Investing in gifted education will in the long run benefit all parties concerned:
Children meet at the ALC for 3-5 hours during weekends. They are exposed to a broad curricular framework in multiple disciplines, and learn about topics in Science, Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, Design and Humanities. They are also introduced to tools for advanced problem solving, and work on a project of their choice. Activities at ALC are aimed to develop deeper competence, and to help children discover career paths leading them to expertise in their areas of interest. Children get to learn alongside other highly self-motivated students from various schools and discuss big ideas in different subject areas. Special events (including residential workshops) are also held at NIAS, and children are treated to exclusive interactions inside departments at IISc, guest lectures, etc.
There is currently no fee to join the Advanced Learning Centres. We are grateful to the schools, individuals and organizations supporting the programme.
This is a continuous programme extending from Std. 5th onwards, up to Std. 10th.