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

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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Vrinda S Girimaji

BASE PU College, Bangalore
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
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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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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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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Amruta Ajit Patil

Tungal PU College
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Jhamakandi

I aim to be an engineer for now. My greater aim, though, is to become an IAS officer. I have always been very perceptive to social issues, and want to bring about social change. I am happy to be one of the awardees of NIAS-Miaya Prodigy fellowship 2018-19. This will help me build my future. I enjoyed…

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Suraj Suresh

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

I aim to become a scientist. I plan on leveraging Machine Learning techniques to apply them in the field of Image Processing. With high aptitude for logical reasoning and an existing interest in programming, I want to learn and use my skills in building a user-friendly application which can target a…

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Shreya Srinivasan Bharadwaj

PACE UM P.U. College, Shimoga
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Shimoga

My foremost desire is to become a responsible & respected citizen of our country. I aspire to be a doctor to serve the people of my country. Since I yearn to become a doctor, the simplest thing I’ve done is responding with immediate first aids to the injured. For the accomplishment of my goal of becoming…

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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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Kaveriyappa

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

I aspire to be a theoretical physicist. I wish to specialise in the branches of quantum field theory and general relativity. Apart from this, I am interested in pure mathematics, especially the Riemann hypothesis and the works of Alexander Grothendiek. My aim is to complete post-graduation from the…

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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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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