Ravichandran studied BSc, MSc and MPhil at National College, Trichy during 1986-1992. He joined for PhD at the Department of Mathematics, Anna University, Chennai in March 1992 and submitted his thesis in Dec. 1995. He then worked at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur from 1996-2004. After 3 years (2004-2007) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang, he joined University of Delhi. He was also a Visiting Professor (Jan 2011-Dec 2012) at USM. He is currently Professor at National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli.
His research interest is in geometric function theory, an active area of complex analysis.