October 4, 2018 Professor Dr Nilesh Kumar Mitra

Professor Dr Nilesh Kumar Mitra

MBBS, MS (Anatomy), MEd


Human Biology Division, School of Medicine

Areas of Expertise
Assessment (Formative and Computer-based), Item Analysis, Technology Enhanced Learning, Principles of teaching learning

NileshKumar @imu.edu.my

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Involvement in Conference/Symposium/Faculty Development Activities

  1. Curriculum Coordinator IMU Phase 1 Medical Program: 2008-2012
  2. Associate Dean, Medical education, Taylor’s University School of Medicine: 2016-2017
  3. Initiated Curriculum Map for all modules in School of Medicine in IMU 2009-2010 and implemented in web-based platform in IMU ELearning portal by 2011
  4. Conducted regular faculty workshop on Principles of Teaching Learning and Principles of educational Science in IMU CtME (2011 and 2012)
  5. Conducted workshop as principal facilitator on “Item Analysis of MCQ” for faculty of School of Medicine Taylor’s University 11 May 2016 (As Associate Dean, Medical Education)
  6. Conducted workshop as principal facilitator on “Outcome based assessment in integrated system-based curriculum” for faculty of School of Medicine Taylor’s University 10 March 2017 (As Associate Dean, Medical Education)
  7. Conducted Inter-Medical School Clinical Anatomy workshop on 14 August 2015 as chairperson.
  8. Organizer Technology enhanced Case Based Learning (CBL) on Basic Medical Sciences Workshop at IMU 16 Oct 2018
  9. Organizer Inter-medical school Clinical Anatomy workshop for students at IMU 16 Oct 2018
  10. Invited as facilitator in ‘Hands-on Manuscript writing Workshop’ on 17 October 2011 organized by UKM CHES
  11. Guest presentation Malaysian Anatomical Association symposium and Annual Meeting 30/09/2017 ‘i-practical: an aid to learning anatomy beyond the laboratory’
  12. Chaired an oral presentation session in 6th AMEA 25 March 2011
  13. Chia KC, Mitra NK. Formative media-based quiz in semester 1--innovation by the students in an integrated medical curriculum. In 6th Congress of the Asian Medical Education Association, 23rd-26th March 2011, IMU Kuala lumpur [oral presentation]
  14. Poster presentation ‘Is Online Formative Assessment A Better Choice For Improvement Of Performance Of Medical Students?’-MAAEMHS conference 2017 Kelantan: shortlisted Rogayah Ja’afar Health Profession Education Award
  15. Achievement Award IMU 2017 for project on i-MMS
  16. Achievement Award IMU 2011 for Teaching in Anatomy.
  17. Received Liza Chacko memorial award from Anatomical Society of India in January 2006 for best published article in Journal of Anatomical Society of India on neuroanatomy / neurohistology
  19. Received 3rd Prize in Q-convention IMU August 2007 for oral presentation “Analyses of indices as indicators of quality for monitoring and evaluating examinations”
  20. Received Best Poster Presentation Award in 6th Teaching-Learning Conference, 23 Nov 2013, Taylor’s University for Poster Presentation ‘Application of quiz statistics in analysis of the quality of questions in TIMes’.
  21. Received Best Poster Award in 9th Taylor's Teaching Learning Conference, 12-13 Nov 2016 for Poster Presentation ‘Evaluation of change in learning environment in PBL by introduction of multimedia tools’
  22. Third prize in ELearning Innovation Showcase Elearning festival IMU 2017 ‘i-MMS : an aid to learning Anatomy anytime anywhere’
  23. Chair, Scientific subcommittee, 14th Meeting of Asia-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN), 27-30 August 2016, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
  24. Co-Chair, Scientific Sub-Committee, MyNeuro2017, 27th Meeting of Malaysian Society of Neuroscience, 11-13 August, Istana Hotel Kuala Lumpur
  25. Coordinator, Global University Medical Challenge (IMEC) 2018, 14-15 April 2018, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur
  26. Chairperson and organizer, Global University Medical Challenge (AMEA) 2019, 12-14 April 2019, International Medical University, Kuala          Lumpur
  27. Invited speaker and facilitator, Workshop on Case-Based-Learning, Universiti Science Islam Malaysia (USIM), 08 March 2019, Kuala Lumpur
  28. Utilizing Curriculum Mapping to support assessment for learning: Workshop in OTTAWA conference 03 March 2020: Facilitator with A/P Dr Kang
  29. Inter-institutional forum on online/remote for remote for TL and Assessment in HPE (National Webinar) 20 March 2020 Facilitator: Facilitating PBL using MS-Teams
  30. Teaching-Learning and Assessment Preparedness for Online and Remote Learning for Medical Education (National Webinar IMU-MAEMHS) 27th March 2020 -helped in planning.
  31. Let’s Chat: Further Guidelines and Clarification Opportunities for Implementing Teaching, Learning and Assessment during and Post-MCO. Organized by ICE
  32. Chairperson and Organizer of the workshop, Online Workshop on Online Small Group Teaching in Basic Medical Sciences using Technology. 23 July 2020 and 29th July 2020 Attended by 19 faculty from IMU, USM, UPM, USIM, Taylor’s and Perdana.
  33. IMU Learning Resources Festival 04 Nov 2020: Panel Discussion: Remote learning: best practices for online delivery in higher learning institutes. 2nd panel speaker
  34. Chairperson, Scientific committee, 14th IMEC, IMU, 12-14 March 2021
  35. Guest speaker, Vascular anatomy and clinical relevance, 6 June 2021, Online, Malaysian Students’ Surgical Society.
  36. Facilitator, National anatomy, and pathology summit 2021, 23 October 2021 (online, organized Asian Medical Student Association)
  37. Chairperson and speaker, Symposium: Virtual platform for clinical reasoning using interactive clinical scenario-based cases, Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), Kuala Lumpur 14 January 2022

Publications in Health Professions Education

New Updates in Online Learning
NK Mitra,
In: Babulak, E. , editor. New Updates in E-Learning [Internet]. London: IntechOpen; 2022

Locomotor and histological changes in a cuprizone-induced animal model of multiple sclerosis: comparison between alpha-tocopherol and fingolimod
NK Mitra, NANB Wadingasafi, J Chellian
Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences 17 (2), 134, 2022

Usefulness of AMBOSS enhanced e-learning in COVID situation: feedback from medical students
NK Mitra, A Kumar, HZ Baloch, VD Nadarajah, M Höller-Fam, E Schmok
South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education 15, 2021

Improving the learning process in anatomy practical sessions of chiropractic program using e-learning tool
NK Mitra, HH Aung, M Kumari, J Perera, A Sivakumar, A Singh,
Translational Research in Anatomy 23, 100100, 2021

Practical Considerations for Online Open Book Examinations in Remote Settings
HM Er, VD Nadarajah, PS Wong, NK Mitra, Z Ibrahim
MedEdPublish 9 (153), 153, 2021

Evaluation of neuroprotective effects of alpha-tocopherol in cuprizone-induced demyelination model of multiple sclerosis
NK Mitra, KY Xuan, CC Teo, N Xian-Zhuang, A Singh, J Chellian
Research in pharmaceutical sciences 15 (6), 602, 2020

Perceptions of Medical Students towards the Use of Internet in the Learning Process of Problem-Based Learning
NK Mitra, K Ganaeswaren, PP Berundang
Education in Medicine Journal 10 (4), 1-7, 2018

Evaluation of changes in the locomotion and histology of sciatic nerve following experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
SMW Chang, SX Wai, PY Chin, JT Lim, NK Mitra
Journal of Morphological Sciences 34 (04), 241-246, 2017