Bachelor of Science, Andhra (India) University, 1956. Master of Science, Agra (India) University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Saskatchewan (Canada), 1968.
Associate professor genetics, rice breeder, Great Britain Pant U. Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India, 1968-1974; professor genetics, head department plant breeding & genetics, Great Britain Pant U. Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India, 1974-1977; visiting scientist, plant breeder, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, 1977-1980; principal rice breeder, professor genetics, head department, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, 1980-1984; rice production specialist federal agriculture coordinator unit, Federal Department Rural Development, Nigeria, 1984-1989; specialist rice breeding/genetics, Food & Agriculture Organisation, United Nations, Guyana, Orissa., 1989-1994; consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization (of the United Nations), United Nations, Rome, since 1994.
Fellow Indian Society Genetics and Plant Breeding. Member Crop Improvement Society India, Rice Researchers Association India.
Married Anupama Satpathy, June 4, 1964. Children: Jyotirmaya, Nivedita, Sushmeeta.