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Christian Medical College Ludhiana

Region: Punjab Country: India

A unique and distinguishing feature of the Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) is itslinkage with the large and widespread network of mission hospitals located mainly in semiurbanand rural areas and aiming to serve disadvantaged communities. With inpatientstrength of between 20 and 200 beds, these hospitals deliver broad based clinical services totheir local communities. The majority of students in CMC are sponsored by these hospitalsand have undertaken to serve in them for two years immediately after graduation.

CMC Recognises that its raw medical graduates face arduous challenges and difficulties duringthis service period but also that this can be an unusual learning experience for them. TheIntegrated PGDFM course is CMC response to the challenge of equipping them forcompetent and satisfying engagement with secondary level health care while also availing ofits educational opportunities.At the professional level, the graduates need to become proficient in broad basedmulticompetent secondary level care including much outpatient work.

The Christian Dental College, Ludhiana is an educational institution of an all India character established and run by the minority Christian Community. Its primary aim is to educate and train Christian men and women as health professionals, in the spirit of Jesus Christ for the healing ministry of the Church in India. However, like many other Christian educational institutions this college also offers educational facilities to other young men and women irrespective of religion, caste and community.Through education in this College the Christian Church seeks to make a significant contribution to the health standards of all communities of our nation with special emphasis on healthcare in the rural areas.

In 1968 a missionary Dr. J.J.Fason, Dental Surgeon came from U.S.A. to join the faculty of Christian Medical College with a vision to start a modern dental clinic in this part of North India. Dr. Fason took the dental department to its new heights for four years. In January 1972 he left India after giving the responsibility of the Dental Department to Dr. J.L.Joshi who joined Christian Medical College in January 1971.

The Dental Department has been providing dental health care services in the hospital and the community at large since 1968. Besides providing high quality tertiary care in the hospital, the dental department launched its unique community dental health services in 1984 to rural areas reaching out primarily to the vulnerable population of the children which is one of few innovative community dental health services in India. The mobile health van, donated by the Government of India, was converted into a mobile dental van and was equipped fully to deliver necessary dental health care at the door-step of the village, schools and community.

The Christian Dental College came up in 1992 as the most prestigious off shoot of Christian Medical College Ludhiana. Dr. Charles Reynolds, Executive Director, Ludhiana CMC Board, U.S.A Inc., was instrumental in raising funds from his friends and from ASHA (American Schools and Hospitals Abroad) for renovations of the existing building of the Christian Dental College, dental equipments, instruments, etc.

The Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, admitted the pioneer batch of 20 students to the BDS Course in August 1992, who have completed their BDS Course in 1996. The number of admissions to B.D.S. course has been raised to 40, with effect from 1998. Since July 1999 the Christian Dental College is affiliated with Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Kotkapura Road, Faridkot - 151203, (Punjab), India.

The Christian Medical College, Vellore has its grounding in research from the work started by Dr. Ida Sophia Scudder, its founder. Over the past century, CMC has contributed significantly not only to the provision of health care to the poor and needy but also in generating and advancing knowledge to improve the provision of curative and preventive services to the people we serve directly and to the nation.

Research is an integral part of the vision and the mission of CMC. Research at the institution has been oriented to areas of need and emphasizes application of knowledge to relevant problems. The inculcation of an attitude of inquiry, acquisition of knowledge of the mechanisms of research and the conduct of research, at various levels of involvement in health care, are encouraged in faculty and students.

Research is the key to excellence in academic medicine, but the conduct of research is frequently misunderstood as requiring both skills and resources not available to the practicing clinician. Defining research as a systemic investigation in order to contribute to generalizable knowledge makes it clear that research can be conducted in any environment and with minimal resources.

Some forms of research, particularly in the basic and applied sciences, do require significant investments and we have been fortunate at CMC to obtain substantial grant funding to be able to support research in a wide range of some basic and substantial clinical and translational medicine.

Economic analyses have shown that the benefits of research are far in excess of investments. These analyses are based on the benefits to society in terms of human health and longevity, and do not consider the long term inquiry driven attitudinal changes that we seek to inculcate in our faculty and trainees.

Nonetheless, it is heartening that in addition to treating our patients individually or promoting community health, our research is key to fulfillment of our motto not to be ministered unto, but to minister on the widest and longest lasting scale.


The college within its affiliation to the TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai offers degree courses in Medicine (MBBS), Nursing (BSc), Physio-therapy (BPT), Occupational Therapy (BOT) and in Medical Laboratory Technology (BSc). For more information on the courses, fees, the admission calendar and other diploma courses, click on this link to the CMC server: NOTE: There is no NRI quota in the college. All admissions are only on the basis of merit, taken overall, in an entrance examination, other tests and interviews.

All candidates from India or abroad with qualifications other than the 'Plus Two Examination of Higher Secondary Board' of Tamilnadu State should obtain an Eligibility Certificate from the TN Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai 600 032, Tamilnadu, in order to be eligible for admission. Only candidates who qualify the written test will be called for the interviews.

Non-Indian nationals will have to obtain a 'No Objection Certificate' from the Government of India by applying through the Principal/Dean of the College to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi - 110 001.


The MBBS course is of four and a half year's duration and is followed by one year of Compulsory Rotating Residential Internship. The course begins with a short foundation course exposing students to basic principles of Communication, Ethics and Problem Based Learning. The Undergraduate course in Medicine comprises of three stages. The first stage of 12 months duration consists of the basic sciences of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry. The next stage is of 18 months duration and comprises Clinical and para-clinical subjects - Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine.

The last stage is of 24 months duration and covers Ophthalmology, Oto-rhinolaryngology, Community Medicine, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

A block posting in Community Health is an integral part of each stage. Posting in mission hospitals and secondary care centres is a unique feature of medical education. The internship lasting for 12 months comprises of postings in Community Health, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Child Health, Orthopaedics, Casualty and short electives in various specialities. All these are as per the guidelines of the Medical Council of India.

Application form and Prospectus can be obtained for a fee from the Registrar, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 632 002, Tamilnadu, India. You can correspond by postal mail or by email on

There is an application fee which can be sent as a demand draft, payable at Vellore to the CMC Vellore Association Account. Application forms for the degree courses will be available from mid February of the year until around early April for the sessions beginning in July. For medical post-graduate training, forms are available September to October and the program starts in March. Please check with the for details.


Candidates should have passed the qualifying equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years of study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology with English.

A candidate for admission to medical course must have 60%* marks at +2 level in each of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Botany and Zoology taken together) and have an aggregate of 140/200 in these subjects, both at qualifying and competitive examinations and should have passed in English. (*60% in each and 130/200 aggregate for BC, 55% in each and 120/200 aggregate for MBC, and 40% in each and 80/200 aggregate for SC/ST candidates). (BC, MBC, SC/ST as defined by the TN Government; all rules subject to change as per State & University guidelines) Candidates should have passed in all subjects of the qualifying examination of the Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (Academic) conducted by the Tamil Nadu State Board or any other equivalent examination in one and the same attempt in the subjects.

Candidates should have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or should complete the said age on or before 31st December of the said year.

See the bulletin for summer admissions for more details.


Applications are invited in September for post-graduate courses and in March for Higher Specialty (HS) courses.

Selection to Christian Medical College Vellore is based on performance in an entrance examination, clinical and interview. The examination consists of a variety of multiple choice questions, distributed in all disciplines of Medicine.

Please see the and prospectus for specific details relating to each course. YOU MAY ALSO APPLY ONLINE THROUGH LINKS FROM THAT SITE.

All foreign students require after selection a "No Objection Certificate" from the Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi 110 021.


It is the aim of the Library of the Christian Medical College to serve the varied needs of its many readers efficiently. The Library makes available to the staff, and medical and Paramedical students, a wide collection of medical literature, including Books, Journals, Reference Sources and pamphlets. The amount of newly published information available to the medical student, the practising doctor, the research scientist and other personnel and students, demands a flexible library system and trained library staff.

This site explains the resources, services, privileges and regulations and Electronic Resources like e-Journals, e-books etc., of the library. It should enable readers to obtain the information they seek in the most expeditious and efficient manner. The Library Staff hope to serve you conscientiously and well, and thereby make their contribution to the optimum practice of the art and science of medicine.

The Anatomy Department is an active pre-clinical department largely devoted to teaching Anatomy to medical, paramedical students and nursing students. Located on the college campus, it stands close to the Womens Hostel, basketball court and college canteen.

The Anatomy department was started in 1918 with Dr. Ida S Scudder as the Head. In 1942, the first batch of MBBS students entered the department and took the university examinations two years later in December 1944. Dr Liza Chacko was the Head of the Department then. At present the Department caters to the needs of more than 220 students from 10 different undergraduate and 7 postgraduate courses. There are 27 staff members in the department.

Christian Medical College Ludhiana Degree Programs :


  • Bachelor Degree
  • MBBS
  • Master Degree
  • MD - General Medicine
  • MD - Paediatrics
  • MD - Dermatology
  • MD - Physiology
  • MD - Community Medicine
  • MD - Microbiology
  • MS - General Surgery
  • MS - ENT
  • MS - Orthopaedics
  • MS - Ophthalmology
  • MD - TB & Chest Diseases
  • MD - Psychiatry
  • MD - Radiodiagnosis
  • MD - Emergency Medicine
  • MD - Pathology
  • MD - Biochemistry
  • MD - Anaesthesiology
  • MS - Anatomy
  • MD - Skin & V.D


  • Master Degree
  • BDS
  • MDS


  • Bachelor Degree
  • B.Sc.Nursing
  • Master Degree
  • M.Sc. Nursing

Video Presentation

MissionCast - Ludhiana Christian Medical College and Hospital

As United Methodists we have a long historic relationship with the Ludhiana Medical College and Hospital. In the past we have sent missionary doctors and staff to Ludhiana to serve. It was good visiting Ludhiana and getting a first had look as this incredible ministry of teaching and healing that is still a part of our United Methodist outreach.

I hope you will consider supporting the incredible ministry of healing. Ask your church treasurer to send your gift to the Missouri Conference Office as a General Advance Special #12429B (Ludhiana Christian Medical College & Hospital, India)

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Address: Christian Medical College, Ludhiana 141008, Punjab (India)



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