Mrinal has done MFA in Painting from Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh. He has done three solo exhibitions till now “Waiting in the Wings” at the Ganges art Gallery, Kolkata, 2009 and at the Indira Kala Sangeet University, Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh at 2005 and 2007. Mrinal has received the Elizabeth Greenshields foundation grant, Montreal, Canada, 2008, China Govt. scholarship, H.R.D. New Delhi, 2008, Gold medal - “Agnipath” New Delhi, 2005, Cash Award A.I.F.A.C.S.New Delhi, 2006 and State award from Nehru art gallery, Bhilai, Chhattishgarh, 2002. He has also participated in the group shows at Renaissance art gallery, Bangalore, Karnataka, 2010, Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata in 2009, Lalit Kala Akademi Annual Exhibition 2009, AIFACS, New Delhi in 2006, Camlin art Foundation in 2005 and many more. He has also participated in the art camps Daman, Vadodra in 2006 and DAV College Muzzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh in 2002.