Since a young age, Niedhie had an aptitude for Mathematics. This was specially honed by her guru Professor Hari Das Ghosh who agreed to take her as his student at a tender age of twelve. This not only helped her build a strong foundation of the subject but also deepened her love for Mathematics. Her accomplishments are listed below in chronological order.
- National Mathematics Olympiad Certificate holder in 1998
- Merit Scholarship at Year 10 (equivalent to GCSE) from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in Mathematics for scoring 99 out of 100 in the Class of 1999
- West Bengal State Topper in Commerce Stream with high marks in all quantitative subjects including Mathematics in the Class of 2001
- College Topper and awarded multiple Merit Scholarships in Bachelors of Mathematics (with Honours) in Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi in the Class of 2004
- Scholarship from National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM), Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India for Masters in Mathematics (2005 to 2006)
- Cleared Joint CSIR-UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Eligibility for Lectureship – National Eligibility Test (NET) held on 18th Dec 2005 in the first attempt
- Completed Master’s degree in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi with First Class in the Class of 2006
- Mathematics Lecturer at the reputed St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi during 2007
- Distinction in MSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom in the Class of 2008
Despite graduating amidst the financial crisis of 2008, Niedhie managed to find a banking job as a Quantitative Analyst due to her strong Mathematical skills. Niedhie has kept in touch with her academic side by offering private tuitions to Degree level students studying in various British universities. She teaches them Mathematics and Statistics during her free time over the weekends. Money earned is used to support her various philanthropy activities.
Niedhie’s unique style of teaching promotes self-learning by being a voice of validation – something she learnt from how Professor Ghosh used to teach her. She equips the students with the fundamental tools needed and then reminds them of, “if you can’t, then who can?”, encouraging them to figure out the solution for themselves. This boosts their confidence and has led to excellent results in exams. She has received feedback that her teaching style promotes long-term learning.