She has been serving the institute since 2008, integrating teaching and research to meet innovations in science. Her interest lies in strengthening the undergraduate and postgraduate students’ research and writing skills to make the teaching –learning process visible. She received her Ph.D degree in Chemistry (2005) and was dealing with tribal medicinal plants to explore natural therapeutic agents. At present, she is engaged in the development of bio-mediated nanomaterials for catalysis, biosensing, bioimaging and cancer theranostics. She is a recognised Ph.D supervisor of the University of Madras and currently guiding four research scholars and two of them have submitted the doctoral thesis to the University. She is teaching courses such as green chemistry, nanochemistry, coordination chemistry, allied chemistry, environmental chemistry, medicinal chemistry and scientific research methodology.