Ms. Basanti Roy retired as the Divisional Secretary with the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Education, Mumbai Division had started her career as a Science Teacher. She brings in immense experience of working with the State Education Department in various capacities. She passionately orgainzed numerous training programs for school principals and teachers.
She also initiated mid-day meals programme with the support of ISKON in Mumbai. She is recepient of number of awards and honors for her remarkable contribution in the field of School Education. This includes NCERT Award for 'Manthan' - program implemented successfully for empowerment of School Principals.
During her tenure, she forged strong association with NIOS, Bal Bhavan, Educational Forum of Y B Chavan Pratishthan and many others. Several newspaper articles and publications are to her credit touching various aspects of education. Ms. Basanti Roy is also the former Director of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai. Presently, she is adviser to some educational institutions. Her zeal to promote quality education connects her to the work of different foundations and Trusts viz. Pratham, N.M. Budhrani Trust and Narottam Sakseria Foundation.
She is heading the Teachers' Training Proogramme, a CSR initiative of Navneet Foundation since its inception from June 2016.