The Directorate of Medical Education was bifurcated in the year 2004 from the Health & Family Welfare Department which is now headed by Dr. F.Lallianhlira, Principal Director.. It is functioning as a separate Directorate for more than 12 years. It is controlling Medical Institutions and attached teaching hospitals etc.

Director, Hospital & Medical Education : Dr. T.Lalhmangaihi

Directorate of Medical Education is entrusted with the responsibility of implementing teaching, training and research programmes in the medical field and patient care services.

The Director of Medical Education is the Head of the Department and he is assisted at the State headquarters by the following personnel.

1. Joint Director of Medical Education ( General )
2. Joint Director of Medical Education ( Estt.)
3. Joint Director of Medical Education (B)
4. Joint Director (Nursing)
5. Dy. Director (Nursing)
6. Deputy Director ( Admn)
7. Dy. Director (NPCDCS)/NCD
8. Consultant, Oral Prog
9. State Nodal Officer (CEA)
10. Programme Officer (Mental)
11. Medical Physicist
12. Research Officer
13. Finance Account Officer
14. Assistant Director (Nursing)
15. Superintendent

Functions :

The Functions of the Director of Medical Education is two fold. One is Education in Medical / Dental / Para Medical sciences and the other one is clinical care in the teaching hospitals administered by him. Besides, the Director is also empowered to regulate the functions of private self financing Medical / Dental / Para Medical Institution. Conduct of Entrance Examination for selection of candidates for Post-Graduate Courses in Medical Sciences is done through Selection Committee appointed by the Government under Department of Higher & Education. The selection of the candidates for Postgraduate Courses is in accordance with the policy of the Govt. announced every year in March. Selection Committee under his Higher & Education Deptt. processes the applications seeking admission to I year MBBS / BDS / B.Sc (Nursing) / BPT / BOT courses, etc. and selects candidates in accordance with the policy of the Govt. announced every year. Every year, more than a hundred medical graduates and more than 30 medical postgraduates, diploma and higher specialities graduates come out from the other State Govt. Medical Institutions after completing the courses.