Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University Kashmir, Srinagar, India, 1985. Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology, 1999.
Lecturer National Institute of Technology Srinagar, 1985—1996, associate professor, 1996—2007, professor, since 2007. Head Institute Central Workshop National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, 2004—2008.
Married Naseema Farooq Naseema. Children: Wamiq Farooq, Aiman Farooq.