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

Meha Porwal

Silver Oaks International School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 8
Location: Bangalore.

I love reading science-fiction, fantasy and thriller books. I also like to draw, and I mostly do pencil sketching. I enjoy music and craft. My favorite subjects are Archaeology, Astrophysics, and Architecture, and I wish to have a career in either of these subjects. Apart from these subjects, I also…

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Amartya Sai Andra

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

I have a passion in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. I am also interested in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Space Objects and Astrophysics etc. I like to visit great people and want to learn from their experiences. I also like to visit places, see nature and also go to fun places like theme parks.…

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Tejas Bhat

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

Science and Math have always interested me. Every part of Mathematics fascinates me. In science, physics and chemistry is what I am interested in. I also like to keep myself updated with the latest technology and current affairs. I go for karate classes, and I have learnt Vedic Mantras in my Summer…

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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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Vishnu Sridhar

Sri Vidya Mandir Education Society, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

I am very intrigued with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects. I love working with puzzles, logical reasoning tests, intelligence tests, Astronomy, travelling and anything that mentally excites me. I practice Blender, time management, mathematical and scientific problems. I have…

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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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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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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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Arush Vatsal Srivatsa

Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidyamandir, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

My interests lie in economics, data science, politics and philosophy. My ALC project revolves around using data analysis and econometric modeling to help predict agricultural commodity prices, to help farmers in our country. In addition to these I have played state level football and I’ve earned the…

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Madhura Kumar

Navkis Educational Center
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 9
Location: Bangalore.

My various co-curricular interests include badminton, swimming, taekwondo, athletics, languages, literature, dancing, writing poems and fictional stories, acting, cooking and many other fun activities. I have been training in Carnatic music for many years and wish to pursue it further. I also enjoy…

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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