Bachelor of Science in Physics, University Madras, India, 1980. Master of Science in Materials Science, Anna University, Madras, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy in Crystal Growth, Anna University, Madras, 1988.
Research fellow Anna University, Madras, 1983-1987, research associate, 1988-1989, lecturer, since 1989. Researcher Istituto Materiali Speciali per Electronica e Magnetismo, Parma, Italy, 1989-1990, 91-92. Research associate Council Scientific and Industrial Research, India, 1988, principal investigator Third World Academy of Sciences Research Project, Italy, 1992-1993, Ministry Human Resource and Development, India, 1991, 92, 93, 94, University Grants Commission, India, since 1994.
Fellow Indian Chemical Society. Member International Society for Optical Engineering, Indian Association Crystal Growth (life), Indian Science Congress Association, Indian Physical Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.