He graduated in BE (Civil Engg.) in 1965 from PSG Colleges of Technology, then under University of Madras. He took his M.Tech. Degree in Structural Engineering from IIT, Madras in the year 1967. He was awarded the Presidents Gold Medal for his outstanding performance in the M.Tech. Programme. Later he obtained his Ph.D degree in 1978 from the University of Madras. Starting as a Lecturer at PSG College of Technology in 1967, he had risen to the position of Professor and Head of Civil Engineering, over an academic career of 33 years, before his retirement in 2001 June. He was teaching steel structures for undergraduate and post graduate classes during his entire teaching career. He has been engaged in designing steel structures specializing in forms and structures needed for cost and weight reduction like, lattice purlins, double plane trusses, pyramids and vaulted structures. One of his recent design for Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore was a lattice steel arch spanning a record span of 80m with purlin spans up to 24m. He is presently the Managing Director of structural design firm Mithran Structures (P) Limited.