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Christian Medical College [CMC], Vellore

Vellore, Tamil Nadu 1900 Approved by ( MCI | )



  • College Name:

    Christian Medical College [CMC], Vellore

  • State:

    Tamil Nadu

  • Official Website:

  • City:


  • Streams:

    Medical, Paramedical, Science, Management, Pharmacy,

  • Courses:

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery MBBS, Master of Physiotherapy MPT, Bachelor of Science B.Sc, Bachelor of Physiotherapy BPT, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Optometry B.Optom, Bachel,

  • College Type:

    Private Institute,

  • Entrance Exams:


  • Contact Details:

    0416-2222102, 2281000,

  • Location:

    Ida Scudder Road Vellore - 632004 Tamil Nadu , India

  • Estd:


  • Affiliates:

    MCI |

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CMC Admission 2022-23 | Christian Medical College UG & PG Course Last Date

Christian Medical College, popularly known as CMC, Vellore located in Tamil Nadu, India. It is a private medical school, research institute and hospital, run by a Christian community. This college is a constituent college  under the affiliation of the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, founded in 1900 by Dr. Ida Scudder, an American missionary. When Ida Scudder was called back to India to look after her ill mother, she was shocked to see the lack of medical services for women and children. Due to culture and traditional values male doctors were not allowed to treat women, which eventually led to the death of many women, making the average life expectancy of an Indian only 25 years. Hence she went back to America and came back as a doctor with an aim to treat women and educate women to become doctors and nurses. She started setting up dispensaries and clinics in villages, training women to become nurses in 1909 and began training women as physicians in 1918 with the Union Mission Medical School for Women. Due to a change in the Government policy, Dr. Ida Scudder eventually upgraded her medical school to the Christian Medical College, in 1938. 

CMC Admission 2022-23 

This hospital has been visited by  a number of great personalities and leaders, such as, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, Abdul Kalam, Rajendra Prasad, etc. At the present date the college provides a variety of courses of over 175 seats for post graduation in the medical, allied health disciplines, nursing including PhD programs. 

Many people have enrolled in this medical institution and brought noteworthy accomplishments to the country :

  • Setting up the first College of Nursing in 1946
  • Successful Reconstructive surgery for leprosy (1948)
  • First successful open heart surgery ( 1961)
  • First kidney transplant (1971)
  • First bone marrow transplantation (1986)
  • The first ABO incompatible kidney transplant (2009)