Bachelor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, 1961. Master of Arts, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, 1968.
Lecturer, Government College for Women, Chandigarh, 1968-1974;
lecturer department Sanskrit, Panjab U., 1974-1984;
reader, Panjab U., since 1984;
department chairman Sanskrit, Panjab U., 1987-1990;
Dayanand chair for Vedic studies, Panjab U., since 1991;
dean student welfare, Panjab U., since 1993;
dean foreign students, Panjab U., 1992-1994;
dean language faculty, Panjab U., 1993, 96, 97. Director Indian Institute Roman Studies, Chandigarh, 1985-1993. Member of advisory panelNat.
Youth Festivals, Government of India, New Delhi, 1994-1995.
Senator Panjab University, Chandigarh. Secretary cum treasurer Panjab University Alumni Association. Treasurer U.l. Chandigarh Red Cross Society.
Executive member Blood Donation Society, U.l., Chandigarh. Member All India Oriental Conference.
Married Veena Sharma, August 22, 1969. Children: Vidhu Sharma, Shruti, Abhishek.