She is interested in the social and civic role of museums and believes that arts institutions have the key responsibility to shape and reflect people’s futures. Until 2017 she headed the Outreach Department at the National Museum, Ministry of Culture, Government of India. She has worked for both government and non-government institutions in India.
She was also a Charles Wallace India Trust Awardee for in 2008. This was for a fellowship programme in conservation of contemporary art at the Tate Gallery, London.
Joyoti was the Clore Leadership Fellow for Culture representing India to the UK in 2017–18 and worked with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London for their upcoming museum and collection research facility in East London.