Master of Science, Ravenshaw College, India, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Utkal University, India, 1972.
From assistant professor to professor, principal, Education Department, Orissa, India, 1960-1992;
professor, principal, Education Department, Orissa, 1992;
chief executive director, Environmental Department, Orissa, since 1992. Visiting professor Norwegian Technology U., 1975, Louisiana State University, 1982, Leeds (England)U., 1981. Environmentalist Orissa, 1990-1992.
Environmental management expert Wetland Management Committee, Government India, 1993-1996. Chief executive Chilika Lake Development, Orissa, 1992-1996.
Fellow Indian Chemical Society, Institute Corrosion Science, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Manorama Patnaik, May 11, 1961. 2 children.