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

Tushar Mandhana

Christ Junior College, Bangalore
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

My dream is to gain admission to IIM to study Business Management. With this knowledge I want to launch my own company where I would manufacture innovative products. The thought behind the company is to give back to the nation and the society all it deserves and attain ‘total development’. To accomplish…

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Vrinda S Girimaji

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

I find Physics, the subject which attempts to explain nature, from the atoms to the universe (and beyond) fascinating. My ambitions are centered around it. More precisely, I want to understand and work on quantum mechanics. I have keen interest in taking up theoretical physics as a profession, and a…

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Varun Ravichandran

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

At school, I enjoy learning Physics, Math, Chemistry and Biology. But what I love most is building and creating structures of various models. Be it symmetry with Contraptions or life size models of monuments in puzzles, I can spend hours on these. The 3-d model building in ALC is thoroughly enjoyable.…

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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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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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Aaditri Joshi, 7 years

PNC Cognitio School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - EGT General Programme
Standard: 2
Location: Bangalore

Aaditri is interested in reading science and mythology. She has widely read the Mahabharata, Bhagwad Geeta, Bhagwadam and also the Greek mythology. She loves to delve in themes and interconnecting the far ends, for example Bhagwadam with science and politics. She observes and questions the texts and…

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Avyan Shah, 9 years

Silver Oaks International School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - EGT General Programme
Standard: 4
Location: Bangalore

Avyan has been allocated a learner profile in his school and he has keen interest in Mathematics, Data Analytics, Indian Mythology, Chess, Cricket, table tennis and Badminton. He loves playing all outdoor sports as well as board games – Chess, Monopoly deal, Mastermind, Stratego, Scotland Yard are among…

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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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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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Rishabh Krishna

Deens Academy, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 7
Location: Bangalore

My main interests are science, mathematics, reading and cricket. I am very fond of exploring educational and training videos available on the Internet (YouTube, Udemy, EdX etc.). I read books on a variety of subjects such as astronomy, history, epics, fictions etc. I have been doing well in ASSET exams…

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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