A center for educational collaboration and resources, the Chinmaya International Foundation encourages scholarship of Indian philosophy, culture, and business. Focusing on both modern and historical cultural studies, CIF provides ample learning opportunities in the form of workshops, seminars, and international conventions. The organization collaborates with other educational institutions, including universities, to develop educational curricula and research guides to assist future Indology studies. CIF also provides online courses on topics including Sanskrit and Vedanta.
The Chinmaya International Foundation is certified as an approved research center by both Mahatma Gandhi University and the Indira Gandhi National Open University. The CIF maintains an expansive independent library containing more than 15,000 primary and secondary sources on Indian culture. Additionally, the organization supports Indology research by providing financial aid and board for several research analysts and scholars.