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Cornerstone of CMC’s courses

A peep into the prestigious MBBS course

education Updated: Jun 16, 2010 10:34 IST

Hindustan Times

The MBBS course is of four-and-a-half years and is followed by one year of Compulsory Rotating Residential Internship. The course is taken in three stages, following a short foundation course that provides basic principles of communication, ethics and problem based learning. The first stage is for 12 months and covers the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. The next stage is for 18 months and includes pharmacology, pathology, microbiology and forensic medicine. The last stage is for 24 months and covers ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, community medicine, general medicine, paediatrics, surgery, orthopaedic surgery and obstetrics and gynaecology.

How to apply? Application form and prospectus can be obtained for a fee from the Registrar, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 632 002, Tamilnadu, India. You can correspond by postal mail or by email to

Application forms for the degree courses are made available from mid February of the year until around early April for the session begining in July. For medical post-graduate training, forms are available between October and November and the program starts in March. Please check with the admission calender for details.

Eligibility for admission: Christian Medical College is affiliated to the Dr. MGR Medical University. The minimum qualification for admission to the MBBS course as prescribed by the University is the “Higher Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination”, which is equivalent to ‘ten plus two’. The last two years of study comprises of physics, chemistry and biology, with English at a level not less than the core. A candidate for admission to medical course “must have 60 per cent marks in each of physics, chemistry and biology (or botany and zoology taken together) and have an aggregate of 140/200 in these subjects, both at qualifying and competitive examinations and should have passed in English”(*subject to University guidelines)”.

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First Published: Jun 15, 2010 11:17 IST

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