Bachelor Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 1960. Master Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1973.
Equipment engineer, Hindustan Motors Ltd., near Calcutta, 1960-1962; associate lecturer mechanic engineering, Indian Institute Technology, 1962-1964; lecturer, Indian Institute Technology, 1964-1970; assistant professor, Indian Institute Technology, 1971-1980; professor, Indian Institute Technology, since 1980. Visiting professor Technology U. Nova Scoti, Halifax, Canada, 1985-1986, 93-94. Article reviewer Elsevier Science Ltd., England, 1996.
Fellow Institution Engineers (life, President of India's medal 1996). Member Combustion Institute (life), New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Sikharini Ghosh, April 20, 1968. Children: Mousumi, Malini.