Vice President - Faculty Development & Alumni Relations
Past Vice Chancellor - Manipal University
Dr K Ramnarayan assumed office as the fifth Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University in 2010. On completion of his five year tenure as Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, Dr. K. Ramnarayan presently has taken charge as the Vice President - Faculty Development & Alumni Relations, Manipal University, Manipal with effect from June 1, 2015. He has been with the Manipal group for over three decades in different leadership positions. His experience and expertise are in medical 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 400 faculty development workshops, nationally and internationally, for health professionals, over the past 30 years. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He is 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. With his expertise in medical education, he has guided several PhD students and has over 90 research publications, most of them in pertaining to 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.