Prakash completed his schooling from Janata High School of Beguniapada in Ganjam district in 1988 with 53rd position in State. He moved to BJB College Bhubaneswar for his higher secondary education in Science during 1988-1990. A year later in 1991 Prakash joined IGIT Sarang for his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and completed it in 1995 with first class. After spending couple of years in Industry and Academics, Prakash moved to IIT Delhi for his MTech in Industrial Tribology and Maintenance Engineering, where he did his final project on Elliptic Bore Journal Bearing modeling. Later in 2005, Prakash was awarded with an EPSRC, UK research studentship with full tution fees and maintenance to carry out PhD in Engine Tribology and Dynamics at Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK. Since November-2010, he is working as Associate Professor (II), in School of Mechanical Engineering, KIIT University.