NIAS supported Advanced Learning Centres provide early mentoring support to school children aged 11-16, who demonstrate high learning ability and exceptional self-motivation to realize big ideas in life.

NIAS-ALCs are located in partner schools, which serve students from diverse neighborhood schools. The learning sessions are conducted for 3-5 hours during weekends. The first NIAS-ALCs were set up at Vidyashilp Academy (Bangalore North), Silver Oaks International School (Bangalore South) and Silver Oaks International School (Hyderabad). There are many more ALCs in the process of being established.

The curricular framework for ALCs is developed at NIAS through workshops of ALC facilitators, and is designed to provide opportunities for children to go beyond formal classroom structures. The learning areas include Designing, Computer Programming, Astronomy, STEM topics, Creative Expression, and Arts. The sessions are highly interactive and help children connect to multidisciplinary topics and gain the confidence to solve complex problems. Children learn to manage time, become aware of better health, discuss contemporary issues facing the world, and contemplate solutions. They also develop in-depth ability in their chosen areas of interest through mandatory project work, which can open up opportunities for deep mentoring by experts in their field.


Inclusion of the Urban Disadvantaged Children

The ALCs also extended its programme to include students from urban disadvantaged population by collaborating with Parikrama Centre for Learning. The ALCs provide these children foundational knowledge in different domains beyond the classroom. It is believed, that additional training in computer programming, calculus, model-making and researching on topics that is of relevance facilitate children for higher order learning. The ALCs hosts the identified children from their respective neighbourhood during the weekend classes. The programme aims to provide active mentoring to these children. It also provides students an opportunity to engage in a project of their choice under the guidance of the mentor. The mentors/facilitators engage in regular conversations that are both one-to-one and through a very active whatsapp group. This helps the facilitators to track the child’s progress. Lecture series have been introduced to provide the ALC children introductory knowledge on new interdisciplinary subjects like, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, Astronomy and Cognitive Sciences.

As a capacity building exercise, the NIAS team also trains the facilitators of the ALCs and provides them with resource materials to enhance their knowledge in a wide variety of areas. In addition, the summer and winter workshops organized for the children of ALCs provide a platform, where students from all three centers come together and present their work to a wide range of experts. The children are provided critical feedback and useful leads by the various subject-experts. The children display their understanding of cutting edge ideas in the form of projects, lecture demonstrations and participating in prestigious national and international competitions.

NIAS-EGT invites applications from schools across the country interested in setting up Advanced Learning Centres, as partners of the programme. We are planning to have an E-classroom at NIAS, that will provide the necessary infrastructure to interact with the Advanced Learning Centres countrywide.

With the E-Classroom and teachers’ training, NIAS-ALC aims to scale quickly and reach larger numbers of high ability learners across rural and urban India.

What ALC children have to say about the programme: http://prodigy.net.in/testimonials

Eligibility And Selection Criteria

ALC calls for student applications every year in the month of June. Students become a part of the programme through a rigorous selection process that includes a unconventional essay test as well as an interaction round. The written test tries to assess the ability of the student to connect to problems or topics beyond the classroom. The engagement of the child in areas of their interest is assessed through the lens of creativity, and problem-solving ability. The key to the assessment process is the ability of the child to find a unique innovative solution to any familiar problem presented to them. This year, the programme is open to students studying in any school of Bangalore and Hyderabad in classes 5 to 9.

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Student Profiles

Talented children are a gift at all times. Here is our students ' list in this program

Vishnu Sridhar

Sri Vidya Mandir Education Society, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

I am very intrigued with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects. I love working with puzzles, logical reasoning tests, intelligence tests, Astronomy, travelling and anything that mentally excites me. I practice Blender, time management, mathematical and scientific problems. I have…

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Varun Ravichandran

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

At school, I enjoy learning Physics, Math, Chemistry and Biology. But what I love most is building and creating structures of various models. Be it symmetry with Contraptions or life size models of monuments in puzzles, I can spend hours on these. The 3-d model building in ALC is thoroughly enjoyable.…

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Varun Kandukuri

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

Physics, Chemistry, Math and Biology are what I find interesting. As a young man I love mechanical engineering and enjoy making small robots. I have participated in WRO which has given me an insight into mechanical engineering. As of now my main concentration is on robotics and I want to become a Mechatronics…

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Tejas Bhat

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

Science and Math have always interested me. Every part of Mathematics fascinates me. In science, physics and chemistry is what I am interested in. I also like to keep myself updated with the latest technology and current affairs. I go for karate classes, and I have learnt Vedic Mantras in my Summer…

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Sristi Sridhara

National public School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 7
Location: Bangalore

A few of my favorite pastimes are reading about various world issues and criticizing governments all over the world, painting, drawing, reading and photography. Photography along with visiting and connecting with nature is one of my most preferred activities. I’m also a science enthusiast and my favourite…

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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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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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Siva Sainath Reddy

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

I love learning and exploring. Some of my interests are Robotics, Programming, and Cardiology. I have learnt the basics in 2 programming languages that are java and python; I am now learning how to develop apps using python and java in android studio. I would like to learn swift in the future in order…

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Shiva M

Vivekananda School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

I am a person who has a good sense of humor. I have many hobbies, which include drawing, reading novels (especially thrillers), reading the newspaper, playing volleyball, 3-D modeling, and getting to know about cars. My favorite subjects are Mathematics, Chemistry, Sanskrit and History. My aim is to…

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Sarvesh Chandrasekaran

Primus Public School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

My goal is to become a geologist or data scientist in an IT company and get promoted to a CEO position.Alternatively, my goal is to become a traveler and take off on a world tour. Social Science is my most favorite subject.I believe Civics and Economics go hand in hand, helping me understand how my…

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Sanath B.S

Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidyamandir, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

Physics has captivated my interest throughout my younger days; Quantum Physics enthralls me beyond my own attention. Quantum Physics by Alastair IM Rae, Published by One world Publications has fascinated me and has given answers to a lot of curious questions I have had. One of the latest topics I wish…

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Sai Sreerama

Home School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

My academic interests span across Mathematics and Science subjects. I intend to pursue higher learning in Medicine or other pure Sciences. I have been home-schooled from 3rd standard. My parents and other experts, from my neighborhood and institutes teach me. Apart from Academics, I am interested in…

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Rishi Nambair

GEAR Innovative International School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

I’m quite interested in Science, and very much interested in the realm of Physics. I also find Algebra to be a rather engaging activity. My hobbies are reading, playing squash and gardening – all mostly solitary pursuits of the contemplative type. I hold an International Rank 1 in the SOF- International…

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Rahul

Parikrama Humanity Foundation, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

My aim is to become a general in the INDIAN Navy and help my country grow stronger and maintain peace in country. The subjects I find interesting when I read are Physics, Electronics, Astronomy, Robotics, Quantum Physics, Optics, articles on Wildlife field observations, Architects of historical Buildings-I…

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Raghav Mithinti

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

I like what we have learnt over the past year in NIAS. We have unique topics or extensions over normal school curriculum, which is really interesting. In NIAS, we develop new skills. I am interested in Astro-Physics and Technology. I even like to know about geography (Political). My hobbies include…

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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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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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Lakshita Yellanki

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

I love to read books especially fantasy, thrillers and murder mysteries. I also love to learn new things. My various interests include Science, History, Astronomy, Cosmology and Art History. I pass my time by writing short stories and poems. Until now, I have achieved a silver and gold medal in IEO;…

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Hrushikesh

Parikrama Humanity Foundation, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

I have an interest in Fitness, Music, Sports, knowing about Bio-life and anyhealthy competition. I had taken part in the Google Science fair in Grade 6 and reached the level "Alpha". Just when I could have become an "Agent" I failed as I didn't have enough resources to continue and lost the chance to…

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Gayatri Krishna Kumar

National Pubic School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

I share my birthday with the mighty Greek Gods Artemis and Apollo. I like to make use of my skills in creative art during my leisure time. I am extremely passionate about music and dance and wish to pursue it in the future. I am fascinated by various concepts in Math and Social Studies. I enjoy meeting…

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Charanjith Reddy Angadi

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

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:…

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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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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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Aniket Topey

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

I like to do research on Math and Science based concepts as they interest me a lot. After I grow up, I want to become a Mechanical Engineer. The reason behind this is that machines have always fascinated me. So I want to grow up and make a machine myself. I also have a broad notion about my future.…

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Amartya Sai Andra

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

I have a passion in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. I am also interested in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Space Objects and Astrophysics etc. I like to visit great people and want to learn from their experiences. I also like to visit places, see nature and also go to fun places like theme parks.…

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Akshita Emani

Chirec International School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Hyderabad

I love things that are different from the ordinary and do not follow the norm. In short, I like to be unique. I believe in the quote - “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” - Abraham Lincoln. I learnt how to play a keyboard and am learning to play the guitar now. I have been learning Kuchipudi,…

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Akshaya Golla

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

My childhood has taught me to respect various cultures and lifestyles of different people.I find the discipline of Anthropology very interesting. My favorite subject is Biology.My strong areas are Math and Science.I find the concept of evolution of languages very interesting but I only speak 2 languages…

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Yashaswini Mathur

Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidyamandir, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

My interests include Physics and Mathematics. I aspire to become a Theoretical Physicist. I enjoy learning new things and testing my abilities through different activities. I am proficient in English, Hindi, Marathi and Kannada and am learning German and Sanskrit. I also play sports like Karate, Skating,…

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Sri Uma

Global Indian International School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

I am interested in Mathematics, Sciences, Language, Literature, History, Civics, Geography, Art, Music, Photography, Tennis, Basketball, Martial Arts, and many more. I want to be an astronaut, a scientist, a chef, a teacher, and many more. I wish to positively reach out and contribute to Earth and Humanity…

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Shupratik Bairi

Sanskriti School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Hyderabad

I am interested in Physics, Chemistry, Math, Electronics, Astronomy, Geology, Robotics and Programming. I love solving puzzles, reading books, Yoga, Swimming, robotics and playing chess. I love to create stuff out of waste. I have also done some home automation for lights and, made voice & remote-controlled…

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Shankar Narain Subramaniam

Silver Oaks, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

My interests are in math and science. When I grow up, my passion is to become an Environmental Scientist (Earth scientist) to be able to give back to the society. My hobbies are soccer, tennis, and playing the piano. I love reading non-fiction, reading and writing poetry, watching TED-Ed videos and…

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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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Rishabh Krishna

Deens Academy, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 7
Location: Bangalore

My main interests are science, mathematics, reading and cricket. I am very fond of exploring educational and training videos available on the Internet (YouTube, Udemy, EdX etc.). I read books on a variety of subjects such as astronomy, history, epics, fictions etc. I have been doing well in ASSET exams…

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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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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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Meha Porwal

Silver Oaks International School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 8
Location: Bangalore.

I love reading science-fiction, fantasy and thriller books. I also like to draw, and I mostly do pencil sketching. I enjoy music and craft. My favorite subjects are Archaeology, Astrophysics, and Architecture, and I wish to have a career in either of these subjects. Apart from these subjects, I also…

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Rishabh Prashobh

National Academy For Learning, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 7
Location: Bangalore

My interests include Math, Physics and Artificial Intelligence. I take pride in representing myschool at Math Whizz and quiz competitions. I have successfully completed all the levels inAbacus and have won gold medals at the state and national levels. I have participated and wonin many Olympiads. My…

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Eshwar M

Vivekananda School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 8
Location: Bangalore.

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…

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Aarush Mehrotra

Oakridge International School.
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 9
Location: Bangalore

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…

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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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