Bachelor of Science in Physics, Mathematics and Geology with gold medal, Mysore (India) University, 1983. Master of Science in Geology, 2d rank, Mysore (India) University, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, Mysore (India) University, 1992.
Junior Research fellow University Mysore, 1986-1989, senior research fellow, 1989-1992, postdoctoral fellow, 1992-1996, lecturer in geology, since 1996. Ground water consultant, Mysore, 1986-1996.
Activities National Service Scheme, Mysore, 1980-1982. Fellow Geological Society India, Mineralogical Society India (member editorial board 1996-1997).