The Department of Pharmacology was
established in 1983 for undergraduate studies.
Later, in 1992, the Department incorporated
postgraduate courses as well. For its collaborative research programmes
involving the studies related to screening of
drugs / herbal extracts for anti-diabetic activity,
cardiovascular activity, mutagenicity,
anxiolytic, sedative, nootropic activities, the
Department is tied up with the following
| Natural Remedies
| Himalaya Drug Company
| Sami Labs Ltd.
| Juggat Pharma
| Biocon India Ltd.
Furthermore, the Department's staff members
are actively involved as research coordinators
in executing projects for industries like Biocon
India Ltd., Karnataka Chemsyn Ltd.,
Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd., etc. Major areas of research at the Department are
related to diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia,
cardiovascular system, psychopharmacology,
drug delivery system and genotoxicity
studies. A well equipped CPCSEA certified animal
house is maintained by the Department
The Department of Pharmacology is
equipped with state-of-the-art equipments.
Some of these include:
| Non-invasive Blood Pressure Recorder
| Auto analyzer
| Computer attached Photomicroscopy,