Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

Vellore, Tamil Nadu

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Courses Offered

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

    4 Years 6 Months | Fulltime | Oncampus  (Total Seats - 102)
    (4 Reviews)
    Fees: Rs. 1,58,430 (Total Fees)
    Duration:4 Years 6 Months
    Rank 3th in Outlook 2017
    Exams NEET CMC Vellore MBBS
    Examination 06-May-2018
    Notification 08-Feb-2018
    Registration 08-Feb-2018
    Registration End 12-Mar-2018
    Examination 30-Jun-2017
    Registration 13-Mar-2017
    Registration End 15-Jun-2017
    Exam End 10-Jun-2017
    Admission Procedure

    Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of CMC MBBS Entrance Exam, which is conducted by the university itself. 


    The student should have passed XII examination with subjects like physics, chemistry, Biology, and English with a minimum of 60% marks. The student should have completed age on or before 31st December of the said year.

  • Doctor of Medicine(MD)

    Fulltime | Oncampus
    Fees: Rs. 3,70,000 (Total Fees)
    Duration:3 years
    Admission Procedure

    Based on the NEET-PG examination score.


    The student should hold a bachelor degree with a minimum of 60% marks and 5% relaxation for the reserved categories.

  • B. Optom

    Fulltime | Oncampus
    Fees: Rs. 59,955 (Total Fees)
    Duration:3 years
    Admission Procedure

    Based on the college entrance examination.


    The student should have passed XII examination with subjects like physics, chemistry, Biology, and English.

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Christian Medical College (CMC) , Vellore Admission

For getting admission for UG courses, the student should have passed XII examination with a minimum of 50% marks with subjects like physics, chemistry, and biology.

For getting admission for  PG courses, the student should hold an MBBS degree with an internship experience. NEET PG examination is also required for the admissions.

About Christian Medical College (CMC)

Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore (CMC Vellore) an unallied, Christian Minority Educational Institute, It was established and regulated bthe “Christian Medical College Vellore Association” which is a registered society, of around 50 different Christian Churches across India and Christian organizations. The society runs more than 225 hospitals, health centers, and dispensaries throughout many states of the country, primarily in rural areas. CMC Vellore takes thousands of students across India in its various medical courses every year.

The objective of establishing a national level Educational Institute and the hospital was to spread the spirit of Crist and provide a higher grade of education to the individuals and creating individuals who can serve the humanity through Healthcare. Established in the year Founded in 1900 by an American missionary, Dr. Ida S. Scudder, CMC Vellore is dedicatedly providing best of medical facilities to thousands of patients who visit every day. The Institute because of its vivid education curriculum and trained doctors and scholars have achieved many milestones since its establishment. Some of them are:

  • Establishing first College of Nursing in India-1946
  • First reconstructive surgery for leprosy in the world - 1948
  • Performing the first successful open heart surgery in India - 1961
  • Performing the first kidney transplant in India - 1971
  • Performing first bone marrow transplantation - 1986
  •  And first successful ABO-incompatible kidney transplant in India – 2009

Currently, CMC, Vellore, offers Medical graduation, post-graduation (both diploma and degree), and other higher specialty courses, a part of this, they also offer graduate and postgraduate courses in Nursing, other degree and diploma Allied Health Science. Bioengineering courses are also offered at the Institute.

Education at CMC Vellore:

  • Medical Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Allied Health Sciences

Medical Education:  In 1942, the medical school started by Dr. Scudder was raised to the status of a college and 25 students were admitted to the MBBS course, which was the only course available at that time. In 1988, CMC got affiliated to ‘Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University', earlier it was affiliated to the University of Madras. In the year 2001, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an autonomous institution of the University Grants Commission awarded a five-star rating to the institution. With the Increase in demand for world-class Healthcare in the nation, CMC-Vellore emerges as the solution and started many programs to meet the needs of medical education. At present the Institute offers:

  • Postgraduate diploma courses in 11 specialties
  •  Postgraduate degree courses in 24 specialties
  • 17 higher specialty courses
  •  In addition, Masters Degree courses are offered in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Medical Physics, Public Health, Bioengineering and Clinical Engineering.
  •  M.Phil in Hospital and Health Systems Management.
  • P.hD. Programmes

Nursing Education: With the establishment of first nursing college in India by CMC Vellore, the nation was taken into storm, with time various courses added in order to meet the needs of professional individual in the field and currently College of Nursing admits 100 students in both Diploma Nursing (affiliated to the Board of Nursing Education of the Nurses League of the Christian Medical Association of India)  and B.Sc. Nursing programmes (affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai).

Allied Health Sciences: As the skilled professionals of CMC Vellore were readily absorbed by the society, Institute felt the need of more trained Individuals in the field of Allied Health Science, with the vision of that degree and diploma courses in Allied Health Sciences, were introduced. In 1903 the very 1st Programme in this category was introduced as a compounder training programme, which was upgraded as the Diploma in Pharmacy. At present, the institution offers about 19 degree and 10 diploma courses, 11 Post Graduate Diploma courses and 2 fellowship courses in the Allied Health Sciences.


  • CMC Vellore offers various post graduation programmes which are 5 and health science courses which are 44 and diploma courses which are 14. A total of 2500 students are currently admitted in the college every year.
  • The college has been ranked in the third position by NIRF in the year 2018.
  • The college has over 8000 staff with many doctors and nurses to provide assistance.

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CMC Vellore is the best college with best facilities and management. Hostel and food is also good. You will love college being a student. As student you may get irritated with less no. of leaves and strict discipline. It is no. 1 college in medical streams. Felt very bad when i was leaving the campus. Management is very friendly.  


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College is among best medical colleges in India. It has created world best doctors. Fees of the college is quite affordable around 40k per year.  


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Ida Scudder Road, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 632002


Computer Lab

A computer lab facility is also provided on the campus with internet facilities for the students.


A big auditorium is there on the campus with a good seating arrangement and wifi facilities.


Gym facilities are provided both for the girls and the boys with modern instruments.


Wellcome trust research laboratory is available on the campus which works in developing with the departments of medicines and neonatology.


The campus has a hospital and provides medical services to the students and the faculty. Special doctors are there to do the treatment in case of emergencies.


Sports facilities are provided in the campus to maintain the health of the students like football, hockey, and cricket.


YWCA is the canteen present in the campus which provides delicious food to all the students and the staff at reasonable rates.


The campus has a national library for medical books with internet facilities also and there is an arrangement for the general books section. Portals and links are also provided.

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Dr. J.V. Peter
Dr. J.V. Peter

Position: Director

Dr. Ari G. Chacko
Dr. Ari G. Chacko

Position: Professor and Head, Neurosurgery Unit I

Speciality: His special interests are endoscopic pituitary surgery, craniopharyngiomas, acoustic tumour surgery, skull base surgery.

Education: MBBS, Mch.

Dr. Mathew Alexander
Dr. Mathew Alexander

Position: Professor and Head, Neurology Unit

Speciality: His subspecialty interests are Neuromuscular disorders, Quantitative EMG including Single Fiber EMG and Neuroimmunology.

Education: MBBS, MD, DM

Dr. Geeta Chacko
Dr. Geeta Chacko

Position: Professor and Head, Neuropathology

Speciality: Her areas of research interest include the pathobiology of brain tumors particularly meningiomas, oligodendrogliomas, glioblastoma and the pathobiology of pituitary adenomas.

Education: PhD on Pathobiology of Pituitary adenomas

Dr. K. Srinivasa Babu
Dr. K. Srinivasa Babu

Position: Senior Scientist and Head, Neurophysiology and Neurochemistry

Education: Ph.D, Neurophysiology


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Public Health Champion Award
The Christian Medical College Vellore was given the Public Health Champion Award by the WHO (World Health Organization) in 2015.
D.L Shah Quality Award
In 2015 Christian Medical College won the coveted and prestigious D. L. Shah Quality Award - Gold for its Clinical Audit Programme.
SKOCH Awards - Platinum Award
CMC won Platinum awards in every category of the prestigious SKOCH awards in 2014.
Ranked 2nd in India by The Week
CMC was ranked third among medical colleges in India in 2017 by India Today and Outlook India and second in India by The Week.
Ranked 2nd in India by The Week
CMC was ranked third among medical colleges in India in 2017 by India Today and Outlook India and second in India by The Week.


Scholarships for meritorious and needy students

The scholarships are provided to the students who are of the backward area and got good marks in their academics. Economic status is also seen at the time of providing scholarships and it covers the accommodation and semester fees.

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