She is a graduate in English and has been associated with the HSNC Board since 1973 when she joined K.C. College. Whilst at K.C. she looked after the administration of the Board as well since 1980s. However since her retirement from K.C. College, in the year 2003-2004, she has been fully absorbed by the Board’s work and continue to work till date. Besides her administrative responsibilities, Mrs Padma Shah helps/guides Principals of the colleges under the Board with her capacity as the member of this prestigious Board as well as the member of various other sub-committees of the Board. She was nominated on the Board in the year 1991.