Dr. K Ramnarayan, MBBS, MD (Pathology), PGDHE
Dr K. Ramnarayan was the fifth Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University from 2010 to 2015. After completing his five-year tenure as Vice Chancellor, Dr. K. Ramnarayan took over as the Vice President – Faculty Development, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (A Deemed University), Manipal, with effect from June 2015. In May 2017, he has been given an additional responsibility by the Government of Rajasthan as Chairperson (Chancellor) of Manipal University Jaipur.
He has been with the Manipal group for over four decades in different academic and leadership positions. His experience and expertise are in higher education, academic leadership and curriculum development. He is an MBBS from Stanley Medical College, Chennai and an MD (Pathology) from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
Dr Ramnarayan was 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 subsequently 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 500 faculty development workshops, nationally and internationally, over the past 30 years. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He was a member of the UGC Expert Committee to review regulations for deemed universities and private universities. He was the recipient of the Bloomberg UTV Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education. He has guided several PhD students and has over 100 research publications, most of them pertaining to higher education. He has been an International Advisor for five successive editions of Underwood’s textbook of Pathology. An academician to the core, he enjoys teaching and is passionate about people empowerment and mentoring.