Bachelor in Economics with honors, Patna (India) College, 1963. Master of Arts in Economics, Patna University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Bhagalpur (India) University, 1986.
Training associate Indian Institute Public Administration, New Delhi, 1977-1983, lecturer in urban studies, 1983-1989. Research professor National Institute Urban Affairs, 1989-1995, 96—. Economic advisor Delhi State Finance Commission, 1995-1996.
Consultant country operations department The World Bank, New Delhi, 1992, U.N.D.P., New Delhi, 1997. Advisor Delhi state finance commission Government of Delhi, 1995-1996.
Married Meenakshi Choudhary, May 16, 1966. 3 children.