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 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).
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.
The goal is to nurture young, high ability learners into well rounded, responsible, high impact experts in their fields, instilled with noble human values.
A platform to engage in various projects that helps them gain specialized knowledge and experience in their particular areas of interest
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.
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.
The materials are designed for self directed learning, where the content is organised by the difficulty level and not mapped to specific age groups.
To keep the child engaged and challenged and to foster the development of their gifts proper guidelines required to the specific categories below.
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.
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Excellent Science and Commerce PU college (I-PUC), Chikmagluru I have always been a studious person with a keen sense of enquiry and curious nature about my surroundings. As my school was about 25 kms from my house in a rural area I had ample opportunity to observe the flora and fauna which was in abundance.…Read More
I am interested in Mathematics, Sciences, Language, Literature, History, Civics, Geography, Art, Music, Photography, Tennis, Basketball, Martial Arts, and many more. I want to be an astronaut, a scientist, a chef, a teacher, and many more. I wish to positively reach out and contribute to Earth and Humanity…Read More
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…Read More
My childhood has taught me to respect various cultures and lifestyles of different people.I find the discipline of Anthropology very interesting. My favorite subject is Biology.My strong areas are Math and Science.I find the concept of evolution of languages very interesting but I only speak 2 languages…Read More
My first and foremost aim in my life is to make the Nation proud by joining the Indian Space Reasearch Organisation (ISRO) in the aerospace field and serve as a distinguished scientist. So far, I have participated in the INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) programme conducted…Read More
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…Read More
At the end of the day I just want to be a good person but if we are talking in terms of profession, I want to be an editor at a media house or a university teacher. Why Editor? because then I will be able to regulate information released to the public on some level but teacher because then I will have…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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
Applications are invited from students who have not previously applied for the programme.
ICTS-NIAS Maths Circle is a forum for children who love mathematics, to explore beautiful problem sets in the subject, under the guidance of math experts.
NIAS EGT announces the winners of NIAS MAIYA PRODIGY FELLOWSHIP 2019-20. We heartily congratulate all the Fellows and also appreciate all the students who participated. The award ceremony for the winners is scheduled on Friday, January 3rd, 2020.