In what marks a major milestone in India’s modern academic history, Saveetha Dental College, Tamil Nadu, has emerged as the highest publishing dental institution in the world, dethroning Harvard University’s School of Dental Medicine from the top spot.
This prestigious dental college in India achieved this rarest feat when the number of its publications in Scopus, the world’s largest scientific database, rose to 8,920 on March 2023, surpassing the total of 8,854 from Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
A 35-year-old Indian institution beating the over 150-year-old dental school of Harvard University in producing research work, has garnered international attention, and inspired institutions across the country that setting global records has nothing to do with an institution’s age or location.
Saveetha Dental College is known for its unwavering focus, concerted efforts, and investments in research and patient care. It has a team of 75 top researchers. It has a unique curriculum that places a strong emphasis on training students in research and publishing. The collaboration between researchers and students has been instrumental in producing numerous publications in highly respected medical journals. In 2022 alone, the college published 12 papers in Lancet, one of the world’s highest-impact, peer-reviewed general medical journals.
The college hospital serves 3,600 outpatients every day, and performs over 25,000 crowns and 2,000 General Anaesthesia cases every year.