"At PROMYS, we teach by example. This doesn't simply refer to the importance of numericals: the best way to lead students through challenging problems is for one to persist through their own mathematical struggles.” Professor Ila Varma
There will not be a counsellor application for the first summer of PROMYS India. Counsellors for this first year will be drawn from among experienced alumni of the Mehta Fellowships to PROMYS programme.
Please see HERE for details of the counsellor position.
Starting in the second year, counsellor applications will be invited from undergraduate mathematicians from across India.
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Counsellor Application Process
Applicants for the counsellor position should be undergraduates studying mathematics at university. They may be Mathematics majors or in a joint degree programme such as Mathematics and Computer Science. They may be first- or second-year students who have taken mathematics courses at university but not yet declared a major. We will consider all applications independent of university year, including undergraduates who will be graduating the summer they are applying. Master's students may also be eligible to apply if they will not have completed their Master's degree by the start of the programme.
The main requirements are a high level of mathematical achievement, mathematical maturity, potential for mathematical growth, and interest in working with talented secondary and higher secondary students. Applicants must be entitled to work in India.
The application will ask about courses taken in university-level mathematics, mathematical interests, any relevant work experience (which is not required), and why you want to be a counsellor at PROMYS India.
In addition to completing the application form, applicants will be asked to provide the following:
- Their university transcript (an unofficial copy is fine);
- CV (resume);
- Two letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant's mathematical background and their work in university-level mathematics.