The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is pleased to be working with the Aditya Birla Education Trust (ABET) to identify and support the needs of bright young learners in India. 

The latest part of the cooperation announced today enables students in India to register for the CTY Talent Search and Online Programs at reduced rates through August 2021. CTY offers hundreds of challenging, engaging, and fun online courses, guided by expert instructors who specialize in teaching advanced concepts to bright students. Courses are offered in real-time, independent, and student- driven, collaborative formats, and are open to students in grades 2 through 12 from around the world who qualify through their participation in the CTY Talent Search.

Learn more about CTY courses in computer science, critical reading, engineering, history, mathematics, science, social science, world languages, and writing by attending a virtual information session or visiting CTY's website.

Families in India may enroll today by visiting the Aditya Birla Education Academy website.

The current arrangement builds upon previous cooperation to design a new summer program in Mumbai in 2020 (which was cancelled due to COVID-19), and the participation of students from Aditya Birla World Academy in CTY’s programs in the United States. In addition, CTY and the Aditya Birla Education Academy held three educator workshops in February 2020 that drew 150 elementary and secondary teachers in Mumbai and New Delhi to learn about gifted education and the needs of high-ability students. Through these professional development sessions, teachers were able to gain perspective for their own classrooms and programs.

Looking to the future, both organizations hope to reach more students and educators in India and are also exploring cooperation on adolescent wellness and mental health, an effort championed by ABET’s Chairperson Neerja Birla.



Samuel Robfogel