CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE VELLORE
Not to be ministered unto but to minister

Mission network

Keeping with CMC's mission of offering health services to the marginalised and the vulnerable 

Trained personnel from CMC have been working in these hospitals since the early half of the 20th century, either for short - two to three years on average - or for longer periods. Their service is of crucial importance since rural India has a severe shortage of medical professionals, leading to appalling health indices.More than 70% of Indian doctors work in urban areas catering to less than 30% of our population.

Students get a taste of the real India 

Many of those who stay for short durations are students who work in these places, as part of their obligatory rural service requirement, after completing their undergraduate or post-graduate training.

Serving others at a significant cost to oneself and one's families 

Those who decide to stay longer would like to use their training at CMC and the values they have imbibed here to serve the poor and marginalised. Some stay for decades and a few, for their entire lives. This involves a significant sacrifice on their part as they and their families have to put up with inadequate housing, power supply and roads, sub-standard education for their children and so on, in order to carry out their work and stay true to their vision.


Watch a video of the Kottagiri Medical Fellowship Hospital, one of the mission hospitals being revived by CMC.



The New Indian Express features Dr. C. Solomon who completed his MBBS and MD from CMC and currently works at the CSI Basel Mission Hospital in Gadag,  Karnataka.