Chandrima completed her Bachelors in Physics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2011. She won the Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search scholarship and subsequently the INSPIRE-DST award in 2008. Chandrima completed her Master of Science in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad in 2013 and a Master of Advanced Study (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos) at the University of Cambridge in 2014. She went on to finish her PhD in theoretical cosmology at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge in 2018. She spent a year on the Lindemann Fellowship at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA and returned to Cambridge in 2019.