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

Kaveriyappa

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

I aspire to be a theoretical physicist. I wish to specialise in the branches of quantum field theory and general relativity. Apart from this, I am interested in pure mathematics, especially the Riemann hypothesis and the works of Alexander Grothendiek. My aim is to complete post-graduation from the…

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Pallavi N B

Sri Vedanta PU College
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

At the end of the day I just want to be a good person but if we are talking in terms of profession, I want to be an editor at a media house or a university teacher. Why Editor? because then I will be able to regulate information released to the public on some level but teacher because then I will have…

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Suraj Suresh

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

I aim to become a scientist. I plan on leveraging Machine Learning techniques to apply them in the field of Image Processing. With high aptitude for logical reasoning and an existing interest in programming, I want to learn and use my skills in building a user-friendly application which can target a…

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Akshita Emani

Chirec International School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Hyderabad

I love things that are different from the ordinary and do not follow the norm. In short, I like to be unique. I believe in the quote - “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” - Abraham Lincoln. I learnt how to play a keyboard and am learning to play the guitar now. I have been learning Kuchipudi,…

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Goutham K

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

My first and foremost aim in my life is to make the Nation proud by joining the Indian Space Reasearch Organisation (ISRO) in the aerospace field and serve as a distinguished scientist. So far, I have participated in the INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) programme conducted…

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Sristi Sridhara

National public School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 7
Location: Bangalore

A few of my favorite pastimes are reading about various world issues and criticizing governments all over the world, painting, drawing, reading and photography. Photography along with visiting and connecting with nature is one of my most preferred activities. I’m also a science enthusiast and my favourite…

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Shankar Narain Subramaniam

Silver Oaks, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

My interests are in math and science. When I grow up, my passion is to become an Environmental Scientist (Earth scientist) to be able to give back to the society. My hobbies are soccer, tennis, and playing the piano. I love reading non-fiction, reading and writing poetry, watching TED-Ed videos and…

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Sriram Udhayakumar

Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

I have a passion for chess and have won many accolades including state championships, Raja Ramanna trophy, Arena Grand Master title, etc. I also enjoy playing Badminton, table tennis, cricket and football, watching and performing theatre plays. I am one of the Zonal top 25 rankers of NSO and have also…

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Varun Girimaji

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

I am deeply interested in cars and motorcycles and, in the future, hope to work on cars and motorcycles meant for racing and compete with success in the most prestigious international races. Out of my interest, I have read several articles about cars and motorcycles. These articles are about how cars…

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Eshwar M

Vivekananda School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 8
Location: Bangalore.

My interests are in 3d modeling,Robotics, Electronics, Math, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.I like playing volley ball and I am crazy about cars. My aim is to become an IAS and help our country proceed because I see many corrupt politicians and want to set the system right. I recently got qualified…

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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