B.Sc.,(1971)LL.B(1974)Bangalore University, M.A (1987)(Sociology), Mysore University, LL.M(1991) and Ph.D (2000)Nagpur University. PGDMLE(2000)at National Law School of India University of India, On-line Certificate Course on IPR(2005), Indian Law Institute, New Delhi.
He was as an Advocate from 1974 till 1980 August.
Between 1980 and 2007, he was Munsif, Civil Judge, Judge(Family Court), Presiding Officer( Labour Court ) and District and Sessions Judge.
He was also a Central Project Coordinator (Computers) with the High Court of Karnataka before he joined NLSIU as Adjunct Professor on 2 nd June 2007 .
His areas of specialisation include Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Intellectual Property, Land Law and Cyber Laws.