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The broad goal of teaching pharmacology to undergraduate students is to inculcate in them a rational and scientific basis of therapeutics.





At the end of the course, the student shall be able to :
  • Describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of essential and commonly used drugs.
  • List the indications, contraindications, interactions and adverse reactions of commonly used drugs.
  • Indicate the use of the appropriate drug in a particular disease with consideration of its cost, efficacy and safety for individual needs, and mass therapy under national health programmes
  • Describe the pharmacokinetic basis, clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of common poisonings.
  • Integrate the list the drugs of addiction and recommend the management.
  • Classify environmental and occupational pollutants and state the management issues.
  • Explain pharmacological basis of prescribing drugs in special medical situations such as pregnancy, lactation, infancy and old age.
  • Explain the concept of rational drug therapy in clinical pharmacology viii state the principles underlying the concept of `Essential Drugs?
  • Evaluate the ethics and modalities involved in the development and introduction of new drugs.
To achieve this goal, the following objectives must be fulfilled. At the end of course in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the trained specialist shall be able to: Cognitive domain:
  • Apply basic principles of pharmacology and therapeutics to practice rational use of existing drugs and evaluation of new drugs.
  • Collect and analyse experimental and clinical data related to drug kinetics or dynamics.
  • Interpret the analyzed data with reasonable accuracy and derive logical conclusions.
  • Provide appropriate advice related to selection of drug, drug usage( desirable and undesirable effects, Kinetics, interactions), Precautions and measures to be taken during administration of drug and treating the ADRs in a given patient taking into consideration physiological, psychological & Pathological features.
  • Audit drug utilization and drug related adverse events.
  • Assess emergency situations while carrying out drug trials and institute exergency management till appropriate assistance from clinical side is available.
  • Develop the ability for continued self learning so as to update the knowledge of recent advances in the field of Pharmacology and allied fields.
  • Be competent to teach and train undergraduate and future postgraduate medical students and junior doctors in Pharmacology and Therapeutics as well as nurses and paramedical staff in Medical Colleges, Institutions and other Hospitals.
  • Plan and carry out both laboratory and clinical research with adherence to scientific methodology and GLP/GCP guidelines.
  • Be aware of legal and ethical aspects of drug evaluation.
  • Communicate the findings, results and conclusions of scientific research, both verbally and in writings.
  • Be aware of regulatory procedures needed to be carried out prior to the marketing of a new drug in India.


At the end of the course, the student shall be able to :

A) Psychomotor domain

B) Affective domain



Practical knowledge of the rational use of drugs in clinical practice will be acquired through integrated teaching vertically with pre-clinical & clinical subjects and horizontally with other para-clinical subjects.


Specialized Equipment available in the Department


Departmental Research Lab

Departmental Museum

Facilities for Practicals/Research

Animal House

Other Activities


Publication from the department during last 3 years

Sr .No. Name of Authors Citation Year of Publication
1 Dr. Jeetendra Singh,
Dr. Tushar Baheti,
Mr. Sunil Patil
To study of the effect of melatonin on noradrenaline mediated behavioural responses after electroconvulsive shock (ECS) administration.MVP Journal of medical Sciences,2017;Vol 4 (1),75-77 2017
2 Mr. .Mallikarjuna Rao Balida,
Jagan Nadipelly , Ambareesha K.,
Jyothinath Kothapalli
Involvement of opioidergic Sysytems in the Anti- deprasent effect of 5-Aminoindazole International Journal of Research & Development in pharmacy And Life Sciences,2016 ;Vol.5,No.6, 2417-2420 2016
3 Dr. Tushar Baheti,
Dr. Jeetendra Singh,
Dr. Sameer Dharrao
Study of the effect of melatonin on retention of conditioned avoidance response and on enhancement of serotonin mediated behavioural responses after electroconvulsive shock (ecs) administration in rats. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 2016; Vol.7 (8); 3545-3549. 2016
4 Dr. Jeetendra Singh,
Dr. Tushar Baheti,
Dr. Mrunal Patil
Study of the effect of sodium valproate on enhancement of monoamine mediated behavioural responses after electroconvulsive shock (ecs) administration in rats. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research,2016;Vol.7(4);1785-1792 2016
5 Mr. .Mallikarjuna Rao Balida Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory effect of Petroleum -Ether Extract of beta Vulgaris L. in Mice. Indo American journal of Pharmaceutical Research ,2015:5(04).ISSN No.2231-6876 2015