Department of Pharmacology
“In our program, students are challenged to design molecules with exquisite potency and specificity for particular receptors and with the knowledge thus gained motivated to understand the whole body system”.
The department of Pharmacology provides a pathway to a career in Pharmacology, Toxicology or Drug Research, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and other Health Industries. The students are first trained by our highly qualified and experienced staff on various aspects of physiology. Further they are trained on Pre-clinical and Clinical trials, also on Animal toxicological studies which provides the students with a great insight on the drug development process. Students can find placements in industrial, commercial or research environments, pharmacovigilance and in Contract research organisations (CROs).
The department is well equipped with adequate and state-of-the-art laboratories for computer simulated animal experimentation programs, cell and molecular biology, cell culture techniques, centrifugation and New drug screening approaches and a team of committed faculty empowering students to challenge the boundaries of knowledge and chart their own unique path for research in areas like experimental pharmacotherapy, drug metabolism, Infectious disease and pharmacogenomics.
PG course started in 2000
Intake: M.Pharrn -12
Publication in indexed journals (last 5 years)-45
Thrust areas of research:
The Department's research activities focus on Radio protection, Pain Management, Metaboilic disorders, Pharmacoilogy of tissue repair and inflammation, Preclinical screening for immune modulatory activity, Hepatoprotective agents, anti diabetic and anti epileptic agents.