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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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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Gagan D.

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

I aim to become a robotic engineer. Based on my technical expertise, I hope to create machines that will help reduce the hardships of irrigation and farming, to create economically strong farmers who make the backbone of our nation. My significant achievements so far include getting the second price…

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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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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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Rishabh Prashobh

National Academy For Learning, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: Std. 7
Location: Bangalore

My interests include Math, Physics and Artificial Intelligence. I take pride in representing myschool at Math Whizz and quiz competitions. I have successfully completed all the levels inAbacus and have won gold medals at the state and national levels. I have participated and wonin many Olympiads. My…

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Varun Girimaji

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

I am deeply interested in cars and motorcycles and, in the future, hope to work on cars and motorcycles meant for racing and compete with success in the most prestigious international races. Out of my interest, I have read several articles about cars and motorcycles. These articles are about how cars…

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N A Aneesh

Sri Aurbindo PU Individual College
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Shimoga

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…

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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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Deepit S Patil

BASE PU College
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Karnadaka

I want to become a machine learning developer. Starting my own enterprise, I want to solve global problems through machine learning. I want to find ways to make education in the computer sciences available to large number of rural people. My significant achievements so far include: making an app called…

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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