Born  at Kollam, Kerala

  SSLC, Cotton Hill Govt. Girls High School, Thiruvanathapuram
  B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication, College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, 1985
  M.Tech. in Communication Systems and High Frequency Techniques, IIT Madras, 1986
  Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1992
        Thesis : Two-sided Linear Prediction: Theory and Application to Speech Coding
        Thesis Advisor : Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi
Teaching & Administrative Assignments
  Lecturer, Dept. of E&C, KREC Surathkal, 1991-1997
  Assistant Professor, Dept. of E&C, KREC Surathkal, 1997-2002
  Professor, Dept. of E&C, NITK Surathkal, 2002 –2018
  Professor (HAG), Dept. of E&C, NITK Surathkal, 2018 – till date
  Head of the Dept. of E&C, NITK Surathkal ,2004-2005, 2008-2011
  Dean (Academic), NITK Surathkal, 2011-2014
  Coordinator, DASA 2013 & 2014
  Professor in charge of Analytics, Accreditation and Ranking, 2015-2019
  Visiting Professor, TelecommunicationsAsian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, 2004
  Chairperson, Committee to examine complaints of sexual harassment of women at workplace, 2004–2010
  Branch Counselor, IEEE Student Branch, NITK Surathkal, 2004 - 2017
  Member, Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Institute of Management in Government, Kerala, 2022-2025
  Technical Co-operation Training Program  Award of British Govt. for six months of Visiting Research Fellowship, UMIST Manchester UK, 1995
  AICTE Career award for young teachers, 1998
  ISA Technovation Karnataka Best Faculty Award, 2008
  Visiting Faculty, Department of Signal Theory and Communication , Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, 2008
  Visiting Faculty, Summer University in Comuputer Science (SU2010-CS), Haute Ecole d'Ingenierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud, Switzerland, July 2010
  Coordinator, Joint Summer University in Image and Signal Processing (SU2011-ISP), Haute Ecole d'Ingenierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud, Switzerland, July 2011 & NITK Surathkal February 2012
  Fulbright Professional Development Award - Participated in Fulbright Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar, October- November,2012
  Participated in DAAD Science Tour 2014 - Living in a Digital World, January 2014
  Participated in Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) at University of Cambridge, 2019
  Program Evaluator ABET, IET, NBA and NAAC accreditation
  IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor and Advisor Award, 2013
  Senior Member, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2000
Department of E&C Engineering, NITK, Surathkal