the Recipient of “Rising personality of India award” instituted by Penguin Publishing house and “Bharat Gauraw Award” of Industrial Economic forum of India. He stands awarded Lokmat Gold Medal for Journalism. Ranjan is the Charter member of Rotary club of Aurangabad East [1985-86] He was Assistant Governor 2005-06. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Citation award of Rotary International .