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

PROMYS India and the Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS

The launch of PROMYS India has been postponed from summer 2020 due 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 looks forward eagerly to the 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 for at least the first summer. The hope is that participation in the new program will remain free ilongterm. 

Sign up HERE to be notified by email when the application for PROMYS India becomes available. 

The Director of PROMYS India is Professor Ila Varma (University of Toronto) 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.

Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS

Twenty-One Mehta Fellows from India in the PROMYS 2020 Bridge Program!

PROMYS was thrilled to have 21 Mehta Fellows participate in the online PROMYS 2020 Bridge Program: 11 students, 4 junior counselors, and 6 counselors. Their participation is thanks to the philanthropic vision and generosity of Nick Nash & Phalgun Raju, Avi and Sandra Nash, Morph.org, and Indira Foundation who have supported the Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS since 2015 and who are also the founding sponsors of PROMYS India.

The 21 Mehta Fellows in the Bridge Program come from across India including from Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Indore, Palanpur, Burdwan, Thrissur, Delhi, Kolkata, Howrah, Durgapur, Kharangpur, Nasik, and Jaipur. The undergraduate counselors attend Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. You can meet the students and counselors below.

Pilot Program for PROMYS India
Between 2015 and 2020, 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.

Sponsors of the Mehta Fellowships and PROMYS India

The participation in PROMYS of the Mehta Fellows has been fully funded since 2015 thanks to the generosity and vision of Nick Nash & Phalgun Raju, Avi & Sandra Nash, 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.

“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.

2020 Mehta Fellows

Rahul Adhikari - Student  
Deepta Basak - Student  
Satya Sreevani Bh - Student  
Parth Chavan - Student  
Shamli Manasvi - Student  
Bhumika Mittal - Student  
Haran Mouli - Student  
Arghya Sarkar - Student  
Vruddhi Shah - Student  
Tejas Varma - Student  
Medha Yelimeli - Student  
Sanket Biswas - Junior Counselor  
Anupam Datta - Junior Counselor  
Senjuti Dutta - Junior Counselor  
Kalyani Gohokar - Junior Counselor  
Siddhant Chaudhary - Counselor  
Arpoitri Ghosal - Counselor  
Nilava Metya - Counselor  
Adit Vishnu PM - Counselor  
Devansh Sehta - Counselor  
Arya Vadnere - Head Counselor  


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