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Accreditation & Recognition





The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai & SCTIMST, Trivandrum

About Christian Medical College Vellore

Established by Dr. Ida S. Scudder, an American missionary, in 1900, Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore is a medical college that is private in nature, offering higher education.

It was managed by the Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation Inc. which was earlier known as the Vellore Christian Medical College Board (USA). The medical college is a minority-run research and educational institute.

Christian Medical College (CMC) is affiliated to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum and The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai.

The Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi has approved and recognized the institute. On 3rd August 2001, a five-star rating was given by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bengaluru to the institute. The University Grants Commission has recognized the college for its world-class healthcare and medical education.

In the year 1909, a training programme was started for the nurses, only for women. In 1918, the training was started for women physicians with the collaboration of the Union Mission Medical School for Women. Later, the medical school was upgraded to a medical college by Scudder and the college was named Christian Medical College.

In the beginning, the college was affiliated to the University of Madras, Chennai. In 1942, the college started the MBBS course. In 1947, the first batch of men medical students were admitted. In 1950, the medical postgraduate courses were started, i.e., MD and MS. In 1969, postgraduate courses were started in nursing.

The India Today Magazine and Outlook India ranked the college in the third position among all private medical colleges in India. In 2015, WHO (World Health Organization) awarded the college the Public Health Champion Award.

CMC has become a landmark in the field of achievements: first college of nursing, 1946; first reconstructive surgery for leprosy in the world, 1948; first successful open heart surgery in India, 1961; first kidney transplant in India, 1971; first bone marrow transplantation, 1986; and first successful ABO-incompatible kidney transplant, 2009.

Currently, Christian Medical College offers 57 courses on the completion of which are awarded the degrees of MBBS, MS, MD, DM, MCh, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D.; 52 fellowship courses; 14 diploma courses in nursing and other fields; and 44 allied health science courses.

Christian Medical College houses the South Asian Cochrane Network and Center. It is also home to the Infectious Diseases Training and Research Center which is internationally recognized.

In order to get admission to this college, students have to take the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and seats are offered based on merit. Candidates must also have scored an aggregate of 60% marks in the 12th board and students belonging to the SC/ST category must have scored an aggregate of 40% marks in the 12th board.


  • The college has the vision to groom its students into ethically sound, compassionate and professionally excellent individuals, through training and education, so that they will be able to deliver their best in healing communities as servant-leaders of health.


  • The Institute has a vibrant campus life with an applied range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The Institute has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The Institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The Institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The Institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, auditorium, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The Institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The Institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The Institute has easy access to every kind of public transport. Campus has its own bus stop
  • A clinic is available on the campus for routine checkup for students as well as staff & also have a dental hospital with state of art facilities
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The Institute also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The Health Centre is located on the campus for inpatient & outpatient treatment for minor & major illness. All minor ailments are treated at Health Centre as outpatient
  • The Health Centre offers round the clock Out Patient, In-patient treatment, and the Emergency Care. The special care is also available in the areas of Medicine and Gynecology, Dermatology, Eye, and Psychiatry. It has a Clinical Laboratory which is computerized and doing routine and special investigations
  • A futuristic, new age medical learning, discovery and research facility are available for the students
  • The Health Centre has an Operation Theatre. Surgeries & routine surgical cases are being done here
  • It has 24 hours Ambulance Service for emergency services for outside referrals. There is a night duty Doctor to look after emergencies in the night and other patients particularly student’s community  
  • The Consultants are attending the cases referred by Medical Officers and Area Medical Officers on appointment basis at the time slot allotted to them
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery Full Time 5 Years & 6 Months 10+2 & Qualifying Entrance Exam
Additional Courses
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Courses:
Post-Graduate Fellowship in Accident & Emergency Medicine
Post Graduate Fellowship in Diabetes
Post-Graduate Fellowship in Family Medicine
Post-Graduate Fellowship in General Dentistry
Post Graduate Fellowship in Medical Genetics
Post Graduate Fellowship in Palliative Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cardiac Anaesthesia
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuro Anaesthesia
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Oral and Maxilio-Facial Surgery
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Audio Vestibular Diseases
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Implantation Otology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Paediatric Otolaryngology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Rhinology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Haematology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Genetics
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Diabetology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Microbial Medicine & Infections Control
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Gynaec Oncology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Embryology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Spinal Disorders Surgery
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cytogenetics
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Haematopathology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropathology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Laboratory Haematology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Developmental Paediatrics
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Paediatric Intensive Care
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Paediatric Nephrology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Post Doctoral Fellowships in Radiology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pulmonology
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Head & Neck - General, Oral Oncosurgery and Reconstructive Surgery
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Hepato Pancreato Biliary (HPB) Surgery
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Phlebology
Distance Education Programs:
Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM)
Distance Fellowship in Diabetes Management (DFID)
Distance Education Fellowship in Hypertension (DFIH)
Master of Medicine in Family Medicine (M. Med in Family Medicine)
Nursing Courses:
Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery
Bachelor Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
Post Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Post Basic Diploma in Nursing
Fellowship in Nursing
Allied Health Sciences Courses:
Bachelor of Science In Accident and Emergency Care Technology
Bachelor of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
Bachelor of Science in Cardiac Technology
Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Perfusion Care Technology
Bachelor of Science in Critical Care Technology
Bachelor of Science in Dialysis Technology
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology (BSc MLT)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Record Science (BMRSc)
Bachelor of Science in Medical Sociology
Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Bachelor of Science in Neuro-Electrophysiology
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Bar)
Bachelor of Sciences in Operation Theatre and Anaesthesia Technology
Bachelor of Optometry (B.Optom)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics (BPO)
Bachelor of Science in Radiology Imaging Technology
Bachelor of Science in Radiotherapy Technology
B.Sc. Respiratory Therapy
Diploma Courses:
Diploma in Anaesthesia Technology
Diploma in Dermatology Laboratory Technology
Diploma in Hand and Leprosy Physiotherapy Technology
Diploma in Hospital Equipment Maintenance
Diploma in Medical Radiation Technology (Radiodiagnosis)
Diploma in Optometry & (Ophthalmic Technology)
Diploma in Prosthetics & Orthotics (DPO)
Diploma in Urology Technology
Post Graduate Diploma & Fellowship Courses:
Post Graduate Diploma in Assisted Reproductive Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pastoral Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in Cytogenetics
Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics
Post Graduate Diploma in Genetic Diagnosis Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in Health Economics, Policy & Financial Management (HEPFM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Health Management (PGDHM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Histopathological Laboratory Technology
Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration (PGDHA)
Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Microbiology
Fellowship in Hospital Administration (FHA)
Fellowship in Hospital Chaplaincy
Masters & Doctoral Courses:
Master of Science in Biostatistics
Master of Science in Epidemiology
Master of Science in Medical Physics
Master of Public Health (MPH)
M.Phil. in Hospital and Health Systems Management (HHSM)
Post Graduate Engineering Courses:
Master of Science in Bioengineering
M.Tech. Clinical Engineering
Ph.D. in Medical Devices

The College offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. http://www.cmch-vellore.edu

  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Health Centre / Hospital
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • Blood Donation
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • Counseling Centre
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • Inpatient Services
  • Outpatient Services
  • Casualty and Emergency Services
  • Online Appointments for OPD
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training
  • Residential Complexes
  • Operation Theater





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