The Centre was first setup on July 5, 1970 at Central Institute of India Languages, Mysuru which offers the course for 4 major South-Indian Languages i.e. Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. It has good infrastructures with well-equipped libraries, language laboratory and hostel facility at CIIL premises.
The Centre has provided language training to 3537 trainees for 4 languages as follows
Kannada - 867, Malayalam - 710, Tamil - 1076, Telugu - 884