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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Vinay Kumar A

National PU College, Bagepalli
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bagepalli

I am deeply interested in physics, and would like to become a lecturer in the subject. The other ambition I have is to become a scientist- I hope to create something that is of importance, and use for the country. I have secured 100 marks in Kannada during my SSLC exam. I was selected for the 7th science…

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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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Manann Sarda

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

I love reading books of all genres and currently Khaled Hosseini and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni are my favourites. I describe myself as a learner and I enjoy learning from various sources and platforms simultaneously. I am interested in Science, History, Literature and Art in all its forms. I love debating.…

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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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Yashaswini Mathur

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

My interests include Physics and Mathematics. I aspire to become a Theoretical Physicist. I enjoy learning new things and testing my abilities through different activities. I am proficient in English, Hindi, Marathi and Kannada and am learning German and Sanskrit. I also play sports like Karate, Skating,…

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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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Mihir Talati

SilverOaks International School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

My main interests lie in Physics, Mathematics and a bit of Engineering. I am an avid reader and like to learn how things work, especially anything I use frequently or have an interest in, which is why Physics and Engineering appeals to me so much. I've also studied Economics, because I've always wanted…

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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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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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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