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The Evolution of Psychiatric Education at CMC, Vellore

The Evolution of Psychiatric Education at CMC, Vellore

The establishment of Mental Health Centre (MHC) at Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, in 1957, started a quiet revolution. A mental asylum within a residential college campus, open wards, and facilities for families to live with people with mental illness were unheard of in the 1950s.

Clinical exposure to people with mental illness and their families provided them context for the medical education and resulted in its training programs being regarded as excellent.

The Low Cost Effective Care Unit

The Low Cost Effective Care Unit

“CMC reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of health and wholeness in individuals and communities and its special concern for the disabled, disadvantaged, marginalized and vulnerable”

-Excerpt from CMC’s Mission Statement


Our roots are very old – the arch of the Mary Taber Schell Hospital built in 1902 situated on the Schell campus


The Low Cost Effective Care Unit (LCECU) is one of Christian Medical College’s major responses to the poor living in Vellore city and is a testament to CMC’s commitment to the poor,

Inauguration Photos & Report

Inauguration of the Centenary Year of Medical Education


May 4, 2018 was indeed a historic day for Christian Medical College, Vellore. The Institution was honoured to have Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Hon’ble President of India inaugurate the Centenary Year of Medical Education. Adding to the historicity of the occasion were the presence of Shrimati Savita Kovind, the First Lady, Shri Banwarilal Purohit,

Who We Are To Be



Seventeen young girls came to Vellore to join the new medical college for women that Dr Ida Scudder started in 1918. Her great desire was to train these girls to be excellent doctors with inquiring minds, gentle hands and compassionate hearts, who would, at the end of their training, go to places which needed women doctors. As the girls went through their training period, they realized that life would be tough;

The Second Luminary Lecture

Padma ShriMr. Romulus Whitaker and Ms. Janaki Lenin deliver


To commemorate the Centenary of Medical Education, the Institution has invited eminent personalities from different walks of life under the Luminary Lecture Series. The aim of this series of Lectures is to listen and imbibe from people, who by their work and life, have empowered and transformed societies, have contributed to our national life or are role models for the youth.