As per the directives of the MCI, the Medical Education Department in Amrita School of Medicine took its inception officially on 22nd March 2018 along with the Second Revised Basic Course Workshop (RBCW) in MET (Medical Education Technologies).

The department was inaugurated by Dr. Sajith Kumar, the Convenor & Head of Medical Education Department at the NMC Nodal Centre in Government Medical College Kottayam in presence of the Principal/ Chairman, Dr. (Col.) Vishal Marwaha and the NMC Coordinator/ Head of the Department, Dr. Anu Sasidharan.

This department is one among the very few centres in India that has been constructed exactly following the guidelines of NMC, expanding to 6000 sq. feet. This department is located on the 9th floor of the newly constructed Nalanda Block.

The following are the MCI Trained members of this department:

  1. Dr. (Col.) Vishal Marwaha – Chairman & Principal of Amrita School of Medicine
  2. Dr. Anu Sasidharan – Coordinator, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
  3. Dr. Suja Gopalakrishnan - Co-Coordinator, Department of Physiology 
  4. Dr. Unnikrishnan K. Menon – Faculty Member, Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology
  5. Dr. Riju Menon - Faculty Member, Department of General Surgery
  6. Dr. Sumithra N. Unni C. - Faculty Member, Department of Biochemistry 
  7. Dr. Natasha Radhakrishnan – Faculty Member, Department of Ophthalmology 
  8. Dr. Poornima B. – Faculty Member, Department of Microbiology 

The department will teacher train all the teaching faculty members only working at Amrita. According to NMC any faculty in the School of Medicine who is an Assistant Professor or above and who is acknowledged by the NMC as Teaching Faculty in their respective departments must register for this program. As of now, any kind of teacher training program done anywhere in India before 2015 has become invalid; since from 2015 onwards MCI had updated the syllabus renaming the course from BCW as RBCW in MET.

It is mandatory for 100% of all the faculty members in School of Medicine to undergo this Teacher Training Programme. It is a 3-day course (including AETCOM [Attitude Ethics and Communication] training) and the attendance is mandatory for all the sessions on all the days for obtaining the NMC endorsed certificate. The certificate is valid for a period of 5 years. The name/s of those faculty members who have completed training will be uploaded into the website of the NMC through the NMC Inspector who will be coming as ‘observer’ for each workshop session in AIMS. The teacher training details will be tagged along with the NMC Teacher ID of each faculty in the website.

On successful completion of the course; the doctors in their ‘declaration forms’ (for NMC inspections) can enter the complete details of this training on the second page (top portion).

RBCW was suspended by BOGs and will be tentatively restarting in the first quarter of 2021. It will be a 3-day NMC Observed program with mandatory attendance for all the sessions. Timings of the sessions will be from 8:30am to 5:00 pm on all the three days. 

Any teaching faculty who has completed RBCW is expected to get CISP (Curriculum Implementation Support Program) done soon. While RBCW gives a basic knowledge about the new CBME (Competency Based Medical Education) curriculum and updated TLMs (Teaching Learning Methods), CISP makes the teaching faculty members competent to practically implement CBME in their respective departments. Faculty members who have not done RBCW are not eligible for taking part in CISP. CISP is a 2-day NMC Observed program with mandatory attendance for all the sessions. Timings of the sessions will be from 8:30am to 5:00pm on all the two days.


Any form of registration that was done earlier (offline) has been cancelled. Please ensure that you have concurrence with your unit Chief/HOD, on your participation. We will not be necessarily sending any letters to them directly before/after the Program about your registration/selection. The final decision of selection of participants rests on the Coordinator of this Department. All participants need to bring a laptop and their own hotspot/WiFi connectivity for the workshop. For further clarifications please feel free to contact:

Dr. Anu Sasidharan
+91 9400337086
+91 (484) 285 8018
+91 (484) 285 8053

Training Programs Conducted Till Date

March 28-30, 2017 1st RBCW
March 22-24, 2018 2nd RBCW
May 25 to June 3, 2018 RBCW for AHS
August 8-11, 2018 3rd RBCW with AETCOM
May 22-24, 2019 1st CISP
November 23-24, 2020 2nd CISP
4th RBCW tentatively in the First Quarter of 2021

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Faculty Members Trained Under Medical Education Department