The Department of Pharmacology is involved in all aspects of teaching and research activities. The discipline of Pharmacology is the study of the effects of drugs on living organisms where a drug can be broadly defined as any chemical substance, natural or synthetic, which affects a biological system. Pharmacology may involve how organisms handle drugs, mechanism of drug action, drug toxicity, the use of drugs as probes to delineate biological processes during health and disease, identification of new targets for drug action, and the design and development of new drugs. These investigations can occur at the molecular, sub cellular, cellular, tissue or whole organism level. Pharmacology is an interdisciplinary science employing experimental approaches that may include biochemistry, physiology, immunology, molecular biology, genetics and cell biology. Department of Pharmacology addresses these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Faculty members along with students are all encouraged to carry out various research activities in the field of Pharmacology. Department laboratories are well equipped with facilities for the pursuit of research in areas like Neuropharmacology, endocrinology, psychopharmacology, cardiovascular and other areas. Besides this research in the area of Pharmacokinetics and Biochemical Pharmacology are also carried out. The institute is having a modern animal house on two floors, with separate forgery, wash area, store for animal food, cages for rats, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs, racks for cages and trolleys etc. has been in function. It has been air-conditioned for better upkeep and care of lab animals. The animal house has been duly approved by the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC).
The department will continue its growth in the forthcoming years with the addition of senior and middle level faculties, visiting and guest faculty.