Programmes Overview

PRODIGY is anchored at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. You can read about the NIAS Gifted Education Programme on the rest of this website.

NIAS - EGT
Education for the Gifted and Talented

NIAS leads the National Programme on Identification and Mentoring of gifted children (0-18 years), popularly known as the NIAS - Education for the Gifted and Talented programme (NIAS - EGT).


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NIAS -
Training And Development

NIAS-EGT works closely with the children, parents, teachers, counsellors, school management and the mentors to provide a holistic support to the overall development of the gifted and talented children.


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NIAS - ALC
Advanced Learning Centers

The goal is to nurture young, high ability learners into well rounded, responsible, high impact experts in their fields, instilled with noble human values.


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NIAS - MAIYA PRODIGY
Fellowship Programme.

A platform to engage in various projects that helps them gain specialized knowledge and experience in their particular areas of interest


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NIAS -
Summer & Winter Workshops.

NIAS- EGT conducts frequent summer/winter workshops for the children in the NIAS Education for the Gifted & Talented programme Pool. The workshops provide the children an opportunity to engage in active learning.


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NIAS - Rural/Tribal
Residential Workshops

Workshops are intended to observe the children in action. They are designed in such a way that it suits the cultural learning context of the child.


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NIAS-
Curriculum Development

The materials are designed for self directed learning,  where the content is organised by the difficulty level and not mapped to specific age groups.


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For Followers

To keep the child engaged and challenged and to foster the development of their gifts proper guidelines required to the specific categories below.

For Mentors

In our endeavours to identify and nurture the nation’s brightest young minds, we believe mentorship plays a crucial role. Biographies and retrospective studies of adult achievers in any field suggest the importance of mentors. NIAS-EGT visualizes a mentor as a guide/facilitator in exposing the gifted child or adolescent to knowledge in his/her area of interest, hands-on learning experiences to help develop the child’s cognitive structures, as well as guidance to the child as he/she chooses and commits to a career path. In the absence of both an appropriate curriculum and an adult who can provide guidance, many young potential achievers in India choose a career path that does not match their passion, capabilities, and training. We need to urgently address this in today's world.

Students Profiles

Spoorthi K S

BASE PU College, Bangalore
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

My aim is to pursue Molecular Genetics and serve humanity by ridding it of the various diseases which lurk behind the industrial façade. I began thinking about this after I watched few documentaries on PBS NOVA like “Cracking your Genetic code” and others. I have given a couple of seminars on this topic…

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Ayman Saara M S

National College, Basavangudi
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

The aim of my life is to become a neurosurgeon and find a cure for Brain Tumor. To fulfill my ambition I have begun preparations in earnest. Currently I am studying for the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). My achievements thus far are as follows: Participated in the Bangalore science forum…

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Anush Makam

National Academy for Learning, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 7
Location: Bangalore

My hobbies and interests are biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathand Astronomy.I am open to learning about any subject, which I believe is one of my strengths. I plan to be a neurologist in the future because the human brain peaks my interests. When asked why, I reply "The human brain is one of, if not…

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Amruta Ajit Patil

Tungal PU College
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Jhamakandi

I aim to be an engineer for now. My greater aim, though, is to become an IAS officer. I have always been very perceptive to social issues, and want to bring about social change. I am happy to be one of the awardees of NIAS-Miaya Prodigy fellowship 2018-19. This will help me build my future. I enjoyed…

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Sai Soham Mashetty

Silver Oaks International School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Hyderabad

I enjoy ALC sessions and look forward for these classes, as we always learn something new and explore different areas in different subjects. My hobbies are playing tennis, making robots, and drawing, playing chess, swimming and reading books especially fiction, fantasy. My favorite subjects are Physics,…

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Ananya KG Hebbar

Excellent Science and Commerce PU college (I-PUC)
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Chikmaglur

Excellent Science and Commerce PU college (I-PUC), Chikmagluru I have always been a studious person with a keen sense of enquiry and curious nature about my surroundings. As my school was about 25 kms from my house in a rural area I had ample opportunity to observe the flora and fauna which was in abundance.…

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Gagan D.

Masters P.U.College, Hassan.
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Hassan

I aim to become a robotic engineer. Based on my technical expertise, I hope to create machines that will help reduce the hardships of irrigation and farming, to create economically strong farmers who make the backbone of our nation. My significant achievements so far include getting the second price…

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Hitha M

Chethana PU College, Bangalore
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

My aim in life is to become a Zoologist in order to render service to the wild life which plays a very important role in our ecosystem. Through my research I would like to learn more about the animal’s habitat, feeding and breeding habits of rare endangered species and work hard towards protecting them.…

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Manann Sarda

Chirec International School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 7
Location: Hyderabad

I love reading books of all genres and currently Khaled Hosseini and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni are my favourites. I describe myself as a learner and I enjoy learning from various sources and platforms simultaneously. I am interested in Science, History, Literature and Art in all its forms. I love debating.…

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Surya Saathi

National PU College, Bangalore
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

I have been working in theatre for six years. I have experience in all the fields of theatre, be it writing, directing, acting, designing, music, set, costume, make up and even organizing. I am training at Vijayanagara Bimba. I have been awarded the prestigious Karnataka Balavikasa Academy, Dharwad’s…

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About Us

National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and founded in 1988 by the late Mr. J. R. D. Tata, who sought to create an institution to conduct advanced multidisciplinary research. NIAS brings together individuals from diverse intellectual backgrounds like the administrators and managers from industry and government, leaders in public affairs, eminent individuals in different walks of life, and the academicians in the natural and life sciences, humanities, and social sciences