Ph.D in Transportation Systems Engg., 2004, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India, Acquired a CPI of 9.38/10.
Ph.D Thesis Work "Modeling for an Integrated Urban Mass Transit System", under the Supervision of Prof.S.L.Dhingra, IIT Bombay.
The objective of the study was to develop a methodology for planning an effective & efficient integrated urban mass transit system for any city which has a potential demand for a new rail-based mass transit system besides the street transit system and existing rail-based system (if any). The aim was to plan an integrated urban mass transit system that is optimum from both the users' and operators' point of view. It should be quicker in terms of travel time, waiting time, and transfer time. Convenient in terms of accessibility to public transport within walking distance from the place of residence or work. It should also be comfortable in terms of maximum passenger density or load factor allowed. In other terms, the aim was to optimize the complete journey of a commuter from its origin to final destination, which may consist of limited transfer or no transfer between two connecting public transport modes.
Considering the above objective, a sequential modeling approach is developed, which consists of three models viz. Rail Transit Corridor Identification, Feeder Route Generation, and Integrated Scheduling models. The proposed modeling approach was applied on a case study area of Thane City, which is a part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
M.E.(Transportation Engg.), 1999, Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science Indore (M.P.), India, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore, First Class with Distinction (82%).
B.E.(Civil Engg.), 1996, Engg. College Ujjain, India; formerly, Govt. Engg. College Ujjain (M.P.), Vikram University Ujjain, First Class with Distinction (76%).