Early life and education
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Bijnor in the Indian state of
Uttar Pradesh, Singh completed his schooling at Dev Nagri Inter College,
Meerut in 1951 and passed the intermediate course from
Meerut College of
Agra University in 1953.
 After earning a BSc in physics, chemistry and mathematics in 1955 and an MSc in physics in 1957 from the same institution, he joined
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research as a research assistant the same year. Subsequently, taking a sabbatical from service, he enrolled for doctoral studies at
University of California, Berkeley and worked under the guidance of
Geoffrey Chew, known for his contributions to the fields of
bootstrap model, to secure a PhD in 1962.
[note 2] He stayed in the US to complete his post-doctoral work at three institutions,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1959–62) as a graduate student,
California Institute of Technology (1962–63) as a research fellow with
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1963–64) as a member.