Mehta Fellowships

Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS

Mehta Fellows at PROMYS 2022
Mehta Fellows at PROMYS 2022

The application to PROMYS India 2023 has now closed. 

The deadline for submission of application, application problem set, school report card, and teacher recommendation form was February 15, 2023 (11:59 PM IST)

We are excited to be launching PROMYS India in partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. After delays due to the global pandemic, the new program is open to applicants from across India and will rely upon the experience of returning students and counselors who have been Mehta Fellows at PROMYS at Boston University. PROMYS India will run on the IISc campus May 7 – June 17, 2023.

All students at PROMYS India 2023 will be awarded full scholarships covering tuition, hostel, meals, books, and approved travel. Students from India who would need financial aid should apply to PROMYS India rather than PROMYS. Mehta Fellowships will no longer be offered to students from India now that PROMYS India has been launched.

Sponsors of the Tara and Jasubhai Mehta Fellowships and of PROMYS India

The Mehta Fellowship program, the pilot for PROMYS India, owes its existence and funding to the generosity and vision of Nick Nash & Phalgun Raju, Avi & Sandra Nash, the Indira Foundation, and who are also the founding sponsors for PROMYS India.

Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS 2022

PROMYS was thrilled to award 12 first-year Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS in 2022 from an exceptionally large and mathematically talented applicant pool.  Each applicant submitted solutions to the challenging application problem set plus essays, school transcript, a letter of recommendation, and financial aid information. Finalists were interviewed by a mathematician. Thanks to generous sponsors, Mehta Fellowships covered the full cost of participation in PROMYS including tuition, housing and meals for six weeks, visa fees, and roundtrip travel to the United States.

The new 2022 Mehta Fellows were Anamika Anand (India), Swayam Chaulagain (Nepal), Siddharth Choppara (India), Krittika Garg (India) Shreya Kaushik (India), S. K. (Sri Lanka), Diya Mathew (India), Ahmed Metwally (Egypt), Lex Harie Pisco (Philippines), Kabir Sandhu (India), Misbah Shaikh (India), and Moomuksha Shrimali (India).

In addition, there were 6 returning Mehta Fellows at PROMYS 2022: Smitali Bhandari (returning student), Achyut Bharadwaj (returning student), Haran Mouli (junior counselor), Rahul Adhikari (counselor), Arghya Sarkar (counselor), and Medha Yelimeli (counselor).

Please contact Julia Rolnick at with any questions about the Mehta Fellowships or PROMYS India.

Selected Quotes from Recent Mehta Fellows

“For anyone who wants to know the beauty of maths, let me tell you, PROMYS is the best place…The highlight of the program was surely the people; the friendships that we made here are going to be with us for the rest of our lives!” Sara Ahire

“PROMYS is truly a wonderful program, students not only learn a whole lot of mathematics but also learn how to approach mathematics in a much more exploratory manner. It is very intensive but also a very rewarding experience.” Siddharth Choppara

“PROMYS helped me to see the world with the eyes of an artist who can create stunning conjectures from scratch and more importantly prove them.” Ahmed Metwally

“In my school, getting a correct answer is all that matters – but in PROMYS, it was rather our work and interest that mattered – our willingness to work with others and trying to find answers. It was the process that was important.” Krittika Garg

“At PROMYS, students don’t just learn mathematics, they learn how to think.” Haran Mouli

“I didn’t expect any summer program would be that intense. It not only developed my mathematical way of thinking but also my persistence level was enhanced drastically… During the program I was able to make some life-long friendships with Mehta Fellows with some of them being so close that we have already started working on projects… People here are always ready to help each other, and all of them are very down to earth.”  Swayam Chaulagain

“Usually, in our school days, we are taught what is written in books and the same comes in exams and we don’t think much about that, but I think PROMYS is like the beginning of a phase where you can think on your own and give your ideas, and learn how a mathematician thinks and gives his theories.” Abhishek Yadav

“Mathematically, rigor and thinking deeply of simple things are the most important things I learnt. Apart from that, I learnt that mathematics is a lot more collaborative than it seems to be.” Smitali Bhandari

“The best part about PROMYS is that it isn’t about how much you know, but about your will to learn more. The community PROMYS offers is so amazing – everyone is so supportive and understood me so well. It was great. Thanks Mehta Sponsors for making this possible.” Bhumika Mittal

“The habit of questioning everything and not taking anything for granted helped me not only in math but also in general problem solving.” Achyut Bharadwaj