Bela has a Masters (Textiles and Clothing) from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University and Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from NTU, UK. She has presented several research papers at national and international conferences. Her main area of teaching is Pattern Making, Garment Construction, Draping and Crafts of India. With over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry and academics, she has a special interest in mentoring students for competitions and CSR activities.