Chiranjit Mitra was born on 2nd December, 1990 to Mr. Prabir Kumar Mitra & Mrs. Gayatri Mitra in the resplendent city of Jamshedpur (Tatanagar) in India. He pursued his matriculation & intermediate studies at Narbheram Hansraj English School (N.H.E.S.), Jamshedpur, India. He was offered the prestigious KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana) fellowship in 2009 along with an opportunity of joining one of the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research. Subsequently, he moved to Kolkata, India where he pursued a 5 year B.S. - M.S. Dual Degree in Physical Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, India.
Presently, he is enrolled as a Ph.D. student of Physics at the Department of Physics, Humboldt University (HU) of Berlin, Germany while he works as a doctoral researcher in the BMBF Young Investigators Group CoSy-CC2 at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany (Institute of the Leibniz Association).