The Christian Medical College is an unaided, non capitation, Christian minority, educational institution admitting students on merit on an all India basis. The Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore, was established and is maintained by the Christian Medical College Vellore ssociation, a registered society, formed by over 50 different Indian Christian churches and Christian organisations which run over 225 hospitals, health centres and dispensaries throughout the length and breadth of this country, many of which are situated in remote rural areas. The purpose of the Christian Medical College therefore is to train dedicated persons to manage, run and provide health care in the spirit of Christ through the mission hospitals. The Christian Medical College, Vellore seeks to be a witness to the healing ministry of Christ, through excellence in education, service and research.
The Christian Medical College, Vellore, now offers Medical graduate, postgraduate (diploma and degree), and higher specialty courses, graduate and post graduate courses in Nursing, and several degree and diploma Allied Health Science courses as well as courses in Bioengineering.