The contributions made by the CMI Congregation in the educational field in Kerala were pioneering and revolutionary. In the year 1864, St Chavara, in his capacity as the Vicar General of the Syro-Malabar Church, ordered all the parishes to start schools adjacent to them. This historic order triggered the emergence of a galaxy of educational institutions all over the State. It also became the basis of the socio-economic development of the whole State. The main aim of the entire educational endeavour of the Congregation is to bring about a social transformation with emphasis on an option for the poor coupled with a target of a moral reconstruction of the society. Today, the CMIs run about more than 500 educational institutions including a University, Medical Colleges, Engineering Colleges, Research Centres, Arts and Science Colleges, Autonomous Colleges, Polytechnic Colleges, Technical Training Centres, Teacher Training Colleges, CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE and State Board Schools all over the world. Christ University, Bangalore; Amala Medical College, Thrissur; Rajagiri Group of Institutions, Ernakulam; Sacred Heart College, Kochi; Devagiri College, Kozhikode; Silver Hills Public School, Kozhikode; Kristu Jyothi Group of Institutions, Changanasserry; Christ Nagar Group of Institutions, Trivandrum are some of the prestigious CMI Institutions in India.CMI VISION OF EDUCATION
CMI educational endeavours aim at forming leaders who are intellectually competent, spiritually mature, morally upright, psychologically integrated, physically healthy and socially acceptable; who will champion the cause of justice, love, truth and peace and are ever open to further growth.