Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) was established in 1989. It is a centre of excellence for teaching and research in the mathematical sciences. Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) is managed by a Governing Council consisting of eminent persons. Today, CMI is a rare example of public-private partnership in research and education in India. The Institute receives major private funding, side by side with substantial financial support from the Government of India.
The institute occupies a unique position in Indian academia, attracting substantial funding from both corporate and government sources. The research groups in Mathematics and Computer Science at CMI are among the best known in the country.It is one of the best institute in Tamil Nadu.