Bachelor of Science, St Columba's College, Hazaribagh, India, 1972. Master of Science, Ranchi, India, 1976. Master of Science, Durham, England, 1978.
Doctor of Philosophy, Ranchi University, Ranchi, India, 1981.
Lecturer anthropology department Ranchi University, Ranchi, India, 1981—1989, reader postgraduate department anthropology India, since 1989.
Member of Anthropological Society (life), Srians (life), Community Medical (life), Indian Society for Human Genetics (life), Folklore Society (life).
Married Deepa Roy, November 20, 1989. 1 child Dasgupta.