Medical Education Unit

Publications of MEU in Indexed Journals


  1. Krishnamurthy S, Velusami D. UNCLE (Unconventional Learning Exercises): An Innovative approach towards active learning in Physiology for I MBBS students. Glob J Health Sci Res 2023; 1:27-30.
  2. Palaniappan V, Karthikeyan K, Mohan R. Mind Mapping as a Novel Method in Teaching the Morphology of Skin Lesions: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism. 2023 Apr;11(2):80.
  3. Rajalakshmi M, Ganapathy K. Effect of self‑directed learning module and assessment on learning of national health programme by medical undergraduates – A mixed methods evaluation. Indian J Community Med 2023; 48:465-70.
  4. Poomalar GK, Ilamathi S, Nivedita K, Bupathy A, Jayasree M. E-learning as a tool to impart knowledge of surgical procedures in the undergraduate medical teaching. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2023;12:xxx-xx.
  5. Mohan R, Mahendran R, Subramaniyan S, Ganapathy K. Effectiveness of NTEP training program in the improvement of knowledge of Medical interns. Glob J Health Sci Res, doi: 10.25259/GJHSR_8_2023.


  1. Karthikeyan K, Prarthana M. Competency based medical education in dermatology: Undergraduate curriculum – a cauldron of commendations, contradictions and controversies. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2022;88:282-5.
  2. Rajalakshmi M, Venugopal V, Dongre AR. Evaluation of Community Medicine Postgraduate Theory Examination to Measure the Content and Cognitive Domain Coverage-A Retrospective Analysis. Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research. 2022 Mar 1;16(3).
  3. Palaniappan V, Subramaniam K, Karthikeyan K. Metamorphosis of “traditional grand rounds” to “virtual grand rounds” amidst the COVID‑19 pandemic: A cross‑sectional survey among the dermatology postgraduates. Indian Dermatol Online J 2022;13:417-9.
  4. Vijayasankar P, Keerthi S, Karthikeyan K, Sindhuri R. Image Based Teaching and Computer Assisted – Image Based Assessment for Undergraduate Medical Students in Dermatology Clinics amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Students’ Perspectives. Indian Dermatology Online Journal. 2022;13(3):p 402-403, May–Jun 2022
  5. Soundariya K, Kalaiselvan G, Rajalakshmi M, Sindhuri R. Implementation and Evaluation of Competency-based Medical Education in Phase I of Undergraduate Medical Curriculum. J Adv Med Educ Prof. 2022 Oct;10(4):228-234.
  6. Soundariya K, Deepika V. Incorporating ABC in Physiology Education – Active Learning, Blended Learning and Curricular Changes. National Medical Journal (Accepted for publication)


  1. Teli SS, Senthilvelou M, Soundariya K, Velusami D. Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Student-centric learning in Physiology. Research and Development in Medical Education. 2021 Jul 6;10(1):12-12.
  2. Soundariya K, Deepika V. E-assessment in medical education: An overview. Medical Journal Armed Forces India. 2021 Sep 23.
  3. Soundariya K, Deepika V. Tips for conducting effective and interactive e-lectures in medical education. J Taibah Univ Med Sci. 2021 Nov 11.
  4. Soundariya K, Senthilvelou M, Teli SS, Deepika V. Jigsaw technique as an active learning strategy in Physiology for I MBBS Students. Biomedicine. 2021 Oct 29;41(3):654-9.
  5. Vimal M, Dongre AR, Nishanthi A, Kagne RN. Student support system for medical undergraduates: A qualitative exploration of stakeholder perspectives. Journal of Education and Health Promotion. 2021 Jan 1;10(1):150.


  1. Venugopal V, Dongre AR. Effect of Interactive Lectures and Formative Assessment on Learning of Epidemiology by Medical Undergraduates – A Mixed-Methods Evaluation. Indian J Community Med. 2020 Oct-Dec;45(4):526-530.
  2. Balakrishna Pai. Experiences with First year MBBS students with various online apps. NJIRM 2020;11(4) (suppl).
  3. Velusami D, R Dongre A, N Kagne R. Evaluation of one-month foundation course for the first-year undergraduate students at a Medical College in Puducherry, India. J Adv Med Educ Prof. 2020 Oct;8(4):165-171.
  4. Deepika V, Soundariya K, Karthikeyan K, et al. ‘Learning from home’: role of e-learning methodologies and tools during novel coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Postgraduate Medical Journal Published Online First: 05 November 2020.
  5. Bhat PS, Kaliavaradan S, Muruganidhi N, Sethu PL. Model for hands-on tonsillectomy surgical training of postgraduate residents during COVID-19 pandemic. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2021 Jul;278(7):2631-2636. doi: 10.1007/s00405-020-06383-z. Epub 2020 Sep 26.


  1. Deepa Somanath, Sudha Ramalingam. DO THE DEAD ENLIGHTEN THE LIVING IN UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY? Int J Anat Res 2019;7(2.1):6462-6467.
  2. Narayanan S, Shankar N, Ananthy V. Medical student’s perception to different types of set induction in anatomy lectures. Anat Cell Biol. 2019 Sep;52(3):296-301


  1. Ganapathy K, Dongre AR. The process of developing of Community-based Medical Education Program curriculum in Pondicherry, India. Journal Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2018;12(4): JA-01-JA-05.
  2. Elayaperumal S, Venugopal V, Dongre AR. Evaluation of clinical communication skills training program for medical interns at a tertiary care teaching hospital, Puducherry. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2018; 7:514-518.
  3. Soundariya K, Deepika V, Kalaiselvan G, Senthilvelou M. Learning experience of undergraduate medical students during “Model preparation” of physiological concepts. Korean J Med Educ2018 Dec;30(4):359-364.
  4. Narayanan S, Ananthy V. The influence of learning style in understanding analogies and 2D animations in embryology course. Anat Cell Biol. 2018 Dec;51(4):260-265


  1. Suguna E, Dongre AR. Experience of Using Microteaching to Teach Postgraduates on How to Conduct a Workshop. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education2017;11(1):66-68.
  2. Venkatesan M, Dongre AR, Ganapathy K. Evaluation of skill-based training program on rational drug treatment for medical interns. J Family Med Prim Care 2017; 6:832-5.
  3. Soundariya K, Deepika V, Kalaiselvan G. A study on the learning styles and learning approaches among medical students. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol2017 Jan;7(10):1020-1025.
  4. Balachandran G, An innovative method in radiology teaching Under graduate. Published at International conference on education at Kobe, Japan on Oct 2017.


  1. Rajalakshmi M, Suguna E, Dongre AR. Evaluation of workshop on communication skills for Health Care Providers in Pondicherry. National Journal of Research in Community Medicine. 2016;5(4):212-16.


  1. Parthiban G, Nileshraj G, Mangaiarkkarasi A, Meher Ali R. A survey on knowledge, attitude and awareness of pharmacovigilance among medical students in a teaching hospital, Puducherry. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research 2015; 5(1):198-203.
  2. Dongre, A. and Scallen, M. E. (2015), Body language in workshop evaluation. Medical Education, 49: 1147.
  3. Jayasree M, Bupathy A. Contraception module: innovative strategies to improve students learning. Ijrcog 2015 Oct;4(5):1489-1493.
  4. Kumar GR, Madhavi S, Karthikeyan K, Thirunavakarasu M R. Role of clinical images-based teaching as a supplement to conventional clinical teaching in dermatology. Indian J Dermatol 2015; 60:556-61.
  5. Dongre A R, Kalaiselvan G. Interactive Session on „Focus Group Discussion‟ for Health Professionals in India: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation. South East Asian Journal of Medical Education. 2015; (9) 2: 38-42.
  6. Somanath D, Srivastava S, Rajasekar SS. Experience in anatomy lab-An analysis in preclinical students. Int J Healthcare Biomed Res. 2015 Jan;3:117-21.


  1. Karthikeyan K, Kumar A, Bupathy A, Rajagovindan D. Integrated modular teaching in undergraduate medical teaching. National medical Journal of India,2014; (27):90-94.
  2. Senthil Velou. M, Shivayogappa Teli, Deepika, Thendral, Rohini. “Influence of Physical Activities on the Academic Performance of Medical College Students”. IJPAB- 2014; 2 (4):106-111.
  3. Mahalakshmi T, Dongre AR, Kalaiselvan G. How does seating arrangement matters while teachinginsmallgroups?OJHAS;(13):1.Availableat- 1-12.html.
  4. Muhammad GM, Amol Dongre, Thomas V Chacko. Developing a Learning Needs Assessment Tool (LNAT) to Teach Epidemiology for Medical Students. Annals of Community Health. 2014;2(2).
  5. Kalaiselvan G, DongreAR, MuruganV. Evaluation of Medical Interns‟ learning of exposure to Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program Guidelines. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis. Vol.61.Issue4. Oct.2014:288-93.
  6. P. Venkatesh, K. Soundariya, V. Deepika. “A Study on Attitude of Medical Students towards Learning of Communication Skills”. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2014; Vol. 3, Issue 27, July 07; 7567-7573.
  7. Karthikeyan K, Kumar A. Integrated modular teaching in dermatology for undergraduate students: a novel approach. Indian dermatology online journal. 2014 Jul;5(3):266.


  1. Mahalakshmy T, Dongre A R, Kalaiselvan G. Teaching statistics to medical undergraduates Using interactive and participatory sessions. J. Adv Med & Prof.2013;1(4):106-112.
  2. KalaiselvanG, Dongre AR, MahalakashmyT. An approach to integrated teaching for the subject of malnutrition. South‐East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 2013; (7):93-94.
  3. Murugan V, Dongre AR. An Evaluation of Community-Based Action Research Program for Medical Undergraduates in Rural Pondicherry. Online J Health Allied Scs. 2013;12(3):6. Available at URL:
  4. Lopamudra, Amol R Dongre. Orientation of medical undergraduates to community nutrition. South East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 2013;(7): 89-92
  5. Nitya S, Mangaiarkkarasi A, Ali RM, Sawadkar MS. Intern’s knowledge in clinical pharmacology and Therapeutics at Puducherry: A cross sectional study. Int J Basic ClinPharmacol 2013; 2:622-8.
  6. Rajan T, Bage AM. First year medical students’ performance analysis in anatomy with different modes of teaching: an experience of medical school in South India. Natl J Clin Anat 2013; 2:31-4


  1. Abraham RR, Vyas R, Sood R, Banu S, Dongre AR, Ashwini CA, Jain A, Chacko TV. Adult learning principles in an online learning faculty development program. Thrita Journal of Medical Sciences2012;1(3):77-81.
  2. Dongre AR, Chacko Thomas. How to make medical colleges socially accountable to their surrounding rural and remote population. Indian J of Rural Health Care2012;2(1):84-86.


  1. Dongre AR, Kalaiselvan G, Mahalakshmy T. The Benefits to Medical Undergraduates of ExposuretoCommunity-basedSurveyResearch.EducationforHealth11(online),2011: 591. Available from:
  2. Amol R Dongre. Photo-elicitation as a tool of public health teaching and learning

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  1. Amol R Dongre, Thomas V Chacko, Saira Banu, Shital Bhandary, Ranjana Sahasrabudhe, Sairu Philip, Pradeep R Deshmukh. On-line capacity building on “Analysis of Data” for Medical Educators in the South Asia Region based on learning needs: A qualitative exploration of our experience. Education for Health, 2010;23(3). Available from URL: