Lupin and Birmingham City University Honour Graduates of Master’s Programme in Advancing Diabetes Care

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Global pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin) joined forces with
Birmingham City University, UK (BCU) and hosted a convocation ceremony on March 9, 2024, honouring
Indian healthcare professionals who completed the Master’s programme in Advancing Diabetes Care. This
ground-breaking course is tailored to empower healthcare professionals with specialized skills and
techniques to provide enhanced care for people living with diabetes.
Under the distinguished patronage of Mr. Harjinder Singh Kang, the British Deputy High Commissioner in
Mumbai, Professor Wasim Hanif, Medical Director for Advancing Diabetes Care, BCU and Mr. Rajeev Sibal,
President – India Regions Formulations, Lupin, the ceremony attracted a gathering of eminent delegates
and dignitaries from BCU.

The Advancing Diabetes Care programme is an exclusive online course to further research and
development, equipping healthcare professionals with a profound understanding of the intricacies
associated with diabetes management. By fostering customized self-management practices, the
programme empowers healthcare professionals, from GPs to pharmacists, to provide optimal patient
care. Launched in 2020 as an academic partnership between Lupin and BCU, this initiative addresses the
escalating prevalence of diabetes in India.
Mr. Rajeev Sibal, President India Region Formulations, Lupin said, “Lupin remains committed to
fostering a culture of academic upskilling and skill enhancement among our clinicians. International
partnerships such as our collaboration with Birmingham City University ensure our clinicians receive
advanced training and expertise, staying abreast of the latest medical developments. This elevates the
standard of care and ensures the implementation of global best practices in India, thereby enhancing
healthcare outcomes for our people.”
Speaking at the convocation, Mr. Harjinder Singh Kang, the British Deputy High Commissioner for West
India, said, “It is an honour to represent the British Deputy High Commission in Mumbai and a privilege to
witness the culmination of this incredible partnership between Lupin and Birmingham City University. The
program sets an example of how education is delivered beyond boundaries and how technology is used
to advance healthcare in a very impactful manner. I’m excited about the future of the UK-India
relationship as we strengthen our ties and forge new partnerships in India.”

Professor Wasim Hanif, Medical Director for Advancing Diabetes Care, Birmingham City University, said,
“The Advancing Diabetes Course at the Birmingham City University was set up primarily to rise to this
challenge of diabetes across India and upskill health care professionals globally with advanced
evidence-based practice. What we have achieved in India since the launch of the course is stupendous.
Our students graduating with a prestigious post-graduate qualification is a source of great pride for all
of us in the team for the Advancing Diabetes Course at Birmingham City University.”


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