Bachelor of Science with honors, University Burdnan, India, 1979. BLISc, University Burdnan, India, 1982. MLISc, University Burdnan, India, 1984.
Doctor of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, India, 1991. Doctor of Philosophy, University Sheffield, England, 1992.
Assistant library Development Consultant International Ltd., India, 1985-1987. Lecturer Vidyasagar University, India, 1987-1989. Commonwealth scholar University Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1989-1992.
Scientist fellow INSDOC, India, 1992-1993. Associate professor School of Information Studies of Africa, Ethiopia, 1993-1997. Senior lecturer Nanyang Technological University, Sinapore, since 1998, associate professor, since 2000.
Senior lecturer University Strathclyde, United Kingdom, since 2000.
Fellow Library. Association. Member Bengal Library. Association.
Married Sudatta Chowdhury, January 23, 1991. Children: Avirup, Anubhav.