Recognized by National Medical Commission (NMC) & Govt. of India and constituent college of Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute




Department of Pharmacology strives to train undergraduate and post graduate students of the college in pharmacology. We believe that a good physician has to be a good pharmacologist too. The Department has a vibrant post graduate teaching program catering to various aspects of experimental and clinical pharmacology. The training is conducted so as to produce a blend of traditional skills along with a modern outlook so that the trainees can start from scratch on any drug related issue and are capable to take the matter to logical conclusion. We help our students to gain a thorough knowledge of medications, such as various routes of administration, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, adverse drug reactions and dosage schedules. Hands on practical training of Drug Assays and Pharmacometrics are supported by thoughtfully planned seminars, workshops.

Students understand the general principles of drug action and select, prescribe suitable drugs according to the need of the patient. They are guided to use rational drug combinations judiciously in the best interest of the patient. Students are made to appreciate the essential drug concepts and translate that in terms of drug needs for a given community. The faculties and post graduate trainees undertake and participate in research projects in addition to their teaching work. The Department also inculcates and encourages research aptitude in undergraduate students and helps them to undertake short term studentship research projects. With well-qualified and experienced faculty guiding them, students can look forward to an interesting course. The faculty keep themselves up-to-date by participating in national and international conferences and-presenting scientific papers. This in turn keeps students updated.

Why Choose Us?

Experienced, committed and dedicated faculty with excellent environment that supports every requirement necessary to carry out various aspects of pharmacology is provided by the college.


  • Pharmacology students have an unparalleled advantage with fully equipped laboratories that provide the resources for practical training in Experimental Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy. The Clinical Pharmacology unit provides practical training in bedside diagnosis and treatment
  • The research laboratory is equipped with Colorimeter, Flame Photometer, Physiopgraphs, pH meter, Kymograph, Spectrophotometer Analgesiometer, Electroconvulsiometer, Actophotometer and state-of-the-art modern equipments
  • The Pharmacology Museum motivates students to learn through observation. Displays include drug samples, charts, models and a section depicting the history of medicine
  • State of the art modem Audio-Visual aids in lecture halls, demo rooms are put to the best use in keeping learning sessions lively
  • For teaching and research related purposes of Undergraduates and Postgraduates,a well equipped animal house is attached to the department.



  • Many Research projects are undertaken by the faculty Evaluation of anti-inflammatory actions of Croton Oblongifolius
  • Screening of certain synthetic sydnone compounds for their anti-inflammatory activity
  • Critical analysis of prophylactic antimicrobial use in abdominal surgeries at tertiary care hospital
  • A study of cost effective awareness in prescribing drugs among practitioners
  • Prescribing patterns in URTI in children aged 1-14 years at tertiary care hospital


Staff members have the credentials of presenting several Scientific Research papers at Conferences & C. M. E.'s




Paper Presentation


The curriculum is a healthy mix of theoretical and practical work. Students are expected to take up projects and attend clinical classes. They are also given the opportunity to learn new concepts through seminars, group discussions and CME programs. Interactive sessions encourage students to present their understanding of the subject. Faculty members put the audiovisual facilities of the lecture halls to good use in keeping the sessions lively. Undergraduate students are made familiar with the usage of medications commonly prescribed. Since prescribing drugs is an important daily routine for a medical professional, training in writing proper prescription is also part of the curriculum. Both faculty and students are encouraged to attend research programs to come out with better medications and investigate existing prescription drugs. The animal house is attached to the department as much of the research involves testing. The department follows The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) syllabus with a total of 130 hours theory classes and 150 hours practical classes which are taken in a period of one and half years split into 3 semesters. In practical sessions students are taught about Experimental Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy. Undergraduate students are made familiar with the usage of medications commonly prescribed. Since prescribing drugs is an important daily routine for a medical professional, training in writing proper prescription is also part of the curriculum.


  • Dr. Basavaraj Bhandare

    Professor & HOD
  • Dr. Satyanarayana V

  • Dr.Meena K.Nandimath

  • Dr. Rekha M.B.

    Professor, Dean of Physical Education
  • Dr. Dwajani S.

  • Mrs. Hemamalini. M.B

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Manjula M.J

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr Lokesh. J

    Assistant Professor
  • Dr G.J.K. Prakash Raju

    Associate Professor
  • Dr. Manikanta G

  • Dr. Gnanendra G

  • Dr. Sarath S Nair

  • Dr. Femina Grace C J

  • Dr. Goutham R

  • Dr. Nagendra Prasad K.P

  • Dr. Boopathi Raja A

    Senior Resident
  • Dr. Dinesh N T

    Senior Resident
  • Dr. Namita Elizabeth Koshi

    Senior Resident
  • Dr. Manali Tyagi

    Senior Resident
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