The opportunity came in
the eighties when Government of India handed over to her and to JBNSTS one of the largest projects in
the NGO (non-governmental organization) sector. With this milestone came
funds, human resources, a new larger rented home, new educational inputs
and experiences, extensive networking with scholars, computerization and
Mrs Sen designed the
Scientific Creativity Test which introduces the dimension of testing
divergent thinking in high ability students through a method that takes
into account the academic, cultural and social context of Indian students.
This test is still used as one of the main selection tool for sieving out
the best students.
Under her able leadership the institution has shaped up as a Centre
for Excellence with a
national reputation. She has
put in titanic effort , enunciating for JBNSTS a well defined charter with
"Pursuit of Excellence" as a
motto for the scholars. In
this sense, she has been the architect of modern JBNSTS.
During her long tenure
there have been unprecedented expansion, extending JBNSTS from Bengal to
cover 12 more States of India, designing the institutionís innovative
programs, introducing various types of learning activities, procuring land
and money for building a "Centre of Excellence" and perhaps most importantly, networking
closely with all scholars to make them a part of the "JBNSTS
family". This networking has led to seniors extending a helping hand
to the juniors.
As an administrator, she has trained a team of dedicated staff with
utmost care to continue to serve the institution with missionary
zeal. She continues to be a
role model and a source of inspiration and admiration for many.