J Venketlakshmi

External Consultant | jvenketlakshmi at iihs dot ac dot in

2005    MSc, Microbiology Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
2003    BSc, Microbiology Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Bharathidasan University

             Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Countries: India, Brazil
States: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Cities: Tiruchirappalli, Chennai, Bengaluru
Languages: English, Tamil, Hindi

J Venketlakshmi holds a master’s degree in microbiology, gaining second rank at Bharathidasan University. Her passion for writing made her publish a paper at the International Conference at Bharathiar University in 2006. Her interests in researching life sciences paved the way to find novel antimycobacterial components from marine cyanobacteria: Nostoc sp. and Oscillatoria sp. at microlevels. She has also contributed a literature review of ‘Molecular Adaptations of Thermophiles’.


She won the TWAS Fellowship in 2007 for doing a four-year PhD programme in South America. She had won prizes in quiz competitions, theme paintings, and indoor events at the intra- and inter-collegiate level. Her interest in food microbiology led her to receive training from lead professionals. She was engaged as a medical microbiologist for four years doing antibiotic assays, analysis (screening and differentiation of ubiquitous microbes), etc. Also worked as a senior supervisor in organising theme-based outdoor events for three years in the world’s biggest chain of group of hotels, Choice Hospitality, achieving laurels in terms of digital feedback from corporates, launch events, etc.


At IIHS, Venketlakshi works for the City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation project taking care of the front desk and other administrative tasks like maintaining the travel desk at Tiruchirappalli, managing local transport and other event bookings.


In her free time, she loves reading, watching historical epics and dance–dramas.

  • Waste Management of Hazardous Waste , Swayam , Online
  • Urban Sanitation Management (TNUIFSL), Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP), IIHS
  • Project Management & Finance (TNUIFSL), Project-related training, IIHS