CMC - A Present Day View

Research. Education. High-Quality Compassionate Care.

The Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore has come a long way from its humble start as a one-room clinic, growing into one of India’s most prestigious private hospitals and medical schools. Today, CMC cares for over two million patients and trains one thousand doctors, nurses and other medical professionals each year. It is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in India.

CMC offers a range of different medical specialties, with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services, alongside primary and secondary level care for local communities. CMC has nearly 2,000 doctors and 3,000 nurses on staff, many of whom also have teaching and research responsibilities.

CMC departments are divided into specific areas of expertise, and CMC is known for its esteemed Neurosciences, Gastroenterology, and Haematology departments. 

CMC is home to 106 wards, including 11 intensive care units and six high dependency units. More than 75 percent of its hospital beds are in general wards and are subsidized to reduce the financial burden on patients. CMC has nearly 40 major operation theaters and 14 facilities for minor procedures. An average of 185 operations are carried out each day. 

The medical school is ranked among the top medical colleges in India and offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher-speciality courses in medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, and related disciplines. 

CMC uses a hands-on approach to learning, and allows students to experience how medicine is put into practice in the hospital and community. 

CMC Vellore leads research related to the causes and treatment of diseases, and collaborates with hospitals and universities throughout the world. Several CMC departments are recognized as centers of research excellence, and CMC is one of the leading contributors of medical research institutions in India.

Dr. Ida S. Scudder, CMC’s Founder, was passionate about the power and impact of research. She expressed this as she trained young doctors and nurses to deliver care with limited funding and staff, leading to clinical innovations and discoveries, and forming a legacy of quality research that lives on to this day at CMC. 

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Current Administration

Dr. Vikram Mathews
Dr. Solomon Sathishkumar
Dr. Vathsala Sadan, Dean, College of Nursing
Dr. Vathsala Sadan
Dean, College of Nursing
Dr. Mark Ranjan Jesudason
Associate Director, Administration
Dr. Kenny David
Associate Director, Chittoor Campus
Dr. Dheepak Selvaraj
Associate Director, Ranipet Campus
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