Programmes for the Gifted

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Welcome to ASSET Summer Programme

ASSET Summer Programme is a 21-day residential programme designed for India's top academic talent. The Programme provides an academically and socially enriching environment that allows gifted children to develop an understanding of their academic abilities, as well as an all-rounded outlook.

The ASSET Summer programme - a Taste of a College Semester:

Innovative learning sessions and hands-on activities supervised by expert instructors ensure that gifted students are allowed to reach the full range of their abilities. Debate sessions with peers and guest lectures by subject experts make the summer program a memorable learning experience.

Our Programme Instructors use innovative teaching styles

Building Prototypes
Field trips
Role plays and skits
Discussions and debates
Guest lecturers from experts

At the ASSET Summer Programme, students:

  • Engage in deep learning
  • Acquire knowledge that enables informed career choices
  • Develop creative confidence
  • Develop self-management habits required for success in any endeavour
  • Become balanced multi-dimensional individuals

Courses offered at ASSET Summer Programme 2016

  • Light, LEDs, Stars and All that!
  • Think like a Mathematician
  • Neuroscience- Unravelling the Brain and Behaviour
  • Understanding Life through Evolution and Genetics
  • The Essence of Engineering
  • Global Politics and Foreign Policy Analysis

RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Where Work Equals Play

The residential experience offer students a taste of the life and energy of a university campus. In addition to academics, Resident Counsellors organise visits to libraries, arts & crafts workshops, talent nights, dances, theatre visits as well as encouraging participation in sports such as basketball, football, cricket, volleyball, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, etc

Boarding Facilities

Gender specific non AC rooms with bathroom facilities will be allotted on a triple sharing basis.

Student Schedule

Click here to view the complete student schedule.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner will be provided at campus dining halls. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options will be available for every meal

Safety

AT ASSET Summer Programme, student safety is very important. When on campus, students are, at all times, accompanied by a member of staff. When they are in their residential quarters, a residential counsellor of the same gender is present at all times, to supervise and help them whenever needed. Throughout the duration of the programme, all residential complexes are guarded by security personnel 24/7.

ENROLMENT AND FEES

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How to Apply

  • Click here to visit the ASSET Talent Search result portal
  • Login to the parent portal (Please email us at talentsearch@ei-india.com if you haven't received your login information)
  • Fill in the application and pay the 1st installment of INR 30,000. (Note: This fee is non refundable if your child is placed in any one of the courses applied for. Only students not placed in a course will be refunded the full amount)
  • On submission of the application, You will be mailed a notification of your child's placement 2 weeks, with a request to pay the balance fee (within the deadline) for confirmation of placement

Course details ASSET Summer Programme May, 2018

Grades: End of 7th, 8th, and 9th

Type: Residential

Duration: 21 days

Fees INR.: Rs 1,50,000/- for Indian School in India and Rs 2,00,000/- for Indian Schools outside India

Date: January, 2018

Location: Manipal University, Manipal. Near Mangaluru, Karnataka

Note:
Do apply quickly as seats are allotted on a first-come-first-served basis.
The above-mentioned fees are inclusive of tax.

VENUE

The Best Place to Nurture a Love for Learning

ASSET Summer Programme
to be held at Manipal University

Your Campus Time Begins Here

This summer, Manipal University hosts the ASSET Summer Programme participants on its campus. With an international standard educational infrastructure and environment, the participants of ASSET Summer Programme experience life-changing and memorable learning and social enrichment activities.

Manipal University

Manipal University was founded in 1993 on an unshakable belief- make the best education available to its students. The university has since produced some of the best professionals, investing extensively in research and establishing a sound academic infrastructure that enables a rigorous learning environment. The university houses the Health Sciences Library at Manipal, one of the largest in Asia along with world’s best anatomy museum with more than 2000 specimens. Pioneers of ‘inspired learning’, the university has been home to more than 28000 students from 57 countries across several disciplines and it continues to evolve to provide world-class education to all.

#1

among top private universities in research in India

101

rank amongst BRICS nations

600

acres of Wi-Fi enabled campus

27000

students from across the world

2nd

best green campus and a global rank of 42 as per UI GreenMetric

GETTING TO MANIPAL UNIVERSITY

Manipal University, Madhav Nagar, Manipal-576104, Karnataka

Buses run between Mangalore and Manipal frequently Direct buses available from Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai and other cities

Udupi Railway Station (2 kms from Manipal)
Mangalore Railway Station (65 kms from Manipal)

The nearest airport is Mangalore
Daily domestic flights from Mumbai and Bangalore

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DAY SCHEDULE

Please refer to the arrival and departure day schedule before booking tickets.
The schedule can be viewed by clicking here.

A leading research university worldwide, Northwestern University is home to over 90 School-based Centres and nearly 50 University Research Centres. The interdisciplinary culture embraces neuroscience, nanotechnology, biotechnology, engineering and education among others. The Center for Talent Development (CTD) headed by the renowned authority in the field of gifted education Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, is dedicated to helping academically advanced students reach their full potential, through unique, year-round programs. Students who meet the qualifying ASSET Talent Search score requirements may apply for admission for both summer residential programs as well as the centre's online program.

"I have always liked writing and hence when I got to my creative writing class at Northwestern CTD, I came across students from various parts of the U.S. and some other countries too who shared my love for the same thing. As part of our learning process, we had to provide peer review of our classmates' work and this exercise gave me a really good perspective on what people of my age thought about my writing style and skills and I in turn got to read some really interesting work by my friends."

Sreeja Maradana, Oakridge International School, Bangalore, on the summer course on Creative Writing at Northwestern CTD

Gifted LearningLinks Online programs for grades V - XII

Gifted LearningLinks (GLL) from CTD is an online learning program with rigorous and one-on-one teaching in advanced academics. Taught by educators skilled in online teaching methods, the courses include honours and Advanced Placement® options. The flexible placing allows motivated students to accelerate their learning.

Program Details:
Duration Grades 8th to 9th – 9 weeks. | Grades 10th-12th: 9 to 36 weeks depending on the course
**Cost USD $560 to $675
Start Dates Multiple options. | Grades 5th to 9th: Starting 15th June to 17th August | Grades 10th to 12th: Rolling admission -15th of every month
Eligibility:
Grades 5th to 12th
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) > 90th percentile – Qualified 50th – 90th Percentile - Provisionally qualified*

*Provisionally qualified

Students with scores just below the minimum requirement may still apply to the Gifted Learning Links program with an Admission Portfolio application that includes:

  • ASSET Talent Search Percentile Scores
  • Transcript (a scanned copy of the student's annual report cards may be submitted as transcript)
  • Recommendations by two teachers (one must be from a current year teacher in the subject most applicable to the course the student is applying to attend)

Residential Summer Programs for Grades VII - XII

CTD's path-breaking residential and commuter programs offer advanced students academic enrichment, honours and Advanced Placement® courses. The summer programs on Northwestern's campus, develop creative and critical thinking amongst a community of gifted peers.

Program Details:
Duration 3 Weeks
**Cost USD $3,750 (residential, includes room and meals)
Start Dates Session 1: 25th June 2017 to 14th July 2017 | Session 2: 16th July 2017 to 4th August 2017
Eligibility:
Grades End of grades 7th, 8th and 9th
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) > 90th percentile – Qualified 50th – 90th Percentile - Provisionally qualified*

*Provisionally qualified

Students with scores just below the minimum requirement may still apply to the Residential Programs with an Admission Portfolio application that includes:

  • ASSET Talent Search Percentile Scores
  • Transcript (a scanned copy of the student's annual report cards may be submitted as transcript)
  • Recommendations by two teachers (one must be from a current year teacher in the subject most applicable to the course the student is applying to attend)
  • Statement of Purpose (approximately 50 words explaining the applicant's interest in a first-choice course)

How to apply for Northwestern CTD's Online and Residential Programs

  • Click on the Send My Scores button in the ASSET Talent Search result page - this will send your result directly to Northwestern CTD. Note: This button will only appear if the student has qualified (or provisionally qualified) for the program.
  • Go to www.ctd.northwestern.edu
  • Click on MyCTD or directly visit ttp://my.ctd.northwestern.edu/
  • Create an account by clicking on 'Get Started' and fill out the application.
  • Pay the application fee of USD $500 to $530 in order to submit your application (This may be paid using a credit card). The $530 is the tuition deposit and it goes toward the total tuition fees. It is refunded if the student is not accepted into the program.

Please contact summer@ctd.northwestern.edu for any queries.
** Program cost may vary from year to year.

An offering by LPI Learning, Renzulli Creativity Programs empowers participants worldwide to become the next generation of leaders and problem solvers.

This unique 2 to 3-week summer program is offered at Yale University, Georgetown University and the UCLA. The program is designed to stimulate maximum levels of creativity, teamwork and entrepreneurship and advanced cognitive skills and a creative investigative mindset. These are achieved by working in interdisciplinary teams and employing a project based approach to solve real life problems related to students' personal interests. "The one thing I liked best about my work on projects in the program is that I could simultaneously be challenged as an individual and also be a member of a group with common interests," quotes a former Renzulli student.

The program is based upon the work of Dr. Joseph Renzulli, a leader in the field of education who is ranked among the 25 most influential psychologists in the world. Dr.Renzulli received the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Award for Innovation in Education and was a consultant to the White House Task Force on Education of the Gifted and Talented.

Program dates begin on 4th June, 2017 and admission is open to students aged 13-15.

Program Details:
Duration 2 - 3 weeks
**Cost USD $4700 (approximately)
Start Dates Yale - Session 1: 18th June - 1st July 2017
Session 2: 2nd July - 16th July, 2017
UCLA- 2nd July - 21st July, 2017
Georgetown- 2nd July - 21st July, 2017
Eligibility:
Grades End of grades 7th – 9th
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) > 85th percentile – Qualified 50th - 85th Percentile - Provisionally qualified*

*Provisionally qualified

Students with scores just below the minimum requirement may still apply to the Gifted Learning Links program with an Admission Portfolio application that includes:

  • ASSET Talent Search Percentile Scores
  • Transcript (a scanned copy of the student's annual report cards may be submitted as transcript)
  • Recommendations by two teachers (one must be from a current year teacher in the subject most applicable to the course the student is applying to attend)

How to apply for Renzulli Creativity Program

  • Click on the Send My Scores button in the ASSET Talent Search result page - this will send your result directly to Renzulli Creativity Program. Note: This button will only appear if the student has qualified (or provisionally qualified) for the program.
  • Go to http://lpilearning.org/renzulli-creativity-program/ to apply
  • Registrants will be required to submit a $100 non-refundable application fee at the end of the application through PayPal, Credit Card or Wire Transfer.

Please contact Jessica Pignataro at +1 (203) 680-9982 or jpignataro@LPiLearning.org for any queries.
** Program cost may vary from year to year.

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) runs 2 and 3-week academic summer programs and 8-week year-long online programs for gifted and academically talented students aged 5-17. The programs combine academics with social, cultural, and recreational activities for a transformative learning experience.

SIG differs from singular program formats as students may choose four courses to study during the program, selecting from Humanities, Math and Sciences, Creative and Performing Arts, and Fitness and Recreation.

The social and emotional aspects of growth receive high priority in SIG programs through night and weekend student activities, counsellor group bonding and on-campus and off-campus excursions. Over 32 years, SIG has evolved an approach that enriches students' natural talents and abilities while encouraging them to engage in individual areas of intellectual passion.

SIG Residential Programs are held at prestigious colleges and universities including Princeton University, Yale University, and UC Berkeley. SIG is selective in its campus facilities to allow students to experience the energy and excitement of campus life, while being part of a well-staffed and well-supervised program.

“I like the diversity here - the way different students have been raised is so different...their culture and our culture and their lifestyles. Everything is so diverse here - there are people from all across the globe...so it's interesting to see what they are like"

Samay Gupta, The Heritage School, Gurgaon on his experiences at the SIG program at Yale University

Program Details:
Duration 3 weeks (University of Miami residential program is 2 weeks)
**Cost Ranges from USD $2795- $5,495, plus $99 application fee
Locations Bryn Mawr College, Emory University, Princeton, Northeastern, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Miami, Yale, Richmond in London
Start Dates Dates vary from campus to campus. Please visit http://www.giftedstudy.org/residential/ to see campus wide program dates.
Eligibility:
Grades End of Grades 7th to 11th
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) > 90th percentile – Qualified

How to apply for SIG's Residential Programs

  • Click on the Send My Scores button in the ASSET Talent Search result page - this will send your result directly to SIG. Note: This button will only appear if the student has qualified for the program.
  • Go to www.giftedstudy.org/admissions.asp and click on 'APPLY NOW'
  • Click 'Please review your desired program' and 'class selection' prior to starting this application. You will be asked to make these selections throughout this application. Program dates, course lists, and descriptions can be found at www.giftedstudy.org
  • Submit the scores of the ASSET Talent Search where it asks for eligibility
  • A non-refundable $99 application fee is required to complete the application. SIG accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Email sig.info@giftedstudy.org for any assistance with the application.
** Program cost may vary from year to year.

Purdue University is an institution of academic excellence - its engineering school has been ranked no. 6 in the United States by US News. Illustrious alumni include the astronaut Neil Armstrong and the aviator Amelia Earheart.

Purdue University has a diverse student population and one of the largest international undergraduate student populations.

The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue has dedicated over 4 decades to the discovery, study, and development of human potential and offers enrichment programs for gifted, creative and talented youngsters.

The programs are based on cutting-edge research in psychology and education related to giftedness, creativity, and talent development. It also offers graduate programs and professional development for educators. Ms. Marcia Gentry, Director, GERI, is a thought leader in gifted education and has received various awards for her contributions to research concerning gifted child education.

“The learning has been very exciting. We used Raspberry pi to build aeroplane trackers, similar to the ones built by my instructor which are at Purdue airport and Chicago O'Hare airport."

Mayank Shenoy, Jasudben ML School, Mumbai, on the GERI program attended by him.

Residential Summer Programmes

GERI residential camps are designed to stimulate the imagination of gifted students and to expand their abilities. GERI offers three programs each summer and students are welcome to attend more than one session to extend their stay. Students in these programs experience intellectual challenges, personal attention from talented and caring staff members. They can avail of the outstanding Purdue University facilities and can develop friendships with their peers others from around the world who share similar interests.

Program Details:
Duration 2 session of 2 week duration each. Students can attend both the sessions.
**Cost USD $2,400 per session
Start Dates Session 1: 2nd July to 15th July, 2017
Session 2: 16th July to 29th July, 2017
Eligibility:
Grades 7th to 12th
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) > 90th percentile – Qualified 50th – 90th Percentile - Provisionally qualified*

*Provisionally qualified

Students with scores just below the minimum requirement may still apply to the Gifted Learning Links program with an Admission Portfolio application that includes:

  • ASSET Talent Search Percentile Scores
  • Transcript (a scanned copy of the student's annual report cards may be submitted as transcript)
  • Recommendations by two teachers (one must be from a current year teacher in the subject most applicable to the course the student is applying to attend)

How to apply for Purdue GERI's Residential Programs

Please contact Corinne Green at green252@purdue.edu for any queries.
** Program cost may vary from year to year.

Established in 1868, UC Berkeley is the oldest and most renowned campus in the University of California system, and is frequently ranked as the top public university in the world. UC Berkeley counts over 72 Nobel Prizes awarded to its faculty, alumni and researchers.

Located in the broader Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area, UC Berkeley represents diverse cultures and major global intellect and is also a focus of VC funding. It is the school of choice for bright scholars and international students.

Administrated by the Graduate School of Education, ATDP of UC Berkeley, offers challenging summer classes to motivated young scholars and functions as a college preparation program for Grade VII to XII high school students. ATDP is officially integrated into the UC online college application platform, and students' attending records are recognized as their additional academic history. ATDP embraces social development as a complement to traditional academic learning by incorporating community service and outreach project in its Global Programs, in order to inculcate global awareness and environmental consciousness in students.

ATDP Global Programs is a 4 - week intensive summer academy that is also packed with fun weekend activities and an atmosphere of camaraderie created by Berkeley's talented and versatile college students as well as both residential and academic counsellors.

Student alumni have expressed a strong sense of accomplishment and attachment to Berkeley. Parents have also observed their children them becoming more independent and self-driven with a clearer academic direction.

ATDP can be a life-changing experience!

Program Details:
Duration July 8th to August 5th (4 weeks)
Start Dates January 16th
Eligibility:
Grades The raising 7th to the raising 12th in Summer 2017
ASSET Talent Search Score : (In any one subject) 80th percentile – Qualified with Priority Acceptance - Waiver of requirements for School Transcript and Teacher Recommendation - Automatic high marks on Academic Performance, Reading Comprehension and Teacher Recommendation in the admission evaluation based on the percentile
50th - 80th Provisionally Qualified* with Regular Evaluation - ASSET Talent Search Percentile scores - Standard application requirements and evaluation criteria

How to apply for UC Berkeley's ATDP Program

For any query regarding the program or the process, please direct your emails to BerkeleySummer@cfmedu.com