Bachelor, Fatima College, 1964; Master of Arts, Sri Avinashilingam Coimbatore, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1974.
Postgraduate teacher Kendriya Vidyalaya, Avadi, Madras, 1966-1967. Lecturer in home management University Idaipur, India, 1967-1970, 74-75, associate professor India, 1975-1976, dean college home science, 1976-1978. Senior scientist Resource Management in Farm Families, 1978-1982.
Dean college home science Rajasthan Agricultural University, Udaipur, 1982-1995. Member selection committee and examiner numerous universities. Cultural coordinator Sukhadia University, Udaipur, 1985-1987, Rajasthan Agricultural University, 1987-1992.
Second lieutenant Indian Military, 1967-1970, 74-75. Member Home Science Association India (life), Indian Science Congress (life), Consumer Guidance Society India (life), Indian Youth Hostel Association (life), Indian Association for Women Studies (life), Society for International Development (life), Nutrition Society India (life), Rajasthan Society Extension Education (life), INdian Association for Preschool Education (life), Indian Women Scientists Association (life), All India Association for Educational technology (life), Solar Energy Society India (life), International Federation Women in Agriculture (founder), Volunteers in Technology Assistance, Phi Opsilon Omieron, Sigma Delta Epsilon.
Married E.S. Sundaram, September, 1954 (deceased 1959). 1 child, Malathi R. Chander.