Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore (CMC Vellore) an unallied, Christian Minority Educational Institute, It was established and regulated by the “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:
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.
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:
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.