Christian Medical College

Private   |  Est. 1942   |   Vellore, Tamil Nadu

About College

The Christian Medical College, Vellore, widely known as CMC, Vellore is run by a Trust which is a registered voluntary, non-profit organization established in the Year 1942. It is a private, Christian community-run medical school, hospital and research institute. This Institute includes a network of primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals in and around Vellore. The Medical college is affiliated to The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai and recognized by National Medical Commission (NMC). It has an annual intake of 100 seats in MBBS, 217 seats in 27 disciplines of Post-Graduate studies and106 seats in 29 disciplines of Super- Specialization studies. CMC Medical College is ranked amongst the topmost 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. The hospital is owned and administered by its Administrative Council made up of Christian Church leaders from across India. Katherine D. Guenther is the President of the Foundation.

The hospital was founded by Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder in 1900 where she opened a single-bed dispensary in Vellore. In 1902, she built the 40-bed Mary Taber Schell Memorial Hospital for women. Later, after series of developments started the Christian Medical College in 1942. 

It's a great pride to our Country as the CMC - Vellore has been listed in the top 100 World's Best Medical colleges for 2021. CMC Vellore is ranked second among medical colleges in India in 2020 by India Today and third in Outlook India in 2019 and second in India by The Week. It was ranked third in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework medical ranking for 2020. 

CMC Vellore was conferred with the public Health Champion Award by the WHO (World Health Organization) in 2015, took Platinum Awards in every category of the prestigious SKOCH Awards in 2014. In 2015 CMC won the coveted and prestigious D. L. Shah Quality Award - Gold for its Clinical Audit Programme.

The Medical College Campus on the southern outskirts of Vellore city is a 200-acre wooded site at the foot of College Hill. Built in 1932, it remains, as originally envisaged, a residential community where students and staff can study and reside in serene and beautiful surroundings. The central college chapel opens on to a sunken garden and connects with the Women’s Hostel and various classrooms through peaceful stone corridors. Interspersed among the tall trees and winding roads are other hostels, administrative, teaching and research facilities, staff residences, guest houses, playing fields and more. The Bagayam campus has the Women’s and Men’s Hostels for MBBS students, the Fitch Hostel for Allied Health women  students,  the Dorothy Joske Hostel for Allied Health men students and the Modale International Hostel for elective / visitor-observer students from overseas. There are facilities for various games and athletics on the campuses, in addition to a gymnasium on College Campus. The college has a spacious library area with an excellent collection of Medical books and International and National Journals, back volumes, Atlases, Dictionaries, Directories, Encyclopaedias, Technical Reports. There are separate Reading rooms and the E- library has good Internet facility. The college has pre-clinical, para-clinical and clinical disciplines. A large playground for athletics, football, hockey and cricket is located at one end of the campus. There are two state-of-the-art outdoor basketball courts and basketball continues to be the one of the most popular games in the campus. Volleyball courts, indoor shuttle courts and two tennis courts are also available.

The Attached Hospitals - CMC & Hospital

Christian Medical College Vellore was started as a one-bedded clinic-cum-dispensary in 1900 by Dr Ida Sophia Scudder, the daughter of second-generation medical missionaries. Today, this healthcare organisation of international repute includes a network of primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care hospitals, with around 4500 beds spread across six campuses in and around Vellore, and in the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh.  The Kannigapuram Campus, the seventh and most recent addition, where construction is currently going on , will soon be home to a Level I Trauma Centre, the first of its kind in the State.

The main hospital is situated in the 19-acre Town Campus (earlier referred to as the Thottappalayam Campus) in the heart of Vellore town. The hospital complex is the site for clinical training for all the students. The vast majority of the clinical departments are located on the hospital campus.  From April 2016 to March 2017, the hospital, which has close to 2500 beds, received more than 21 lakh outpatients, more than a lakh inpatients and recorded more than 14, 500 births. Housing for doctors, and patient relatives is also available at the Town Campus, which has various amenities like institutional canteens, ATMs, post offices, provision shops, gift stores and so on, in its premises. The town campus or Hospital Campus is located at the centre of Vellore town and is six kilometres south from the Katpadi Railway Station. This campus houses the main hospital, hostels for nurses (staff and students) and some accommodation for faculty. There are numerous commercial boarding and lodging facilities around the town campus. Situated 7 km. south of the main hospital is the College campus set in a green, quiet and calm 200-acre site. Classrooms and laboratories for pre-clinical students are on this campus. A majority of the faculty stay on this campus. 

The Schell Campus is the oldest campus primarily serving patients with ophthalmological problems. Apart from the Department of Ophthalmology, it also houses the Low Cost Effective Care Unit (LCECU) of the Department of Family Medicine. The LCECU was started on December 1982, in response to the needs of the poor in Vellore town. From April 2016 to March 2017, the 100-bedded Ophthalmology department at the Schell Campus catered to more than one lakh twenty thousand outpatients and close to 8000 inpatients. During the same period, the 48-bedded LCECU had close to 69,000 outpatients, more than 1700 inpatients and 148 births. 

The Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs (RUHSA) was started by CMC as a response to the felt need for providing health care services to a most backward rural development block in Vellore district – K V Kuppam Block. The Block is one of the 20 government administrative blocks that make up the Vellore administrative district in Tamil Nadu and there are 39 panchayats and 89 revenue villages within the block.

Chittoor Campus To cater to the needs of the growing population, CMC Vellore has branched out its services as an exclusive hospital campus at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh since the year 2011. The CMC Vellore Chittoor campus is located around 29 km away from CMC Vellore hospital. Quality medical care with optimal attention to patients forms the central vision of this institution.

Kannigapuram was an unfamiliar name of a village in Vellore till ten years ago. Today it is the venue of the new CMC hospital under construction which is coming up in 80 acres of land. The services that will move into the Kannigapuram Campus include those disciplines that attract larger number of patients from outside Vellore. Diverting them to a new location will release vital space in the town campus to the citizens of Vellore for basic specialities. Neurosciences, Cardio Pulmonary Sciences, Integrated Cancer Care, Renal Sciences, Haematology and a multilevel intensive care are planned to move in the first phase of development.

Number of Seats in Post-Graduation and Super-Specialization
Radio-Diagnosis12      Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery4
Obstetrics & Gynaecology17      Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery5
Psychiatry12      Cardio Thoracic Surgery4
General Medicine16Ophthalmology9PSM6Physiology4Paediatric Surgery4
Paediatrics20ENT8Pathology8Anatomy4Neuro Surgery4
Anaesthesiology33Orthopaedics12Pharmacology2Bio-Chemistry2Paediatric Orthopaedics2
Pulmonary Medicine4General Surgery10Microbiology4  Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery2
Dermatology5  Diploma in Clinical Pathology 4  Gynaecological Oncology2
Radiotherapy8      Hand Surgery3
Emergency Medicine3      Vascular Surgery2
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation4      Endocrine Surgery2
Family Medicine2      DM 
Nuclear Medicine2      Cardiology6
Immuno Haematology & Blood Transfusion3      Gastroenterology8
Geriatrics3      Neurology4
        Clinical Haematology8
        Neuro Anaesthesia2
        Interventional Radiology2
        Reproductive Medicine and Surgery3
        Paediatric Neurology2
        Pulmonary Medicine2
        Infectious Disease2
        Critical Care Medicine5



AddressChristian Medical College, IDA Scudder Rd, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632004
Phone:0416 228 1000
E-mail: [email protected]

Admission Process


The online submission of Application form for admission to Post Graduate Degree/ Diploma Courses in 2021-2022 session in Tamil Nadu Government Medical Colleges, Government seats in Self-Financing Medical Colleges affiliated to The Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University & Rajah Muthiah Medical College affiliated to Annamalai University, Chidambaram can be accessed from the following websites:  | Candidates should submit their filled-in online application form after uploading the details in the required fields

Official NotificationTo be notified
Availability of application formTo be notified
Last date of online application form submissionTo be notified
Last date for receipt of the filled-in online applicationTo be notified
Declaration of Rank (Merit List)To be notified
Commencement of  CounsellingTo be notified
 The first round of counseling To be notified
 Second Round Of  Counselling To be notified
 Mop-Up Counselling To be notified
Commencement of coursesTo be notified
Closure of admissionTo be notified


  • Candidates should be Citizens of India and should have undergone an MBBS course including the entire Compulsory Residential Rotatory Internship (CRRI) period in the State of Tamil Nadu.
  • Candidates who are Natives of Tamil Nadu and have completed MBBS in other States should furnish their Certificates of Nativity of Tamil Nadu issued by the competent authority and supported by the following documents: Valid copy of Aadhar Card, Driving Licence, Voter’s ID/ Passport, and Proof of Parent’s Documents is Mandatory (Aadhar Card and School Certificates). If a copy of the supporting document is not produced, then the application will be summarily rejected.
  • Candidates seeking admission in Post Graduate / Diploma Courses, have to qualify for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-NEET PG 2021 conducted by the National Board of Examination. The eligibility criteria prescribed by the Director-General of Health Services, Government of India, New Delhi, in accordance with Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations (as per latest amendment) notified by Board of Governors, In supersession of the Medical Council of India with prior approval of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi shall be taken into account for admission to Post Graduate Degree / Diploma courses for the academic year 2021-2022.
  • Candidates who are completing their Diploma courses (including All India Quota) before 31.07.2021 are eligible to apply for Post Graduate Degree Courses in the same academic year of 2021-2022.
  • Candidates who have cleared their MBBS Examination and completed/completing the CRRI period on or before 31-07-2021 (as per govt notification -covid-19) are only eligible to apply. However, the candidates should possess the Permanent Medical Council Registration Certificate of the States or of India or the provisional Registration Certificate of the Medical Council at the time of the Counselling.
  • Candidates should possess M.B.B.S. Degree awarded by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University or any other Universities recognized by the Medical Council of India and the candidates who have qualified from other Universities, except Annamalai University should produce ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE from the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Guindy, Chennai- 600 032 at the time of Counselling


For NRI Candidates

  • A Certificate stating the NRI candidate’s status as the financial supporter which has to be issued by the Indian Embassy in the respective country under its seal must be submitted.
  • A Certificate of the relationship between the candidate’s financial supporter and the candidate issued by the competent authority must also be attached.
  • A Valid Indian Passport of the NRI financial supporter must also be submitted as proof of identity.
  • An NRE (Non-Resident External) Bank Account Pass Book of the candidate’s financial supporter must also be submitted.

Rule Of Reservation By The Government Of Tamil Nadu As Follows:- If the seats are 8 and more, the rule of the reservation shall be as follows:-

  1. Open Competition – 31 %
  2. Backward Class – 30 %
  3. Most Backward Class – 20 %
  4. Scheduled Caste – 18 %
  5. Scheduled Tribe – 1 %
  • Within the 30% reservation for Backward Classes, 3.5% will be provided for Muslims and 16% of seats out of the 18% quota earmarked to Scheduled Caste shall be allocated to the Arunthathiyar Community.
  • If only one seat is available in any Speciality, that seat will be allotted on a rank basis only.
  • If there are no eligible Service candidates opting for PG Diploma courses, the same will be allotted to eligible General category candidates.
  • 50% of the seats in Post Graduate Diploma Courses shall be reserved for Medical Officers in the Government service, who has served for at least three years in remote, and/or difficult or rural areas of Tamil Nadu. After acquiring the PG Diploma, the Medical Officers shall serve for two more years in remote, rural and/or difficult areas as defined by the State Government/Competent authority from time to time.

Tamil Nadu PG Medical Merit List 2020: Seat Distribution

  • Seats in Government Medical Colleges & Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University: Out of the seats sanctioned for Post Graduate Diploma/Degree Courses 50% of the total recognized/permitted seats are offered to All India Quota for allotment by the Director-General of Health Services, New Delhi. The remaining 50% of the seats will be allotted under State Quota during the first phase of counseling
  • Seats in Self-Financing Medical Colleges: Seat sharing with Self-Financing Minority and Non-Minority Medical Colleges will be as per State Policy and MCI Post Graduate Medical Education Regulation, 2000 and applicable Court Orders.
Government Medical Colleges & Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University
Seat DistributionAdmission Criteria
50% All India Seats QuotaDirectorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) 
50% State Quota SeatsDirectorate of Medical Education (DME), Chennai


  • The following categories of Medical Officers will be treated as Service Candidates for the purpose of allotment of seats:
  1. Medical Officers selected by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)/Medical Services Recruitment Board (MRB) through Competitive Written Examination/Special Qualifying Examination and appointed in Tamil Nadu Medical Services should have a minimum of Two Years of continuous service, as on 31.03.2021.
  2. Medical Officers serving in Local Bodies in Tamil Nadu should have a minimum of Two Years of continuous service, as on 31.03.2021.
  • Candidates who have been temporarily appointed but not qualified through Written Examination conducted by TNPSC/MRB and who have not completed two years of continuous service as of 31.03.2021 as per clause 9 (a) (i) of this prospectus, are not eligible to apply for Post Graduate admission in 2021-2022 session. If any applications received from such candidates or even if forwarded inadvertently by the competent authority that application will be summarily rejected.
  • Candidates working in Institutions coming under the “Registered Societies Act” and “Self Financing Institutions” shall be considered as Non-Service candidates.
  • If any Medical Officer working in Government Institutions/local bodies applies as Private candidates suppressing the fact or misinterpretation is found of their service status, their application will be summarily rejected, they will be debarred for TWO subsequent academic years. Further appropriate legal/disciplinary action will also be taken against them.
  • Competent authorities who are forwarding the applications of Government Medical officers, have to issue a complete Service Particular Proforma including their leave and deputation in detail. The printout of filled-in the online application with service particulars should reach within the stipulated time.
  • Online Applications received after the last date will not be accepted irrespective of the date of submission and date of forwarding by the competent authority (for Service Particulars for Government Institutions).


  • The candidate should log on to any one of the following websites:  |
  • Candidates should submit their filled-in online application form by uploading the details in the required fields.
  • Request for change in any particulars in the online application shall not be entertained under any circumstances after submission.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • Candidates are advised to submit only one Application Form. If a candidate submits more than one Application Form, his/her candidature will be cancelled.
  • Candidates should ensure that all information entered in the online application is correct during the online submission of the application form.
  • Candidates should submit the printout of the filled-in online application form (Hard Copy) along with necessary enclosures.
  • Service Candidates should submit the printout of the filled-in online application forms along with their Service particulars (Duly certified by the Forwarding Authority with date and seal) and necessary enclosures.
  • The filled-in online application form along with the necessary enclosures should reach the following address: THE SECRETARY, SELECTION COMMITTEE, 162, PERIYAR E.V.R. HIGH ROAD, KILPAUK, CHENNAI – 600 010.
  • AR Number (Application Registration Number) will be assigned by the Selection Committee on receipt of the filled-in online applications.
  • . Candidates must enclose only Self-attested Photocopies of required Certificates/documents:

 (i) NEET-PG 2021-Score Card. (ii) NEET-PG 2021 Admit Card. (b) MBBS Degree Certificate and Diploma Certificate or Provisional Pass Certificate. (c) CRRI Completion Certificate. (d) Permanent Medical Registration Certificate issued by the Medical Council of India /State Medical Council or Provisional Registration Certificate issued by the Medical Council of India/State Medical Council. 12 (e) Community Certificate issued by the competent authority indicating the community status of candidates belonging to Backward Community/Backward Community (Muslim)/ Most Backward Community / Denotified Communities/ Schedule Caste/ Schedule Caste (Arunthathiyar). Scheduled Tribe candidates should produce community certificates issued by a Revenue Divisional Officer of the competent jurisdiction. (f) TNPSC/MRB (through competitive written examination) Selection & Posting Order (For Service Candidates). (g) Nativity Certificate (if applicable) with supportive documents as mentioned in clause 2(b). (h) Recent Regional Medical Board Certificate for Person with Disabilities. (i) Eligibility Certificate, if applicable. (j) A copy of the receipt of payment. Candidates are instructed to produce the above-mentioned original Certificates/ Documents at the time of counseling for certificate verification. (k) the Same photo that uploaded in NEET PG 2021 must be uploaded in a filled-in online application. (l) Post Card size colour photograph (4”x6”) (size: 50kb to 300kb) to be uploaded


  • The Rank list will be drawn based on marks obtained in NEET PG 2020 and the additional weightage marks awarded to eligible in-service candidates who have qualified in NEET PG -2021 as per the existing norms.
  • The service candidates shall be awarded an additional weightage up to 10% of the marks secured in the NEET PG-2021 per year of completion of service in remote and or /difficult or rural areas as per in G.O.(Ms). No.86, Health and family welfare (MCA1) Department, dated 13 06.03.2019, G.O.(Ms.).No.114 Health & Family Welfare Department (MCA-1) Department dated 29.3.2019 and G.O.(Ms.).No.423 Health & Family Welfare Department (MCA-1) Department dated 26.9.2019 subject to a maximum of 30% of marks secured in NEET PG-2020. Fractional values of a year will not be counted for awarding weightage marks. (See official websites.)
  • The Secretary, Selection Committee will publish the tentative Rank List on the following official websites after completion of scrutiny of all applications received for this academic year 2021-2022.  |


  • Admission to PG Degree / Diploma courses, shall be made through counselling on the basis of rank by applying the rule of reservation in the venue notified by the Secretary, Selection Committee in the official websites.
  • A Candidate who is absent during the 1st round of counselling will not be permitted to attend the subsequent rounds of counselling. (i.e. second round and mop-up round).
  • A candidate who has taken a seat and not joined the course is not eligible to attend the subsequent rounds of counselling
  • Re-allotment is permitted during the subsequent rounds of counselling only, based on Rank and Rule of Reservation.


 (a) Second round of counselling will be conducted for the vacancies arising due to All India Quota surrendered seats and/or not joined seats in State quota and/or newly sanctioned seats arising if any after the first round of Counselling. The vacancies will be filled by reallotment/ allotment/waitlisted candidates from the 1st round of counselling as per Rank and Communal reservation.

 (b) Second round of counselling will be applicable for those who have joined / waitlisted candidates of first round of counselling and the candidates in the rank list as per the counselling schedule mentioned in the official website. 

(c) Second round of counselling is for opting the courses / colleges as per rank and following the rule of reservation from rank one


 (a) After completion of second round of counselling if there is any vacancy that will be filled by mop-up round.

 (b) The vacancies arising after re-allotment/allotment will be filled up with the candidates from the Rank list following the rule of reservation (if time permits as per DGHS Schedule).

Least Cut-OFF for all Branch of subsequent rounds in 2022
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 1069520412  45806 60283
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 3240 9097 17499 --
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 23010 23191 18614 28093
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 16990 26021 24040 --
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 18278 30222 30222 --
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 38277 48292 52053-- 
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 29488 4615351411 52413 
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 44032 65805 85922 100188
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 51036 5988999992119073 
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 45520 70515 83191 110744
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 57039 69778 86272--
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 10647698740 149678--
 Approx. (AIQ Rank) 89607 108669147468  149894

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Fee Structure

PG Medical CourseGovernment QuotaManagement QuotaNRI Quota
Clinical Branch3,50,00015,50,00026,00,000
Non- Clinical Branch3,00,0004,35,00017,50,000
Diploma Branch3,00,0004,35,00017,50,000

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