Manipal University, Jaipur
Presently, Dr K Ramnarayan is the Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University at Jaipur. In 1994, he moved to the International Centre for Health Sciences, Manipal, as Associate Dean, to provide academic leadership for the MBBS Twinning Program with the University of the West Indies. He became the first Dean of the unique Melaka Manipal MBBS twin campus program with Malaysia.
He received the Excellence Award for creating intellectual capital in the Melaka Manipal medical program. Dr Ramnarayan is one of the early recipients of the ECFMG Foreign Faculty Fellowship in Basic Sciences, which initiated him into medical education in the US. He was also awarded the Short Term Exchange Fellowship in academic leadership by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), USA. He was one of the founder members of the Department of Medical Education, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. He has conducted over 300 faculty development workshops, nationally and internationally, for health professionals, over the past 25 years. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). With his expertise in medical education, he has guided several PhD students and has over 80 scientific publications, most of them pertaining to medical education. He has been an International Advisor for four successive editions of Underwood’s textbook of Pathology. An academician to the core, he enjoys teaching and is passionate about people empowerment and mentoring.