BCRIC was established in November 2007. The centre was formed based on a vision for a centre of excellence where research ideas/activities and innovative approaches could be included and encouraged amongst the CMCH faculty and students. The centre was started by a generous educational grant from Canadian-Vellore Ludhiana Committee (Canada) and Friends of Ludhiana (UK).
"Discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen, and thinking what no one has thought"
~ Albert Szent-Gyorgi
(1937 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine)