About me

I joined the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas in 2009. I have a BSc in Chemistry from Bombay University, a MSc in Analytical and Medicinal Chemistry from SNDT Women's University.
I hold a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and have done my Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

I have a total of more than 28 years experience in field of environment which ranges from matrix characterization, technology
development for sanitation, waste water treatment, FSM and soil remediation, Life cycle assessments, etc.

My current research interests include Decentralized Planning of Panchayat Raj Institutions, Natural Resources Planning, Environmental Assessment and Remediations, Climate Change, Environmental Frameworks, and State-of-the-Environment Studies, Municipal Solid Waste Management, E-waste and Agricultural Systems, Medicinal Plants, Sustainable Development and Sanitation.


  • Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs 2006

    Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India

  • Environmental Science & Engineering 2001

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

  • M. Sc.(Analytical & Medicinal Chemistry) 1989

    SNDT Women's University

  • B.Sc.(Chemistry) 1987

    Bombay University

Professional Training Received

  • Qualified Lead Auditor for Environmental Management System (ISO 14000), 2003
    Course accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
  • Integrated Capacity Strengthening for CDM Programme -Preparation of PDDs for CDM projects 2005
    UNDP & TERI Bangalore
  • Chemical Management Guide for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
    GTZ and EMPRI Bangalore