An Engineering building has been renamed after Dr Durga and Sushila Agrawal an Indian-American couple, long-time Houstonians, in recognition of their contribution to aid research projects at the University of Houston (UH). According to university officials, this university has been founded in 1927, it is a public research college and renamed its Engineering Research Building after Dr Durga D Agrawal and Sushila Agrawal.
At the building dedication ceremony, Consul General of India Dr Anupam Ray, Indian-American chancellor, president of the university Renu Khator, members of the Indian community, students and faculty were present. According to a university release, the Engineering Research Building has been named after them to recognize a transformational gift that the Agrawals have made.
Hailing from a nondescript village in Madhya Pradesh’s Lakhanpur, seventy-four-year-old Dr Agrawal, expressed his admiration and respect for his professors at the university here. Dr Agrawal completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. Later he immigrated to Houston in 1968 and earned two advanced degrees in Industrial Engineering from the UH’s Cullen College of Engineering.
President of the university Khatos, at the dedication ceremony, said the renaming has been done to celebrate their generosity and their gift that will inspire their students and alumni for many generations.