The CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute (CMCL-FRI), based at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India, is a two-year fellowship program for health professions faculty who have the potential to improve medical education at their schools. Approximately 16 fellowships are offered each year. The fellowship is designed to teach education methods, scholarship, and leadership skills, and to develop an active, supportive professional network among educators.

Faculty & Fellows 2019

      CMCL is celebrating 125 Years of establishment 

A legacy of Healing, Education & Research since 1894                                                            


Established 2006….15th Anniversary 2006-2020

15 years of contribution to Medical Education

2020 Class-15th Batch





Applications are now  CLOSE for CMCL-FAIMER FELLOWSHIP-2020   

All applicants have been intimated  status by email, pls check spam/junk.                

Note:Change of institute during application/review/after selection will lead to cancellation of selection as institutional profile & support is also considered during selection. Hence, any change of institute should be promptly intimated to us.

Travel to Ludhiana: Ludhiana is well connected by trains from all major cities of India. The most convenient is Shatabadi express in the morning as well as in the afternoon. There is also AirIndia flight from New Delhi to Ludhiana on alternate days, but it is frequently cancelled in the winter season whenever there is fog. You can also take flight to Chandigarh and than a taxi (Uber, Ola-book by app after landing, Rs 799-1500). It is apprx 100 kms and takes 2 hours.

Applications for 2021 session will open in June, 2020

Link to Nomination form Click here

link to reference letter Click here

As mentioned in terms and conditions in application submitted by applicant, Any canvassing by applicant
or on his/her behalf will lead to disqualification of the application. No further communication will be entertained in this concern.

To apply to CMCL-FRI, please click here.

More info on 2020 fellowship, pls read the brochure attached below

To request more information on the program via e-mail, please click here.


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Important Dates

Session-I Fellows 2020 29 Jan-4Feb, 2020. (Year 1)

Session-III Fellows 2019 3-7 Feb, 2020 (Year 2)

Session-V Fellows 2018 4-5 Feb, 2020 (Graduation)

Session II and IV are online sessions


Bios and Photos

Click here for Bios and Photos of Fellows 2020

Click here for Bios and Photos of Fellows 2019

Click for Bios and Photos of Fellows 2018

Click for Bios and Photos of selected fellows 2017

Click for Bios and Photos of selected fellows 2016

Click for Bios and Photos of selected fellows 2015

Click for Bios and Photos of selected fellows 2014

Click for Bios and Photos of selected fellows 2013

Click for Bios and Photos of selected fellows 2012

Click for Bios & Photos of Fellows. 2011


CME on “Horizons in Medical Education”

conducted on 8th February, 2015










CMCL-FRI is sponsored by the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®). By working to advance health professions education in India, CMCL-FRI supports FAIMER’s mission of improving global health by improving education.


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  • Dr,. Dinesh Badyal, appointed Member, Member, MCI Expert Group: Implementation of competency based UG curriculum & uploading of yearly time table -2019
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal, becomes First visiting scholar, Rector Clinical Skills & Simulation Center, Jefferson Univ., Philadelphia.
  • Dr. Tejinder Singh, awarded NBE Excellence Award (Eminent Alumnus) by Hon. Vice President of India. 2014 (2018).
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal, was awarded Masters in Health Profession Education (MHPE) with Merit by Keele University, UK (2018).
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal, published second edition of his book “Practical Manual of Pharmacology” (Jaypee Publishers).
  • International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research (IJABMR) published a special issue in Medical Education
  • Soumendra Sahoo, CMCL 2012- awarded ‘MaGEX”; Manipal Global Excellence award
  • Himanshu Pandya CMCL2007-Appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and President of the AHPE
  • Shubha Gade (CMCL2010) is now Executive Editor of Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences
  • Dr. Tejinder Singh has been awarded Dr. B C Roy Award for eminent medical teacher by the MCI. The award will be given away by the President of India on 1st July 2016
  • Dr Dinesh Badyal, becomes Member, Reconciliation Board, MCI
  • The team of FAIMER fellows (Dr. Chetna Desai & Dr. Dinesh Badyal) brought out Special Issue of Indian Journal of Pharmacology entitled “Revising and innovating Pharmacology Education”
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal, delivered prestigious Prof. G. Achari oration, at 49th Annual Conference of Indian Pharmacological Society held at PGI, Chandigarh in October, 2016.
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal becomes Senior Editor, Indian Journal of Pharmacology.
  • Dinesh Badyal, was awarded the prestigious “Rajiv Gandhi Gold Medal Award” by Global Economic Progress & Research Association (GEPRA).
  • Dr. Tejinder Singh was awarded Excellence in Medical Education award by National Board of Examination (under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India)
  • Dr. Chetna Desai elected Chief editor of IJP
  • Dr Dinesh Badyal Gets ML Gupta Award in Medical Education
  • Dr. Tejinder Singh & Dr. Anshu’s book on Assessment
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal gets Best Poster Award in International Conf in Med Education
  • Dr. Tejinder Singh awarded Eminent Alumnus Award for Medical Education by National Board of Examinations
  • Dr. Tejinder Singh conducts 15th workshop on Student Mentoring at SIMSRC, Bengaluru in January 2015.
  • Dr. Tejinder Singh appointed Adjunct Visiting Professor at Manipal Academy of Professional Development.

The centre conducting their 19th Basic course in Medical education in Sept, 2017.

5th advance course was conducted in Sept, 2017.

More on next workshop and Nodal Centre

Converting a Dream into a Reality: Dinesh Badyal Discusses the Unexpected Outcomes of his Fellow Innovation Project

10 Years CMCL-FAIMER Book book title 001

The book reflects the journey of 10years of CMCL-FAIMER institute and its fellows.