Prior to completed his doctorate degree in Economics in 2000 from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, Biresh Sahoo did his both M.A. and M.Phil. in Economics from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
Biresh was an assistant Professor, SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore, India, 1999—2000; Assistant Professor, T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal, Karnataka, India, 2000—2004. JSPS Post Doctoral Fellow, GRIPS, Tokyo, Japan, 2001-2002; Associate Professor, Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore, India, 2004—2007; Professor, Amrita School Business, Coimbatore, India, 2007—2009; Lise Meitner Fellow, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria, 2008-2009; Associate Professor, Xavier Institute Management, Bhubaneswar, India, 2009—2010, Professor, Xavier Institute Management, Bhubaneswar, India since 2010.
Biresh married to Leena on 6 March in 2003. They have a child: Kunmun.