Bachelor of Engineering with honors, Andhra University, Waltair, India, 1963. Master of Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Budapest, Hungary, 1973.
Scientist, Control Design and Engineering Organisation, New Delhi, 1965-1968; scientist, Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar, India, 1968-1969, 73-; aspirant, Hungarian Academy Science, Budapest, 1969-1973.
Fellow Institute Engineers. Member Indian Institute Metals (life, chairman Bhubaneswar chapter 1995-1996, Mecon award 1987).
Married Kameswari Josyula. Children: J.V. Lakshmi, J.S. Prabha, Venkat, Bhaskar.