Sayali Kulkarni

Sr. Associate – Analytical Services

Sayali has a Masters in Analytical Chemistry from Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University Kolhapur. She has 1.3 year experience as a quality control analyst in Sangli Turmeric Cluster and 1.1 year experience as a Project Assistant in Central NMR Facility, NCL.


Ijaz Inamdar

Assistant Manager -CAMS

Ijaz has a Masters in Analytical Chemistry from the Dept. of Chemistry, University of Pune and about six years of experience in analytical research and development. He has been previously associated it with MAARC Labs, CSIR-NCL, Mylan Laboratories (R&D) and Cipla Pharmaceuticals (R&D). His areas of interests are HPLC, GC and Mass spectrometry.


Edna Joseph​

 Manager – Analytical Services

Edna manages the Analytical Services Facility “VC AnalytiX” at Venture Center. She is M.Sc in Organic Chemistry (Pune University) and holds PG Diploma in Patent Law. She has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of many analytical instruments (e.g. elemental analysis, thermal analysis, chromatography etc.) She has run and assisted in proof-of-concept projects. Many technical and scientific workshops, especially those with hands-on lab exercises with lab instruments have been conceptualized, planned and organized by her.


Anjan Kumar

Associate- Protoshop

Anjan is an Associate protoshop at Venture Center graduated from CMR Institute of Technology Bengaluru in B.E Mechanical Engineering. He is responsible for running facilities at the protoshop, designing prototypes using CAD softwares and also setting up technical and non – technical workshops.


Sayali Kothmire

Co-ordinator -Protoshop

Sayali  is B.E. (Instrumentation & Control Engineer) from University of Pune. She is running current facilities in Tinkering Lab.  She operates all the instruments in lab, provides training, Plans & executes setting up & maintenance work in Tinkering Lab also involved in creating, planning and organizing technical and scientific workshops & hands-on lab exercises with Tinkering lab instruments.


Tejasvi Tajane

Lab Associate

Tejasvi is M.Sc in Analytical Chemistry  from Modern College, Pune.  After completion of her post graduation, she joined IISER Pune as a Teaching Assistant.   She was in charge of setting up the Chemistry lab, Standardization of practicals, carrying out under graduate practicals, explaining the procedure to the students etc.  Her responsibilities at Venture Center include  smooth operations of the shared lab equipment, support incubatees and budding entrepreneurs by offering hot lab services.


Sujaya Ingale

Senior Manager- Scientific Initiatives

Sujaya leads scientific Initiatives team at Venture Center. She manages scientific resources, facilities, services and ensures Environment Health and Safety compliance at Venture Center.  She is M.Sc in Microbiology (Pune University). She has several years of research experience in biotechnology projects, experience in setting up and oversight of Venture Center’s Lab facilities, running and assisting in proof-of-concept projects, and in creating, planning and organizing technical and scientific workshops for life sciences students and scientists.