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

Adhrit Pradeep, 6 years

Abode International School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - EGT General Programme
Standard: 3
Location: Hyderabad

Have you heard of “wake turbulence”? Adhrit is the best person to answer this question. He is a 6 year old self-motivated on a quest to explore and find out. Most of his sentences are questions, and will not be convinced until a logical reply is given or found out. He has shown a keen interest in learning…

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Aarush Mehrotra

Oakridge International School.
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 9
Location: Bangalore

I am a very organized person and I always prefer going into a situation with a plan ready beforehand. I value honesty and smart work as qualities, and always look for the story behind what I see. My life mantra is “Always look forward, but never forget where you came from.” You can catch my blog at…

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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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Manohara K

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

I aspire to be a good actor and also someday, direct movies. I want to be part of movies with strong social messages. In 2017, I received best child actor award in 64th National film fare for the movie ‘Railway children’. In the same year, I also received state award for best child actor. Recognizing…

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Varun Kandukuri

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

Physics, Chemistry, Math and Biology are what I find interesting. As a young man I love mechanical engineering and enjoy making small robots. I have participated in WRO which has given me an insight into mechanical engineering. As of now my main concentration is on robotics and I want to become a Mechatronics…

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Siva Sainath Reddy

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

I love learning and exploring. Some of my interests are Robotics, Programming, and Cardiology. I have learnt the basics in 2 programming languages that are java and python; I am now learning how to develop apps using python and java in android studio. I would like to learn swift in the future in order…

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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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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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Akshaya Golla

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

My childhood has taught me to respect various cultures and lifestyles of different people.I find the discipline of Anthropology very interesting. My favorite subject is Biology.My strong areas are Math and Science.I find the concept of evolution of languages very interesting but I only speak 2 languages…

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Shiva M

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

I am a person who has a good sense of humor. I have many hobbies, which include drawing, reading novels (especially thrillers), reading the newspaper, playing volleyball, 3-D modeling, and getting to know about cars. My favorite subjects are Mathematics, Chemistry, Sanskrit and History. My aim is to…

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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