School of Basic and Applied Sciences

Department of Pharmacology

Pharmacology is the branch of science which is concerned with all aspects of the action of drugs and other chemicals on living systems and this knowledge is extended to the treatment of various diseases and disorders thus form the science of therapeutics.The department is striving towards our vision by providing quality education that effectively integrates critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills. Department of Pharmacology currently consists of 6 faculty members. All the faculty members are nationally and internationallyrecognized for their research works. Departmental laboratories are well-equipped for the pursuit of research, and our faculty members use a wide variety of experimental methodologies in pre-clinical and molecular pharmacology.

PCI Documents

  1. Approval

Mission:

Our mission is to provide quality preclinical and clinical education in pharmacology and therapeutics for medical students, to educate and train postgraduate and fellows, to carry out basic research of recognized excellence, and to participate in appropriate national scientific and professional societies.

Courses Offered

  1. M.Pharm (Pharmacology)
  2. PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences/Pharmacology)

Faculty

  1. Dr. Puneet Kumar, Associate Professor & HOD
  2. Dr. Harikrishna Reddy, Assistant Professor
  3. Dr. Uma Shanker, Assistant Professor
  4. Dr. Anjana Bali,  Assistant Professor
  5. Dr. Debapriya Garabadu, Assistant Professor

Thrust Areas

Teaching of the various aspects of Pharmacology including Therapeutics and Toxicology; Experimental Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Alternatives to Animal Experimentation and Clinical Pharmacology

Current Research Focus

  • Neuropharmacology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Autacoids Pharmacology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Indigenous Drug Research
  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Area of Expertise

  • Diabetes
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Learning and memory disorders
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Cancer
  • Ischemia
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Post Traumatic Stress disorder

Major Instruments/Equipments available

  • Stereotaxic apparatus
  • Electro Convulsometer
  • Organ Bath
  • Student Kymographs
  • Plethysmometer
  • Actophotometer
  • Eddy’s Hot plate 
  • Rota rod apparatus
  • Elevated Plus Maize
  • Centrifuge
  • Analgesiometer
  • Western Blot
  • ELISA Reader
  • HPLC
  • PCR
  • Electrophoresis