Dainik Bhaskar has roped in Y C Agarwal as part of the core editorial team of the Bihar and Jharkhand editions that forms a significant growth region for the group. He has joined the group as managing editor of Bihar and Jharkhand.
Agarwal brings with him 42 years of experience in the Indian media industry. Before joining Dainik Bhaskar, in his earlier assignments, he was overall in-charge of Hindustan Media Ventures in leadership roles for the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and UP.
He joined HT Media in May 1999, but was associated with the launch of Patna Hindustan and Hindustan Times since its inception in 1986 as chief executive of Searchlight Publishing House.
He looked after the operations of Bihar and Jharkhand and was responsible for its market leadership and expansion across the region. In his journey with HT, Agarwal has established the Varanasi edition of Hindustan.
Commenting on Agarwal's appointment, R Swaminathan, regional chief corporate officer of Bihar and Jharkhand, says, "His appointment brings a certain sense of reassurance with it, as our core operations in Bihar and Jharkhand are now in his able and immensely experienced hands. Also, his encyclopaedic knowledge on our industry has always been revered and is highly sought-after by media houses and industry bodies alike. We now stand to benefit not only from his proven editorial expertise, but also from his valuable counsel on building brand Dainik Bhaskar in Bihar and Jharkhand."
Agarwal has a B.Sc. degree in statistics and an M.B.A in marketing from Allahabad University. He also holds a degree in Law from Lucknow University.