Doctor of Philosophy, School of Life Sciences, J.N. University, New Delhi, 1990.
Visiting scientist University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1992—1994. Senior lecturer Institute Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India, 1995—2003. Group leader NFCL, Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh, India, since 2004.
Social worker Citizen forum, New Delhi, 2002—2004. Member of Orissa Vigyan Academy (life).
Married Neelima Atal Atal, December 15, 1991. 1 child Ashis.