The Medical Council of India, by the MCI Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997, made it mandatory for all medical colleges to establish Medical Education Units (MEUs) or departments in order to enable faculty members to avail modern education technology for teaching.

Medical Education Unit (MEU) was established in 2011 in line with the recommendation of Medical Council of India to oversee, improve and improvise teaching methods and also totrainteachers so as to impart quality education to the students.

Objectives of the Medical Education Unit

  • To create awareness amongst the teachers regarding the principles of medicaleducation technology.
  • To initiate teachers to evolve educational strategies so that the lacunae existingin the present system could be minimized.
  • To disseminate knowledge and allow diffusion of activities to other institutes.
  • To target both teachers and students, as they are the most importantconstituents of theeducational process.
  • Promote educational research
  • Facilitate this learning process to other similar professionals

Nodal Centres

For Revised Basic Course Workshop (RBCW), Sensitisation workshop for AETCOM and Curriculum Implementation and Support Program (CISP) since 2015 JIPMER, Pudhucherry
For Advanced Course in Medical Education CMC Vellore

Faculty of Medical Education Unit


Dr. K.R.Arun Kumar, Professor, Department of Anatomy

  • Dr. S. R. Nirmal, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry
  • Dr.M.Suresh,Professor, Department of Pathology
  • Dr.P.Vijaiananth, Professor, Department of General Medicine
  • Dr.V.C. Suresh Chander, Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology
  • Dr. T. Dhineshkumar, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy
  • Dr.Divya. R, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
  • Dr. R.Ganavi, Professor, Department of Paediatrics
Number of Faculty members who have undergone Advanced Course in Medical Education (CMC, Vellore) 5
Number of Faculty members who have undergone Revised Basic Course in Medical Education Technologies and AETCOM Workshop at the nodal centre (JIPMER & GMC, Kozhikode) 8

MEU Activities

  • Conducting MET and AETCOM workshops regularly for faculty
  • Conducting MET AETCOMworkshops regularly for PGs
  • Conducting CISP workshop for the faculty
  • Conducting short Faculty Development Programs

Workshops conducted in the campus under MCI Observer

Workshops Details
Type of workshop Dates MCI Observer
RBCW and AETCOM 23rd – 25th March, 2018 Dr. D. Kadambari(JIPMER)
CISP - I 22nd – 24th July, 2019 Dr.Sivaraman(JIPMER)
CISP II 02nd & 03rd November, 2020 Dr. M.Sivakumar (JIPMER)
RBCW 16th – 18th August, 2021Dr.Sivaraman(JIPMER)