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 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…Read More
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…Read More
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…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
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.…Read More
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…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
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…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.