Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India, 1980. Advanced Diploma in German Language, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Inorganic Chemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India, 1985.
Diploma in Chemical Process and Control, Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India, 1992. Diploma in Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 1995. Master of Business Administration in Marketing, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 1997.
Post doctoral research fellow University Leuna-Merseburg, Leuna-Merseburg, Germany, 1985-1987. Deputy manager Research and Development Indian Petrochems. Corporation, Ltd., Baroda, Gujarat, India, since 1987.
Research guide (for Doctor of Philosophy students) Chemistry Department Maharaja Sayajao University, Baroda, 1995.
Fellow Institution of Chemists (India), Indian Society for Analytical Scientists, Indian Petrochem. Corporation Ltd. Officers Club (treasurer 1988-1990, vice president youth development forum 1992-1993), Indian Chemical Society (scientist-in-charge industrial and applied chemistry section 2000-2002).
Married Yashaswini Laxman Kulkarni, November 23, 1988. 1 child, Sumeet.