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Christian Medical College Ludhiana is an educational and research institution of an all India character established and run by the minority Christian community since 1894. Its primary aim is to educate and train Christian men and women as health professionals, in the spirit of Jesus Christ for the healing ministry of the Church in India.

From a small mission hospital set up in 1881 by the Greenfield sisters, Miss Martha Rose and Miss Kay Greenfield from Scotland it grew into the North Indian School of Medicine for Christian Women in 1894, the first medical college for women in Asia. Dr Edith Mary Brown the founder Director Principal trained Indian women as doctors when status of women in Indian society was behest with the gender discrimatory practices of purdah system, child marriages and sati. The doctors from Women’s Christian Medical College excelled at the integration of training and health care services thus breaking through many a barriers of the male dominated era. In 1953 the first male students were admitted to renamed Christian Medical College now offering an MBBS degree. The college was affiliated to the Panjab University (based at Lahore in undivided India, and post 1947 in Chandigarh) till 1999, since then it is affiliated to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences at Faridkot.

Over the past decades the institution has grown and now producing health professionals though its Dental College, College of Nursing, College of Physiotherapy and Institute of Allied Health Sciences. The institution is honored to have thousands of professionally competent graduates who are socially relevant yet spiritually alive in every state of India, on every continent and in almost every country on the world.