Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC), was established and maintained by the Christian Medical College Vellore Association. The purpose of the Christian Medical College is to train the dedicated persons to run, manage and provide health care in the spirit of Christ through the mission hospitals.
The final distribution of seats is as follows
All India Open – 16 seats.
Sponsored Candidates - 84 seats.
Selection is based on merit. It consists of two steps. A preliminary written test (Step-1) consisting of multiple choice questions is conducted in English, on an All India basis. This is followed by Step-2 for short-listed candidates which consists of special tests to assess the candidate’s character and aptitude. Interviews also will form part of assesment at this stage
CMC has performed the First Successful Open Heart Surgery in India in 1961, the first Middle-ear Microsurgery in India also in 1961, established the first Rehabilitation Institute in India in 1966, and performed the first Kidney Transplant in India in 1971 and India's first Bone Marrow Transplant in 1986.
Library: Well stocked medical libraries exist in both the hospital and college campuses. Scientific journals, MEDLINE system for literature search, internet and reprographic facilities are available in the libraries. There is a well-organized Medical Records Library in the institution as well as a departmental records system. Facilities are provided in these areas for trainees to conduct retrospective case studies from the records. Library service also includes online access to reading journals.
Medical Facilities: The town campus houses the main hospital where any of the students can avail medical facilities as per their need. CMC has over 7,600 staff, including over 1,200 doctors and 2,400 nurses. Almost every clinical specialty is catered to.
Infrastructure: There are two main campuses - one, the main campus at the heart of Vellore city, and the other at Bagayam, which is about 7 km from the main campus. CMC has over 7,600 staff, including over 1,200 doctors and 2,400 nurses.Facilities for tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball, football, cricket, hockey and table tennis are available within the campus itself.
CMC students annually organize and host the Pegasus, Cognito and Epidauria. These fest are completely manages by the students of the college along with helpful guidance from the faculty.
Despite the extensive medical services provided by the hospitals and community outreach, the mission statement makes it clear that CMC’s primary concern is education, training and professional development. There is a commitment to ensure that the cost of education should not be a barrier to anyone desiring to pursue a course at CMC. Students who find it difficult to meet even these low fees are encouraged to apply for scholarships which are available for all undergraduate courses (Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences). Scholarships are awarded according to economic need and cover all or part of the fees and accommodation costs. Scholarships are available for deserving candidates following an assessment.
Fees: 10000 - 120000
Residing in the hostel is mandatory for students of MBBS, BSc Nursing and Diploma in nursing courses.Students are required to vacate their accommodation within 2 weeks of finishing their course.