Pre University certified, CRR College, Eluru, India, 1960. Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering, Andhra University Engineering College, Vizag, India, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1971.
Professor, Andhra U., since 1991; head department chemical engineering, Andhra U., since 1996. Chairman of the Board studies Andhra U., 1994-1995, chief warden, since 1996.
Member Lion's Club, Vizag, 1994. Sergeant National Cadet Corps India, 1960-1964. Fellow Institute Engineers India.
Member Indian Institute Chemical Engineers (life), Indian Society for Technology Education (life).
Married Chityala Sesharathnam, June 14, 1971. 1 child, Chityala Gowri Shankar.