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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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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Madhura Kumar

Navkis Educational Center
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 9
Location: Bangalore.

My various co-curricular interests include badminton, swimming, taekwondo, athletics, languages, literature, dancing, writing poems and fictional stories, acting, cooking and many other fun activities. I have been training in Carnatic music for many years and wish to pursue it further. I also enjoy…

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Surya Saathi

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

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…

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Sai Soham Mashetty

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

I enjoy ALC sessions and look forward for these classes, as we always learn something new and explore different areas in different subjects. My hobbies are playing tennis, making robots, and drawing, playing chess, swimming and reading books especially fiction, fantasy. My favorite subjects are Physics,…

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Charan Reddy

Delhi Public School East, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 7
Location: Bangalore

My interests include Math, Physics, 3D modeling, Badminton, Soccer, Cricket and Kabaddi. Some of my achievements are 2 world records in painting, won several painting competition, scored well in asset 2 level, completed my 6 years IB course and played Nationals and secured second position. I am extremely…

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Shravya Shedikaje

Christ King PU college, Karkala
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Udupi

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…

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Sriram Udhayakumar

Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

I have a passion for chess and have won many accolades including state championships, Raja Ramanna trophy, Arena Grand Master title, etc. I also enjoy playing Badminton, table tennis, cricket and football, watching and performing theatre plays. I am one of the Zonal top 25 rankers of NSO and have also…

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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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Deepit S Patil

BASE PU College
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Karnadaka

I want to become a machine learning developer. Starting my own enterprise, I want to solve global problems through machine learning. I want to find ways to make education in the computer sciences available to large number of rural people. My significant achievements so far include: making an app called…

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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