Ph.D. (1960, IISc). Her specializations are polymers and polymer solutions.
An excerpt from the publication "My journey in science":
"It all started in our own house. My father did his M.Sc. by Research in Physics from Madras University and then joined as a lecturer in the then-famous Nizam College in Hyderabad which was affiliated to Madras University. He took us to his laboratory during our formative years. He used to inspire us always by explaining the scientific significance of all the things that we came across in our daily life. We had plenty of popular books to read at home. Quite a few colleagues of his used to visit our house and we children had good interaction with them and their children, most of whom were our classmates in school. I was very fortunate to have supportive parents and good advisers from the beginning."