Endocrinology CMC Vellore
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Endocrinology CMC Vellore

Courses Offered…

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.

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