Bachelor of Science, Bhavan's College, Bombay, 1964. Diploma in bacteriology, University Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1965. Master of Science, University Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1967.
Doctor of Philosophy, M.E.S. Abasaheb Garware College, Poona, India, 1982. Diploma in education management, S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai, 1998.
Demonstrator School Hygiene University Toronto, 1965-1970. Demonstrator Faculty Dentistry, Toronto, 1968-1970. Lecturer K.J. Somaiya College, Mumbai, 1973-1977, M.E.S. Abasaheb Garware College, Poona, 1977-1980, Bhavan's College, Mumbai, 1980-1991, head department microbiology, 1991—2003.
Researcher Bhavan's Research Center, since 2005. Speaker in field.
Program coordinator National Environment Awareness Campaign, Mumbai, 1995-1996, 96-97, 98-99. Career guide Bhavan's College, Mumbai, since 1991. Academician Excel Industries, Mumbai, 1998-1999.
Member American Society Microbiologists, Association Food Science and Technology India (life), Association Microbiologists India (life), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (life), Bhavan's Association Microbiologists (chairman since 1991).
Married Dilip Mokshmadan Desai, October 7, 1967.