Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications:

  • a Doctors with MD/DNB in General Medicine/ Internal Medicine/ Family Medicine.
  • b Doctors who have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Family medicine (PGDFM) or Masters of Medicine in Family Medicine (M.Med) from CMC Vellore. (All requirements in the PGDFM and/or M.Med course must be completed before a candidate can enrol for the DFID course. This includes but is not limited to completing the project work, theory/practical examinations., assignments, attendance during contact programs and obtaining the CMC awarded diploma)
  • c Doctors with MRCGP Qualification
  • d Doctors with MDGP (General Practice) from Nepal/ FCGP from SAARC Countries
  • e. Mission Hospital Doctors / Government doctors / NGOs / Doctors working in rural areas with any Post Graduate Degree.

Due consideration will be given to but not limited to the following criteria:

  • Women candidates.
  • Candidates working in Government set up / Mission Hospitals / Remote rural areas.
  • Candidates between 35-50 years of age.
  • Evaluation of the “Reason for Applying” as stated by the candidate in the application


1. Candidates who are currently enrolled (and not completed) in any other courses of the CMC, Distance Education Unit are not eligible to apply.
2. The selection of a candidate is at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee. Any attempt by the candidate or their relatives to influence the admission process in an unlawful manner can lead to disqualification of the candidate

Criteria for the Award of the Diabetes Fellowship

  • i. A minimum score of 50% in each of the following components:
    - Final Theory Examination
    - Internal Assessments
    - Assignments (online submission)
    - Project work.
    ii. Deputing Diabetic
  • ii. Deputing Diabetic Educator (applicable only for doctors residing in India)
  • iii. 100% attendance in both the contact programs.
Course Details
  • Entrance Exam: No
  • Course Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Fees
  • Indian citizens residing and working in India- Rs.90,000/-
  • Non Residential Indians/Foreign Nationals- US$2500
  • Citizens of SAARC Countries other than India- US$1600
  • No. of Seats: 75
Application Fee Details for DFID
  • Indian citizens residing and working in India- Rs.1000/-
  • Non Residential Indians/Foreign Nationals- US$60
  • Citizens of SAARC Countries other than India- US$30
  • Please note that the course fee or application fee cannot be refunded or transferred to another course.