Gonit Sora is starting a new mentoring scheme for undergraduate mathematics students from the North-East India. Details about the scheme are given below.

What is this scheme?

The main objective of the scheme is to help prepare students from the North-East in their higher studies in mathematics. It has long been felt that students from this region do not perform well in national level competitions, so this mentoring scheme can be thought of as a bridge which will connect the material taught in the curriculum with how to proceed further mathematically.

Who is it for?

This scheme is open to undergraduate students in their 2nd and 3rd year of a Bachelors programme or 1st year of a Masters programme or 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of an Integrated Masters programme.

Who will be the mentors?

The mentors will either be professional mathematicians who are currently teaching in higher education institutes or doing research in higher education institutes in India as well as abroad.

What will be taught?

At present we have mentors in the following topics: abstract algebra, linear algebra, real analysis, complex analysis, number theory and discrete mathematics. We plan to increase the subject coverage soon. This scheme is not a research internship. The objective is to study the content of the official course curriculum in a more comprehensive manner. More importance will be given on problems solving.

How does the mentor-mentee relationship work?

The mentee will be paired with a suitable mentor based on their mutual interests. It will be expected that they meet at least once every week, and report on their progress at the end of the programme.

How long is the duration of the scheme?

The initial duration of the scheme will be three months. After this time, it will be upto the mentee if they wish to keep a relationship with the mentor depending on their mutual availabilities.

Will there be a certificate or other incentives?

At the end of the three month period, based on the mentor’s recommendation Gonit Sora will issue a certificate to the mentee and gift some books to the mentee depending on their performance.

How can one apply for the scheme?

To apply for this scheme, send the following documents: your CV, a short statement of why you are interested in this programme, what topics you wish to study, a list of all courses in mathematics taken (along with the grades obtained), with the books that you studied for these courses mentioning the relevant chapters, and a letter of recommendation from any of your college/university teachers.

All material has to sent via email to [email protected] There is no last date of applications and we accept applications throughout the year.

What is the selection process?

After a screening of the material a student sends in, we will shortlist potential candidates for an online video interview with the mentor. Within 7-10 days of the interview we will let the student know about the outcome.

If you have any question which is not covered above, then please feel free to email [email protected]