Neena Gupta was born in the year 1984 in an average Indian Family in Kolkata. She studied at Bethune College till 2006 earning her BSc (Honours) degree in Mathematics. She completed her Post Graduation in Mathematics from the Indian Statistical Institute in 2008 and later her Ph.D. in 2011 in commutative algebra as her specialization.
She later became an associate professor at the Statistical and Mathematics Unit in ISI Kolkata and works there since June 2014.
She was also an INSPIRE faculty at ISI Kolkata from December 2012-June 2014 and a visiting fellow at TIFR Mumbai in 2012.
Neena has been invited as a speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) 2022. She has received the DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries 2021.
She received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2019 and got the TWAS Young Affiliates 2020.
She received the Associateship of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2013 and Saraswathi Cowsik Medal by the TIFR Alumni Association for her work on the Zariski Cancellation Problem in positive character in 2013.
She was awarded the 2021 DST-ICTP-IMU Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy. Professor Gupta is the fourth Indian to ever win this award.
This award is presented every year by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) to honor mathematicians under 45 years of age on 21 December. It is sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
Professor Gupta was awarded this honor for her commendable research on algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. According to a statement by the Union Ministry of Science, Prof. Gupta is the third woman to receive this award.