Brijesh K. Manhas got his degree in 2001 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (formerly known as University of Roorkee). The doctoral thesis was on micromammals of the Jurassic Kota Formation. Currently, he is working as Geologist in the Department of  Geology and Mining, Jammu & Kashmir Government (India).

His main interest is in understanding the diversity and biogeographic affinities of Jurassic mammals from the Kota Formation of Pranhita-Godavari Valley, India.