CHENNAI: Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital (SBDCH), a premier institution offering quality dental education and dental care in India and a part of Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research (BIHER), is joining hands with The University of Leeds, one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK, for research collaborations, launch of new programmes for UG & PG students, online teaching and student and faculty exchange.
It is to be noted that SBDHC and The University of Leeds has recently completed a two-year collaborative research programme in evaluating the extent of antibiotic misuse in dentistry in India and developing strategies to eliminate it. This programme was headed by Dr Aarthi Bhuvaraghan, Associate Professor, Oral Medicine and Radiology, SBDCH and Dr Vishal Agarwal, The University of Leeds. In addition to the dental college, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital (SBMCH) and Sree Balaji College of Nursing (SBCN), both belonging to BIHER are also set to sign agreements with the foreign university in several academic and research areas.
In his comments on the partnership with The University of Leeds, Dr Gunasekaran said, “This partnership will fuel continued collaboration between our institutions and bring forward new opportunities for joint research and education. We will be able to utilise the strengths and expertise of each other and move the association to the next level for the benefit of the society at large.”