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Our Campuses

Schell Eye Campus

The Schell Eye Campus, our oldest campus, is home to the Mary Taber Schell Memorial Hospital, ministering primarily to patients with ophthalmological problems. It was started in the year 1902 by Dr. Ida Scudder as a 40-bedded hospital, and was named in memory of the wife of a New York-based benefactor who provided the initial amount to set up the hospital. 

The campus also houses the Low Cost Effective Care Unit (LCECU) of the Department of Family Medicine. The LCECU was started on 9 December, 1982, in response to the needs of the poor of Vellore town. 

From April 2016 to March 2017, the 100-bedded Eye Hospital catered to more than one lakh twenty thousand outpatients and close to 8000 inpatients. During the same period, the 48-bedded LCECU had close to 69,000 outpatients, more than 1700 inpatients and 148 births.