M. Sc. in Geology from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and P.G. Diploma (in E.E. and Management of Water Resources) from H. University of Jerusalem, Israel. Belonging to 1984 UPSC batch, was inducted as a Scientist in CGWB. Have worked for 32 years in Ground water Sector in various grades of Scientist, Course Director, Regional Director, Director (Administration) and presently as Member (Scientific) in CGWB. Worked as a specialist in Remote Sensing and GIS application to ground water studies and Geostatistics. Have substantial contribution in mathematical modeling of groundwater system, ground water survey, exploration, resource evaluation, Scientific source finding in Technology Mission for Drinking Water. Have been successful in providing drinking water (GW) sources to more than 300 no source problematic rural habitations in Odisha.
Worked as a member of Arsenic Task Force, Fluoride Task Force, State Level Source Selection Committee, State Level Authority (WB GW Act), Corporation Level Authority (KMC), Ground Water Resource Estimation Committee. Have been the Member Secretary of GEC – 2015 (Ground water Estimation Committee) of MoWR, RD & GR. As Member Secretary of Central Level Expert Group compiled the Estimation of Ground Water Resources of India.
Contributed more than 40 technical papers in various international, national seminar, symposia and workshop and Vistas in Geological Research.
As Course Director, conducted more than 15 courses for senior, middle and induction level Scientists and Engineers. Delivered more than 100 lectures in various National and International training courses as faculty or guest faculty.
Had been a Course Director and faculty in the Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training and Research Institute for 5 years.