The town is as ancient as 1500 years. The town was very popular during Pallava and Cholas period. During Nayakar Dynasty this town became more popular with fort and temple.
The town was placed in the history of independence as the place where seppoy mutiny started probably because of its safe location protected from natural calamities and availability of food sources, this town remained as a battle field for various dynastic.
The present century has placed the town for the famous Christian Medical College and in the recent past becoming town for Education of various fields.
The statement given by the former collector of this town “Sri. belliappa stands true even now” the presence’ of the renewed, Christian Medical College in the same town has not in the least diminished the presence on the Govt. Pentland Hospital this is evident by the large number of patients who came for treatment and expenses of facilities in the. various branches of Medical Sciences” Golden Jubilee of GPH 1968.
At presence this institute stands a referral centre, for neighboring districts including chittoor of Andhira Pradesh,
Kanchipuram and Thiruvannamalai District.
Apart from 541 Bedded in patient care it also housed center for District Tuberculoses Control Program, ANM nurse training school for Family welfare clinic, ward for prisoners, ESI Ward, Blood Bank and training centre Paramedical courses.
During the evaluation the presence for further growth arose. The need for converting the Head quarters Hospital to Medical College arose and in 2000 July G.O. was issued to start a new Medical College at Vellore and the premises were shifted to Adukkumbarai to accommodate expansion.
Total Area of the Campus 1,37,516.00 sqm (33.95 Acr) Total Built-up area:
College. : 7651.27 sqm
Hospital : 5230.23 sqm
300 Bedded H-Block : 1604.00 sqm
300 Bedded X-Block : 1650.00 sqm
At presentthe following amenities are available in this college
7thbatch.MBBS students and CRRI
Para Medical course students strength is doubled as DMLT
100 and other certificate course are also doubled and the fee structure is reduced to the minimum so as to enable the poor to avail the facility.
The Vellore Medical College Hospital caters to population from Vellore District & adjoining Thiruvannamalai District.