Chennai Mathematical Institute

How to get to CMI

The simplest option for visitors coming to CMI is to take the IMSc-CMI shuttle. Detailed instructions on how to reach IMSc are available here.

You can also come directly to CMI using the information below.


The Chennai Mathematical Institute is located in the SIPCOT IT Park in Siruseri on the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), also known as Rajiv Gandhi Salai or IT Highway. Siruseri is on the southern outskirts of the city, approximately 40 kms from the Chennai Central station and about 30 kms from the airport. Kelambakkam is 5 km further south of Siruseri.

Chennai has two main railway termini, Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore. On the suburban line, the nearest railway station is Thiruvanmiyur, on the MRTS. The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport.

For those arriving at Chennai Central

You can take a pre-paid auto or taxi from the railway station either to the bus terminus at Parrys or to Fort Railway station. The rates for the pre-paid autos and pre-paid taxi's are fixed.

The bus terminus at Parrys is 1.4 kms from Chennai Central railway station. From Parrys take any bus to either Adyar or Siruseri.

You can also take a train from Chennai Fort station towards Velachery and alight at Kasturba nagar. A link to the suburban trains is available on the Southern railway website. Kasturba nagar (or Madhya Kailash) is an important stop for MTC buses. There are several buses from Madhya Kailash to Siruseri IT park main gate. CMI is 1.2 kms from the main gate.

For those arriving at Egmore

From Egmore you can either take a train to Saidapet station or bus to Saidapet (main bus stop). From Saidapet station you will have walk to the Saidapet bus stop.

For those arriving at the Aiport

From the airport you can avail the pre-paid taxi service to Siruseri Both the private and the government pre-paid taxi service are very reliable and efficient.