Mr.D.C. Agrawal is the President of D.C.Agrawal Consulting, LLC – a railroad and urban transportation strategic advisory consulting firm.
Besides a B.Tech. (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay, Mr Agrawal holds an M.S (1970) in Operations Research/ Economics from North Carolina State University. He has attended Northeastern University’s Urban Transportation programs in 1974 and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School’s Executive Management in 1985.
Mr Agrawal has over 46-years experience in passenger railroad and urban transportation industry and is familiar with the key economic, operations and legal issues affecting high-speed rail operations in the US and elsewhere.
Prior to establishing his firm, D.C.Agrawal Consulting in 2008, he served for over thirty years with New Jersey Transit Corporation – one of the largest transit agency in the USA. Mr Agrawal helped establish NJ Transit in 1979 and served as its Chief Financial Officer, Deputy General Manager and Assistant Executive Director. At NJ transit, he directed the acquisition of bus and rail carriers, including negotiating new labour agreements and helped it become one of the US’s leading and award-winning urban transportation and commuter railroad agency.
In 2006, Mr Agrawak received Transportation Leadership Award from Newark Regional Chamber of Commerce and the State of New Jersey Assembly and Senate in 2008 recognized and passed a resolution commending Mr Agrawal for his services to the State of New Jersey.
Mr Agrawak remembers beautiful days spent at the beautiful campus id IIT Bombay amidst lush greenery, the two lakes and the beautiful campus of some great architecture, He cherishes beautiful memories of biking up the slope late nights to go the Y-Point Halwai for Gulab-Jamuns during the examination week and the mess servants strike in 1965 just before final examinations when students had to cook their own meals and eat that food. Group travel on the Delhi-Bombay trains was fun.
Mr Agrawal has supported IIT Bombay’s Centre for Policy Studies and CTARA’s internship and scholarship programs and IITB’s hostel renewal projects. He is also a Director of WHEELS, an NGO started by IIT graduates to bring technological innovation to support water, health, education, energy, livelihood and sustainability projects in India.
He is a Member of Board and Member of the Executive Committee of IIT Bombay Heritage Foundation since 2016; President and active member of IIT Bombay – Greater New York Chapter. He is involved in managing various alumni events such as the Annual Reunion, Diwali Dhamak, Networking Get-togethers, Picnics and publishing GNY Point magazine. GNY Chapter is one of the larger and more engaged IIT Bombay alumni chapters.
Travelling, playing golf and reading historical books are his hobbies.