The Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) is ranked amongst the topmost medical colleges in India and offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher speciality courses in medicine, nursing, allied health sciences and related disciplines. .Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), Vellore known simply as CMC Vellore was founded by Ida S. Scudder.CMC Vellore is one of the premier healthcare institutions in India. The College has been given a five star rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council an autonomous Institution of the University Grants Commission, in recognition of its world-class medical education and health care. CMCH has been categorized as a super-speciality teaching hospital of the highest quality and assigned the H1 grading by the Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) Ltd. Independent surveys published in 2006 by both India today-ORG MARG and Outlook-Cfore ranks CMC second in the overall survey of the best medical colleges in India next only to AIIMS Delhi.