As a judge for Idea SaReGaMaPa she is an ad hoc guru for the contestants of the show. She is constantly guiding and encouraging the contestants to give their best as she sees a huge potential in them. Devaki wants these young musicians to focus on their basics before setting their sights on fame and recognition as she believes there is no shortcut to becoming an accomplished artist. In the year 2005 she was invited by the Tchaikovsky University; Moscow, Russia to conduct a course on Introduction to Indian Classical Music for students of world music.