Programme Details for Counsellors

Programme Details for Counsellors

“I felt supported this summer. And to be honest, supported would be an underword. From career advice to just everyday advice, every counsellor, no matter how busy they would be, were always there to give us the best advice. My homeroom counselors, was one of the best out there, his constant support and faith for me kept me going and going.” Niti Torphe, student at PROMYS India 2023

We are looking forward to PROMYS India 2024.

Dates for counsellors: 3 May – 15 June, 2024. Counsellors arrived two days ahead of the students.

Want to learn and share mathematics? Immerse yourself for six summer weeks in a richly talented mathematical community!

Each counsellor will give detailed feedback on the daily Number Theory problem sets of their three or four assigned students. Equally importantly, counsellors will be available to all students as questions arise. In addition, counsellors supervise the first-year exploration labs and returning student research projects.

Counsellors also give feedback to returning students taking advanced seminars and are strongly encouraged to give minicourses and to participate in counsellor seminars. Like everyone else at PROMYS India, the counsellors are expected to immerse themselves in mathematics. We rely on counsellors to create an intense atmosphere of interaction crossing and bridging many levels of mathematical experience. Please visit the Counsellor FAQ page for more information about the role of counsellors at PROMYS India.

Click HERE to visit the “Mathematics at PROMYS India” page.


Counsellors are selected from among the top undergraduate students of mathematics at highly regarded programmes such as (but by no means limited to) IISc, CMI, and ISI. 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.

We expect to hire 11 counsellors in 2024 to work with approximately 34 talented secondary school students.

Please note that counsellors who are not Indian citizens must have permission to work in India.


PROMYS India is a residential summer programme held at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru. Students and counsellors will be housed near each other in rooms in housing areas separated by gender identity, eat their meals communally on campus, and attend lectures and study in IISc lecture rooms and study spaces.


In 2024, counsellors will received free room and board plus a six-week stipend of ₹80,000 and approved travel expenses.

How to Apply

For more information, please visit the Counsellor Application page.