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 2022

Faculty & Fellows 2021

Faculty & Fellows 2020

Applications for FAIMER FELLOWSHIP-2023 are open. Last date is Feb 26, 2023. 

Tentative Dates are (onsite sessions)

Session-1 (class 2023): May 22-27, 2023

Session-III: (class 2022): May 26-30, 2023

Session-V (Class 2021): May 26-27, 2023 (Convocation May 26, 2023)

Session II and IV are online sessions

2nd CMCL-FAIMER Alumni Meet cum CME: May 26, 2023

Common CME dinner May 26, 2023

CMCL is celebrated 125 Years of establishment 

A legacy of Healing, Education & Research since 1894
CMCL-FAIMER Established 2006….15th Anniversary 2006-2020
15 years of contribution to Medical Education
2020 Class-15th Batch












CMCL-FRI Alumni Club initiative-Webinar Series 1 & 2 to support teaching during COVID-19

14April-11 May, 2020

Various web series and onsite workshop of FRI







TUFH Workshop – Triple Cs of Self-Directed Learning: Concept, Conduct & Curriculum Placement.   Click here to register



Link to recording of Webinars
Webinar 1-Click here  
Additional material  Click 1. here 2. here
14 April, 2020,  Opportunities & Challenges in Online UG Teaching in COVID Epoch
Webinar 2- Click here
18 April, 2020, Online PG Teaching in COVID Epoch: The ways
Webinar 3-Click here
21 April, 2020, Online assessment stratgeies
Webinar 4-Click here
24 April, 2020-Leadership Strategies during Covid Era in Teaching Institutes
Webinar 5-Click here
27 April, 2020-Online Tools for Teaching Humanities
Webinar 6-Click here
30 April, 2020-Online Faculty Development Programs: Opportunities & Challenges in COVID Epoch
Webinar 7-Click here
9 May, 2020-Online Clinical Skills Teaching in COVID Era
Webinar 8-Click here
11 May, 2020-Panel discussion: Medical Education in COVID Era: Challenges & Experiences

If you are planning to use any of webinars for educational purposes for groups, pls intimate us.

Webinar (AHPE): Simulation Based Teaching (CMCL-FAIMER Fellows team): 2 May, 2020  Click here
Click here for COVID-19: Reflections from the FAIMER Community

Teaching-learning material developed by CMCL-FAIMER Fellows

Dr. Swapnil Paralikar(2015) Click here for 5 Big Diseases of Med Edu

Dr. Purvi Bhagat (2018)  1. A glaucoma management flowchart Click here

2. Tips for a safer use of the Zoom platform Click here

Application process: Its online

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only complete applications having all required documents will be reviewed. No further communication will be entertained in this concern. 

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

The outcome of applications has been  intimated to all by email. Pls check spam/junk folder.

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 & Vande Bharat in the morning as well as in the afternoon. You can also take flight to Chandigarh and than a taxi (Uber, Ola-book by app after landing. It is apprx 100 kms and takes 2 hours (you can call Mr Rahul to book cab 99151 00714). 

Hotels: For hotel accommodation, please call

Nomial cost:

hotel GK Paradise (1.5km), Brown Road, Tel 9781808000, Hotel Classic, Brown Road, Ludhiana (1km) at No. 0161-5082146 & 2710239; Hotel OBR (200 meters) 8708047978. You can book the hotel at discounted rates giving reference of CMC Ludhiana. travel time may be 10 min. These hotels are near to the venue as well as railway station

Midrange: HMR-Hotel Maharaja Regency, aarti chowk, ferozepur road (5km) travel time may be 30min

High range

Park Plaza, Bhaiwala Chowk, Gurdev nagar, ferozepur road (4km),travel time may be 25 min

Hyatt regency, 5 star (8km), travel time may be 40-60min

Radisson Blue (5 star) (9km)travel time may be 40-60min

Download OLA/UBER app for local travel.

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Bios and Photos

Click here for Bios and Photos of Fellows 2022

Click here for Bios and Photos of Fellows 2021

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

Onsite Convocation held for CMCL-FAIMER Fellowship 2022. Chief Guest was Lt Gen Dr Madhuri Kanitkar, Honorable Vice-Chancellor, MUHS.

Online Convocation held for CMCL-FAIMER Fellowship 2021. Chief Guest was Dr Achal Gulati, President, Medical Assessment and Rating Board, National Medical Commission.  


CME on


“Horizons in Medical Education” conducted on 8th February, 2015







Many trianing p[rograms conducted by FRI in various institutes & universities.

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.


For more details about below mentioned news click on ‘News

  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal, conferred with Shri Satyanarayana Murthy oration by GSL group in Andhra Pradesh at APMEDUCON 2022.
  • Dr Dinesh Badyal, appointed Convener of the NMC Expert group for revision of MD Pharmacology curriculum.
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal, appointed as National Convener for NMC Advance Course in Medical Education (ACME). He is also appointed as Vice Principal (Medical Education) in CMC Ludhiana, Editor in Chief for the the National Journal of Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal, International Faculty for new international program of FAIMER Global, Philadelphia “Development and conduct of FACE (Faimer competency-based education)”2021
  • Dr Monika Sharma, Appointed as Convenor of Indian academy of Pediatrics CBME modules 2021
  • Dr Dines Badyal, nominated as Editor-in-Chief, “National Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics” the Official Journal the National Association of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
  • Dr Monika SharmaAppointed convenor of national task force for incorporation of ECD competences in UG/PG curricula 2021
  • Dr Monika Sharma, Appointed national convenor of ‘Faculty development and training committee’ of Indian Academy of Pediatric- Medical education cell 2021
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal, appointed Member, NMC Task Force “Implementation of competency based UG curriculum”-2020
  • Major General Madhuri Kanitkar (CMCL 2012) was promoted to the rank of a Lieutenant General. This historic promotion makes her the third woman officer and the first paediatrician to rise to the second-highest rank in the Indian Armed Forces.
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal, Member, Subcommittee of BFUHS, Faridkot for assessment modules as per new curriculum for MBBS inclduing sample papers 2020Dr. Dinesh Badyal, published Third edition of his book Practical Manual of Pharmacology as per new curriulum (Jaypee Publishers)2020.
  • Dr. Rajiv Mahajan (CMCL 2016) promoted as Principal, AIMS, Bathinda-2020
  • Dr. Madhuri Kanitakr (CMCL 2012) appointed as Member Medical Council of India Board of Governors (MCI BOG)
  • Dr Rajiv Mahajan (CMCL 2016)’s faimer project adopted by university.
  • Dr. Dinesh Badyal, appointed Member, Member, MCI Expert Group: Implementation & Monitoring of competency based UG curriculum -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. Madhuri Kanitkar (CMCL 2012) becomes the first woman dean of this Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC).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.