The Christian Medical College, established in 1900 by missionary Dr. Ida S. Scudder, is a private university located in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. It is recognised as one of the best medical colleges in India and strives to train students in the fields of health sciences, medical and nursing. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and speciality courses such as diploma, fellowship and distance learning courses. Around 2500 students are enrolled in each academic year. The college has subsidised fees. Students pay around Rs. 1.5 lac for the two-year diploma course and Rs. 28,000 for post doctoral fellowships.