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

Vinay Kumar A

National PU College, Bagepalli
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bagepalli

I am deeply interested in physics, and would like to become a lecturer in the subject. The other ambition I have is to become a scientist- I hope to create something that is of importance, and use for the country. I have secured 100 marks in Kannada during my SSLC exam. I was selected for the 7th science…

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Aaditri Joshi, 7 years

PNC Cognitio School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - EGT General Programme
Standard: 2
Location: Bangalore

Aaditri is interested in reading science and mythology. She has widely read the Mahabharata, Bhagwad Geeta, Bhagwadam and also the Greek mythology. She loves to delve in themes and interconnecting the far ends, for example Bhagwadam with science and politics. She observes and questions the texts and…

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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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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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Shupratik Bairi

Sanskriti School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Hyderabad

I am interested in Physics, Chemistry, Math, Electronics, Astronomy, Geology, Robotics and Programming. I love solving puzzles, reading books, Yoga, Swimming, robotics and playing chess. I love to create stuff out of waste. I have also done some home automation for lights and, made voice & remote-controlled…

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Surya Saathi

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

I have been working in theatre for six years. I have experience in all the fields of theatre, be it writing, directing, acting, designing, music, set, costume, make up and even organizing. I am training at Vijayanagara Bimba. I have been awarded the prestigious Karnataka Balavikasa Academy, Dharwad’s…

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Hrushikesh

Parikrama Humanity Foundation, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

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…

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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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Sai Soham Mashetty

Silver Oaks International School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Hyderabad

I enjoy ALC sessions and look forward for these classes, as we always learn something new and explore different areas in different subjects. My hobbies are playing tennis, making robots, and drawing, playing chess, swimming and reading books especially fiction, fantasy. My favorite subjects are Physics,…

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Aniket Topey

Silver Oaks International School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 7
Location: Hyderabad

I like to do research on Math and Science based concepts as they interest me a lot. After I grow up, I want to become a Mechanical Engineer. The reason behind this is that machines have always fascinated me. So I want to grow up and make a machine myself. I also have a broad notion about my future.…

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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