Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) is a renowned institution for mathematics and computer science education and research, founded in 1989. It became autonomous in 1996 and is known for its strong research groups. CMI offers BSc and MSc programs, nurturing a notable community of PhD students. The institute has a unique position in Indian academia, receiving significant funding, and was recognized as a university in 2006. CMI aspires to grow into a comprehensive academic institution akin to top universities globally.