Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships in Mathematics

PROMYS India for Students in India

Mehta Fellows with Ila Varma
Mehta Fellows at PROMYS with Professor Ila Varma

The Launch of PROMYS India

Sadly, the launch of PROMYS India needs to be postponed from summer 2020 to summer 2021 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

PROMYS India was looking forward to welcoming mathematically talented students and counsellors from across India for six weeks of challenging mathematical exploration at Ashoka University in May 2020. Postponement is a great disappointment, but health and safety have to be the top priority. PROMYS now looks forward eagerly to the 2021 launch of PROMYS India.

PROMYS India is a separately-funded offshoot PROMYS program for students in India. It will run at Ashoka University in Sonepat, Haryana and is closely modeled on PROMYS at Boston University. Full scholarships will be awarded to all PROMYS India students in 2021. The hope is that participation in the new program will remain free in 2022 and beyond. 

Please visit the PROMYS India website to learn about the program. 

Sign up HERE to be notified by email when the application for PROMYS India 2021 becomes available. Please note that students may not apply to both PROMYS and PROMYS India for the same summer.

The Director of PROMYS India is Professor Ila Varma (University of Toronto and University of California, San Diego) who has experienced PROMYS in multiple roles including student, counselor, Head Counselor, research mentor, guest lecturer, interviewer of Mehta Fellowship Finalists, and PROMYS Foundation Trustee.

Pilot Program for PROMYS India
Between 2015 and 2019, the Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS program brought mathematically talented students from India to PROMYS at Boston University. Selected each year from very large and impressive applicant pools, the Mehta Fellows grew in number from 2015, when there were two, to 2019, when there were fifteen: ten students and five counselors. Deeply familiar with the PROMYS approach to engaging in mathematics, Mehta Fellowship alumni will be the returning students and counselors at PROMYS India 2021.

Sponsors: The participation of the Mehta Fellows was fully funded thanks to the generosity and vision of Nicholas Nash, Avi and Sandra Nash, Phalgun Raju, the Indira Foundation and Morph.org who are also the founding sponsors for PROMYS India. PROMYS India is their brainchild, and their anchor funding enables the full scholarships for PROMYS India participants in 2021.

PROMYS is more than just a summer program - It is an experience that will change your life. The path of discovery that one follows as a student of PROMYS is unique and will change your perception of mathematics…I am extremely grateful to the sponsors of the Mehta Fellowships for giving me this wonderful experience.” Siddharth Sridhar, 2017 Mehta Fellow and 2018 Returning Mehta Fellow

Please email Julia Rolnick at info@promys-india.org if you have questions about PROMYS India.

Mehta Fellows at PROMYS 2019
Fifteen Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS awarded in 2019!