Endocrinology CMC Vellore
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The Department is the first in South India to introduce a Superspeciality Training Programme in Endocrinology (Diplomate of the National Board) in the year 2001. 

We now taking DM candidates 4/year. Candidates who have completed their MD in General Medicine/ Paediatrics are free to apply.


Ph.D course was commenced in 1996 and the candidates were eligible for registering.

PhD in Medical Biotechnology (with specialization in Medical Genetics) 

No of student intake per year : 3


In the year 2011, the Department started the first MCI certified course in Tamil Nadu for DM in  Endocrinology. The course has a strong foundation considering the teaching and research experience of the Department for the last 25 years. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed permission for increase in seats in Endocrinology from 2 to 4 seats.

Description of the course

  • Provide a comprehensive knowledge base to prepare the trainee to care for patients suffering from endocrine and metabolic diseases.
  • To ensure exposure to a wide  variety of patients suffering from diverse endocrine problems to give the candidate experience in diagnosing and treating patients suffering from disease in all areas of endocrinology.
  • Provide a diverse experience through rotations in areas    related to diagnostic procedures and imaging modalities used in endocrinology.
  • Prepare the trainee in the art of interacting with patients, patient education and counselling.
  • Prepare the trainee to continue his/her education throughout his/her life by giving him/her training in critically reading the medical literature, understanding medical informatics, medical economics, medical research methods, medical statistics, clinical decision-making, outcome assessment, health promotion, practice management and medico-legal issues.
  • Introduce trainees to the  principles of clinical research, and prepare them to analyse data, write investigative protocols and collect data in a scientific, organized  manner.

à  Eligibility: MD / DNB (General Medicine / Paediatrics) degree obtained within the last five years  as per University /  MCI regulations

à  Duration: 3 years

à  Number of candidates: 4 candidates per year.

à  Method of selection: Provision for admissions through NEET-SS


The necessity to train a stream of fellows exclusively for diabetes has been recognized and a 1-year in-house training programme offered as a post-doctoral fellowship in diabetes for post MD and 2-year in-house training programme offered as a post-graduate fellowship in diabetes for post MBBS was introduced in 2008.

à  Basic Foundational Degree: MD general medicine. 2 candidates per year

à  Post Doctoral Fellow 2 candidates per year


Note : Postgraduate courses in this institution are full-time-in-service training programmes and medical practice outside the institution is strictly not permitted.

All the listed Fellowship courses are ‘skills development programmes’ and should not be considered equivalent /replacement of Medical Council of India recognized courses.

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Diabetology course

  •  Eligibility: MD / DNB (General Medicine)
  •  Duration: 1year for Post Doctoral Fellowship Course
  •  Number of candidates: 2 candidates per year.

Post Graduate Fellowship in Diabetes course

  • Eligibility: MBBS
  • Duration:  2 years for Post Graduate  Fellowship course
  • Number of candidates: 2 candidates per year.

Distance Fellowship in Diabetes Management (DFID)

Applications open for the 2021 Batch (Apply before 6th Jan, 2022)


The total adult population (20-79 years) in the world as of 2017 is 4.84 billion and an estimated prevalence of diabetes among them is 8.8% (424.9 million). Globally, the expected rise in the adult population (20-79 years) in 2045 is 6.37 billion and the projection for the prevalence of diabetes among them will be 9.9%. India ranks number 2 in the population of diabetics with 72.9 million in 2017, which is expected to rise to 134.3 million in 2045 (International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Atlas, 8th Edition, 2017, pp: 42 and 46).Though the cost burden to the nation is not exactly known, the morbidity and mortality of this condition is now comparable to tuberculosis.

Diabetes prevalence has also been rising more rapidly in middle- and low-income countries.  WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030. While the complications associated with Diabetes can be extensive, this disorder can be treated and its consequences avoided or delayed with diet, physical activity, medication and regular screening and treatment for complications. A physician can be trained in the management of diabetes, to be able to offer a “singlewindow integrated diabetes care”. The Distance Education Department at CMC, Vellore offers this type of training on a blended learning platform, without having to displace the physician from his/her place of practice. By offering this type of integrated care, the patient does not have to go to a tertiary care institution or to an endocrinologist, preventing expenditure on a chronic disease which has the potential to adversely affect their income.


At the end of this program the candidate will be able to:

  • 1. Systematize a preventing and promoting health care approach for diabetes mellitus.
  • 2. Describe in detail the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and all its complications.
  • 3. Start a diabetic clinic on a regular basis with the aim of closely monitoring the patients.
  • 4. Choose with sophistication the various modalities of treatment including oral and diabetics and insulin.
  • 5. Identify and manage the various complications of diabetes including hypertension, cardiac, renal, neurological & feet related complications.
  • 6. Refer appropriately to cardiac, renal or surgical centers.
  • 7. Develop a functional team to handle an integrated diabetic clinic.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Doctors with MD/DNB in General Medicine/Internal Medicine/ Family Medicine
  • Doctors who have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM) or M.MED in Family Medicine from CMC Vellore
  • Doctors with MRCGP
  • Doctors with MDGP (General Practice) from Nepal/ FCGP from SAARC Countries
  • Mission Hospital Doctors with any Post Graduate Degree.
Program 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: 50
Course Components
  • This is a distance program of 1 year duration.
  • 25 problem based interactive modules (compiled in 4 volumes of textbooks), in self learning format.
  • 19 DVD Lectures by CMC expert faculty on Diabetes Management
  • Two contact programs during the course period of one year, both to be held at CMC Vellore (1st contact program for 6 days consisting of clinical and classroom teaching and 2nd contact program for 3 days with intensive hands-on training)
  • Four assignment modules
  • Project work
  • Training of Diabetes Educator / Counsellor- This is a mandatory requirement for doctors who are residing and working in India.
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

For admission / enquiries please contact

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Diabetes Educators Training Program

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism will be organizing a Diabetes Educator Training Program (4 days Online Theory Sessions + 6days Practical Sessions at CMC Vellore) with practical and theoretical intonation followed by assessment.


Doctors Training Program in Diabetes Mellitus

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism will be organizing an Intensive Training Program for Secondary Care Doctors In Diabetes Mellitus (5 days Online Theory Sessions + 4days Practical Sessions at CMC Vellore) with practical and theoretical intonation followed by assessment.