Bachelor, Banhalore University, Karnataka, 1983—1984. Master of Arts in rural development, Banhalore University, Karnataka, 1986—1987. Bachelor of Science mass communication, Banhalore University, Karnataka, 1988—1989.
Doctor of Philosophy Rural DevPT, Banhalore University, Karnataka, 1999—2000. Buddha Cultural Award (honorary), Buddha Cultural Academy, Karnataka, 2000—2001.
Research invest. Nimhans Banhacore, Karnataka, 1987—1988. Researcher NIRD Hyderabad, Andrapradesh, 1988. Field invest. Kidwai, Banhaldre, 1988—1991.
Research assistant Banhalore University, Karnataka, 1991—1992, Lecturer, 1992. Member Pre-University Educated Governor of Karnataka, Karnataka, 1995—1996. Advisory SPIDER-an- NGD, Banhalore, Karnataka, since 1996.
Consultant Karnataka Rural DVPT Associate, Banhalore, since 1999.
Activist Dalit Sanghrsha Samit, Karnataka, since 1980. Organizer Civil Liberties, Banhalore, since 1999. Convenor Dalit Students Federal, Karnataka, since 1980.
Member of Board of Studies, Board of Examination, Faculty of Arts, Karnataka pre-University Educated.
Married Bhagiyalakshmamma, October 6, 1990.