Bachelor of Engineering, Malnad College Engineering, Mysore University, Hassan, 1980. Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Mysore University, 2001.
Project assistant IIT, Chennai, 1982—1984. Scientist Structural Engineering Research Center, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 1984—1998, assistant director, 1998—2004, deputy director, since 2004.
Member of Indian Concrete Institute, Computer Society India.
P. K. married to Renuka Umesha. Children: Lekha, Megha.