Medha Yelimeli

Medha Yelimeli

"The PROMYS community was very much welcoming and supportive. I'll definitely stay in touch with them."

"As a Mehta Fellow, I think I have benefited mathematically from PROMYS.
- The six-week immersion in mathematics was very helpful to progress.
- The morning lectures were very engaging. Different approaches to solve problems were discussed.
- The problem-sets were challenging and well-designed.
- We were encouraged to think, explore, make several observations & conjectures, proving/disproving them, etc which I enjoyed a lot.
- Mathematical rigour was essential. This helped to get a better understanding.
- The daily comments/feedback on our problem sets (by our counsellors) was very helpful as they indicated to us where exactly we are going wrong, where we have to pay more attention, etc.
- Exposure through mini-lectures by the counsellors.
- The guest lectures were enriching.
- Also, I got to know that there could be totally different approaches to solve a problem (like solving a Number Theory problem using a geometric approach). This was amazing.

I feel to have benefited from being a Mehta Fellow, beyond mathematics too. I got in touch and interacted with many students, counsellors and professors from different parts of the world, who are also deeply interested in mathematics."

Medha Yelimeli, Mehta Fellow to PROMYS 2018 and 2019
Medha Yelimeli, Mehta Fellow to PROMYS 2018 and 2019
Medha is 17 and lives in Bangalore. She will graduate higher secondary school in 2020. In 2019, together with two other Returning Mehta Fellows, Medha worked on a research project titled, "Ulam Sequences." In addition to her studies in mathematics, Medha enjoys learning Nyaaya-shaastra, a branch of Indian ontology and epistemology; “Ashtaadhyaayi,” a work on Sanskrit grammar; Carnatic classical music; and yoga.