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

Tushar Mandhana

Christ Junior College, Bangalore
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

My dream is to gain admission to IIM to study Business Management. With this knowledge I want to launch my own company where I would manufacture innovative products. The thought behind the company is to give back to the nation and the society all it deserves and attain ‘total development’. To accomplish…

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Varun Girimaji

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

I am deeply interested in cars and motorcycles and, in the future, hope to work on cars and motorcycles meant for racing and compete with success in the most prestigious international races. Out of my interest, I have read several articles about cars and motorcycles. These articles are about how cars…

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Gagan D.

Masters P.U.College, Hassan.
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Hassan

I aim to become a robotic engineer. Based on my technical expertise, I hope to create machines that will help reduce the hardships of irrigation and farming, to create economically strong farmers who make the backbone of our nation. My significant achievements so far include getting the second price…

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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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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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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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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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Ayman Saara M S

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

The aim of my life is to become a neurosurgeon and find a cure for Brain Tumor. To fulfill my ambition I have begun preparations in earnest. Currently I am studying for the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). My achievements thus far are as follows: Participated in the Bangalore science forum…

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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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Pallavi N B

Sri Vedanta PU College
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

At the end of the day I just want to be a good person but if we are talking in terms of profession, I want to be an editor at a media house or a university teacher. Why Editor? because then I will be able to regulate information released to the public on some level but teacher because then I will have…

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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