Motto :

"Not to be ministered unto, but to minister "

As its motto, Christian Medical College Vellore, has adopted the words of Jesus in the Bible, “Not to be ministered unto but to minister" - not to be served, but to serve - and this drives everything. CMC is a charitable society and seeks to help transform for the better, the health status of India. The hospital serves millions of people directly, but an even greater impact comes from those who have been trained here and have then gone out to serve, treat and teach others. While most of the patients pay for their treatment, any surplus arising in one area is reinvested to give subsidies and free care for those who cannot afford the full cost, and to fund educational and training activities. All the core activities are achieved without external funding from the government or elsewhere. However, external resources are used to fund research, the development of new programmes and infrastructure and to extend the free and subsidised treatment given to the poor and through the outreach programmes. Our dream is never to have to turn anyone away because they cannot afford the cost of their treatment.

For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Mark 10: 45 (King James Version)