"We seek to be a witness to the healing ministry of Christ through excellence in education, service and research." - Ida Sophia Scudder

The Christian Medical College, Vellore seeks to be a witness to the healing ministry of Christ, through excellence in education, service and research.


The primary concern of the Christian Medical College, Vellore is to develop through education and training, compassionate, professionally excellent, ethically sound individuals who will go out as servant-leaders of health teams and healing communities. Their service may be in promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative or palliative aspects of healthcare, in education or in research. In the delivery of health care, CMC provides a culture of caring while pursuing its commitment of professional excellence. CMC is committed to innovation and the adoption of new, appropriate, cost-effective, caring technology. In the area of research, CMC strives to understand God's purposes and designs, fostering a spirit of enquiry, commitment to truth and high ethical standards. Research may be aimed at gaining knowledge of the fundamental basis of health and disease, at improving interventions or in optimising the use of resources.


CMC reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of health and wholeness in individuals and communities and its special concern for the disabled, disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable. CMC looks for support and participation in its programmes in education, service, outreach and research, from friends and like-minded agencies in India and abroad, in a true spirit of partnership. In its role as a living witness in the healing ministry of Christ, CMC seeks to work in partnership both with the Church in India and the universal Church, and their institutions.