Engineering Building at the University of Houston renamed after Dr. Durga D. Agarwal and Sushila Agrawal


University of Houston renamed its Engineering Research Building after Dr. Durga D Agarwal and his wife Sushila for their contribution to aid research project, faculty and student at the University.


Dr. Druga a alumnus of University of Houston and long time resident, known for giving back to community. The USD 51-million building, which opened in 2017, had earlier named a floor after the couple. The Durga D and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building has been named to recognise a transformational gift that the Agrawals have made, an university release said. 

Having immigrated to Houston in 1968 after his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, Agrawal earned two advanced degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Houston's (UH) Cullen College of Engineering.



Dr.Durga D Agrawal, 74, who is from a  village in Madhya Pradesh's Lakhanpur, expressed his admiration and respect for his professors at the university, who "put their heart and soul" into teaching students.


Dr. Durga started his piping technology and products company in 1975. Today, the company is a leading player in its category and employs over a 1,000 people. He was the first major donor and founding president of India House, a community centre that offers free services and community programs.

Being the founder and first president of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, Agrawal has been part of many delegations to promote trade and exchange of educational and medical resources between Houston and India.


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