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

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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N A Aneesh

Sri Aurbindo PU Individual College
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Shimoga

My goal is to become an aeronautical engineer. I am currently interested in engine design, and development. As Aviation technology which involves innovative construction design excites me, I have been an avid viewer of all seasons of the show, ‘Air crash investigations’. I wish to serve my country in…

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Anush Makam

National Academy for Learning, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 7
Location: Bangalore

My hobbies and interests are biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathand Astronomy.I am open to learning about any subject, which I believe is one of my strengths. I plan to be a neurologist in the future because the human brain peaks my interests. When asked why, I reply "The human brain is one of, if not…

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Shamanth G M

Shubodhaya PU College, Gubbi
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Gubbi

I aim to become a physicist (scientist) in my life. When I was in 10th standard, I had won first place in district level science exhibition and was selected to the state level exhibition. I was recently declared as a young scientist in my district and was selected to the conference at the state level…

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Shreya Srinivasan Bharadwaj

PACE UM P.U. College, Shimoga
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Shimoga

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…

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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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Goutham K

National College, Basavangudi, Bangalore
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

My first and foremost aim in my life is to make the Nation proud by joining the Indian Space Reasearch Organisation (ISRO) in the aerospace field and serve as a distinguished scientist. So far, I have participated in the INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) programme conducted…

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Srihitha Sowgandhi A

Silver Oaks International School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Hyderabad

I describe myself as hardworking, friendly, honest and sensitive. I write poems, read books, listen to music, watch movies and sing in my free time. I like going for Eco walks and enjoy nature. I like studying and am interested in exploring and learning new things. The subjects I like are Math, Sciences…

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Manohara K

National College, Basavangudi
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

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…

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Leela Nayan K.P

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

My interests are Mathematics and Sciences mainly, also include playing Badminton with my father, Programming with EV3s to design different robots, watching T.V, listening our ancestor’s stories from my mother, watching and reading science-fiction stories, playing movie songs on Piano; keeping myself…

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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