International Electives Program

True to our commitment to make our students globally competent, the institution has taken yet another proactive step in the direction. The new International Electives Program encourages students to apply for electives abroad to enrich their learning experience and become ambassadors of our institution in bringing about exchange of culture, ideas and practice.


  • Director: Dr K K Manojan

  • Dean Emeritus: Dr P Chandramohan

  • Principal: Dr Lalitha Kailas

  • Convener: Dr Mamata Chimmalgi

  • Co-convener: Dr. Susanna John

  • Liaison Officer: Mr Babu Menon


  • Coordinate with international Electives Centres / Coordinators (IEC).

  • Guide the students throughout the process.

  • Provide assistance in the application process.

  • Establish contact with international elective students to our institution.

  • Advice our students regarding visa & travel, accommodation, insurance & expenses.

  • Collect feedback from IEC, students, parents and faculty.

  • Review & restructure the program, as needed.

Every year, medical students from different parts of UK spend 4-6 weeks in our Institution for electives.

Currently, our students are accepted by the University Hospitals of Leicester, NHS Trust, UK


Medical students from Birmingham University UK on elective postings at SGMC interacting with our final year students