Department of Medical Education

  1. Attitude of Health Profession Teachers and Students towards E-learning (2010-13)
    1. Principal Investigator: Z. Zayapragassarazan
    2. Co-investigator: Santosh Kumar
  2. Workplace-based formative assessment as an educational tool (2011-13)
    1. Principal Investigator: Kadambari D
    2. Co-investigators: Latha Chaturvedula, Santosh Kumar, Zayapragassarazan. Z
  3. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Usage pattern in learning activities among Medical and Paramedical students in Puducherry. (2012-2016)
    1. Principal Investigator: Z. Zayapragassarazan
    2. Co-investigators: Santosh Kumar, K.T. Harichandrakumar, Ajit Sahai
  4. Content Evaluation of Theory Question Papers in JIPMER. (2012-till date)
    1. Principal Investigator: Z. Zayapragassarazan
    2. Co-investigators: Gitanjali Batmanabane
  5. Critical Thinking Skills and Attitude Towards Critical Thinking Among the Interns in JIPMER (2015-2017)
    1. Principal Investigator: Z. Zayapragassarazan
    2. Co-investigators: Gitanjali Batmanabane
  6. A crossover randomized controlled trial comparing live lecture and lecture podcast (2018)
    1. Principal Investigator: Santosh Kumar
    2. Co-investigators: D. Kadambari, Z. Zayapragassarazan
  7. Assessment of problem-solving skills of MBBS freshers (2016-2019)
    1. Principal Investigator: Santosh Kumar
    2. Co-investigators: D. Kadambari, Z. Zayapragassarazan


Department Manuals

  1. Medical Education - Principles and Practice - Second Edition   - Medical Education – Principles and Practice – a reference book published by JIPMER NTTC Alumni Association and popular among the Medical Teachers is available for sale. Interested medical teachers and institutions may send a crossed DD for Rs.325/- (including postal charges) in favour of Alumni Association of NTTC, JIPMER, payable at SBI, Puducherry, towards the cost of a single book to Secretary, JIPMER NTTC Alumni Association, C/o. Dept. of Medical Education, JIPMER, Puducherry-605 006.
  1. Effective Educational Practices in Health Profession Education
    (A collection of educational projects completed by
    NTTC Alumni from 2006 to 2013) 
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  1. Interns Orientation Programme Manual
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  2. PG Orientation Programme Manual
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  3. Tamil for Medicos Click Here!
  4. MEDUCON Abstract Book - link: Click here !
  1. NTTC Bulletin – Archives link: Click here !

Faculty Publications


  1. Kadambari D, Santosh Kumar, Zayapragassarazan Z, Parija SC. 2018. Improving Discipline-Based Undergraduate Medical Curriculum: An Evidence Informed Approach. Springer Singapore Pte Ltd.
  2. Arulsamy S & Zayapragassarazan Z. 2010. Teaching Skills and Strategies. New Delhi: Neelkamal Publications Pvt. Ltd.

Journal Articles

  1. Zayapragassarazan Z. COVID-19: Strategies for Engaging Remote Learners in Medical Education [version 1; not peer reviewed]. F1000Research2020, 9:273 (document) Available from:
  2. Zayapragassarazan Z, Chacko TV. Interaction Analysis of FAIMER Mentor-Learner Web Online Collaborative Learning Session. Malays Online J Educ Technol. 2020 Apr 1;8(2):16-27.
  3. Zayapragassarazan Z, Chacko TV. A gap analysis of critical thinking skills and attitude toward critical thinking among interns. Int J Health Allied Sci 2019;8:193-6.
  4. Zayapragassarazan Z, Kumar S, Kadambari D. Record review of feedback of participants on attitude, ethics and communication module (AETCOM) proposed by Medical Council of India (MCI). Education in Medicine Journal. 2019;11(1):43–48.
  5. Zayapragassarazan Z, Abhishekh B, Ponnusamy M, Nanda N, Dharanipragada K, Kumar S. Factors Influencing Medical Students in Choosing Medicine as a Career. Online J Health Allied Scs. 2018;17(4):5.
  6. Kumar S, Zayapragassarazan Z, Kadambari D. Twin principles for need-based attendance policy in undergraduate medical education Korean Journal of Medical Education.2018;30(4):369-372.
  7. Zayapragassarazan Z. Preparedness of Interns for Hospital Practice before and after an Orientation Programme. Asian Journal of Education and Training 2017; 3(2):105-109.
  8. Zayapragassarazan Z, Vikas Menon, Sitanshu Sekar Kar, Gitanjali Batmanabane. Understanding Critical Thinking to Create Better Doctors. Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Research 2016; 1(2):9-13.
  9. Zayapragassarazan Z. Urgent Need to Train Teachers and Students in First Aid and CPR. Education in Medicine Journal 2016; 8(2):89-92.
  10. Zayapragassarazan Z, Kumar S. Awareness, knowledge, attitude and skills of telemedicine among health professional faculty working in teaching hospitals. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2016; 10:JC01-JC04.
  11. Sivaraman G, Zayapragassarazan Z, Pradipta Kumar Parida, Sunil Kumar Saxena, Gopalakrishnan S, Mahalakshmy T. Using post-revision exam classes as a learning strategy. Education in Medicine Journal 2014; 6(1):e76.
  12. Zayapragassarazan, Santosh Kumar, PH Ananthanarayanan, B. Vishnu Bhat, Latha Chaturvedula, D. Kadambari, B. Gitanjali, Debdutta Basu, R.P. Swaminathan, Sitanshu Sekhar Kar, S. Manikandan. Report on 66th national course on educational science for teachers of health professionals. Education in Medicine Journal 2013; 5(4):92.
  13. Zayapragassarazan Z, Kumar S. Self-Assessment of Training Needs of Telemedicine Staff – A Pilot Study. Indian Journal of Medical Informatics 2013; 7(3):124-129.
  14. Zayapragassarazan Z, Kumar S. Gagne’s nine instructional events for effective teaching. NTTC Bull 2013; 20(1): 3-5.
  15. Kumar S, Zayapragassarazan Z. Electives in graduate medical education. NTTC Bull 2013; 20(1): 2-3.
  16. Zayapragassarazan Z, Kumar S, Kar SS. Views of medical teachers towards problems in UG medical curriculum – the outcomes of a buzz session. NTTC Bull 2013; 20(1): 8-9.
  17. Zayapragassarazan Z, Kumar S. Blended learning in medical education.  NTTC Bull 2012; 19(2): 4-5.
  18. Kumar S, Zayapragassarazan Z. Self-directed learning in graduate medical curriculum.  NTTC Bull 2012; 19(2): 2-3.
  19. Ganesan S, Mahalakshmy T, Zayapragassarazan Z, Parida PK, Sundaraj AN, Gopalakrishnan S. Perceptions of nursing students towards integrated methods of teaching the ENT clinical examination in south India. International Journal of Health & Allied Sciences 2012; 1:104-8.
  20. Zayapragassarazan Z, Kumar.S. Active Learning Methods. NTTC Bull 2012; 19(1): 3-5.
  21. Kumar S, Zayapragassarazan Z. Early Clinical / Community Experience.  NTTC Bull 2012; 19(1): 2-3.
  22. Kumar S, Zayapragassarazan Z. Miller’s Pyramid: The Basis for Change from Domain-Based to Competence-Based Assessment.  NTTC Bull 2011; 18(2): 2-3.
  23. Zayapragassarazan Z, Kumar S. Emotional Intelligence and Medical Professionalism.  NTTC Bull 2011; 18(2): 3-4.
  24. Zayapragassarazan Z, Kumar S. Ramganesh E. E-learning in Medical Education. University News. 2011; 49(32):7-10.
  25. Zayapragassarazan Z & Kumar S. 2011. Questioning – A Vital Teaching Tool. NTTC Bulletin, 18(1):4-5.
  26. Kumar S & Zayapragassarazan Z. 2011. Portfolio: A Newer Method of Assessment.  NTTC Bulletin, 18(1):2-3.
  27. Zayapragassarazan Z & Kumar S. 2010. Role of Educational Psychology in the Preparation and Professionalization of Medical Teachers. NTTC Bulletin, 17(2):5-7.
  28. Kumar S & Zayapragassarazan Z. 2010. Multisource Feedback (360 degree Feedback) for Assessing Non-scholastic Abilities.  NTTC Bulletin, 17(2):2-4.
  29. Zayapragassarazan Z. & Stephen G. 2010. Perception of Distance Learners Towards Distance Education Programmes. Indian Journal of Psychometry and Education, 41(1):84-87.
  30. Zayapragassarazan Z & Kumar S. 2010. The Internet and Education. NTTC Bulletin, 17(1):4-6.
  31. Kumar S & Zayapragassarazan Z. 2010. Global Minimum Essential Requirements (GMER) defined by Institute for International Medical Education (IIME): A Major Advance to Graduate Medical Education. NTTC Bulletin, 17(1):2-3.