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TPSM:   Tapping Potentials- Shaping Mind

(Delhi Group of Identification and Mentoring Program of Potentially Gifted Children)

(A pilot initiative by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India)




Who we are?
We are a group of academicians, researchers, school teachers and administrators who are working together to evolve a comprehensive scheme of identification and mentoring program of potentially gifted children who are part of regular school system. At present, we are focusing primarily on children who have significant potentials in ‘science’ and ‘mathematics’, but the method identified by TPSM team can be easily adopted in other subject areas as well.

Contact us:
Dr. Jyoti Sharma
Program coordinator
Cluster Innovation Centre
University of Delhi


Vision Statement:
Bridge the gap between Human Potential and Performance by Investing in Excellence


Fundamental premises of TPSM:

  • Acceptance: There are children with outstanding potentials and exceptional abilities in all socio-cultural groups across India.
  • Nurturance: A promising young mind needs both, greater care and adequate stimulation.
  • Guidance: One of the most valuable experiences a potential student can have is the exposure to a mentor.


“What all you should know about Giftedness?” 

  • Giftedness is a universal phenomenon. It can be contextualized/operationalized as per the need of the society. 
  • Giftedness is developmental and fluidic in nature. 
  • Giftedness is not the sum total of intelligence and achievement; It is much broader, open and wider in conceptualization. 
  • Giftedness is a combination of inherent natural traits and optimizing potentials. 
  • A child may not be gifted all the time. Giftedness can be manifested in observable behavior only when child is provided with stimulating context. 
  • Gifted traits can exists in varied domains of human personality, such as, cognitive, social, emotional and physical etc. 
  • Identification of gifted children is not a static state. It is a dynamic process which is defined by the constantly changing paradigm of social needs and individual needs.  
  • Potentially gifted children need both, cognitive and emotional scaffolding to realize their potentials and gifts. 
  • Gifted children have significantly different learning needs as compared to their age group. 
  • A stimulating, challenging and emotionally secure learning environment is important to meet the learning needs of gifted children. 
  • A gifted child may have highly advanced cognitive needs, but, may have normal physical/social and other needs, typical to their age group. 




TPSM: Three Tier- Model of Identification



How does TPSM function?
TPSM works on the fundamental premises of Acceptance, Nurturance and Guidance.

We have developed an ‘Integrated Identification and Mentoring Program’ where children are identified through ‘TPSM-Three Tier Identification Model’. Children are screened and selected for interactive mentoring sessions to reflect on their interests and potentials. As of now, we have covered around 20,000 students across different age-groups to establish the practice. These students will be further studied through longitudinal span.


Are you interested to join TPSM? 

You can join us in this initiative if you are any of the following: