Master of Science in Botany, Gorakhpur University, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Gorakhpur University, 1987. Graduate, St. Andrew's College, Gorakhpur.
Pool officer Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, India, 1989—1991. Scientist Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur, India, since 1991.
Member of Indian Phytopathological Society.
Married Madhuri Devmata Verma, October 10, 1961. Children: Neetu, Adarsh Dev, Sangeeta, Rita.