In the first week of December 2021 an MOU was signed between UP and Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Hyderabad, India.

Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Hyderabad was established in 2003. The Institute is located at the heart of Hyderabad city in a sprawling 5.3 acres.

The campus is self-contained with Dental Hospital, library, seminar halls, a separate Examination Hall, well equipped laboratories, classrooms with audio–visual equipment, and a personality development lab in a built-up area of 135,000 square feet.

The institute is attached to one of the premier hospitals of the state i.e. the Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, which is in close vicinity of the institution, for training their students in the areas of General Medicine, Surgery & allied subjects. The college has around 400 patients seeking treatment every day, which gives the students a chance to acquire clinical experience of the highest quality.

The Head of Orthodontics at UP, A/Prof Anand Marya, suggested that an agreement between the two institutions would be beneficial, especially as UP is hoping to launch its Masters in Orthodontics program soon.

The online MOU signing ceremony was attended by UP representatives – Professor Ian Findlay (President and Vice Chancellor), Professor Callum Durward (Dean of Dentistry), Mr Kol Rotha, and Associate Professor Anand Marya (Head of Orthodontics); and from Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences, by Dr. P Karunakar ( Principal), Dr GS Kohli (Chairman, Guru Nanak Institutions), Dr GV Reddy (Vice Principal), Dr G Chandrasekhar (PG Coordinator and Head of Orthodontics) and the Heads of all departments of dentistry.

We are looking forward to having student and staff exchanges, as well as research, teaching and learning collaborations in the future between both the progressive institutions.