The Chinmaya Education Movement is one of the most important contributions of Chinmaya Mission to society. It encompasses 79 Vidyalayas, 8 colleges, a Harihar school and an International Residential School. These institutions are governed by the CCMT Education Cell and are built on the foundation of the Chinmaya Vision Programme.
Why should a sanyasi start an Education Movement ?
Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was a visionary. He knew that children are the cream of our generation and are the rulers and makers of tomorrow. Upon them, depend the future of our nation. He said, “I am sure that the Chinmaya Education Movement will serve as a spiritual workshop to mould and march-out the new generation of men and women, who will grow to have great moral stature and ethical beauty”
This strong foundation for the future of India had its humble beginnings at Kollengode – Kerala, way back in 1967 with a nursery school. Since then many lamps have been lit, and many hearts have been kindled…
In about 40 years, over a million students have graduated from the Chinmaya Educational Institutions. Presently, more than 60,000 students are studying in them. They are guided by a dedicated team of over 3500 faculty and are ably supported by about 1000 administrative staff. Every year, more than 10,000 children join the institutions and about the same number pass out as young men and women of high character and integrity. This vast network of the Chinmaya Educational Movement thus, significantly nourishes the global Chinmaya Family and the society at large.
The Chinmaya Educational Institutions are affiliated to universities and international (International Baccalaureate – IB), central (CBSE, ICSE etc) or state Boards of Education, guaranteeing high quality education. They have excellent infrastructure with up-to-date equipment which enables effective teaching. Schools in the rural areas cater to the needs of the local people.
These institutions are headed by inspired Principals, dedicated teachers, supportive management and co-operative parents. Co-curricular and extra curricular activities form an essential part of the learning process. Needless to say, these quality institutions produce toppers in various fields.