The Department of Pharmacology is located on the third floor of the college premises and is committed to achieve and to strive for excellence in teaching and research. Apart from didactic lectures, teaching also involves interactive modules in Pharmacy, demonstration exercises in experimental Pharmacology, tutorials, group discussions on clinical oriented problems, drug display and seminars related to Pharmacology.

The Experimental and Research laboratories equipped with the latest instruments provide a wonderful arena for research-oriented students as well as faculty. Our department pursues a multifaceted mission of training & excellence in the field of medical education and research.

Pharmacology is the science which deals with drugs. The word is derived from Greek words ‘Pharmacon’ (an active principle) and ‘logos’ ( a discourse or treatise). The object of pharmacology is mainly to provide such scientific data, using which one can choose a drug treatment of proven efficacy and safety from the various options available, to suit the patient.

The field encompasses drug composition and properties, synthesis and drug design, molecular and cellular mechanisms, organ/systems mechanisms, signal transduction/cellular communication, molecular diagnostics, interactions, toxicology, chemical biology, therapy, and medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities.

A Pharmacologist is a scientist, primarily occupied with research, although teaching medical students is often a part of the job description. Opportunities exist in the three main areas mentioned – academia, industry, and the regulatory authorities. Graduates in pharmacology have typically pursued a number of destinations majors: Research in a hospital (diagnostic or research lab), employment in a pharmaceutical industry (research or commercial setting) Clinical trials coordinators State or Federal Regulatory agencies with oversight for drug use Science education (secondary or tertiary sector), Vocational study (e.g. medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, etc.)

Probably the single most important attribute required of a pharmacologist is a curiosity about how drugs work, about the understanding of why some patients respond while others do not. But the discipline is broad, embracing such disparate skills as molecular biology and pharmacoeconomics.


Human Anatomy and Physiology/Pharmacology Lab :