Dr. Amla Vidyarthi has a formal background in scientific research. She has a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and started her career as a Research Fellow of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ( CSIR ), Government of India. Her research work has been published in leading international journals on the subject.
Dr. Amla has worked as a Consultant to the Intermediate Technology Development Group, London for developing alternative liquid biomass fuels for the third world and later at the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. on the toxic effects of fumes from cooking stoves used in rural areas.
Dr. Amla is a specialist in group management tools especially accounts and cash management, methods of monitoring and leadership development. She has conducted programmes on the subject for professionals from different parts of the world.
Dr. Amla has worked as a Consultant to CAPART, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India for evaluation of the work of NGOs. She has also travelled extensively in South Asian countries including Srilanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand and Phillipines for gaining and sharing knowledge on the subject.
Amla together with Varun were recently conferred the Human Values award at the national level in India in recognition of their contribution to values based management.