A scientist, specializing in Physics, she has worked at the Cosmis Rays and Space Group at Imperial College, London before her degrees from IIT Delhi. She worked at the Space Application Centre (ISRO) Ahmedabad, in the Sensor Development Division and then was a Scientist in the Dept. of Electronics, Government of India from 1988 to 2013. She retired as Head of the Photonics Division. She has been the Expert Reviewer for scientific work and examinations at Univ. of Delhi, IIT Delhi, CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) etc., publishing more than 40 research papers in the area of Photonics.