Vinod Prakash Goel is a former officer of Indian Engineering Services and served with the Ministry of Defense in the Indian government. He also held managerial positions with several private companies in India and abroad before setting up an engineering, manufacturing and contracting firm. Presently he is an engineering consultant for Defense Research and Development projects. He has an M. Tech from IIT Kharagpur and B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Honors) from Banaras Hindu University.
In 1999 and 2000 he was awarded Gold Medals for Jyotish Alankar and Jyotish Acharya as a student at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Institute of Astrology. Now he is faculty member at the institute. He has written three well received books on little used dasha systems: Predict Effectively Through Yogini Dasha, Predicting Through Shodashottari Dasha, and Predicting Through Shasti Hayana Dasha. His latest books are Unraveling the Puzzle of Longevity, which is an original research, and Predict Comprehensively Through Divisional Charts.