Bachelor of Technology Aeronautical Engineering with honors, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1982. Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1990.
Scientist, engineer V.S.S.C./I.S.R.O. (Vikram Sarabhai Space Center/Indian Space Research Organization), Trivandrum, India, 1984-1985. Associate professor aeronautical engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, since 1991.
Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aeronautical Society.
Married Alina Shukla, February 15, 1994.