Bachelor of Science, Kerala University, Trivandrum, India, 1975. Master of Science, Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand, India, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Gujarat Agricultural University, Anand, India, 1983.Post doctoral Training in Plant molecular Biology,Madurai Kamaraj University/Plant Biotech.Inst.,Saskatoon,NRC-Canada
Senior research fellow Gujarat Agricultural, 1980. Junior scientist Rubber Research Institute India, Kottayam, India, 1984-1985. Scientist research complex Indian Council Agricultural Research, Shillong, 1985-1989, senior scientist National Research Center for Spices, Calicut, India, 1989-1998, senior scientist Indian Institute Spices Research, since 1998.Principal Scientist from 2006.Spices Expert(Diplomatic assignment)Guyana,S.America(2008-10).
Prnicipal Scientist and Head,Crop Improvent and Biotech Dvn from 2011 onwards
Visiting scientist Plant Biotechnology Institute, National Research Council-Canada, Saskatoon, 1994.
Fellow Indian Society Genetics and Plant Breeding. Member Indian Society Spices (J.S. Pruthi award 1997).
Married C. Sreedevi, November 23, 1985. Children: Aparna, Sabarinath.