Published: 03rd April 2018
Despite snubbing government over NEET imposition, CMC Vellore voted #3 medical college in India
Surprise, surprise. Despite their abstinence from admitting a full MBBS batch this year, CMC Vellore was ranked the third best medical college in India by the MHRD's NIRF ranking
Last year, CMC Vellore did something that no other medical college would have dared to even consider - they decided not to admit students (other than the 1 student who they could not say no to) to their MBBS batch — all to protest the mandatory imposition of NEET. So it must have come as some measure of surprise that the MHRD in their NIRF ranking 2018 rated the Mission-run teaching hospital as the third best hospital in India.
CMC has been involved in a lengthy legal battle with the government, asserting their right to use their own streamlined admission process to admit students to their medical courses.
The views of their previous director Dr Sunil Chandy are recorded HERE.
Also read about Siddhant Nair, the only student to study in CMC Vellore this year HERE.
They were ranked just after the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh and the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. The rankings were released by Minister for HRD Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi.
NIRF is rolled out by the Ministry after extensive data is sent by individual colleges to the Ministry.