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 vision of the ALC programme is to see eager learners nurtured from a young age into happy, well-rounded, world class achievers, infused with noble human values, effective leadership qualities, critical professional skills,and a genuine love for Nature.


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NIAS - MAIYA PRODIGY
Fellowship Programme

NIAS PRODIGY Fellowship is a platform for highly self-motivated adoloscents to engage in projects that help them gain specialized knowledge and experience in their particular areas of interest.


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NIAS -
Summer & Winter Workshops

NIAS- EGT conducts workshops during summer and winter breaks, 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

Vrinda S Girimaji

BASE PU College, Bangalore
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: Pre-University
Location: Bangalore

I find Physics, the subject which attempts to explain nature, from the atoms to the universe (and beyond) fascinating. My ambitions are centered around it. More precisely, I want to understand and work on quantum mechanics. I have keen interest in taking up theoretical physics as a profession, and a…

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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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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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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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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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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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Bairav, 8 yrs

Home schooled
Programme: NIAS - EGT General Programme
Standard: Home schooled
Location: Bangalore

Bairav is deeply interested in Organic Chemistry, Astronomy and Mathematics. He has completed summer school program for High school students on astronomy conducted by MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research and continues to be mentored on Astronomy/Physics. He has been supported by professor from…

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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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Sanath B.S

Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidyamandir, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: ALC Student since Grade 7th
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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Gayatri Krishna Kumar

National Pubic School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: ALC Student since Grade 7th
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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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