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Chinmaya International Foundation Centre for Sanskrit Research and Indology Affiliated to Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Recognized by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala Recognized by Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Vision and Mission. Introduction.

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Vision and mission

Chinmaya International FoundationCentre for Sanskrit Research and IndologyAffiliated to Rashtriya Sanskrit SansthanRecognized by Mahatma Gandhi University, KeralaRecognized by Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

Vision and Mission


Chinmaya International Foundation is

  • One of the last project undertaken by

    PujyaGurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji during his lifetime

  • housed at AdiSankaraNilayam, the birth home of Sri AdiSankara

  • set in Kerala’s lush green and sylan beauty midst sacred shrines and water ponds

  • located in an ambience that is at once academic and spiritual

Vision of cif
Vision of CIF

“CIF stands as a bridge between the East and the West, Past and Present, science and spirituality and the pundit and the public.”- Swami Chinmayanandaji

  • To keep the lamp of knowledge ever lit through research

  • To preserve the Indian philosophical knowledge-tradition and disseminate it

  • To unravel India's hidden and lost knowledge-traditions by extensive research in Sanskrit and Indology

  • .

  • Academic status
    Academic Status

    • One of the four premier Sanskrit Research Institutions of India that has been accorded the recognition of Shodha Sansthan or Centre for Excellence in Sanskrit Research by the Govt. of India

    • Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University as a Research Centre. Thus students can do their PhD in Sanskrit and allied subjects.

    • Collaborative projects with IGNOU, IIIT – Hyderabad, University of Hyderabad.

    • Collaboration with AYUSH, Govt of India project.

    [email protected]

    • Research Projects

    • Applied Research

    • Preservation of Manuscripts

    • Research Publications

    • Home Study Courses

    • East-west Bridging Programs

    • Workshops and Seminars

    • Camp and Retreat Centre

    Research projects
    Research Projects

    • Student friendly critical edition of the Brahmasutra Chatussutri with word to word meaning of Shankara Bhasya with copious notes based on various ancient Sanskrit commentaries.

    • Sukti Sudha - compilation of 5000 Sanskrit Proverbs from the hoary tradition

    • Nyaya Kosha – a compendium of Sanskrit maxims ..

    • Publication of rare and unpublished Manuscripts

    Applied research
    Applied Research


    Developing a software for Natural Language Processing (NLP) in collaboration with University of Hyderabad and International Institute of Information Technology based on Paniniyan Principles of Sanskrit Grammar

    Preservation of manuscripts
    Preservation of Manuscripts

    CIF protects traditional Palm leaves and other manuscripts by digitalizing and deciphering them. There are about 3000 such manuscripts on various branches of Traditional Knowledge.

    Research publications

    • Holy Gita Ready Reference

    • Ishwara Darshanam (In Sanskrit)

    • Sri Rama Jatakam (In Sanskrit)

    • Gitanjali (In Sanskrit)

    • Adi Sankara Nilayam

    • Sukti Sudha

    • Dhimahi – Research Journal

    • Laghukarnamritam

    • Synthesis of Yoga

    • Sri Ramakrishnacharitam

    • Smartaprayaschitam

    • Sri Padmapadacharitam and many more

    Home study courses
    Home Study Courses

    The following Home Study Courses are offered at CIF

    • Foundation Vedanta Course

    • Advanced Vedanta Course

    • Easy Sanskrit Study Course

    • Easy Sanskrit Self Study Kit

    • Postal Advanced Sanskrit Course

    • Certificate Programme in Sanskrit (IGNOU)

      More such courses such as on Bhagawad-Gita, Upanishads and Vedic Mathematics are in the offing…

      At any point of time there are about 2000 students on CIF rolls who are doing these courses. The Fourth Batch of CPS is now open for registration.

    East west bridging programs
    East -West Bridging Programs

    • CIF has organized 5 Bharat Darshan trips of one month duration aimed at giving a glimpse of the Indian heritage, culture and traditional knowledge systems to youngsters from universities abroad.

    • Course on Fundamentals of Hinduism for

      • Garrett College, Maryland, USA

      • Westminster College, Utah, USA

      • Satchidananda Mission of Assisi, Italy

      • Chinmaya Centre France

    Workshops and seminars
    Workshops and Seminars

    Regular workshops and seminars for the textual study of ancient philosophical Sanskrit treatises on Nyaya, Mimamsa, Yoga, Vedanta, Manuscriptology and various disciplines of Indian Knowledge Tradition with the guidance of traditional Scholars for those doing Doctorate or Masters in Philosophy.

    Camps and retreats
    Camps and Retreats

    • Acharyas from various Chinmaya Mission centres, India and abroad, regularly conduct camps on Vedantic texts such as Gita and the Upanishads

    • Provides facility for academic programmes for Universities and other academic bodies

    The future vision
    The Future Vision

    An Online University for Sanskrit and Indology wherein all branches of Indian knowledge would be taught under one umbrella.

    Contact details
    Contact Details


    Chinmaya International Foundation

    AdiSankaraNilayam, Veliyanad

    Ernakulam District, Pin - 682 319, Kerala India.

    Ph: 91-484-2749676, 2747307

    Fax: 91-484-2749729

    Email: [email protected]