Meenakshi Munshi

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program Fellow
Field of Specialization: Environmental Management
Name:  Dr. Meenakshi Munshi
Official Address and Designation: Joint Director
Department of Biotechnology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Government of India, Block -2
7th Floor, CGO Complex
Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003
Telephone (O): 011 2436 1035
E-mail: meenakshi29@dbt.nic.in
Duration of Grant: Four months
Project Title: Role of Bio-fuels in Environmental Management
Abstract of Project :
Government of India has laid a major impetus on renewable energy with special emphasis on bio-fuel production to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. The focus is on using bio-fuel including bio-ethanol and bio-diesel for blending with conventional diesel and petrol. The project aims to study how biofuels could be produced in an efficient manner and how their production could be useful in environmental management on a sustainable basis which in turn could help in increased energy security. The study will be of immense help in reformulating the bio-fuel strategies for the country. This will pave way for implementing the new methodologies learnt during the fellowship tenure to the current program on bio-fuels being supported by the Government of India across the country. The study is expected to help in adopting the technologies which are environment friendly.

Academic Background :
P.G. Diploma Journalism and Mass Communication Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi 1997
Ph. D. Botany Kashmir University* 1987
M. Sc. Botany Kashmir University 1981

* worked carried out at Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai

Professional Background :
(Scientist E) Joint Director Department of Biotechnology,
Govt. of India, New Delhi
2007–till date
(Scientist D) Principal Scientific (Officer) Department of Biotechnology,
Govt. of India,New Delhi
(Scientist C) Senior Scientific Officer-I Department of Biotechnology,
Govt. of India, New Delhi
Scientist-II National Centre for Plant Genome Research,New Delhi 1998-2000
 Dr. Meenakshi Munshi