• Sat. May 21st, 2022

Dr. K. Ramnarayan appointed as Pro-Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University

Eminent and accomplished academician, educationist and administrator, Dr. K. Ramnarayan has been appointed as the Pro-Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University (SMU).

Dr K. Ramnarayan joined Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal in 1977 after completing his MBBS from Stanley Medical College, Chennai. After acquiring an MD in Pathology, he continued in the service of KMC, Manipal in different faculty designations from Lecturer to Professor of Pathology. Additionally, he was Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Dean (Curriculum) in KMC, Manipal. In 1994, he moved to the International Centre for Health Sciences, Manipal, as Associate Dean, to provide academic leadership for the MBBS Twinning Programme with the University of the West Indies. He also became the first Dean of the unique Melaka Manipal MBBS twin campus programme with Malaysia. He spearheaded the curricular reforms and under his leadership in the Manipal Campus, anchored three successful accreditations, culminating in a creditable 5-year accreditation. He received the Excellence Award for creating intellectual capital in the Melaka Manipal medical programme. He was the Dean of Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus) till May 2010 when he took charge as the Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University.

Dr Ramnarayan was one of the early recipients of the ECFMG Foreign Faculty Fellowship in Basic Sciences in the US, which initiated him into medical education. He was subsequently awarded the Short-Term Exchange Fellowship in academic leadership by the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), USA.

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