The Chinmaya Education Movement is one of the most important contributions of Chinmaya Mission to society. It encompasses over 80 Vidyalayas, 8 Colleges, a Harihar School and an International Residential School. The institutions are governed by the CCMT Education Cell and are built on the foundation of the Chinmaya Vision Programme. Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda was a great visionary. He knew that children are the cream of our generation and are the rulers and makers of tomorrow. Upon them depends the future of our nation. He said, "I am sure that the Chinmaya Education Movement will serve as a spiritual work-shop to mould and march – out the new generation of men and women, who will grow to have great moral stature and ethical beauty". In about 40 years, over a million students have graduated from the Chinmaya educational institutions. Presently, more than 75,000 students are studying in them. They are guided by dedicated teams of over 5000 faculty members and are ably supported by about 1000 administrative staff.