Department of Pharmacology
"Nurturing the skills and capabilities for drug discovery, development and regulatory affairs:"
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
Since its inception in 2003, the department of Pharmacology has flourished into a centre of excellence in the academic activities. Till date, more than 150 students have completed post-graduation from this department. All the alumni of this department are successfully pursuing their careers in Pharma industry, government jobs and academia. The department has well experienced staff of 2 professors, 2 associate Professors and 6 assistant professors. Three of these faculty members are approved PhD guides and are actively involved in the Pharmacological research and have substantially contributed to the advancement of the Pharmacological sciences in the form of more than 50 research publications, novel teaching aids, alternatives to animal use, and 2 patents.
The departmental staff has received more than 1.5 Crore rupees research grant from different national and international funding agencies.
The department is well equipped with ultramodern research facilities. It includes cell culture laboratory (Class 10000 aseptic area), biosafety cabinet, CO2 incubator, Microplate spectrophotometer, inverted fluorescence microscope, cooling centrifuge), CNS pharmacology laboratory (AnyMaze video tracking system, Stereotaxy apparatus, complete setup for immunohistochemistry, digital miscroscopy system), Autacoid Pharmacology laboratory (Digital Plethysmometer, Digital Von-Frey Apparatus for tactile allodynia measurement), CVS screening laboratory (Powerlab Data acquisition system), Respiratory Pharmacology laboratory (Hugo-Sacch Whole Body plethysmography), isolated tissue setup (I-Worx digital data acquisition system) and a CPCSEA registered animal house facility.
GLIMPSES OF THE DEPARTMENT
To be in tune with the cutting edge technologies in teaching and research and to enable the students to lead the drug discovery and development and regulatory processes
- To develop facilities to train the learners in conventional and modern pharmacological techniques related to drug development
- To generate a knowledge base on Pharmacological testing to provide easily accessible to the learners
- To equip the students with required skills and capabilities to successfully lead a professional career in pharmacology, toxicology, safety pharmacology, and regulatory affairs.
- Strengthening of pharmacology education through the implementation of modern pedagogy methods.
- Development of student’s interest in the field of pharmacology and their motivation to perceive successful career in pharmacology.
- Emphasis on the developmental of collaborative research and educational programmes with international universities and government or semi-government departments.
- Fostering the research at the department through the department-industry interaction and collaborative research.
- Creation of internal revenue through research and academic consultancies.
- To establish the state of art research facilities with ultramodern equipments and appropriate infrastructure.
- Improved initiatives to fetch grants from the various funding agencies.
- Increased teacher-student and alumni interaction to raise the placement and entrepreneurship opportunities.