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

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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Shravya Shedikaje

Christ King PU college, Karkala
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Udupi

I wish to be an Ayurvedic Doctor. I aim to study about some of the plant species in western Ghats which were used as medicines in olden days but are now neglected due to the easy availability of allopathic medicines. I hope to bring them back to use in medical practice. My significant achievements so…

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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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Sri Uma

Global Indian International School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

I am interested in Mathematics, Sciences, Language, Literature, History, Civics, Geography, Art, Music, Photography, Tennis, Basketball, Martial Arts, and many more. I want to be an astronaut, a scientist, a chef, a teacher, and many more. I wish to positively reach out and contribute to Earth and Humanity…

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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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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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Rishabh Prashobh

National Academy For Learning, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 7
Location: Bangalore

My interests include Math, Physics and Artificial Intelligence. I take pride in representing myschool at Math Whizz and quiz competitions. I have successfully completed all the levels inAbacus and have won gold medals at the state and national levels. I have participated and wonin many Olympiads. My…

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Bairav, 8 yrs

Home schooled
Programme: NIAS - EGT General Programme
Standard: Home schooled
Location: Bangalore

Bairav is deeply interested in Organic Chemistry, Astronomy and Mathematics. He has completed summer school program for High school students on astronomy conducted by MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research and continues to be mentored on Astronomy/Physics. He has been supported by professor from…

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N A Aneesh

Sri Aurbindo PU Individual College
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Shimoga

My goal is to become an aeronautical engineer. I am currently interested in engine design, and development. As Aviation technology which involves innovative construction design excites me, I have been an avid viewer of all seasons of the show, ‘Air crash investigations’. I wish to serve my country in…

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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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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