Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Madurai Kamaraj University, India, 1995. MEng in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India, 1997. MEng in Geotechnical Engineering, National University Singapore, 1999.
Doctor of Philosophy, National University Singapore, 2004.
Research fellow University Strathclyde, Glasgow, England, 2005, National University, 2006—2007, since 2007.
Member of Geotechnical Society Singapore.
Married R. Rathika, September 5, 2003. 1 child Akhilesh Karthikeyan.