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

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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Suraj Suresh

Base PU College, Bangalore
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: Pre-University
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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Madhura Kumar

Navkis Educational Center
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: ALC Student since Grade 7th
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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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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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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Aarush Mehrotra

Oakridge International School.
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: ALC Student since Grade 7th
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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Adhrit Pradeep, 6 years

Abode International School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - EGT General Programme
Standard: 3
Location: Hyderabad

Have you heard of “wake turbulence”? Adhrit is the best person to answer this question. He is a 6 year old self-motivated on a quest to explore and find out. Most of his sentences are questions, and will not be convinced until a logical reply is given or found out. He has shown a keen interest in learning…

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Manohara K

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

I aspire to be a good actor and also someday, direct movies. I want to be part of movies with strong social messages. In 2017, I received best child actor award in 64th National film fare for the movie ‘Railway children’. In the same year, I also received state award for best child actor. Recognizing…

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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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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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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