He is Director of Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology at Tangori (Mohali), Punjab. He was the Director of National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research at Chandigarh and at Kolkata. He was also the Director of Hindustan Institute of Technology, Greater Noida.
Dr Bhattacharya graduated in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and obtained his M.Tech degree from University of Calcutta and PhD degree from BITS, Pilani. He has taught the subject of Electrical Measurement and Instrumentation both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also conducted a number of Faculty Development Programs on this subject. Dr Bhattacharya has authored a number of popular textbooks in the area of his study. He is Fellow of the Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India).