Bachelor of Science, Government Gandhi Memorial Science College, 1971; Master of Science, University Jammu, 1974; Doctor of Philosophy, University Patiala, 1981.
Research fellow Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 1975-1979. Research assistant University Punjabi, 1979-1986, lecturer, 1986-1991, professor chemistry, since 1991. Visiting scientist University Windsor, Canada, 1988-1989, University Barcelona, Spain, 1989-1990.
Principal investigator Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Science and Technology, University Grants Commission, India, 1986-1995. Member Indian Rare Earths, 1987-1995.
Son of Dharm Pal and Kushal Kumari (Misra) T. Married Neera Nil, January 29, 1981. Children: Anish, Ashish.