An Online Course for Medical Postgraduates and Teachers in Medical Institutions in India
As mandated by the National Medical Commission
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For whom?
  • Medical Postgraduates (MD, MS) admitted from Academic Year 2019-2020 onwards.

  • Teachers in medical institutions

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    About the course

    In order to improve the research skills of Indian medical postgraduates (PG) and teachers in medical institutions, the National Medical Commission (NMC, erstwhile Medical Council of India) has mandated a uniform research methodology course. This online course, “Basic Course in Biomedical Research”, will be offered by ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR-NIE), Chennai.

    The course will explain the fundamental concepts of research methodology in health. It will be delivered through video lectures and reading materials. Certification will be done based on lecture wise assignments and a final proctored exam.

    New Announcements
    The enrollment for Cycle 4 is closed
    The next enrollment tentatively begins in the month of September 2021

    The last date to submit assignment is
    30 June 2021

    Announcement for enrolled participants


    Course Coordination Committee


    Dr. Siddarth Ramji


    MAMC, New Delhi

    Dr. Shally Awasthi


    KGMC, Lucknow

    Dr. M. Jeeva Shankar


    AIIMS, New Delhi

    Dr. Manoj V. Murhekar


    ICMR-NIE, Chennai

    Course Faculty

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    Dr. Sanjay Mehendale

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    Dr. R. Ramakrishnan
    MSc, PhD, MAE
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    Dr. Prabhdeep Kaur
    DNB, MAE
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    Dr. Tarun Bhatnagar
    MD, PhD, PGDBE
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    Dr. P. Manickam
    BSMS, MSc, PhD

    Course Process

    Course Assignments

    Each of the 23 lectures will have online assignments consisting of 10 Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) each. Assignment scores will be released after the assignment submission deadline. A minimum score of 50% in aggregate is required to register for the final proctored exam.

    Final Proctored Exam

    Registration will open 3 months before the scheduled examination date. To register for examination, the participant will have to fill-up an online form and pay the examination fees of Rs.1000 online. The city-wise list of examination centres will be made available at the time of registration. A minimum score of 50% is considered pass.


    Participants who successfully clear the final proctored exam will be awarded an e-verifiable course completion certificate.


    Course Syllabus


    Course Timeline


    Frequently Asked Questions


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    For other queries you can reach us at noc21-md04@nptel.iitm.ac.in


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