Bachelor of Science with honors, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1985. Master of Science in Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1994.
Master of Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, 2000.
Junior research fellow Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1989—1991, senior research fellow, 1991—1992. Lecturer University Allahabad, Allahabad, 1992—1997, senior lecturer, 1997—2003, reader, since 2003. Visiting scientist Observatori de L’Ebre, Roquetes, Taragona, Spain, 2002—2004.
Member of Computer Society India (associate), American Geophysical Union (associate), International Association Physical Sciences (life Honorary Library. 1998), Association Exploration Geophysicists (life).
Married Nirupama Pathak, February 20, 1994. Children: Bhawini, Jayada, Yajant.