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 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).
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.
The goal is to nurture young, high ability learners into well rounded, responsible, high impact experts in their fields, instilled with noble human values.
A platform to engage in various projects that helps them gain specialized knowledge and experience in their particular areas of interest
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.
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.
The materials are designed for self directed learning, where the content is organised by the difficulty level and not mapped to specific age groups.
To keep the child engaged and challenged and to foster the development of their gifts proper guidelines required to the specific categories below.
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.
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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…Read More
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.…Read More
I have been working in theatre for six years. I have experience in all the fields of theatre, be it writing, directing, acting, designing, music, set, costume, make up and even organizing. I am training at Vijayanagara Bimba. I have been awarded the prestigious Karnataka Balavikasa Academy, Dharwad’s…Read More
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…Read More
My foremost desire is to become a responsible & respected citizen of our country. I aspire to be a doctor to serve the people of my country. Since I yearn to become a doctor, the simplest thing I’ve done is responding with immediate first aids to the injured. For the accomplishment of my goal of becoming…Read More
My aim is to pursue Molecular Genetics and serve humanity by ridding it of the various diseases which lurk behind the industrial façade. I began thinking about this after I watched few documentaries on PBS NOVA like “Cracking your Genetic code” and others. I have given a couple of seminars on this topic…Read More
My interests are in 3d modeling,Robotics, Electronics, Math, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.I like playing volley ball and I am crazy about cars. My aim is to become an IAS and help our country proceed because I see many corrupt politicians and want to set the system right. I recently got qualified…Read More
I am passionate about learning new and interesting things. I like to spend time learning concepts in subjects like mathematics and sciences. I am an auto enthusiast. My project is a service which aims to transport emergency vehicles easily through heavy traffic. There are many means of achieving it:…Read More
I am a very organized person and I always prefer going into a situation with a plan ready beforehand. I value honesty and smart work as qualities, and always look for the story behind what I see. My life mantra is “Always look forward, but never forget where you came from.” You can catch my blog at…Read More
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.…Read More
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
Applications are invited from students who have not previously applied for the programme.
ICTS-NIAS Maths Circle is a forum for children who love mathematics, to explore beautiful problem sets in the subject, under the guidance of math experts.
NIAS EGT announces the winners of NIAS MAIYA PRODIGY FELLOWSHIP 2019-20. We heartily congratulate all the Fellows and also appreciate all the students who participated. The award ceremony for the winners is scheduled on Friday, January 3rd, 2020.