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The Department of Pharmacology was established under the guidance of then HOD Prof. K. Sarawathy. Soon in year 2002 the Research Laboratory was established. Between the year 2002-04 the faculty research activities commenced. The departmental library was established in 2004. SOP and best practices along with pharmacovigilance program was implemented in year 2006-07. Thereafter the PG training began.


The department is well equipped with

  • Lecture halls
  • 2 demonstration rooms
  • Museum
  • Department library
  • Laboratories for the academic activities


Experimental Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacovigilance,  Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacogenomics and Clinical Research.

Drug information services, Pharmacovigilance activity, Research activities and Drug Formulary and Policies


  • Dr. Harsha M. Shetty awarded joint 2nd place in WHO Uppsala Award for oral presentation in National Conference on Pharmacovigilance, Kolkata, 2008.
  • Dr. Jagan Mohan R awarded Young Scientist Award for best oral presentation in International Conference on Pharmacovigilance, Goa, 2011.


Under Construction


Completed Projects

  1. Toxicological study of Eugenia jumbolina
  2. Local anaesthetic effect of Mukia maderaspatna on frogs and rabbits
  3. Drug utilization of antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers in a tertiary care mental health setting – A retrospective study.
  4. Adverse effects of antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers in a tertiary care mental health setting – A retrospective study.
  5. Analysis of antibiotic prescription in a tertiary care hospital pharmacy – prospective study
  6. Adverse cutaneous Drug Reactions
  7. Effects of antidepressants on serum sodium levels
  8. Comparative efficacy study of IV Iron sucrose Vs oral Iron in treatment of iron deficiency anemia of pregnancy

Ongoing Projects

  1. Dr. Jacob Jesurun R. S. Comparative study of oxcarbazepine and levetiracetam in treatment of partial seizure.
  2. Dr. Messaline Sunitha. Drug utilization study of anti-diabetic drugs in a tertiary care centre.
  3. Dr. Sudarcodi R. Gender differences in the dose requirements of Propofol to prevent movement to surgical stimulus in south Indian patients.
  4. Dr. Lavakumar S. A Study on outcome assessment of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in neonatal sepsis.
  5. Dr, Johan Pandian. Pattern of antihypertensive drug utilization in a tertiary care hospital.
  6. Dr. Pandimunian J. A study on utilization pattern of antimicrobial agents in the intensive care units of a tertiary care teaching hospital.




The department curriculum formulation, development and revisions are conducted by Board of studies. Syllabus formulation of the subject is through using MCI guidelines and other co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The department students have had a success rate in the excess of 80% and above. It has been 100% in year 2010. This is owed to excellent teaching methodology and good faculty, with 97% of the students vouching for it.

Every year over the last 6 years there has been a student from the department topping the university.
Following are the students who have topped the university:

    2009     –     Priyan Voltaire R (79.33%) and Suyash Sharma (79.33%)
    2008     –     Rama Krishnan R (86%)
    2007     –     Dinesh Kumar S (88.66%)
    2006     –     Rajalakshmi S (86.66%)
    2005     –     Sathish Kumar R (83.33%)
    2004     –     Latha R (85.33%)