A challenging six-week residential mathematics summer programme, PROMYS India is open to mathematically talented secondary and higher secondary students (Standards IX - XII or equivalent). Meticulously selected students from across India will gather to immerse themselves in rigorous mathematics.

PROMYS India is closely modelled on its parent programme, Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) which has been running at Boston University in the United States since 1989.

2022 Summer Programme

It is with great sadness that we must postpone the launch of PROMYS India from summer 2022 to summer 2023 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

Students in India were, however, invited to apply to PROMYS 2022 at Boston University in the United States. The application deadline was March 15, 2022. It is anticipated that PROMYS will run in person from July 3 to August 13, 2022.

Applicants who would need financial assistance to attend PROMYS in the U.S. were invited to apply for a Mehta Fellowship. Mehta Fellowships cover all participation costs including tuition, housing, meals, and roundtrip travel from India.

We were looking forward with great excitement to gathering exceptionally talented students and counsellors in person for six weeks of exciting mathematics at PROMYS India this May. It breaks our heart that we need to extend the postponement, but health and safety must be our top priority. This is not an appropriate time to bring young people from across India into close proximity on a university campus and to draw mathematicians from around the world to meet with them. We look forward to the launch of PROMYS India 2023 and wish everyone health and safety.


For at least the first year of the programme, all students will receive a full scholarship covering all costs of participation: tuition, hostel, meals, books, and travel. These full scholarships are thanks to the generosity and vision of PROMYS India's founding sponsors: Nick Nash & Phalgun Raju, Avi and Sandra Nash, Indira Foundation, and

The dates of PROMYS India 2023 have not yet been finalized.

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How Students Describe PROMYS

Our Guiding Principles

Discovery and Exploration
Students at PROMYS India are presented with fundamental mathematical problems for which they have to struggle long and hard to find solutions. The students are given mathematical tools to find solutions for themselves. For the six weeks of PROMYS India, the students are treated as mathematicians.
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Habits of Mind
An emphasis on mathematical habits of mind that support independence and creativity in facing unfamiliar mathematical challenges. The skills and habits developed at PROMYS have great value no matter what career participants choose.
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Mathematical Community
A belief that mathematics is a deeply human activity best experienced within a richly interacting and mutually supportive community of learners including secondary school students, undergraduate and graduate students, and research mathematicians.
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No Financial Barriers to Participation
No student should be unable to attend PROMYS India for financial reasons.
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